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Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the great soul interpreters of her generation," five-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can take any type of song – jazz or country, pop or rhythm & blues – and make it her own.  LaVette's commitment to artistry has earned the admiration of musical peers such as Jon Bon Jovi ("she doesn't just sing the song, she lives in each of them") and Bonnie Raitt, who praised her as "one of the most incredible R&B singers singing today…a force of nature."  Over the course of her remarkable, six-decade career, LaVette has sung for President Obama, published an autobiography, placed six records on the rhythm & blues charts, and starred in a hit musical.  And, as proven by Blackbirds, her second recording for the legendary Verve label, she continues to scale new artistic heights.

The Blues Hall of Famer recently released a new album, "Blackbirds" on Verve 

In this week's On the Scene, Connecticut News 12's John Bathke interviewed the blues great. Watch the segment