Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2015 — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee 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,” described by Wilson as “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 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 Ann for a song at the New York City Winery show.
In addition, Wilson’s Hartford, CT show at the Kate 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.
The Ann Wilson Thing Tour Dates:
Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Oct 6 – Hartford, CT – The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Oct 7 – New York, NY – City Winery (two shows)
Oct 9 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage
Oct 10 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage
Oct 12 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
Oct 13 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
Oct 15 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
Nov 23 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
Nov 24 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s (two shows)
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