Music Existence Review
Now that Heart’s big ticket commercial days have passed thanks to changing tastes, the demands on Ann Wilson’s time aren’t as great as before. This has allowed the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary singer/songwriter the opportunity to explore avenues perhaps not open to her during the band’s commercial heyday. One expression of these alternate avenues is her releases under The Ann Wilson Thing banner. The second of these, Focus #2, picks up where the first left off, in some respects. Wilson uses these brief releases, seemingly, as a way of promoting her continued growth and work as a songwriting while paying creative tribute to artists that shaped her into the performer she is today. On the latest our song EP, Ann Wilson bravely goes after Jimi Hendrix and Peter Gabriel with outstanding imagination and more than a little passion while providing longtime admirers with two exceptional original compositions co-written with her guitarist Craig Bartok.