Hart performing at San Diego Indie Music Fest, March 20, 2008
|Born||January 24, 1972|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Blues rock, jazz fusion, soul, storyteller|
|Occupations||Songwriter, musician, painter|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar, bass, cello, percussion|
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Beth Hart (born January 24, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She rose to fame with the release of her 1999 single "LA Song (Out of This Town)" from her second album Screamin' for My Supper. The single was a number one hit in New Zealand, and was a US Adult Contemporary top 5 hit, having aired during Episode 17 of the 10th and final season of Beverly Hills, 90210.
While playing the Los Angeles clubs, she enlisted bassist Tal Herzberg and guitarist Jimmy Khoury. In 1993, Hart appeared on Ed McMahon's Star Search several times, ultimately winning the Female Vocalist competition for that season.
Beth Hart and the Ocean of Souls was recorded in 1993. It includes "Am I the One" and a pop-rock cover of the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
Screamin' for My Supper: Career breakthrough
Her next album, Screamin' for My Supper (Atlantic, 1999), featured "LA Song (Out of This Town)", a #1 hit in New Zealand and a top 5 Adult Contemporary chart hit. At the same time, Hart was singing the lead role in Love, Janis, an off-Broadway musical based on Joplin's letters home to her mother.
Leave the Light On, live album and 37 Days
"Learning to Live" was used as the theme song to Losing It With Jillian on NBC.
In 2011 she worked with Joe Bonamassa, first providing vocals for the track "No Love on the Street" on his album Dust Bowl (March 2011), and on a 2011 album of blues classics, entitled Don't Explain. The duo released Seesaw in 2013.
Hart collaborated with Born on the single "It Hurts", released in February 2012.
On July 31, 2012 (October 4, 2012 in Europe), she released her fifth studio album My California. On the same date, she released an EP titled Introducing Beth Hart. On August 23, 2012, her song "Take It Easy on Me" from My California was used in the first episode of the 8th series of the BBC TV drama Waterloo Road.
In December 2012 she appeared with Jeff Beck at the Kennedy Center Opera House, along with a group of blues/rock musicians, performing "I'd Rather Go Blind" in tribute to Buddy Guy, who received a 2012 Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.
In December 2012, it was announced that Beth and Joe Bonamassa were planning a tour in Europe, a live DVD to be made during the tour and a new studio album.
In 2012 she released Bang Bang Boom Boom in Europe. It was released the following year in the United States.
Hart is married to roadie and stage manager Scott Guetzkow, and currently resides in Los Angeles. Her band includes lead guitarist Jon Nichols, bassist Tom Lilly, and drummer Todd Wolf. Her manager is David Wolff. She has overcome drug addiction.
- Solo albums
- Immortal (1996)
- Screamin' for My Supper (1999)
- Leave the Light On (2003)
- Live at Paradiso (2005, also available on DVD with documentary and extra songs)
- 37 Days (2007, also available on European-released 37 Days Live DVD with brief, b&w intros between numbers)
- My California (2010, and early 2011 in the US, according to Spotify)
- Bang Bang Boom Boom (2012)
- Live albums
- Live In Amsterdam (together with Joe Bonamassa, also as DVD/BluRay Disc) (2014)
- Beverly Hills 90210: Doc Martin Episode Summary. TV.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Beth Hart". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light' (September 27, 2003). billboard.com archive. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- Dearmore, Kelly (4 January 2012). "Beth Hart Talks Redemption, Addiction and Star Search". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 26 June 2012. "But the visions of gold records were clouded by addiction and recklessness. Having used drugs in one form or another since her teenage years"
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