4 Reasons: Heart's Ann Wilson Touring "The Ann Wilson Thing"
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:02:08
Catch the blues-rock of The Ann Wilson Thing, live. Plus hear a new song, below.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ann Wilson—yes, that Ann Wilson of Heart fame— is embarking on her first solo mini U.S. tour this fall.
She is touring as The Ann Wilson Thing. Cool name, right?
Ever since Dreamboat Annie, Ann has been performing with her equally talented sister, Nancy Wilson, as Heart, thrilling hundreds of thousands of concert fans annually. Now it is time for Ann to do something she's always dreamed of and that's stretch out as a singer performing songs that are not in her well-known, heart-shaped box.
Here are four reasons to go, as opposed to the usual three, since Ann Wilson on her own is something you do not want to miss. You want to soar to the heavens on the rocket that is her voice.
1. Ann Wilson's voice is one of the best in classic rock. She is not a diva, but she has one of the most inimitable voxes in the genre. The Ann Wilson Thing is her "passion project," so it comes from a place of love. That is good news for fans that love to hear her belt out tunes.
2. Fans that attend will enjoy and exclusive performance of solo material and select songs that she holds in high regard from other artists and writers. The unique selection of live songs, and perhaps a couple of Heart classics, will offer her supporters a truly special experience.
3. Some of the shows will have a guest performer sit in for a song. Alison Krauss will be part of the Nashville show. Wow! Unexpected.
4. "I am excited to bring the fans my renditions of some songs that I have always loved," the singer said. "This tour will allow me to play smaller venues and push my vocal boundaries." Push the boundaries? That can only lead to good things for the fans in the venues.
More shows will be announced soon.
The Ann Wilson Thing Tour Dates:
Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Oct 7 – New York, NY – City Winery
Oct 9 & 10 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage
Oct 12 & 13 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
Oct 15 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
Watch the lyric video for "Fool No More" from The Ann Wilson Thing:
The Ann Wilson Thing has us excited. How about you?!
TheAnnWilsonThing.com website is under-construction, and should be up around August 10, 2015.