Be Here Now: Sisters in Soul @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 3/14/10

March 12th, 2010, 11:49 am by Greg

Oh boy!

Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball and Bettye LaVette – all in one concert at 7pm on Sunday and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

We here at are very excited about this concert, and we’re giving away a pair of tix for the show. Just go here for details. We’ll be picking a winner later today, so enter now.

And we were going to write this big, long story about what an incredible soul singer Ms. LaVette is. We were going to rave about previous performances of her’s that we’ve seen at the Iron Horse Music Hall and the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival. But then we realized that we didn’t have to. All we really need to do is give you the opportunity to hear her sing. So here you go, Bettye LaVette singing the Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” at the Kennedy Center Honors:

We’ll see you at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Sunday!


Bettye LaVette, What Was the First Record You Ever Bought?

March 11th, 2010, 2:50 pm by Greg

Bettye Lavette (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Bettye Lavette at the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival in 2009 (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

“‘Rockin’ Robin.’ I thought that was the best-sounding song I’d ever heard in my entire life. I guess I was 11.

It’s interesting that you say ‘bought,’ because we had a jukebox in our house, so for many years I didn’t have to buy any records. All the popular records were on the jukebox. It was so pretty. My family didn’t know that everything old was going to be new again, so it just went by the way.”

The sublime veteran soul singer Bettye LaVette will team up with Maria Muldaur and Marcia Ball for the “Sisters in Soul” concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy at 7pm on Sunday.

NOTE: We here at are very excited about this concert, and we’re giving away a pair of tix for the show. Just go here for details

Sisters In Soul Ticket Giveaway

March 11th, 2010, 9:21 am by Sara

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has a triple-powerhouse show rolling in this Sunday, with Sisters In Soul featuring Marcia Ball, Bettye LaVette and Maria Muldaur, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky Nippertown reader.

To enter the drawing, simply send an email to We’ll pick a name at random on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

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