Born: January 24, 1972 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Pop/Rock Blues
Styles: American Trad Rock, Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues
Also Known As: Beth Hart
Los Angeles-based blues-rocker Beth Hart began playing piano at age four, later attending L.A.'s High School for the Performing Arts as a vocal and cello major. By 1993, she was a regular fixture of the local club circuit, by 1993 collaborating with bassist Tal Herzberg and guitarist Jimmy Khoury; with the addition of drummer Sergio Gonzalez early the following year, the Beth Hart Band was complete, and after signing to Atlantic's Lava imprint, the group issued its debut album, Immortal, in 1996. Screamin' for My Supper followed three years later. In 2003, Hart released Leave the Light On, followed by both audio and DVD versions of Live at Paradiso in 2005. In 2007, she released 37 Days, which was only released in Europe and Japan. It was followed by Beth Hart & the Ocean of Souls in 2009 on Razz Records. In 2010, Hart released My California in Europe, followed by release in the United States in early 2011. Hart emerged later in the year in collaboration with blues guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa on a searing collection of soul covers entitled Don't Explain. 2012 saw the release of Hart's eighth studio album, Bang Bang Boom Boom. In 2013 Hart paired up once again with Bonamassa for another set of cover versions on Seesaw, and the pair followed it up with Live in Amsterdam, issued in March of 2014.
- Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)