Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. She has recently packed ever-larger venues around the world including Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium and London’s Royal Albert Hall– and received a nomination from the American Blues Foundation in the category of Contemporary Blues Female Artist.
The most recent headline news is Beth’s newest album, Fire On The Floor (Provogue /Mascot Label Group), is set for release February 3, 2017 in the U.S. and October 14, 2016 in Europe /Australia. Fire On The Floor is sure to build on her breakneck momentum. Offering an emotional release following the bitter-sweet sessions for Better Than Home, her twelve new songs run the gamut of genre, reflecting Beth’s eclectic teenage influences, which took in everything from gospel, soul and classical to the seismic rock of Soundgarden.
Over her two-decade career, Hart released a fistful of hit albums through the ’90s, then reignited in the post-millennium as both a solo artist and the head-turning vocalist for guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Slash and long-time collaborator Jeff Beck.
But it’s in recent times that Beth has truly blossomed. In April 2015, she released Better Than Home: a critical and commercial smash that topped the iTunes Blues Chart and was crowned #4 Best Blues Album Of The Year by Mojo magazine. The release led her to fill Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall with 5,500 fans (her largest club show to date). In December 2015, she chalked up another first with a spot on Jools Holland’s legendary annual Hootenanny.
But maybe her greatest live performance to date was seen by millions of television viewers, when her tribute to Buddy Guy on the Kennedy Center Honors Special received one of the only 2 standing ovations of the evening, led by President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
Every live performance gets a standing ovation, because no one knows how to rock the house better than Beth Hart. When she sings clocks stop, hearts dance and neck-hair tingles...it’s that compelling!