For the generations who missed out on Janis Joplin. For those who wonder what might have happened if Amy Winehouse had gone back to rehab. For anyone who has a proclivity for a powerful show tune. We give you – Beth Hart.

Beth is big in stature with a towering on-stage presence, and she is a genuine giant when it comes to mastery of that powerful voice – which is so deservedly her trademark.

This is the sort of music where you don’t have to have been a lifelong fan to immerse yourself in its wonder. These are songs where one listen is enough to remind you that life is great and worthwhile and made for living.

Stylistically they blend powerful soul with intricate blues, with regular jaunts into the smokey world of jazz, and also a nod to the power of rock’n’roll.

A heady mix that is instantly addictive.

And that’s written from the perspective of a real first-timer with no hint of fan subjectivity.

We weren’t the only ones at Bexhill’s beautiful De La Warr Pavillion for whom this was an inaugural experience. All around us were conversations between avid fans and the friends they’d pulled along to share their love for Beth. And from the collective audience response she had clearly won over even the hardest cynic within the first few numbers.

Yes – she has found a God to help her through some dark times. And yes, if you’re not of a religious persuasion the occasional reminders of this conversion might jar somewhat with your pure enjoyment of the musicianship. But Beth doesn’t preach from the pulpit – she simply lets you know she has a faith and that it has allowed her to find peace with the world.

I for one won’t hold that against her.

I adore Alison Moyet, and Beth brings her to mind.

I miss a little known band called The Lovegods, and Beth reminds me of their singer, Nadéah Miranda.

I pray (in a figuratively aetheistic fashion) for music to have a future. And as long as musicians like Beth continue to ply their trade, my wishes are granted.

Photos by Sara Bowrey

5 days ago

Beth Hart

Great time tonight in #Cardiff #UK 🤟🏼
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Great time tonight in #Cardiff #UK 🤟🏼
📷 : Gareth Griffiths

 

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Tessa Cuevas Challingsworth tu hi ets!

Hermosa!

Oh des pois ! 😍

It was an excellent gig! Loved every second, except the end. Thank you

Love you Beth!

So Darling!❤️

Great show; Beth is amazing!

Breathtaking!

Love it

Love the booties. Oh yes, and everything about Beth!

Hope to see you in Virginia soon!

😘

Heard her tonight for the first time. Very talented.😛

What a performance last night in Cardiff. incredible voice 🙂

She was incredible last night.

Sing to the rafters, Beth!

Woaw

Looking forward to Portsmouth on 1st May!

Brilliant talent..good gig last night..think the acoustic bit went on a bit..but god that girl can sing..

It was amazing!!! We love you 😘😘

Just her usual amazing performance. Role on May 4th at the Albert Hall

Heard her for the first time tonite went with my husband didn't no wat to expect but must say she was amazing such a powerful voice hubbie thought she was amazing

Just amazing. What a performance.😘

Stunning show Beth.

Super Dame, vue plusieurs fois sur Paris j'adore 💋💋

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1 week ago

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Beautiful girl!!!

I love you more than you'll ever know 😍😍

Amazeballs so naturally beautiful

So beautiful

Oh...... 🙂

You grown into a superstar young lady. So proud of everything that you've done especially In your personal life. We look up to you. And what a singer You Are.

Ciao!

I’m going to listen to you and clean today ❤️

Love this lady !!! You ROCK Beth Hart !! 🙂

Such a beauty❤️

Eine der Besten!!!!

Amazing beautiful 👍👍👍👍👍❤❤❤❤❤

Canta muito !

MISS BETH HART SHE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST STRONG LOVELY SINGER THAT WOMEN .HOPE SOON NEW SONGS WIL COME .I HAVE BLACK COFFEE JUST BUY CD.S ITS A GREAT ONE TO THANK YOU FOR THE GROOVY MUSIC MISS BETH HART

Beautiful

I'll be seeing you this summer at Hampton Breach Casino - can't wait !!

I like it!)

Brother and Sister in law took us to see you in Tahoe. Been listening to your Music ever since

Love your voice,your power and your authenticity:)!!!

😘

Love you 😘😘😘✌✌✌

♥️♥️

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1 week ago

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Hi everyone, my new CD/DVD release, Front and Center, recorded live at The Iridium in New York City, is out now everywhere! Get it wherever you enjoy music smarturl.it/BH-FC-digi ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Got it!

Blue Ray too?

Got It!

Love You Beth Hart 💙 can't wait to see you live again one day. Congrats on the new CD/DVD !!!

😶you looks very good, but since when do you smoke again?

Beth I love you! You are an amazing Singer 😍

That's fab will be checking it out

Beth see you at the festival off blues in Montréal

Mine just arrived amazing album Beth 😍

Love that woman

Right on my fav female blues singer.....having some black coffee ..!be safe out there !!

Super ❤❤❤❤❤👍👍👍👍👍👍

Hay LP?

Love them both!!! So glad you came out with another DVD as well. Still watch the others all of the time...can't get enough..right to my soul...love it all

Love it ❤ can't wait for the Toronto show.

Got it👏👏👍👍😘😎

Congratulations beautiful lady! Mines on the way. Have a beautiful day

Just listened to it, it's awesome!!! Cant wait till next week Tuesday!!

Could she be any freaking cuter? AWESOME album, downloaded already!

Ordered!

Ready to buy it. Love you Beth

It is amazing!

It was good.! I watched it twice already

Got it from iTunes, absolutely brilliant. Love them all but my favourite is Leave the light on. Heart felt..💕

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