About Muncie Three Trails Music Series w/ Bettye Lavette

“A valid rival to Aretha as the best woman soul singer of the past 50 years.”—Irish Times. Three time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette was born Betty Jo Haskin on January 29,1946 in Muskegon, Michigan. Bettye is a musical interpreter of the highest order. Whether a song originates as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she is finished 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. Her first single was “My Man – He’s a Loving Man” on Atlantic Records in 1962. She recorded for numerous labels over the course of the 1960s-1980s, and she also worked alongside Charles “Honi” Coles and Cab Calloway in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, “Bubbling Brown Sugar” in the role of Sweet Georgia Brown.