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Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 12:00am
BETTYE LAVETTE TweetPrice$60.10Bookings(02) 9550 3666TicketsOn sale now @ The Factory Theatre & TicketekBuy tickets online: Buy tickets onlineReturning to Bluesfest and two very special sideshows to celebrate a staggering 50 years in the music industry, Bluesfest are both thrilled and honoured to welcome back Grammy Award nominated soul singer, Bettye LaVette. Miss LaVette now rivals Aretha Franklin as this generations most vital soul singer New York Times With declarations such as this from the New York Times, it is not surprising that her 2012 Bluesfest performance captivated festival headliner John Butler and kept the audience transfixed for her entire set: at times reducing herself, and a great number of her audience, to tears with her soul-baring, gut-wrenching delivery. To mark this triumphant year for Bettye, she has released two major creative endeavours a brilliantly reflective album, Thankful N Thoughtful and a riveting autobiography, A Woman Like Me. Together they present Bettye at the top of her form, an artist with the unflinching courage to confront her past while reshaping her future.Bettyes new album, Thankful N Thoughtful features a selection of contemporary tracks written and previously recorded by Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Patty Griffin, Gnarls Barkley just to name a few. Bettye rearranges deep within her soul and exorcises as her own through her voice filled with longing, rage, desire, despair, survival and victory. The album has attracted rave reviews.LaVettes nuanced singing evokes prime Tina Turner with even more command. Rolling Stone. An artist, a story and a woman not to be missed