Friday, October 26, 2012

Music T Friday: Ya Gotta Have ...


to be...


Sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson have been making incredible, indelible music for a long time as the band "Heart" and when I saw them in 2010 at the Orpheum in Vancouver (a city they credit with fostering much of their success) it was clear that their fans had never considered their hiatus anything but a temporary absence. Their music and stage presence continue to draw crowds eager for new and classic songs featuring Ann's signature vocals and Nancy's impressive guitar skillz. 2010's Red Velvet Car was a return to the soul of Heart (o_O ... hrm... ) - music that reaches out to their listeners and sticks with them long after the song has ended. They are an act that eschews drama and scandal, choosing to focus their public lives on creating quality music that evolves and grows the way true art always does. They are women who staked claim on the boys' own territory of rock 'n' roll of the '70s and carved out a throne all their own. When I talk Heart with friends and fellow music fans, it's always about the music, the craft, the amazing talent the Wilson sisters exhibit and how wonderful it is to know that there are musicians who can live their lives with purpose, branching out all the time with daring, knowing that their roots are firmly anchored in their art, their relationship, and their public. It's a positive story in an industry filled with cautionary tales.

So, from my archived videos from that concert in 2010, one of my favourite songs sung by the phenomenal Ann Wilson. Happy Friday, everyone!