I don't usually put a video at the beginning of a post, but Beth Hart's personality and voice is one to be shared. Beth has been playing keyborads since she was four years old with the intention of becoming a classical pianistic or cellist. She got off track from her successful singing tours, press, bookings, and label. An undiagnosed bi-polar condition, drugs, and alcohol took her away from her great career for a time.
She is now happy, healthy, clean and back on track. She has completed recording her second album with Joe Bonamassa with a Summer 2013 release date planned. Her first tour in North America in more than a decade begins in April 2013. The three New York shows sold out in a few hours, Nashville, and Philadelphia are sold out as well.
Bang Bang Boom Boom is all written or co-written by Beth Hart. It was recorded live in Southern California in early 2012. Beth brings her life experiences to her music, the good and the bad. She has rebuilt her career touring in the United Kingdom and Europe. Her comeback is here. Bang Bang Boom Boom is here April 2013.
Her voice and music is strong, deep, clear, and powerful. She has a bluesy, Gospel tone. She sings with meaning, story, and experience. Listen to Beth Hart & Jeff Beck - I'd Rather Go Blind (Kennedy Center Honors 2012) It got a standing ovation!
Look for cities and dates on her web site http://bethhart.com/
April and May tour dates:
Beth will perform with Jeff Beck at Madison Square Garden at the Crossroads Guitar Fest 2013 April 12 and 13. It is sold out.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Bang Bang Boom Boom for this review. The comments and views are my own.