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Bettye LaVette - "Dirty Old Town" (stream) + Tour Dates

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Friday, Aug 24, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Photo: Marina Chavez
Bettye LaVette is back and smokin' as usual.

Soul singer extraordinaire Bettye LaVette returns with her latest album entitled Thankful N’ Thoughtful on 25 September, releasing via Anti- Records. The new album features a wide range of cover tunes, including songs penned by Bob Dylan and Neil Young, as well as takes on tracks originally recorded by Gnarls Barkley and the Black Keys. Yesterday LaVette’s cover of Ewan MacColl’s “Dirty Old Town” from 1949, which was also made famous by the Pogues in later years, saw premieres on Spinner and the Huff Post.



  
TOUR DATES
9/2 - St. Paul, MN - MN State Fair
9/3 - St. Paul, MN - MN State Fair
9/22 - Albuquerque, NM - iGlobalqurque!
9/27 - New York, NY - Barnes & Noble (book signing/Q&A)
9/28 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
9/29 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
10/7 - Phoenix. AZ - MIM-Musical Instrument Museum
10/8 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
10/10 - Los Angeles, CA - LA Public Library (book signing/Q&A)
10/11 - West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour
10/13 - Portland, OR - Wordstock
10/14 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi’s
10/15 - San Francisco, CA - Yoshi’s
10/16 - Seattle, WA - Earshot Jazz Festival
10/24 - Fairfield, CT - FTC Stage One
10/25 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
10/27 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre
10/28 - Annapolis, MD -  Rams Head
11/1 - Toronto, Ontario, CAN - Winter Garden Theatre
11/7 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
11/9 + 10 - Chicago, IL -  City Winery
11/12 + 13 - Minneapolis, MN - The Dakota Jazz Club
11/28 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe Café
11/29 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theatre

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