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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Black Coffee PRD75441 For further information and/or interview requests, please contact Lee Puddefoot at Mascot Label Group: Tel +44 7905 890 669 Grammy Nominated Artists Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa release their new record Black Coffee on January 26th via: Provogue (Europe) and J&R Adventures (US & Canada) Featuring songs made famous by Edgar Winter, Ray Charles, Etta James, Steve Marriot, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Lucinda Williams, LaVern Baker & more. It has been 4 years since Grammy nominated and number 1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. Since then, they have both been on fire, both in the studio and live. So, the time was perfect to reunite for another collection of ten soul gems that encompass Harts breath-taking vocals and Joes masterfully expressive playing. Black Coffee will be released on January 26th, 2018. With producer extraordinaire Kevin The Caveman Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Rush) back at the helm, the result digs deep into the soul catalogue where they honour and re-imagine songs from Edgar Winter, Etta, James, Ike & Tina Turner/Steve Marriot, Ella Fitzgerald, Lil Green, LaVern Baker, Howlin Wolf, Lucinda Williams and Waldeck. Recorded in 5 days at Studio at the Palms, Las Vegas in August 2016 they have once again recalled some familiar names in Anton Fig (Drums/Percussion), Ron Dziubla (Saxophone), Lee Thornburg (Horn Arrangements/Trumpet/Trombone) and welcomed in Reese Wynans (Keyboards), Michael Rhodes (Bass), Rob McNelley (Rhythm Guitar), Paulie Cerra (Saxophone), Mahalia Barnes (Backing Vocals), Jade Macrae (Backing Vocals) and Juanita Tippins (Backing vocals). Talking about the sessions behind Black Coffee, Seesaw, 2011s Dont Explain and 2014s Live in Amsterdam, Shirley gives some insight of what they are looking to achieve; Were trying not to dig into a playbook thats been done many times, which is the old soul classics. We try and find a different spin on it; originally, it was about trying to find some songs that people didnt know at all and bring them back to peoples attention. One such song was Give It Everything You Got, taken from 1971s Edgar Winters White Trash album. With its hard rock meets Stax infused sound, the band delivers a formidable performance. I dont think thats a song a lot of people know; its an old soul classic, but its not really one you might expect, says Shirley One of the things Jeff Beck had said to me once that I thought was so wonderful, explains Hart, was as soon as you get comfortable, and if you stay there, youre just gonna start dying as an artist. And I feel that one of the gifts that Ive got with working with Joe is that Im always uncomfortable- in a good way. Shirley adds about the band, those guys just played live and it was incredible to be in the studio when that happens. For me Im able to explore the kind of music I have always admired from afar, reveals Bonamassa. But you dont want to hear me singing Ella Fitzgerald he explained as Beth joins in. I would never do Ella Fitzgerald without being with Joe, the things I get to do with you are things I grew up always wanting to do, but never believed I could. The gospel flavoured R&B, Saved, originally performed by LaVern Baker, has been covered by Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Billy Fury, Elkie Brooks and The Band, amongst others. It is a full throttle, tongue-in-cheek moment, written from the Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Black Coffee PRD75441 For further information and/or interview requests, please contact Lee Puddefoot at Mascot Label Group: Tel +44 7905 890 669 perspective of someone who had lived a fast, loose life but is then "saved" and is now standing on a corner preaching to the passers-by. They take an altogether different mood on Soul on Fire, paying homage to Bakers first ever solo release. Sitting On Top of The World is a classic, and it has been recorded by some of the worlds most iconic artists. Lullaby of the Leaves, was originally recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, from 1964s Hello Dolly. The sultry punch of Lucinda Williams Joy has a totally irresistible groove. We have tracks like that and I love the energy, Shirley adds. Addicted is taken from the 2007 trip-hop leaning album by the Austrian trio, Waldeck, which Shirley came across whilst on holiday and shazamed it. Damn Your Eyes is taken from the Etta James 1988 comeback record, Seven Year Itch. Kansas Joe McCoys jazz-blues Why Dont You Do It Right? made its first impact on Lil Greens 1941 version, before Peggy Lee covered it a year later. They harness prime Steve Marriot on his take of Ike & Tina Turners Black Coffee. The inspiration came from his live version on the BBCs Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973. Its really predicated on the vocals, Bonamassa explains. We cant cut these tunes without Beth singing