The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes American Rhythm and Blues and soulful legend Bettye LaVette. LaVette is no mere singer; she’s an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.
Beginning her career in 1962 at the age of 16, her first single, “My Man – He’s a Loving Man”, was released on Atlantic Records. She recorded for numerous labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of the 1960s through the 1980s. LaVette also worked alongside Charles “Honi” Coles, and Cab Calloway in the Toni Award winning Broadway musical, “Bubbling Brown Sugar”, in the role of Sweet Georgia Brown.
She has received the Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer, and performed a critically acclaimed version of “Love Reign O’er Me” at The Kennedy Center Honors in a tribute to The Who. She then performed “A Change Is Gonna Come” as a duet with Jon Bon Jovi for President elect Barack Obama on HBO’s telecast of the kick-off Inaugural Celebratory concert, “We Are One”. 2012 marked her 50th year in show business and she also released her no-holds-barred autobiography, A Woman Like Me,
co-written with David Ritz.n In 2016, her most recent album, “Worthy”, garnered her a third Grammy nomination. She has also received the Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Female Artist.
Doors open 7:00p.m. / Show at 8:00p.m.
Tickets can be purchased on the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall’s site, at their box office and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.