Since the music of Heart was a strong influence in the early years of my love affair with what we now call “classic rock,” I’m always interested to hear news about what the Wilson sisters are up to these days.
On September 11, Ann Wilson’s new solo album, Hope & Glory, will be released. The date for the release is one few of us will ever forget and is certainly no accident, given the new album’s main message.
In a recent, short interview, Ann Wilson talks about her decision to finally do a solo album and thinks of it more as an artistic endeavor than something career-related.
It’s interesting that all the tracks on the new album, save one, are covers.
Wilson has done well recruiting some very big names that have contributed to the album. Among them, her sister Nancy, Elton John, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss and Rufus Wainwright.
Stay tuned for a review of Hope & Glory in the next few days.