Beth Hart reflects on being back on tour in this promo for NJ PBS’s Soundcheck episode, hosted by Jen Eckert.


Singer-songwriter Beth Hart will be featured in the next episode of NJ PBS’s new music series Soundcheck, airing Tuesday, June 14 at 9:30 p.m. on NJ PBS (check local listings).  This pilot series, recorded at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, brings viewers behind–the–scenes with artists and collaborators for a fresh look at music. It is hosted by Jen Eckert, a Jersey native and seasoned series producer whose portfolio includes programs for CNN, Fuse and two current NJ PBS series, Chat Box with David Cruz and Reporters Roundtable.

Hart brings her raw, blues sound to the stage and iconic guitarist Slash discusses their collaboration. Her performance includes original songs and diverse covers from Led Zeppelin to Etta James. Watch a trailer here.

Previously, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro took center stage in the series’ premiere episode, with insight from collaborators Kenny Loggins and Jimmy Buffett.  Watch the full program here.

“What we are trying to do with Soundcheck is give a 360-degree view of artists, going on and beyond the stage, seeing them through the eyes of those with whom they perform,” said Eckert, who also serves as series producer. “It is a unique perspective that amplifies the layers of talent it takes to create music.”

Soundcheck is a smart and heartfelt music series,” said Joe Lee, NJ PBS general manager and executive producer of the series. “It digs deep into the experience of making music and offers up firsthand insight from some of the greatest musicians of our time.  We hope it will spark passion in our audience and inspire continued support to keep it going.”

Viewers can enjoy more behind the scenes moments from the series on the NJ PBS YouTube channel and on

Soundcheck is a production of iMaggination, Inc. and NJ PBS. Sponsorships for the series are available through Steve Priolo at