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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|
|Occupation(s)||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, United States. 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, as well as reaching top 5 on the US Adult Contemporary and number 7 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 Chart. The song also aired during Episode 17 of the 10th and final season of Beverly Hills, 90210. Beth Hart also delivered music to the end-scene of the last episode of Californication season 6, with "My California", Subsequent albums namely Seesaw and Live In Amsterdam by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, achieved number 1 status on the Billboard Blues Album Chart. Hart's release Bang Bang Boom Boom rose to number 3 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, as well as the album Don't Explain by Hart and Bonamassa. The album Seesaw rose to number 8 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart. Hart has had two number 1 singles in Denmark "As Good As It Gets" and "Learning To Live", as well a platinum selling album, Leave The Light On.
Hart's first album with Bonamassa, Don't Explain, went gold in The Netherlands. In 2014 Hart was nominated for a Grammy Award for Seesaw and she was also nominated for a Blues Music Award in the category 'Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist'.
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.
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. This performance led to the collaboration with Buddy Guy, he recorded the song "What You Gonna Do About Me" with Beth Hart for his album Rhythm & Blues.
That same month, it was announced that Hart and 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.
In 2014, she released Seesaw. The record was followed by a tour in Europe. As they played in Amsterdam two days in a row, they recorded and filmed the concerts, later released on Blu-ray and DVD. The same year, she performed with Jeff Beck during his Australian tour as a supporting act, joining him on stage during his set.
Hart's new album "Better Than Home", was released on April 13 in Europe and April 14 in USA. The single "Mechanical Heart" is charting #1 in the "iTunes" Blues song list. The album entered the album charts in the Netherlands at number 1. In the USA the album entered both the Billboard Blues Charts and iTunes Blues Charts at #1. The album also charted in other countries: number 11 in Germany and 33 in the UK, for example.
Hart is married to her road manager Scott Guetzkow, and currently resides in Los Angeles. Her band includes lead guitarist Jon Nichols, bassist Bob Marinelli, drummer Julian Rodriguez, and guitarist P.J. Barth. Her manager is David Wolff. She has overcome drug addiction.
- 1993: Beth Hart and the Ocean of Souls
- 1996: Immortal
- 1999: Screamin' for My Supper
- 2003: Leave the Light On
- 2007: 37 Days
- 2010: My California
- 2012: Bang Bang Boom Boom
- 2015: Better Than Home
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- "Californication Season 6 Final Episode 12 - Beth Hart - My California (final song)". YouTube. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Beth Hart". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- "2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Blues.about.com. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
- Dave McNary (April 22, 2015). "Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- 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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