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Runaway Horses with Bettye LaVette

From Bob Dylan to Dolly Parton, from Pink Floyd to Sinéad O'Connor, Bettye LaVette has covered them all—and each time, she’s made the songs she performs uniquely her own. When Margo Price first heard LaVette’s rendition of John Prine’s Souvenirs, it blew her away. In this episode, Margo sits down with LaVette to discuss her childhood growing up in Detroit, making her first record at 16, and all the devastatingly sad music that LaVette was drawn to listening to as a young adolescent. Plus, LaVette remembers what it was like to perform at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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