Live Music

Bettye LaVette

When: Sat., April 8, 8 p.m. 2017

It’s not every day a soul singer from the 60s teams up with a rock and roll band to put out a record, but that’s exactly what happened when singer Bettye Lavette joined forces with southern alt-rockers Drive By Truckers to produce the 2007 album The Scene of the Crime. Before hanging out with the Georgia based group, Lavette got her start in the the Detroit club scene in the 1960s and wound up going on tour with the then newcomer Otis Redding after recording her first single "My Man—He's a Lovin' Man" at only 16 years old. Though Lavette continued to perform and record over the years it wouldn’t be until 2005’s I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise did she really break out into mainstream circuits. I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise was a cover album of songs written by artists like Fionna Apple and Dolly Parton and was released on punk rock label Epitaph’s sister label Anti-, which hosts a strange combination of artists and bands including rapper Sage Francis, country singer songwriter Merle Haggard and indie rockers Wilco, to name a few. Within a few seconds of listening to Lavette’s soulful vibrato and life experience that she carries through her vocal performances you’ll understand why this is a concert you’ll definitely need to stop by this weekend.

Price: $42.60