Heart lead singer 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,” which Wilson says is “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 Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Hartford, CT, 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 her for a song at the New York City Winery show.
In addition, Wilson’s Hartford, CT, show at the Katherin Hepburn Theater will be filmed by Connecticut PBS as part of their new “Kate 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.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct. 6 - The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center - Hartford, CT
Oct. 7 - City Winery (two shows) - New York, NY
Oct. 9 - Rams Head on Stage - Annapolis, MD
Oct. 10 - Rams Head on Stage - Annapolis, MD
Oct. 12 - The Barns at Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA
Oct. 13 - The Barns at Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA
Oct. 15 - City Winery - Nashville, TN
Nov. 23 - Yoshi’s - Oakland, CA
Nov. 24 - Yoshi’s - Oakland, CA (two shows)