Singer Bettye Lavette is scheduled to perform January 30 at Infinity Hall in Hartford. Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the great soul performers of her generation,” LaVette is a singer who can take any type of song and make it her own.

To quote the late great George Jones, “Bette is truly a singer’s singer.” His career began in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. His first single “My Man – He’s a Loving Man”, was released on Atlantic Records. This led to tours with headliners such as Ben E. King, Clyde McPhatter and then newcomer Otis Redding.

She recorded for many major labels, including Atco, Epic and Motown, during the 1960s through the 1980s. The 2000s began what she calls her “fifth career”. Her CD, A Woman Like Me, won the 2004 WC Handy Award for Comeback Blues Album of the Year. She also received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, was inducted into the Detroit Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, received an Unsung Award from the National R&B Society, and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame by the Blues Foundation. .

She received Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Blues Singer and Best Female Soul Blues Artist. Since 2002, she has released 8 albums, 5 of which have received Grammy nominations. In 2017 she signed with Verve Records and has since recorded 2 albums, both of which were produced by critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated Steve Jordan. The first was Things Have Changed, an album of all Bob Dylan songs.

Her latest album, Blackbirds, is Bettye’s tribute to the black singers of the 1950s who came before her. Fans, critics and performers have nothing but praise for her live show and vocal prowess. Now, at 75 and in her 59th year in show business, she still performs with the ferocity of a woman half her age. She is one of the few of her contemporaries to have recorded during the birth of soul music in the 1960s and continues to create vital recordings today. To reserve your tickets to see Bettye Lavette in Hartford, call the box office at 866-666-6306 or visit www.infinityhall.com


Upcoming concerts

Evanesence and Halestorm – DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. – January 20

Rascals by Felix Cavaliere – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – January 20

Citizen Cope – College Street Music Hall, New Haven – January 21

Chubby Checker – Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den, Uncasville (Free) – January 21

Railroad Earth – Infinity Hall, Hartford – January 21

Queensryche’s Geoff Tate – Infinity Hall, Hartford – January 23

Keb’ ‘Mo – Infinity Hall, Hartford – January 25

Foghat – Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den, Uncasville (Free) – January 28

David Bromberg – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – January 28

G.Love & the Juice – Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den, Uncasville (Free) – January 29

Bettye LaVette – The Warehouse, Fairfield – January 30

Lee Brice – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville – January 30

Keb’ ‘Mo – Infinity Hall, Hartford – January 30

Donna The Buffalo – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center for the Arts, Old Saybrook – January 30

The Wood Brothers – College Street Music Hall, New Haven – February 2

Keb’ ‘Mo – The Warehouse, Fairfield – February 2

Phil Vassar – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford – February 3

Billy Strings – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – February 3-6

Smokey Robinson – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket – February 4

Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and Cliff Eberhardt – Ridgefield – February 4

Marc Cohn – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford – February 4

Earth, Wind and Fire – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville – February 4

Cowboy Junkies – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – February 5

El Alfa – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket – February 5

Adam Ezra Group – Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk – February 5

The Neilds – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Massachusetts – February 5

Tim Reynolds & TR3 – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford – February 5

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – February 6

ELP’s Carl Palmer – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – February 9

Duke Robillard – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Centre, Old Saybrook – February 10

Umphrey’s McGee – College Street Music Hall, New Haven – February 10

Jake Owen – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville – February 11

Ghost and Volbeat – DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. – February 11th

Art Garfunkel – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – February 12

Christone “Kingfish” Ingrahm – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford – February 12

Daughtry – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville – February 12

Dana Fuchs – Katharine Hepburn Center for Cultural Arts, Old Saybrook – February 12

Ruben Studdard sings Luther Vandross – Wall Street Theatre, Norwalk – February 12

Darlene Love – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – February 14

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio – Wall Street Theatre, Norwalk – February 15

Joe Purdy – Stage One, Fairfield – February 17

Eddie Griffin – Wall Street Theatre, Norwalk – February 18

Quiet Riot, Slaughter and Stephen Pearcy of Ratt – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville – February 18

Brett Dennen – The Warehouse, Fairfield – February 18

Tool – TD Garden, Boston, Mass. – February 19

Billy Gilman – Stage One, Fairfield – February 19

Joan Osborne – Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den, Uncasville (Free) – February 19

Joe Purdy – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Massachusetts – February 20

The Fifth Dimension – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – February 20

Tinsley Ellis – Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk – February 20

Marshall Tucker Band and Dave Mason – Warner Theatre, Torrington – 23 February

Patti Smith & Her Band – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – February 24

Sister Hazel – Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den, Uncasville (Free) – February 25

John McEuen – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Centre, Old Saybrook – February 25

Richard Marx – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – February 25

Steve Vai – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – February 26

Steve Vai – College Street Music Hall, New Haven – March 1

Marty Stuart – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center for the Arts, Old Saybrook – March 2

Rubber Soul & Revolver with Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross and more – Ridgefield

Playhouse, Ridgefield – March 3

Bruce Cockburn – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – March 4

Eileen Ivers – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center for the Arts, Old Saybrook – March 4

Reba McEntire – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket – March 4

Dream Theater – Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford – March 5

Beth Hart – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket – March 5

Peter Yarrow – Katharine Hepburn Center for Cultural Arts, Old Saybrook – March 5

Spyro Gyra – Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk – March 6

Al Jardine Family & Friends – Wall Street Theatre, Norwalk – March 6

Son Volt – The Warehouse, Fairfield – March 8

Rickie Lee Jones – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center for the Arts, Old Saybrook – March 9

Tower of Power – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield – March 10

David Archuleta – The Warehouse, Fairfield – March 10

Matt Schofield – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Centre, Old Saybrook – March 10

Ministry – College Street Music Hall, New Haven – March 11

Robert Cray Band – Garde Arts Centre, New London – 11 March

Lurrie Bell – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Centre, Old Saybrook – March 11

Rickie Lee Jones – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford – March 11

Tower of Power – The Warehouse, Fairfield – March 11

Allman Betts Band – Garde Arts Centre, New London – March 12

Kansas – College Street Music Hall, New Haven – March 12

John Lodge of the Moody Blues – The Warehouse, Fairfield – March 12

Al Bano – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket – March 13

Galactic – The Warehouse, Fairfield – March 13

John Lodge of the Moody Blues – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford – March 13

Martin Barre by Jethro Tull – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Centre, Old Saybrook – March 17

Wishbone Ash – Wall Street Theatre, Norwalk – March 18

Alice Cooper – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket – March 18

Coheed & Cambria – College Street Music Hall, New Haven – March 18