Bettye LaVette: Raising Hell at the 20th Century Theatre

Photo credit: Chris Sikich

Bettye LaVette cut a single at the tender age of 16 that landed number seven on the top R&B list in 1962. Since then she has defined and defied how we think about country, rock and roll, blues and R&B. With the release of I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise in 2005, LaVette let us know that at 60 years old, she had just begun. Now 72 (and only more talented with age,) she is touring her latest release, Things Have Changed, a collection of revamped Bob Dylan originals. She is an absolute American legend, returning to Cincinnati for the first time in nearly 10 to the 20th Century Theatre on June 28.