Beth Hart – new album with Joe Bonamassa
Hart is famous for her raw voice, always represented a passion for the blues. After the hits “Leave The Light On” and “LA Song” she developed many styles on her albums: from rock till a fragile repertoire.
Both musicians have crossed on the road numerous times, and played many of the same festivals in Europe. In early 2010, Joe caught a show of hers in London and suggested they do a project together sometime.
“I was up late one night, I couldn’t sleep. I was playing songs on my iPod from the reissue of Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out, which included all the opening acts from that Stones show,” he recalls. “As soon as the Ike & Tina Turner tracks came on, I just said out loud, ‘Beth Hart.’ I emailed Kevin, saying, ‘Let’s do a soul covers record with Beth,’ and he replied back, ‘Actually, that’s a great idea.'”
Bonamassa assembled the ace band that was heard on his 2009 no.1 Blues album “The Ballad of John Henry” with Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Blondie Chaplin (guitar), Carmine Rojas (bass), and Arlan Scheirbaum (keyboards). The sound evolved into a simmering mix of soul, jazz, rock, and blues, with Hart’s vocals confidently in the pocket of each and every groove.
1. Sinner’s Prayer (Ray Charles w/ B.B. King)
2. Chocolate Jesus (Tom Waits)
3. Your Heart Is As Black As Night (Melody Gardot)
4. For My Friend (Bill Withers)
5. Don’t Explain (Billie Holiday)
6. I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James)
7. Something’s Got A Hold On Me (Etta James)
8. I’ll Take Care Of You (Gil Scott-Heron)
9. Well, Well (Delaney & Bonnie)
10. Ain’t No Way (Aretha Franklin)
The European release for “Don’t Explain” is scheduled for 26th September 2011 by Provogue Records.
More information on: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/provogue/hart-bonamassa.htm
Official website of this special project: http://www.hartandbonamassa.com/
Source: Noble PR Consultancy and Beth Hart