Beth Hart – 15 Impressive Facts You Didn’t Know
Beth Hart is an American Singer/songwriter and musician who was born in Los Angeles, California on January 24th 1972. She joined the Los Angeles High School For The Performing Arts when she was 15 years old.
If you are a fan of Beth Hart and want to find out more about her, keep reading. Because we have found 15 impressive facts about Beth Hart that you probably didn’t know.
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She Has The Right To Sing The Blues
In 2006 Beth Hart sang the song “I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues” with Toots Thielmans.
Nobody is more qualified to sing the blues than Beth, her parents divorced when she was a child, and her sister died of AIDS related complications when she was 22.
She has earned and lost a fortune, been dropped by her record company through substance and alcohol abuse and she has bipolar disorder.
She has endured all of that and is now one of the greatest blues singers of this age.
She Used To Play Classical Works On Piano When She Was 4 Years Old
At the age of just 4 years old, Beth Hart was playing classical works by Bach and Beethoven. As she grew up she also started to play pieces by various artists like Otis Redding, Etta James and Led Zeppelin.
She Started Performing In Clubs At The Age Of 15
At the age of 15 Beth Hart started to regularly perform in clubs in Hollywood. It was while working at some of these clubs that she met guitarist Jimmy Khoury and bassist Tal Herzberg who went on to record her first album with her, “Beth Hart And The Ocean Of Souls” in 1993.
She Won Female Vocalist On Star Search
In1993 Beth entered the TV competition Star Search after one of her friends bet her $50 that she wouldn’t. Beth not only entered the competition, she won the best female vocalist as well as the top prize money of $125,000.
However, due to the stigma attached to the show (Beth said she only entered because the show was aired very late on a Sunday night and she thought nobody would see her) it never landed her a recording contract.
She Performed In Front Of President Obama
In 2012 Beth Hart performed at the Kennedy Center Opera House along with several musicians singing “I’d Rather Go Blind” in tribute to Buddy Guy who received the 2012 Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contribution to American culture.
The performance received a standing ovation from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
She Found Her First Fame In New Zealand
She released her 2nd solo album, “Screamin’ For My Supper” in 1999. The album featured the track “LA Song (Out Of This Town)” which became a number one hit in New Zealand.
One Of Her Songs Was Featured On Beverly Hills 90210
Her hit song “LA Song (Out Of This Town)” was featured on episode 17 of the 10th season of Beverly Hills 90210.
She Is The First Musician To Feature On A Deep Purple Song As A Backing Singer
Beth Hart is the first and only artist to ever appear as backing vocalist on a Deep Purple song.
You can hear Beth’s backing vocals on the Deep Purple song “Haunted” which is featured on the “Bananas” album.
She Collaborated With Buddy Guy
Following his 2012 Kennedy Center Honor, Buddy Guy and Beth Hart collaborated on the song “What You Gonna Do About Me”.
The track appeared on Buddy’s album “Rhythm & Blues”.
Joe Bonamassa Is In Awe Of Her
Joe Bonamassa has performed with Beth Hart on numerous occasions (they have released 4 albums together) and Joe is a big Beth fan. He said;
I was totally knocked out by Beth. Here’s this lady who’s acting like I’m the cool one, and meanwhile I’m thinking, Man, she’s got it all. She’s the new Janis Joplin, Tina Turner – the real deal, you know?Joe Bonamassa
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She Has Collaborated With Many Artists
Beth Hart has collaborated with many artists including; Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Joe Bonamassa and the rapper Born.
Miley Cyrus Is A Huge Fan
The American pop singer Miley Cyrus puts Beth Hart as one of her favourite singers of all time. She said;
she’s got one of the best voices, I feel like, of all time.Miley Cyrus
Singing On The Streets Led To Her Getting Signed
After Beth won the top prize on Star Search, she went through the $125,000 prize money in two years.
She then found herself with no money, no career and struggling to survive. She was busking on the streets of Santa Monica when David Wolff heard her singing he became her manager (and still is).
This led to Beth signing with Atlantic Records who she released 2 albums with, “Immortal” in 1996 and “Screamin’ For My Supper” in 1999.
She Made A Tribute Album To Led Zeppelin
Released on February 25th 2022, “A Tribute To Led Zeppelin” is Beth’s 10th solo studio album.
She performs 12 classic Led Zeppelin tracks including; “Whole Lotta Love”, “Stairway To Heaven” and “The Rain Song”. The album made the Top 40 in many countries and the Top 10 in many European countries.
She Is An Accomplished Musician
We all know Beth Hart has an amazing voice, but what’s not so well known is her musical talents.
Beth can play ; piano, guitar, cello, bass and percussion.
Do You Know Any More?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Beth Hart was born on January 24th 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beth Hart song that was her first number one hit in New Zealand was “LA Song (Out Of This Town)” which was taken from the album “Screamin’ For My Supper”.
Beth Hart is the only artist to ever appear as backing vocalist on a song by Deep Purple. The song is called “Haunted” and is taken from the album “Bananas” which was released in 2003.
The famous artist that Beth Hart has collaborated on 4 albums with is Joe Bonamassa.
It is true that Beth Hart can play the cello, she can also play piano, guitar, bass and percussion.
The Beth Hart song that contains the lines “For the fallen or for the weak, love is a nasty word to speak” is “Fire On The Floor” which is taken from the album of the same name.
The rock band that Beth Hart paid tribute to on her 2022 album is Led Zeppelin.
Beth Hart was 4 years old when she started to play the piano.
The title of Beth Hart’s first album is “Beth Hart And The Ocean Of Souls” which was released in 1993.
The Beth Hart song that contains the lines “Strike a match and set me on fire, watch it burn and flames getting higher” is “Close To My Fire” which is taken from the album “Seesaw”.
The famous artist that Beth Hart collaborated with on the song “What You Gonna Do About Me” is Buddy Guy. The song was taken from his album “Rhythm & Blues”.
The Beth Hart song that was used on an episode of the TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 is “LA Song (Out Of This Town)” which was taken from the album “Screamin’ For My Supper”.
It is not true that Beth Hart was the winner of America’s Got Talent. Beth Hart was the winner of the TV show Star Search.
The title of the song that Beth Hart and Jeff Beck released in January 2016 on iTunes is “Tell Her You Belong To Me” which was taken from the album “Better Than Home”.
The American President that Gave Beth Hart a standing ovation is President Barack Obama. Beth was performing “I’d Rather Go Blind” at the Kennedy Center Opera House along with other artists including Jeff Beck in honour of Buddy Guy who received the 2012 Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture.