Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa's Seesaw Sizzles On The Charts


Jul 10, 2013, 13:30 ET from J&R Adventures

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seesaw, the sophomore album of classic soul covers from Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues Charts, reigning for three weeks before dropping into the coveted #2 spot. The duo just finished a run of shows in Europe, which culminated in two nights at Amsterdam's famed Carre Theatre. The shows were taped for a DVD – their first live project together– and will be released next year via J&R Adventures.

Hart, the much buzzed-about singer-songwriter known for her raw and powerful blues-rock sound, and Bonamassa, one of the best guitarists of his generation, released Seesaw on May 21 via J&R Adventuresa follow-up to 2011's much-lauded Don't Explain. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes), Seesaw features Hart's scorching interpretations of eleven songs from classic soul artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, and Nina Simone.

Associated Press said Beth and Bonamassa "simmer" and called the album "soulful and sultry."

Bonamassa lends his amazing guitar fretwork and an all-star band comprised of Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Blondie Chaplin (guitar), Carmine Rojas (bass), and Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards) fill out the tracks.  Lenny Castro plays percussion and Michael Rhodes plays bass on the track "I'll Love You More Than You'll Ever Know."

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A force of nature with powerhouse vocals, Hart has been in the spotlight since her show-stopping set with Jeff Beck on the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors to pay tribute to blues legend Buddy Guy.  The duo received a rare, non-honoree standing ovation when they played "I'd Rather Go Blind" – a song she and Bonamassa originally covered together on Don't Explain – which the Baltimore Sun called a "soul-searing performance." 

Hart recently released her first U.S. album in a decade, Bang Bang Boom Boom, to stellar reviews. Bonamassa also released his first live acoustic CD/DVD/Blu-ray, An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House, to enthusiastic reviews. With Vienna, Bonamassa became the first artist to tally 10 No. 1s on Billboard's Blues Albums chart, passing B.B. King (nine) for the most No. 1s. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble have seven, followed by Eric Clapton with six.

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