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Ann Wilson has extended her in-progress and acclaimed ANN WILSON OF HEART tour with a date at City National Grove of Anaheim on July 2.
“Expect to see some Heart songs, amazing covers, and new songs that I’ve written,” said Ann recently in an interview with WHAT’S UP? MAGAZINE (Maryland). “They’ll see things that really influenced me and they’ll see me stretching out as a singer and improving, hopefully.” She went on to explain her song selections for the tour to OFFBEAT (Louisiana): “I just stretch out, try stuff…Cool lyrics. Tender, human lyrics. Meaningful for the times…It’s cool to find some things that really represent how I feel now.”
Musicians on board for the ANN WILSON OF HEART tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990’s for two years) from Los Angeles; and Dan Walker on keys.
Ann’s musical gifts are legendary. Throughout her career, she 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 more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing. Her voice is considered to be among the best ever, with its vast range, amazing power and sheer musicality. It has inspired legions of great singers, across every genre of music.