Posted in books | music | tour dates on August 17, 2012

Bettye LaVette at Highline Ballroom in 2010 (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her music career this year with a new album, Thankful N' Thoughtful, due out Septemnber 25 via Anti-, and an autobiography co-written with David Ritz (whose written biographies of Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, and others) titled A Woman Like Me, due out September 27 via Blue Rider Press/Penguin. Thankful N' Thoughtful was produced by Craig Street and features tracks written and/or performed by The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Patty Griffin, Gnarls Barkley, The Pogues, Savoy Brown, Sly Stone, and others. The tracklist, an album trailer, and a lyric video of her take on The Black Keys' "I'm Not the One" are below.

Bettye will support the album with a tour beginning in October, but before that kicks off, she'll preview some of the new material in NYC at Highline Ballroom on September 28 and will do a Q&A and book signing one day earlier (9/27) at Barnes & Noble in Union Square. Tickets for the Highline show are on sale now.

A list of all dates, videos and album tracklist are below..


Bettye LaVette - "I'm Not The One" (Black Keys)

Bettye LaVette - 'Thankful N' Thoughtful' Trailer

Thankful N' Thoughtful Tracklist:
Everything is Broken (Bob Dylan)
I'm Not the One (The Black Keys)
Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
The More I Search (The More I Die) (Kim McLean)
I'm Tired (Chris Youlden)
Crazy (Brian Burton/Thomas Callaway/Gian Piero Reverberi/Gian Franco Reverberi)
Yesterday Is Here (Tom Waits)
Thankful N' Thoughtful (Sly & The Family Stone)
Fair Enough (Beth Neilson Chapman)

Bettye LaVette -- 2012 Tour Dates (more TBA)
9/2 St. Paul, MN MN State Fair
9/3 St. Paul, MN MN State Fair
9/22 Albuquerque, NM iGlobalqurque!
9/27 New York, NY Barnes & Noble (book signing/Q&A)
9/28 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
9/29 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
10/7 Phoenix. AZ MIM-Musical Instrument Museum
10/8 San Diego, CA Anthology
10/10 Los Angeles, CA LA Public Library (book signing/Q&A)
10/11 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
10/13 Portland, OR Wordstock
10/14 Oakland, CA Yoshi's
10/15 San Francisco, CA Yoshi's
10/16 Seattle, WA Earshot Jazz Festival
10/24 Fairfield, CT FTC Stage One
10/25 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
10/27 Washington, DC The Howard Theatre
10/28 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
11/1 Toronto, Ontario, CAN Winter Garden Theatre
11/7 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
11/9 + 10 Chicago, IL City Winery
11/12 + 13 Minneapolis, MN The Dakota Jazz Club
11/28 The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe Café
11/29 Dallas, TX The Kessler Theatre



Comments (3)

At what venue in Seattle will Ms. LeVette be performing at on 10/16/12.

Thank you

Posted by Anthony Wilson | August 25, 2012 12:20 AM

Betty LeVette is AMAZING!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2012 1:29 AM

what amazing voices.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 4:14 PM

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