This article was published on April 21st, 2011
Celebrating 35 years since their debut “Dreamboad Annie”, legendary rock band, Heart, has been out on the road promoting their latest album, “Night At Sky Church”.
Heart recently they wrapped up a 20-date cross-Canada tour at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, bringing them back to the city that gave them their start nearly 40 years ago. Ann still sings with power and edge and Nancy still struts and strums with the exuberance and energy just as she did when she first started.
The Wilson’s are proud of their ties to Vancouver, citing local events and venues of the past, and where they recorded their first hit record “Dreamboat Annie”.
New songs from the 2010 released album, “Red Velvet Car”, produced by Vancouverite, Ben Mink, compliment their hits from the past. Ben even joined Ann and Nancy on stage during their recent Vancouver stop, for a couple of the new singles adding a lush depth to the songs with his violin.
Whether it’s belting out hard rocking tracks like “Barracuda” and “Crazy On You”, a simple stripped down version of “These Dreams” or power ballad “Alone” these are classic tunes performed by the talented pros.
Over the years Heart’s sound has covered a wide range of eras and tastes; hard, electronic tinged, soft ballad, country but through it all there is the continuing knowledge that rock ties it all together and these ladies don’t look like they’ll stop rocking any time soon… thankfully!
Article and photos contributed by Jay Minter.