Review: ANN WILSON – Fantasy Springs Event Ctr., Indio, CA. – 5/19/17
For over 40 years Ann Wilson has been the powerhouse vocalist behind the two Wilson sisters, collectively known as Heart. An iconic duo who in 2013 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But now Ann has decided to step out of the “Heart” role and do things a bit differently. She’s taking to the stage without her sister and she’s mixing things up.
The first time I saw Ann perform was of course with Heart back in 1978. As a young female I was very drawn to her powerful voice and strong presence that stood center stage. I was instantly a fan and have been ever since.
For the first time last Saturday I had the pleasure of seeing Ann out on her own, and I was very pleasantly surprised. With a set of seasoned musicians backing her I knew before the show even started that it was going to be a great concert. Walking in to the venue I was immediately drawn towards the stage. With no curtain you could easily see the stage was set for simplicity. Doused in a sultry red light along with several well place candles and beautiful wild flowers lining the edge of the stage. Very fitting for this veteran performer who doesn’t need a lot of fancy lights and gadgets to deliver an amazing performance.