Bad Woman Blues – Beth Hart (english documentary) | 2023 | Rockpalast
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‘Bad Woman Blues’ is an insightful documentary on powerhouse singer Beth Hart, made by filmmaker Oliver Schwabe. You can watch it via YouTube here.
The film was made for the German TV show Rockpalast and broadcast in November, but it is now available to watch via YouTube HERE. ‘Bad Woman Blues’ follows the incredible story of singer-songwriter Beth Hart. It celebrates the music and voice of a woman who enriches rock and blues with feeling, authenticity, and honesty.
For Hart, there is no separation between art and life. On the contrary, one cannot exist without the other. Fearlessly honest, Beth Hart uses music to harness her most difficult moments, taking back control and using it to create something breathtaking and powerful.
The story takes us from her beginnings as a teenager playing clubs via a national T.V. show to busking on the streets of L.A. She talks about her experiences with alcohol, drugs, and her mental health and looks into her youth and early adulthood. These experiences pulsate through her mind and body and pierce into her music, making each concert emotional, empowering, and unique – an almost spiritual experience – both for the audience and herself.
Her long-time manager, David Wolff, and guitar hero Slash talk about the exceptional artist, whose fan base has been growing steadily for over 30 years. Beth Hart’s extraordinary career shows it’s worth staying true to yourself, trusting your talent, and not following every trend. She is an artist who knows how to navigate a multitude of styles while expressing herself emotionally and stirringly in her exceptional songwriting.
Oliver Schwabe’s film pulls back the curtain and follows Hart on the tour bus, doing yoga on stage before the sound check and backstage shortly before her performances, from large halls to an intimate bar on the beach in Los Angeles. She reflects on how she works, her setbacks, playing by her own rules and her journey to this moment right now.
And here we are, the Grammy-nominated Hart, recognized as one of her generation’s most talented voices, has played by her own rules. She has sold out multiple tours worldwide, including performances at historic venues such as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. She’s topped the Billboard Blues charts six times, gone double platinum and had a string of Top 10 charting albums across Europe.
‘Bad Woman Blues’ offers a never-before-seen insight into one of modern music’s most inspiring and empowering artists.