Blessed with a voice described as “raspy,” “sassy,” “raunchy” and “sweet ’n soulful,” Bette Smith grippingly fuses the soul, rock & roll, funk, blues, and gospel music she heard in her Brooklyn youth into something all her own. She’s just returned from the UK, where she made her new album “Goodthing” (July 12, 2024 / Kartel Music Group) with Grammy Award-winning producer Jimmy Hogarth. Hogarth attests, “Bette is the real deal. Her delivery is the truth and comes straight from the heart. She is able to communicate effortlessly with her wonderful gift of a voice, and I was delighted to work on this record.”

The young Bette Smith would have no idea that her music would take her around the world, from shows in America headlining and supporting the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the Drive-By Truckers to festivals in North America and Europe; from working with artists like Jimbo Mathus, Kirk Fletcher, Patterson Hood, and Matt Patton (of the Drive-By Truckers) to spotlights in the pages of The New York Times, Billboard, and beyond; from the airwaves of NPR World Café and the top 40 of the Americana Music Radio Chart to official Spotify playlist adds and a song streamed well over a million times.