Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tunein
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Syndicate content

Bettye LaVette

FUV Live at Zankel Hall 2013-14

by Rita Houston

WFUV is once again so proud to partner with Carnegie Hall for our 9th season of curating a series of 4 shows each year celebrating music discovery, FUV-style.
Zankel Hall (downstairs at Carnegie) is one of New York's best venues for live performances.

Get your tickets now, these shows are sure to sell out.

Bettye LaVette - Words and Music - 2012

by Rita Houston

Underdog soul singer Bettye LaVette has been crafting her own kind of songbook for 50 years now, and she's brought all her talent and experience to bear on two new projects: her memoir, A Woman Like Me, and an album, called Thankful N' Thoughtful.

The new album continues a thread we heard on LaVette's Grammy-nominated 2010 project, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, but instead of interpreting songs from across the pond, Bettye now explores the work of Tom Waits, Sly Stone, Patty Griffin, The Black Keys and more. The album and the book are out next week, so enjoy hearing (and seeing) a few of the songs performed live, with some funny and fascinating conversation mixed in.

Mad. Sq. Music

by WFUV Staff

FUV is proud to partner with the Madison Square Park Conservancy and the 2012  season of Mad. Sq. Music!  Enjoy free weekly  concerts on the oval lawn in Madison Square Park.

This year's season continues July 18 with Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet. Other shows this summer include Suzzy and Maggie Roche on August 1, and Betty LaVette on August 8. Check out a full line-up here.

Bettye LaVette - Words and Music - 2010

by Claudia Marshall
Bettye LaVette got started in her teens touring with soul singers like Otis Redding and Clyde McPhatter, but has branched away from her soul roots over a career that includes working with The Drive By Truckers, and now interpreting the songs of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd with her album, 'Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook,' which she performed during a conversation with WFUV's Claudia Marshall. [9/9/10]