Thu Aug 12 2021

8:00 PM

Shank Hall

1434 N. Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202

$10.00

Ages 21+

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Wild rock & soul singer Bette Smith traces elements of her life-affirming new album 'The Good, The Bad and The Bette' to her childhood in rough Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Musically, it connects to the gospel music she heard in church and the soul music on the corners. No party host would regret putting on this platter!

She remembers, "My father was a church choir director. I was singing since I was five years old. I take it to church. I just break out, start speaking in tongues." She also heard gospel around the house every weekend. "My mother listened to nothing but gospel," she recalls, citing Mahalia Jackson and Reverend James Cleveland. "Every Sunday morning, she would get up and put on these records while dressing and praising the Lord," she says. Bed-Stuy block parties would also have revivalist-style gospel acts. "I'm steeped in it!," she adds.

This injection of soul music and gospel into rock & roll powered a breakout in 2017's 'Jetlagger,' which received raves from NPR, Paste, American Songwriter, Billboard, MOJO, and a feature in the New York Times. Not just a critics' darling, the album rose to #1 on the Roots Music Report chart and topped off a banner year with a celebrated appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Billboard said, "A rugged, chugging southern soul record... Like Betty Davis or Betty Wright before her, she imbues tracks with shingly, sawtoothed texture, capable of breaking off a high note with a throaty cry or scraping so low and wide that she threatens to put her bass player out of work."

MOJO opined, "An incredible debut from the next big-voiced soul sensation out of Brooklyn."

"A batch of tunes as powerful and taut as her wonderfully craggy voice... with a debut full-length as sturdy and uncompromising as Jetlagger, she's the swaggering proof that there is nothing dated about soulful rock and roll sung with attitude, defiance, and a take-no-prisoners aesthetic," raved American Songwriter.   ...read more shankhall.com

Latest music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ufT2G2yNg
 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettesmithmusic/?fbclid=IwAR13N4LDPvKgON8iRd8bZdEvscLfO9uE3V2-pVPNJx6nv4OZ31Y9EUmywXA
 
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BetteSmithMusic
 
Website: https://www.bettesmith.com/?fbclid=IwAR0nraR36WYncavxotTMQit7NMsl1IeDSYn-WslMMM-SwTAWN6Ythg9CQeE

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Bette Smith

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    Bette Smith

    Southern Soul

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Shank Hall

Bette Smith

Thu Aug 12 2021 8:00 PM

Shank Hall Milwaukee WI
Bette Smith

$10.00 Ages 21+

Wild rock & soul singer Bette Smith traces elements of her life-affirming new album 'The Good, The Bad and The Bette' to her childhood in rough Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Musically, it connects to the gospel music she heard in church and the soul music on the corners. No party host would regret putting on this platter!

She remembers, "My father was a church choir director. I was singing since I was five years old. I take it to church. I just break out, start speaking in tongues." She also heard gospel around the house every weekend. "My mother listened to nothing but gospel," she recalls, citing Mahalia Jackson and Reverend James Cleveland. "Every Sunday morning, she would get up and put on these records while dressing and praising the Lord," she says. Bed-Stuy block parties would also have revivalist-style gospel acts. "I'm steeped in it!," she adds.

This injection of soul music and gospel into rock & roll powered a breakout in 2017's 'Jetlagger,' which received raves from NPR, Paste, American Songwriter, Billboard, MOJO, and a feature in the New York Times. Not just a critics' darling, the album rose to #1 on the Roots Music Report chart and topped off a banner year with a celebrated appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Billboard said, "A rugged, chugging southern soul record... Like Betty Davis or Betty Wright before her, she imbues tracks with shingly, sawtoothed texture, capable of breaking off a high note with a throaty cry or scraping so low and wide that she threatens to put her bass player out of work."

MOJO opined, "An incredible debut from the next big-voiced soul sensation out of Brooklyn."

"A batch of tunes as powerful and taut as her wonderfully craggy voice... with a debut full-length as sturdy and uncompromising as Jetlagger, she's the swaggering proof that there is nothing dated about soulful rock and roll sung with attitude, defiance, and a take-no-prisoners aesthetic," raved American Songwriter.   ...read more shankhall.com

Latest music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ufT2G2yNg
 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettesmithmusic/?fbclid=IwAR13N4LDPvKgON8iRd8bZdEvscLfO9uE3V2-pVPNJx6nv4OZ31Y9EUmywXA
 
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BetteSmithMusic
 
Website: https://www.bettesmith.com/?fbclid=IwAR0nraR36WYncavxotTMQit7NMsl1IeDSYn-WslMMM-SwTAWN6Ythg9CQeE
Bette Smith

Bette Smith

Southern Soul

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$10.00

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.