The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Beth Hart continued her tour with a stop at Town Hall Theatre Friday night. Hart delivered an inspiring performance that was full of humility, advice and soul.
The Los Angeles based blues artist was met by applause and cheers as she strolled out onto the stage. Before the audience could retake their seats, she launched into her set. Her ear-shattering alto voice mesmerized the theatre as she sung her newest single, “Tell Her You Belong To Me.” Band mates Jon Nichols (guitar), P.J. Barth (guitar), Bob Marinelli (bass) and Bill Ransom (drummer) backed her energy. Later, Hart slowed it down on the piano with “Take It Easy On Me.”
It can be annoying when singers talk the whole way through their shows, but Hart found the perfect anecdotal balance. Her comments were sincere as she explained the backstories to certain songs and provided assurance to listeners that you can overcome your demons. Hart spoke about the movie Dead Man Walking and how she held that story in the back of her mind while writing “St. Teresa.”
Though Hart is no stranger to success- her album “Leave The Light On” went platinum and she has worked with Slash, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa- she seemed genuinely appreciative of the audience’s presence. She acknowledged the crowd many times and seemed to be thanking them for accepting the vulnerability captured in her newest album. In reality, it was the crowd who was truly grateful for Beth Hart’s lyrics and sound are something that stick with you.
Article: Alx Bear