On January 26, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa will release a new collaborative album called Black Coffee under the Hart and Bonamassa name. The LP, the duo’s first together since their Grammy-nominated 2013 record Seesaw, finds them tackling some soulful songs originally written by other artists.
They previewed the set with an in-studio video for a blisteringly bluesy song called “Black Coffee”:
The album was recorded over a five-day span in Las Vegas in August 2016, and finds Hart and Bonamassa working alongside Anton Fig (drums/percussion), Ron Dziubla (saxophone), Lee Thornburg (horns), Reese Wynans (keys), Michael Rhodes (bass), Rob McNelley (rhythm guitar), Paulie Cerra (saxophone), Mahalia Barnes (backing vocals), Jade Macrae (backing vocals) and Juanita Tippins (backing vocals).
On Black Coffee, Hart and Bonamassa reimagine songs made famous by Edgar Winter, Etta, James, Ike & Tina Turner/Steve Marriot, Ella Fitzgerald, Lil’ Green, LaVern Baker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lucinda Williams and Waldeck.
Fans can download the title track at Hart and Bonamassa’s official site — where pre-orders are also available.