Performing Artist Bios—Beth Hart

by DA Jack Hayford

Over the years we have had some incredible writers, singers and performers at the Expo. One of the best ever was Beth Hart who, thanks to our great friend and partner Bill Attebery, we were able to get for a special afternoon performance/workshop in Santa Ynez. She almost literally brought down the house!

Fast forward about five years and I get to see Beth again at Nashville's premier concert club, 3rd and Lindsley. If you had the privilege of being at either of her sold out shows on May 4th and 5th 2013, you know what I mean when I say Beth Hart just might be the best female performer in America. She has it ALL. The voice, the style, the PASSION, and YES the musicianship to lay claim to the "best" title.

But Beth isn't in any competition. She is happy to be right where she is after all she's been through in her life and career. She's not a newcomer. And her experience has grounded her. She has truly settled in to her art.

Beth is back on tour and stronger than ever. What a show! And Nashville, what a crowd you were for her, hanging on every nuanced phrase and note. She loved it and rewarded the fans with a very special night of music.

If you have not heard of Beth Hart or have never seen her perform, watch for her to appear in your city in the near future. Relatively little known, she is a phenomenal live performer with great songs and a killer band. Go see her!

Beth Hart Bio

The story of Beth Hart is one of extreme highs and extreme lows, and there are two particular factors that illustrate this.  First, her voice:  when she sings, clocks stop, hearts dance, and neck-hair tingles, it’s that compelling.  The second is her roller-coaster story:  in the late 90s, she was on the cusp of a promising music career, signed to a major U.S. label, national television bookings, hit singles, and great press, but her career careened off the tracks at its peak due to her drug and alcohol addiction.

Beth Hart’s story is one of incredible opportunity, heartbreaking loss, and now, with her recent show-stopping Kennedy Center Honors performance with Jeff Beck that honored blues great Buddy Guy, and the April 2, 2013 North American release of Bang Bang Boom Boom (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group), redemption.

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