Ann Wilson Caught In The Act At Fallsview Casino

Concert Review
Ann Wilson
Fallsview Casino Resort
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Thursday April 5, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Ann Wilson, the voice of Heart performed at the Fallsview Casino Resort Thursday evening. With Heart currently on hiatus, Wilson has used the time to form a new band featuring Heart guitarist Craig Bartock, keyboardist Daniel Walker, drummer Denny Fongheiser and bassist Andy Stoller. The band played a selection of Heart songs as well as many covers during their 90-miniute set.

The show began with a cover of the Who’s “The Real Me” which would be the first of three Who songs played on the night. From there Wilson proceeded like she was making a batting order with the meat and potatoes of “Barracuda”, “Crazy On You” promptly followed by Heart’s top-10 smash “What About Love”. From there you would expect a letdown especially if you were told there would only be two more Heart songs played the rest of the night.

Wilson mentioned that she is in the process of completing a solo album with her new band. Two songs, “Life In The Fast Lane” (which was dedicated to the late Glenn Frey) and Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” will appear on Immortal which will be released sometime this summer. The first song was the biggest disappointment of the night while Wilson rocked the latter with authority.

Perhaps the best highlight of the night was when the band broke into “Your Move” by Yes and neatly ran it into a cover of The Black Crowes “She Talks To Angels”. Wilson and the band killed it on both songs.

Going into the show I expected to hear mostly Heart songs including a few rare songs as well as at least one Led Zeppelin cover. Despite a fans plea to hear a Zep classic, Wilson said she is choosing the song which turned out to be “Danger Zone” a song her mother used to play following a hard day being a single mom. Although I feel the show would have been better suited with the above-mentioned elements, Wilson and her band put on a heck of a show. A must see show! If this lands anywhere near your area do not miss it.

Set List
The Real Me
Crazy On You
What About Love
Fool No More
Life In The Fast Lane
A Million Miles
Your Move
She Talks To Angels
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Love, Reign O’er Me

For What It’s Worth
You Don’t Own Me

Encore 2
I Put A Spell On You
Danger Zone

About Joseph Suto

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