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The Drop: Beth Hart

Sponsored by Amoeba MusicHighly revered for her visceral vocals and dynamic range, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart released her new studio album, Better Than Home, on April 14. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard and iTunes Blues charts, and also saw Hart return to the Billboard 200. The album marks an exciting evolution in Hart’s sound, and one that comes straight from her soul. Going back to her singer-songwriter roots was cathartic for Hart, who penned each song on the new album in an effort to peel back the intimate layers of her personal pain in search of peace and stillness. After enduring the loss of her sister to AIDS, addiction, family strife and a bipolar diagnosis, Hart has triumphed, bouncing back at full creative strength and prepared to share her story. Hart’s soul-baring voice and musicianship has earned her the admiration of guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Slash (who played on Hart’s 2010 album My California), Buddy Guy, and Jeff Beck. Hart collaborated with Bonamassa on the albums Don’t Explain (2011) and Seesaw (2013), both of which peaked in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Blues Albums chart. Seesaw also earned Hart a GRAMMY nomination for Best Blues Album. Hart’s Buddy Guy tribute alongside Beck at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony received a standing ovation from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Hart has also released a series of celebrated solo albums, including 1999’s Screamin’ For My Supper (which spawned the Top 10 Billboard Modern AC chart hit “L.A. Song (Out Of This Town)”) and 2003’s platinum-selling Leave The Light On, which produced the No. 1 single “Learning To Live” in Denmark. Her 2012 album Bang Bang Boom Boom hit No. 3 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Hart to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and discussion surrounding her new album and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.

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