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Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa: Seesaw Review

Seesaw, a collaboration between guitar hero Joe Bonamassa and powerhouse vocalist Beth Hart, showcases Joe’s versatile style and takes a glimpse at his inner soul man. Taking the trumpet to center stage, Joe and Beth give a jazzy performance, with funky blues riffs and blaring horns to boot. Hart’s vocals recall an early Tina Turner, a powerful homage to the roots of soul. From hard rock to soul, Bonamassa has proven he can do it all. But his efforts on Seesaw could not be realized without the gritty howl of Beth Hart.

From power ballads to edgy growls, the album is sure to please fans of soul and blues alike. The duo even delve into a bit of a country vibe on “Can’t Let You Go.” This track has a toe-tapping rhythm driven by drumbeat and hand claps. On “Nutbush City Limits” we hear Hart’s gritty roar, with swinging horns and backing vocals. “Rhymes” has a soulful shake, the brass section giving it gusto. Beth and Joe slow it down for some powerful ballads, including “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know.” Joe’s guitar wails on “Miss Lady,” as keys and horns accompany.

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa have come together to create a compelling retrospective on some old school rock’n soul. Their talents do well to compliment one another, as if they could do any wrong. Hart’s range is exemplified on the album, as Joe’s guitar dances hand in hand.

The Review: 8/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Nutbush City Limits
– I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
– Can’t Let You Go
– Miss Lady
– Rhymes
– Seesaw

The Big Hit

– Can’t Let You Go

Review by Don Tice

Buy the album: Amazon | iTunes

4 thoughts on “Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa: Seesaw Review

  • May 21, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Great review and I am looking forward to this release!Only an 8?

  • May 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Strange Fruit is haunting. Gives me chills.
    I can’t get enough of this album.

  • May 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Love this album. Great follow up to the first which was equally as good. Cant wait for the 3rd one ;-]

  • May 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Can’t wait for a joint US Tour….. Saw Beth at the Blockley and Joe B at the Beacon , BOTH SHOWS WERE AMAZIMG !!!!…. their US audience deserve to see this amazing duet LIVE in the U.S.A. !!!!!


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