Saturday, June 08, 2013

Beth Hart & Jeff Beck perform "I'd Rather Go Blind" at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 for Blues Legend Buddy Guy

Jeff Beck has been one of Beth Hart’s most ardent supporters for years and asked her to sing with him at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors held in December 2012. They performed the Etta James classic “I’d Rather Go Blind” as part of a musical tribute to honour the blues legend, Buddy Guy. The recording speaks for itself. In fact, Beth's rendition of the song is indescribable.

This video from the concert is one of the greatest recordings of a female vocalist singing live I have experienced. The rapport between Beth, Jeff, the band, and the audience is close, immediate and emotional. If it doesn't bring a tear to your eye I would be surprised.