July 17, 2005
Just got home from a Heart concert...
IT WAS INCREDIBLE - THEY KICKED ASS, THE FIRST LADIES OF ROCK N ROLL!
Heart has always been a special band to me for many reasons. First and foremost, they are very talented...but it goes deeper. Ann and Nancy are sisters, they have class, they used their talent not their good looks to become successful. Yes, if you know the whole story there is some poignancy involved with issues relating to Ann gaining weight...I'll save that rant for my other blog.
Back to the concert: They are known for doing great covers of Zeppelin. They opened with one and did two more during the encore. They played every big hit they've ever had plus a few really great songs I had never heard (but will be downloading today).
Nancy is an incredible guitar player, she also plays the mandolin. I LOVED the way she moves when she plays. Ann's voice is enchanting and she also plays guitar and flute.
These ladies are in their late 40's/early 50's and they still perform with the energy and passion they had in their 20's. I was impressed, entertained and have a whole new respect for these true rock n rollers (can't say that about too many female performers...Unfortunately)