Bettye LaVette, the legendary American soul singer-songwriter, celebrates 50 years in music by performing a rare one-off UK concert at the London JazzCafe on Tuesday December 11. The London show follows the release of her critically acclaimed new album Thankful N’ Thoughtful. Table reservations: 0207 688 8899, Box Office: 0207 485 6834, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Released by ANTI-Records, Thankful N’ Thoughtful includes songs written and previously recorded by Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Gnarls Barkley. Watch the video for Bettye’s breathtaking version of The Black Keys’ I’m Not The One via RollingStone
Every song here is a testament to her life and her unrivaled skill for interpretation. By the time Bettye’s finished recording a track, she has fully inhabited the body and soul of the song. From Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, to Savoy Brown’s I’m Tired to the title track Thankful N’ Thoughtful, a lesser known gem by Sly & The Family Stone, Bettye expels every word with such visceral passion, you can feel her in the present moment.