Bettye Lavette

Fairfield Theatre Company

Bettye Lavette

Fri · May 18, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:45 pm


Bettye Lavette
Bettye Lavette
Three-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s and is still creating vital recordings today. Now, in her 55th year in show business, the 71-year-old has recorded an entire album of all Bob Dylan songs, “Things Have Changed.” She will be performing the album in its entirety, along with other songs from throughout her career.

Things Have Changed (out March 30) brings soul, melody and bluesy phrasing to a dozen Bob Dylan tracks. The list spans more than a half-century's worth of deep cuts and classics, with each song reinterpreted by a house band that includes Dylan's own guitarist Larry Campbell, as well as guests like Keith Richards and Trombone Shorty. At the center of the sound is LaVette's voice: a powerful, punchy instrument that wears its road-worn rasp well.

"Miss LaVette now rivals Aretha Franklin as this generation's most vital soul singer," proclaims the New York Times.
Venue Information:
The Warehouse at FTC
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT, 06824