Tag Archives: Bettye LaVette

Video Roundup: National Senior Citizens Day

Frankly, every damn day should be National Senior Citizens Day (sorry for the language, gramma), but August 21st is officially the day we honor the elders in our community. The day was designated in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan, who added, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,Read more...

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Out This Week 9/25

Our guest earlier today live on the Morning Show, Sera Cahoone tops this week’s list of new releases with her third solo effort. The Seattle singer-songwriter -- formerly, and sometimes still, drummer -- improves upon her last two excellent albums with what our Music Director, Don Yates, calls, “an often-gorgeous set of haunting country-folk withRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

When the weather starts getting better in Seattle, so do the shows. This week we start with a great show at the Crocodile with School Of Seven Bells and Exitmusic, Tanlines are at Neumos, and the first of two nights begins with Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley. On Wednesday, DJ Shadow is at Showbox at theRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Bettye LaVette

Of all the interviews I’ve done for KEXP Documentaries and as a DJ, my favorite is still with Bettye LaVette.  I was working on our Heart of Soul series and had a list of well-researched questions on my lap.  The first one was my lead in and designed to impress the veteran vocalist.   So IRead more...

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Out This Week 5/25

You know how some food looks nasty but tastes great? Yeah, “Maniac Meat” is probably one of those dishes, at least judging by the looks of the cover to the new Tobacco album out today. Soylent Green, anyone? Either way, the album Maniac Meat is certainly a mouthful and a challenge to the palette ofRead more...

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Friday Nite Spotlight: Bettye LaVette - The Scene of the Crime

March 2008. It is one of those times when you can’t believe what’s happening. I’m about to talk to one of my heroes, Bettye Lavette. She’s a 62 year-old soul singer who has been around the biz for over 30 years. She’s just put out Grammy-winning record called Scene of the Crime and I amRead more...

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