Having just 36 miles between Ann Arbor and Detroit means you likely have a healthy appreciation for Motown, soul, R&B and the blues. And if you check any of those boxes, you need to make it down to The Ark on July 9 to see Bettye Lavette.
Lavette, a lifelong Michigander, was overshadowed by more well-known Motown Era voices like Aretha Franklin and Bettye Swann, but her signature soulful pipes have a cult following among aficionados. She reached some commercial fame with her song “My Man – He’s a Loving Man” in 1946 and more recently has earned recognition with her country-inspired voice.
If you’re a fan of the genre or just have an interest in the Motown Era and its effect on popular music don’t miss Bettye Lavette. Rarely will you be able to see such a powerful voice on such an intimate stage.
Sunday July 9 | 7 pm
The Ark | 316 S. Main
(734) 761-1818 | theark.org