One of the legends at AmericanaFest 2017 this year was Bettye LaVette. Her show was one of the highights for me. She knows how to work the room with her tough as nails music.
Watch Bettye LaVette interpret Willie Nelson’s “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces” and make it her own.
Settling in for the Bettyev LaVette show at the Carolina Theater!
Bettye LaVette talks about adlibbing Dylan lyrics; seeing Motown stars broke drunk and naked; and interpreting songs vs and covering them.