Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her generation,” five-time Grammy nominee and Blues Hall of Famer Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can transform any song into her own. Her musical career spans more than 60 years, but it is within the past decade that she has finally gotten the recognition she deserves. LaVette has sung for President Obama, published an autobiography, placed six records on the rhythm & blues charts, and starred in a hit musical. Her latest album, LaVette! features guest appearances from John Mayer, Jon Batiste, Steve Winwood and others. We’re excited that the music icon’s U.S. summer tour makes a stop at BOMBYX on a midsummer Saturday night and you won’t want to miss it.