I first heard Bettye sing at Obama's inaugural ceremonies with Jon Bon Jovi. They sang "Change Is Gonna Come" and the emotion brought me to tears.
Here's the clip in case you missed it:
Bettye LaVette & Jon Bon Jovi
We saw Bettye perform at a free concert in Pasadena over the weekend. That raspy soulful voice is a pleasure to my ears. Love this lady!