Bettye LaVette Serenades ALOUD with her Musical Story

Next Wednesday, October 10, legendary R&B singer Bettye LaVette comes to ALOUD to discuss her new memoir, A Woman Like Me, co-written with David Ritz.

LaVette made her first record at 16, when she found instant stardom at Motown, but her fame wavered intermittently until 2005 with the release of her album, I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise. With an amazing career revival in her sixties including her singing at President Obama’s pre-inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial, LaVette’s new memoir follows this roller-coaster ride through the world of music. Hear the voice that inspired “A Woman Like Me” in these clips, and catch her live performance at the Troubadour on October 11th as LaVette celebrates her 50th anniversary in the music business this year.

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