Describing an artist’s music is usually best done by comparing their sound to how other artists sound. Sometimes, that is near impossible. Beth Hart does have a little Joss Stone in her and has taken a bit of the blues style from close friend and frequent collaborator Joe Bonamassa, but her music really doesn’t match anyone else. Her latest effort Bang Bang Boom Boom truly runs the gamut of rock, blues, and soul.
She lulls you on the opening track “Baddest Blues” before cranking up the energy to eleven. Her range shines through on “Bang Bang Boom Boom” as her sultry vocals are both smooth yet jarring. She brings the soul and a gospel sound to “Spirit Of God” on a track that will will lift you up. She wraps up with a bonus track as she accompanies Jeff Beck’s scorching guitar on a fantastic cover of “I’d Rather Go Blind”.
Hart has so much raw talent. There’s a reason she keeps resurfacing with other great musicians like Jeff Beck, Bonamassa, and others. As long as she keeps belting out her very unique vocals you should continue to hear her around other rock and blues greats in the future.