With a voice as powerful as Etta James’ and a story as compelling as Tina Turner’s, Grammy-nominee Bettye LaVette is finally gaining the superstar status that has eluded her since the 1960s. The New York Times proclaimed that LaVette “now rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation’s most vital soul singer,” and her velvet-rich voice and gospel-based blues have earned the admiration of everyone from Paul McCartney, to Bonnie Raitt, to Elvis Costello. “When you hear a voice like Bettye LaVette’s, there’s a sense of transportation…a certain freedom of movement and emotion, which is rare…Put me in the fan club! How did Bettye LaVette slip through the net for so long?” – Keith Richards