Beth Hart (born January 24, 1972) is a singer who became famous with the hit "L. A. Song".
Beth Hart dropped out of high school to focus on her songwriting. While playing the Los Angeles clubs, she enlisted veteran bassist Tal Herzberg and guitarist Jimmy Khoury.
In the early 90s, Beth appeared on Ed McMahon's Star Search several times, where she won multiple times and eventually went on to win the grand prize of 100,000 in the Female Vocalist category for the season.
Her vocal style has been described as raw and passionate, with some similarities to Joan Armatrading and Janis Joplin, but differing from her contemporary folksingers. Recorded while she was heavily addicted to drugs, Immortal (Atlantic, 1996) she projected a tone of anger, confusion, and imbalance. The band broke up after a tour and Hart's career seemed to be finished.
Hart fell under the spell of blues singer Etta James for her second album, Screamin' for My Supper (Atlantic, 1999), that also reflects her soul-searching...
Track listing: Delicious SurpriseGuiltyLeave the Light OnLifts You UpBroken & UglyGet Your Shit TogetherImmortalMonkey BackAm I the OneMamaL.A. SongWorld Without YouWhole Lotta Love http://www.bethhart.com/
Track listing: Just a Little HoleDelicious SurpriseL.A. Song (Out of This Town)Is That Too Much to AskBy HerGet Your Shit TogetherStayG.O.P.SkinGirls SaySky Is FallingMamaFavorite Things http://www.bethhart.com/