Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette (born Betty Jo Haskins, January 29, 1946)[1] is an American soul singer-songwriter who made her first record at sixteen, but achieved only intermittent fame until 2005, when her album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise was released to widespread critical acclaim, and was named on many critics' "Best of 2005" lists. Her next album, The Scene of the Crime, debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart and was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Bettye LaVette
Bettye LaVette at Cosmopolite Scene in Oslo in 2016
Background information
Birth nameBetty Jo Haskins
Born (1946-01-29) January 29, 1946 (age 75)
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
GenresSoul, Blues, R&B, Funk, Rock, Country, Americana, Gospel
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years active1962–present
LabelsAtlantic, Calla, Silver Fox, Atco, Motown, Epic, Charly, Munich, Blues Express, ANTI-, Verve

LaVette's eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock and roll, funk, gospel, and country music. In 2020, she was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.[2]