and once she starts singing, its the glue that inspires us to get the extra 10% out of the playing. If we just cut them and sang later, the magic wouldnt be there. Thats something the two of us stopped doing many years ago, agrees Hart. There was all this layering, and then its time for you to sing. Its like youre not even making music any more. Theres nothing like being able to sit there live and see Joe, seeing the drums, seeing the bass, being able to see Kevin. I can feel the vibrations, it changes the whole thing. Kevin really gets that, she continues. It works the best. In the old days, thats how they did it; bad ass singers and bad ass musicians would have a couple of hours to get a whole record done. One of the key aspects of the sessions is to push everyone as much as possible. They are always out of their comfort zone in the studio; this session especially wasnt comfortable, Shirley reveals. This isnt a summer in the grass session, just a couple of chords; this is people digging in.Everyone left feeling totally challenged, and at the end of the day, completely enthusiastic. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee Track List Extra Information 1 Give It Everything You Got 2 Damn Your Eyes 3 Black Coffee 4 Lullaby Of The Leaves 5 Why Don't You Do Right 6 Saved 7 Sitting On Top Of The World 8 Joy 9 Soul On Fire 10 Addicted 11 Baby I Love You (bonus track) Release Date 26 January Available formats 2LP+MP3 +bonus track Ltd 2LP+MP3 Red+ bonus track (limitedto 5000 copies) CD-Jewelcase Ltd CD FORMAT: CD - Version info: CD in jewelcase in box, including 2 Vinyl Record Rubber Cup Mats and an Exclusive Postcard and bonustrack Online Hart & Joe Bonamassa Black Coffee PRD75441 For further information and/or interview requests, please contact Lee Puddefoot at Mascot Label Group: Tel +44 7905 890 669 Editorial note/Not for publication: For additional information, stream links, and interview requests, please contact: Mascot Label Group Ben Hofland | Office: +31 (0)10 512 03 84 | Mascot Label Group is a 100% independent record company specialized in guitar oriented music with a focus on rock, metal and (blues) guitar. The company has offices in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Cologne, Stockholm and Rotterdam (headquarters). Artists on the roster and in the catalogue: Joe Bonamassa, Volbeat, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Ayreon, Robert Cray, Shamans Harvest, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Quinn Sullivan, Eric Gales, 10 Years, Little Hurricane, Govt Mule, Black Country Communion, Masters of Reality, Johnny Lang, Robben Ford, Walter Trout, Black Label Society, Sadus, Agent Steel, Eleven Pictures, Bootsy Collins, Monster Truck, The Rides, Warren Haynes, Flying Colors, Steve Lukather, etc. Owned labels: - Mascot Records Provogue Music Theories Recordings Cool Green Recordings - PRESS RELEASE MASCOT LABEL GROUP/PROVOGUE BETH HART RETURNS WITH A NEW STUDIO ALBUM FIRE ON THE FLOOR OUT 14 OCTOBER 2016 ON PROVOGUE Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beths latest album, Fire On The Floor (out 14 October on Provogue/Mascot Label Group): a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as pretty frickin good. But lets not forget the backstory that brought her here The Blues Magazine once dubbed Beth Hart the ultimate female rock star, and theres no doubt that her two-decade career is the ultimate thrill-ride. Born in Los Angeles, she released a fistful of hit albums through the 90s, then reignited in the post-millennium as both a solo artist and the head-turning vocalist for guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck and Slash. Extraordinary, wrote The Times of her once-a-generation voicebox, while The Guardian praised her daring, brooding and angry performances. But its in recent times that Beth has truly blossomed. In April 2015, she released Better Than Home: a critical and commercial smash that topped the iTunes Blues Chart and was crowned #4 Best Blues Album Of The Year by Mojo magazine. The release led her to fill Amsterdams Heineken Music Hall with 5,500 fans (her largest club show to date). Oh, that was so good, man, she reflects. I love Holland. Theyve been really good to me. The US has embraced her, too, packing ever-larger venues in major cities on the Better Than Home tour including Nashvilles iconic Ryman Auditorium and receiving a nomination from the American Blues Foundation in the category of Contemporary Blues Female Artist. Its unbelievable, she admits. This last tour, we were playing much bigger houses than Id ever played in the States and they were sold-out. Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, Beths rocketing UK profile has never been higher. Recent years have seen auspicious headline sets at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican (not to mention the historic Hampton Court Palace with Joe Bonamassa), and in December 2015, she chalked up another first with a spot on Jools Hollands legendary annual Hootenanny. Bringing in the New Year with a soulful take on Tell Her You Belong To Me and Nutbush City Limits alongside long-time collaborator Jeff Beck, it spoke volumes that the pairs performance rapidly became the Hootenannys most-watched clip on the BBCs official YouTube channel (even overtaking heavyweights like Tom Jones and Paul Weller). Every time Jeff performs, he just kills it, gushes Beth, who also joins the veteran guitarist for her first-ever appearance at the Hollywood Bowl this year. To me, hes the greatest ever. Just as memorable, also last December, was Beths first solo gig at Londons Union Chapel (subsequently voted by fans as the venues gig of the year). It was the most terrifying experience of my entire life, she admits. I got up there and I was so frickin scared. But then, halfway through the show, I just started to enjoy it. By the end, I felt so connected to the audience, and I really felt like they did that show with me. It was like we were all the band. Fire On The Floor is sure to build on her breakneck momentum. As the singer explains, this latest record gave her an emotional release following the bitter-sweet sessions for Better Than Home. If theres a theme that ties these twelve songs together, its a sense of escapism following the hardest of times. We were still in the mixing stages for that album and I knew I had to make another record. Making Better Than Home was so painful, because one of the producers, Michael Stevens, was dying of cancer. It was a very emotional record to write and to make. I wanted the songs for Fire On The Floor to get born real quick. Beths first call was to the acclaimed producer Oliver Leiber, who called a session at his home studio in Toluca Lake and drafted a crack studio band that included Michael Landau (guitar), Waddy Wachtel (guitar), Brian Allen (bass), Rick Marotta (drums), Jim Cox (piano), Dean Parks (acoustic guitar) and Ivan Neville (B3 and organ). Oliver rounded up some amazing musicians, nods Beth. Michael Landau and Waddy Wachtel are legends, so when I found out we had them, I just couldnt believe it. If you dont have great musicians, youre not gonna have a very good record, are you? We recorded sixteen songs in three days, continues Beth of the quickfire LA sessions, but then we spent a long time mixing. Oliver is a brutally hard-working person, but hes also incredibly sensitive and that combination works so great. Hes strong and focused, but still so vulnerable, and his heart is wide open. Im so proud of what he did on this record. PRESS RELEASE MASCOT LABEL GROUP/PROVOGUE Take a spin of Fire On The Floor and youll see exactly why. These twelve new songs run the gamut of genre, reflecting Beths eclectic teenage influences, which took in everything from gospel, soul and classical to the seismic rock of Soundgarden. As a writer, she nods, I feel really stifled if Im trying to write in the same style. I just cant do that. Growing up as a kid, I was raised all over the place stylistically, loving so many different genres. As such, youll find everything from the spring-heeled soul of Lets Get Together to the brittle rock of Fat Man. I love that song, she says of the latter. Thats actually a co-write with a wonderful songwriter named Glen Burtnik, who I started writing with when I was about 24. We wrote that seven years ago just a basic skeleton but then I got super-inspired and wrote out the lyric. It feels good to sing it. Thats whats so great about rock n roll. Its just such a fantastic way to let out your angst. Likewise, the title track: I love Fire On The Floor. Its just smouldering. I think its gonna be a fantastic piece to perform live. Its filled with passion. Its about when someone you know is so bad for you, but you cant help it. Then theres No Place Like Home. I love that song. Its about how, like, you spend a lot of time on the road, and you start to realise all the great things about being home. Kinda the opposite to the song Better Than Home. Other upbeat highlights include the salsa-tinged Baby Shot Me Down and the jazz-inflected Coca Cola, with a vocal that reminds you why Beth was recently voted as the 20th best blues singer of all-time in The Blues. Vocally, that one takes me back to a Billie Holiday kinda singing, she reflects. I love that kind of vibe, like a light, fun sexiness. By contrast, there are some songs that Beth had to wrench from the emotional depths. Picture In A Frame is a big one for me, she says. When I started writing it, I was thinking about being in love with my husband. But when I was done, I could see that I really connected it with Michael Stevens, and it was my way of saying to him, yknow, I just want you to be better. Despite all the emotionally bare moments, for Beth, this record represents a catharsis. I think Better Than Home is one of the best records Ive ever done, she says, but it was a brutal experience. Fire On The Floor has more energy and I think, overall, its just got more balls. And I think I really needed that, just to balance out that heavier mood on Better Than Home. Fire On The Floor