Beth Hart

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Beth Hart
Beth Hart 29Mar2008.jpg
Hart performing at San Diego Indie Music Fest, March 20, 2008
Background information
Born (1972-01-24) January 24, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Blues rock, jazz fusion, soul, storyteller
Occupations Songwriter, musician, painter
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, bass, cello, percussion
Labels 143 Records
Lava Records
Atlantic Records
Koch Records
Mascot Records
Mascot Label Group

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.[1]

Early career[edit]

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".

Hart released her album Immortal with her band Beth Hart Band in 1996.[2]

Screamin' for My Supper: Career breakthrough[edit]

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[edit]

Hart's Leave the Light On was released in 2003. Hart followed this up with her live album Live at Paradiso in 2005. Her fourth solo studio album 37 Days was released in Europe in July 2007.

"Learning to Live" was used as the theme song to Losing It With Jillian on NBC.


Hart at Notodden Blues Festival, Norway 2009

Hart collaborated on a song with Slash called "Mother Maria", released on the iTunes version of Slash's solo album, Slash.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Hart is married to roadie and stage manager Scott Guetzkow,[3] 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.[4]



Solo albums
Live albums
  • Live In Amsterdam (together with Joe Bonamassa, also as DVD/BluRay Disc) (2014)


  1. ^ Beverly Hills 90210: Doc Martin Episode Summary. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Beth Hart". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light' (September 27, 2003). archive. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  4. ^ 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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