Beth Hart – Fire On The Floor
Oct26

Beth Hart – Fire On The Floor

Beth Hart’s New Release Fire On The Floor Beth Hart continues to produce quality work at a creditable output rate.  She also continues to distance herself from the somewhat restrictive descriptor of ‘blues siren’. The Grammy-nominated singer furthers her songwriting chops with her new album Fire On The Floor, just out on Provogue/Mascot Label Group.  Her last release Better Than Home (2015) was a critical success and...

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Beth Hart – Better Than Home – A Review
Apr13

Beth Hart – Better Than Home – A Review

Beth Hart’s new album Better Than Home (Mascot/Provogue) was released on April 10 2015 and is a worthy follow up to 2014’s Bang Bang Boom Boom.  There’s a good deal of introspection and bravery in the eleven songs featured here, all of them written and composed by Hart herself. The themes of past pains, family issues and personal demons are explored with her heart well and truly on her sleeve.  It’s not all...

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Beth Hart – Better Than Home
Feb02

Beth Hart – Better Than Home

Beth Hart to release new album “Better Than Home” in April 2015 Australian Tour 2015 Grammy Award-nominated blues-rocker Beth Hart is set to release her new studio album Better Than Home in April 2015.  Produced by American duo Michael Stevens and Rob Mathes, Better Than Home features eleven new songs from this gifted and fearless artist. I vividly recall her performance at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest last year, which was...

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Best Live Shows 2014
Dec31

Best Live Shows 2014

If I thought choosing twenty album releases for the year was a challenge, reporting on the best live shows in 2014 has been extremely tough. My live music year in can be described as plentiful and remarkable.  Plentiful in the sense that I outdid past deeds in attending seven music festivals for the year which I estimate to equate to about twenty three full days of music alone.  After applying my first filter through the best gigs or...

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Gary Clark Jr and Jason Isbell – Day 5 Bluesfest 2014
Apr22

Gary Clark Jr and Jason Isbell – Day 5 Bluesfest 2014

There was a full agenda late tonight so we delayed our arrival until around 3pm.  Atypically, the traffic was very slow on the way and it took the better part of an hour to drive from our Suffolk Park beach house to the festival site at Tyagarah.  Another perfect day, weather wise – we truly have been blessed this Bluefest. Saidah Baba Talibah has a big voice and a tight, rocking vibe.  A Toronto-bred vocalist, she and the band...

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