First & Latest "The Thrill Is Gone," but Bettye LaVette Continues

Justin Hiltner
August 18, 2023
The Bluegrass Situation

At 77 years-old, singer and song interpreter extraordinaire Bettye LaVette just keeps going. Her new album, LaVette!, features a set of songs so perfectly suited to the recording artist's voice and perspective many listeners assume she wrote the material herself. But this collection was all penned by Randall Bramblett, whose songs were first selected by LaVette’s husband of 20 years, Kevin Kiley.

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