An artist like Ann Wilson really does not need an introduction if you have been listening to music from the mid seventies to present day. The lead singer of Heart and the author of solo albums and side projects, this hall of fame diva has made her mark.
With the September 18th digital release of The Ann Wilson Thing EP and the fast approaching October 9th official release, there is a buzz in the world of rock. I have always been a big fan of Heart and the amazing talents of this lady. She has not lost a thing in the vocal department.
One listen "Fool No More" tells the story. Her distinctive vocal style, powerful and emotional delivery make the track come alive. But then again that is what I would expect from Ms. Wilson.
Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
More About The Release On Rounder Records:
September 16, 2015—Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ann Wilson is set to release her first solo EP, The Ann Wilson Thing, on Rounder Records. Featured tracks on the EP include “Fool No More,” which was written by Wilson and described by her as “a heavy blues song about bad love and the fleeting of time” and “For What It’s Worth,” described by Wilson as “a melding of some timeless lyrics with meat, hair and teeth.” The Ann Wilson Thing will be released digitally on September 18 and in stores October 9. Wilson previously announced her first solo mini tour kicking off September 21 in Solana Beach, CA. Additional dates include The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on October 6 and a second show at City Winery in New York on October 7.
Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris with be sitting in with Wilson at her Nashville City Winery date on October 15 and Jon Batiste, the band leader of the Colbert show, will join Ann for a song at the New York City Winery show. In addition, Wilson’s Old Saybrook, CT show at the Katharine Hepburn Theater will be filmed by Connecticut PBS as part of their new “Katharine Hepburn Series” and will air on PBS in February. As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing and with this intimate tour, she prepares to blow away her fans with up, close and personal, raw performances of blues and rock songs. The Ann Wilson Thing won’t replace Heart but it will be a new experience for existing Heart fans, as well as for new fans who will love these songs.
The Ann Wilson Thing Tour Dates: Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Oct 6 – Old Saybrook, CT – The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Oct 7 – New York, NY – City Winery (two shows) Oct 9 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage Oct 10 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage Oct 12 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap Oct 13 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap Oct 15 – Nashville, TN – City Winery Nov 23 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Nov 24 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s (two shows).