Date: February 09, 2018
Place: Emerald Queen Casino
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1973, her younger sister Nancy joined Heart, and the band moved to Canada. Heart recorded their first album Dreamboat Annie in Vancouver in 1975; it was released in the United States in 1976, with “Crazy on You” hitting number 35 on the US charts. In 1977, Little Queen was released, and in 1978, Dog & Butterfly. In 1992, Wilson appeared on Alice in Chains‘ EP Sap; she sang on “Brother”, “Am I Inside” and “Love Song”. In 1993, Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley contributed to vocals on “Ring Them Bells”, a Bob Dylan cover from Heart’s album Desire Walks On. In addition, Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez and touring guitarist Scott Olson appeared on Heart’s 2003 release Alive in Seattle.
The Wilson sisters started a recording studio, Bad Animals, in Seattle in the mid-1990s. They formed a side band, The Lovemongers, which performed “The Battle of Evermore” on the 1992 soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe (Nancy’s then husband) movie Singles, and later released a four-song EP. The Lovemongers’ debut album Whirlygig was released in 1997.
Wilson joined producer Alan Parsons in the 2001 live tribute tour to Beatles music called A Walk Down Abbey Road.
In 2006, Wilson began recording her first solo album, Hope & Glory, produced by Ben Mink, and released by the Rounder (Zoe) Music Group on September 11, 2007. Hope & Glory features guest appearances from Elton John, k.d. lang, Alison Krauss, Gretchen Wilson, Shawn Colvin, Rufus Wainwright, Wynonna Judd, and Deana Carter. Nancy also contributed. Three singles were released from the project, “Little Problems, Little Lies”, “Isolation”, and “Immigrant Song”. That same year, Ann and Nancy were on stage for a series of concerts in Las Vegas.
The Hope & Glory version of Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song” which is available on Wilson’s official MySpace page charted as “the No. 9 most podcasted song of 2007″ on the PMC Top10′s annual countdown.
On November 22, 2012, Wilson sang an original arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner“, accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, at the beginning of the Thanksgiving Day football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Composer Gary Fry created the arrangement specifically for its premiere performance by Wilson and the DSO.
On July 13, 2015, Wilson announced a solo tour, The Ann Wilson Thing, which began on September 21. She released her first EP, The Ann Wilson Thing! – #1, digitally on September 18.
On July 22, 2016, Wilson announced the release of the second EP from The Ann Wilson Thing!. The EP is titled ‘focus’, and Wilson will play a Florida minitour in September 2016 as The Ann Wilson Thing! in support of this release.
On October 12, 2017, Ann’s first feature film, ‘ann wilson / in focus’ was released. It features an intimate interview conducted in Ann’s home by Criss Cain along with twenty complete live song performances from the ‘Ann Wilson of Heart’ tour stop in Wilmington, North Carolina on March 21, 2017. The director’s cut is now streaming via the ‘Ann Wilson of Heart’ YouTube channel.