BETTYE LaVETTE & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA at Times Square
Type: Entertainment & Performances
Bettye LaVette has been on a roll since her 2005 release on Anti-Records, My Own Hell to Raise which brought her back into the national spotlight, 43 years after her first single “My Man is a Loving Man,” was released in 1962 when she was a teen. This roll only gathered more strength and critical acclaim when Anti- issued her second CD for the label in 2007, the Grammy nominated, The Scene of the Crime, followed by another Grammy contender in 2010 titled, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook. Now in 2012, Bettye has released her autobiography, A Woman Like Me and her latest aural masterpiece, Thankful N' Thoughtful to massive accolades.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for three presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing