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Ben Smith Performing Beautiful Broken With Heart at Royal Albert Hall June 2016

Check out Ben's performance with Heart on Beautiful Broken from "Heart Live at the Royal Albert Hall" recorded June 20, 2016 in London.  In addition to Beautiful Broken, Heart is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on several tracks including These Dreams, Alone, and What about Love.  You can also hear reinvented versions of Dreamboat Annie, and Magic Man, along [...]

Heart’s “Beautiful Broken” Reviewed by Something Else

(Read Full Article by Something Else) Since the 1975 release of their debut LP Steamboat Annie, Heart has forged their own path in rock history. Founders Ann and Nancy Wilson shattered gender stereotypes with their hard-charging style, earning the respect of the then male-dominated world of hard rock. More than 40 years later, they look back [...]

Ben Here! For the Love of Recording with Heart & The Ann Wilson Thing!

There's nothing like showing up at a world-famous recording studio and knowing that fun music will happen! One of the things that inspires me the most is working on good songs with talented writers, engineers, and performers.  The thrill that comes from knowing that I get to do what I love is what motivates me [...]

Man, it’s been a busy year already! (Part 1 of 2)

We started a Heart record in January which is almost mixed and finished. We did it in LA with great studios and engineers, some fun takes on deep Heart cuts and some new songs too! After several other shows in January and February, Heart took a lively and fun trip in March, 2016 through Canada [...]

Recording at Nightbird Studios in Los Angeles for The Ann Wilson Thing

I had a REALLY fun day recording "For What It's Worth" which is on The Ann Wilson Thing's upcoming release.... I flew in to Los Angeles at around 9:30am (oooo, 6am flight) to get to the fantastic Nightbird Studios in West Hollywood.  I was met by the handsome and talented Greg Crane from Yamaha drums.  [...]