Ann Wilson Of Heart Does Her Own Thing at WHBPAC
Mar 15, 2016 10:38 AM
By Brendan J. O'Reilly
After more than four decades fronting the rock band Heart with her sister, Nancy, singer Ann Wilson decided that she should do her own thing.
Ms. Wilson continues to perform internationally with Heart, playing their hits such as “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You” to sold-out venues, but now in between Heart tours she goes on the road under the banner of The Ann Wilson Thing.
She did seven shows when The Ann Wilson Thing debuted in 2015. “People really got off on it, and we got incredible reviews,” Ms. Wilson said during an interview last week.
She plans to do triple the number of shows in 2016. When she comes to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 25, it will be just the second stop of the tour.
Ms. Wilson, 65, explained that her 40-plus years with Heart have offered great money, a huge fan base and assured gigs. She was ready for something different. “I want to live on the edge,” she said. “I want to do something a little risky.”