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, 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.
Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) Månefestivalen Gamlebyen Fredrikstad 2014
Beth 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 & Joe Bonamassa, achieved number 1 status on the Billboard Blues Album Chart. Beth’s last release “Bang Bang Boom Boom” rose to number 3 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, as well as the album “Don’t Explain” by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa. The album “Seesaw” rose to number 8 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart. Beth 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”. Beth’s first album with Joe Bonamassa, “Don’t Explain”, went gold in The Netherlands. Beth in 2014 was nominated for a Grammy award with the album “Seesaw” and she was also nominated for a Blues Music Award in the category Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist.
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. That same month, 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.
In 2014, she released Seesaw – a collaboration with Joe Bonamassa. 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.