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Ann Wilson Rocked Out with Hit Songs at the Wellmont Theater

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A hard rain did fall but that did not prevent Ann Wilson best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the band Heart from rocking out at the Wellmont Theater on August 18th. The Montclair stop on her 20-date solo tour did not disappoint fans who came out despite the stormy night.

 

Wilson took the stage starting out the evening with the well known "Barracuda" from 1977, and continued throughout the night to intersperse Heart songs, music from her solo projects, and also covers that have influenced her over the years.

 

Wilson alluded to the power of music, encouraged the audience to be truly present and offered a performance that was met with much applause.

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Know for being outspoken, Wilson did not disappoint. She commented on the state of the world with an analogy to an addict’s journey to  recovery. Wilson said, “As an addict I know that you don’t make a change until you really hit rock bottom, until you can talk about it out loud and admit there is a serious issue.”

 

Pausing to receive applause , she added, “That’s why if we are going to look at the bright side of the way things are we gotta think of it that way… at least we are talking, not living in some kind of illusion.”

 

Her setlist was chalk full of uplifting lyrics. She discouraged the audience from viewing the world as us and them saying “It’s gotta be us, us, us.” She then sang Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up.”

 

The songs and lyrics selected made the concert more like a storytelling performance.

 

More at https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/ann-wilson-heart/

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