By Bill Anderson
12 • vermont life vermontlife.com
St. Johnsbury Academy
Gifted with an electrifying voice, blues artist Beth Hart sings in an achingly old-school, real-life, Janis Joplin kind
of way, informed by personal struggles that
include a stint in jail for drug use. Vastly
underappreciated in America, she has nonetheless built a devoted following in Europe and
performed with some of the biggest names in
blues, including Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa.
Her spine-tingling rendition of “I’d Rather
Go Blind,” performed with the president and
first lady Michelle Obama in attendance,
brought the house down at the Kennedy
Center Honors for Buddy Guy in 2012.
7 p.m., $54, catamountarts.org