is the album that Beth Hart needed to make. Likewise, its a record that you need to hear. Im so pleased with it, she concludes. I recently had to organise the sequence of the record, and while I was doing that, I was thinking to myself, Yknow, this is pretty frickin good! UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2016 3-Aug Belly Up Solana Beach US 2-Dec La Traverse Cleon FR 5-Aug Mammoth Festival Mammoth US 3-Dec Theatre Femina Bordeaux FR 10-Aug Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles US 5-Dec La Cooperative De Mai Clermont-Ferrand FR 7-Sep Canvon Club Agoura Hills US 7-Dec Le Pasino Aix-En-Provence FR 9-Sep Big Blues Bender Plaza Hotel & Casino Las Vegas US 8-Dec Salle De LEtoile Chateaurenard FR 10-Sep Livewire Scottsdale US 10-Dec Le Plan Ris Orangis FR 13-Sep Brady Theater Tusla US 13-Dec Olympia Paris FR 14-Sep Uptown Theatre Kansas City US 15-Dec Megarama Casablanca MA 17-Sep The Pageant St. Louis US 18-Sep Turner Ballroom Milwaukee US 2017 13-Nov The Sage Gateshead UK 6-Feb Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea III Tampa US 14-Nov O2 Academy Glasgow UK 12-May Haus Auersee Leipzig DE 17-Nov Colston Hall Bristol UK 14-May Colombiahall Berlin DE 19-Nov Solent Hall Bournemouth UK 16-May Laeiszhalle Hamburg DE 21-Nov Bridgewater Hall Manchester UK 18-May Theater am Aegi Hannover DE 23-Nov Royal Festival Hall London UK 20-May Kurhaus Baden-Baden DE 26-Nov Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam NL 22-May Capitol Offenbach Am Main DE 28-Nov Ancienne Belgique Brussels BE 24-May Historische Stadthall Wuppertal DE 30-Nov Splendid Lille FR 29-May Circus Krone Munich DE PRESS RELEASE MASCOT LABEL GROUP/PROVOGUE THE PRESS ON BETH HART Vital and life-affirming - Evening Standard Highly accomplished - Mojo She has the kind of belting blues-rock voice that could bring down light aircraft - Classic Rock Magazine Fire On The Floor Track List Extra Information CD 01. Jazzman 02. Love Gangster 03. Coca Cola 04. Lets Get Together 05. Love Is A Lie 06. Fat Man 07. Fire On The Floor 08. Woman Youve Been Dreaming Of 09. Baby Shot Me Down 10. Good Day To Cry 11. Picture In A Frame 12. No Place Like Home LP 01. Jazzman 02. Love Gangster 03. Coca Cola 04. Lets Get Together 05. Picture In A Frame 06. Fat Man 07. Fire On The Floor 08. Woman Youve Been Dreaming Of 09. Baby Shot Me Down 10. Good Day To Cry 11. Love Is A Lie 12. No Place Like Home Release Date October 14, 2016 Available formats CD, LP+MP3 and Digital Beth Hart Online PRESS RELEASE MASCOT LABEL GROUP/PROVOGUE ======================================================================================================== Editorial note/Not for publication: For additional information, stream links, and interview requests, please contact: Mascot Label Group Ben Hofland | Office: +31 (0)10 512 03 84 | Mascot Label Group is a 100% independently owned and operated record company that is a market leader in the worlds of Rock, Metal and Blues. Originally founded in 1989 in The Netherlands, MLG now operates company offices in New York City, London, Cologne, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, alongside the corporate headquarters in Rotterdam. The Mascot Label Group consists of individual imprints that include Mascot Records, Provogue Records, Music Theories Recordings and Cool Green Recordings. MLG is a label member of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). Mascot Records primarily issues Metal and Rock albums. The label introduced Volbeat to the world, releasing the band's first three studio albums and the DVD Live: Sold Out. New artists signed to Mascot Records include Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Stoneghost, Counting Days, and Shaman's Harvest. Provogue Records is the market leader in guitar loaded Blues titles and is revered for its support of artists that include Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Beth Hart, JJ Grey & Mofro and many more. Provogue Records catalog features hundreds of titles, capturing the prolific work of talent that includes e.g. Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule featuring Warren Haynes, Eric Johnson, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Music Theories Recordings continues to be a leader in the worlds of progressive and musicianship, with Flying Colors as one the highest profile band so far. Additional artists signed to the imprint include Spock's Beard, Memories of Machines, Paul Gilbert, Arjen Lucassens Guilt Machine, Teramaze, and Neal Schon. Cool Green Recordings houses artists loosely defined in the alternative and cutting edge space. Australian desert rockers Tracer, underground favorites Crippled Black Phoenix and Masters of Reality featuring Chris Goss are amongst those defining the width of Cool Green Recordings' A&R vision. Beth Hart - Press Releases.pdfBIO_Beth_Hart_&_Joe_Bonamassa_Black_Coffee_PRD75441_EN FINAL.PDF80871075-0354-4820-8f09-897ca88f46bd.pdfPR_Beth-Hart-Fire-On-The-Floor-PRD7506.pdf


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