Heart to Heart: An interview with Nancy Wilson
by Gregg Shapiro
Almost 35 years after the release of their classic debut album Dreamboat Annie, the Wilson sisters (Ann and Nancy) of Heart show no signs of slowing down. Their new album, Red Velvet Car (Legacy), follows not only their previous studio recording, 2004's Jupiter's Darling, but also Ann's first-ever solo release, 2007's Hope & Glory (on which she performed duets with Rufus Wainwright and Sir Elton John, among others). The good news is that the timeless Red Velvet Car has everything Heart fans have come to expect from the band, including razor-sharp rockers and mellow acoustic tracks. I spoke with Nancy shortly before the release of the disc.