Heart’s still got it

It was a blast from the past Tuesday night in Oshawa when Heart came to town.

Sure sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson are the only original members, and of course we were there for them. And like the crowd, the Wilson sisters are getting up there.Dreamboat Annie

But, wow they have a lot of hits and the girls can still kick butt.

They brought out the bread and butter ballads like These Dreams and What About Love, both showing Ann Wilson's incredible voice.

They shared with us that the acoustical Dreamboat Annie was the first song they ever performed for their parents.

And then Nancy Wilson shifted gears with the unexpected Paul McCartney hit Let Me Roll It - this one featuring Nancy on vocals as well.

They also brought out the very experimental Heaven, almost as a tribute to what was going to come. Because instead of an opening act, Heart played a set, took a break and came out with

Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and gave us a 50-minute classic feast from the grandfathers of rock and roll.

And while Jason showed his drumming powerhouse on Immigrant Song and The Ocean, a real standout for the entire band was the anthemic Kashmir. Led Zeppelin may still be contemplating a reunion of sorts, but until then we have Ann Wilson. Her voice was as strong as ever, holding notes, folding notes and obviously loving the moment in the Zep spotlight.

They finished with the classic Stairway To Heaven, which included a local choir. Unfortunately, the choir was hard to hear, but it was a nice touch.

I was 17 when their debut Dreamboat Annie was released. The fact that two girls were rocking it, was rare enough, but Ann and Nancy Wilson have proven themselves as true rock and roll stars and worthy of our loyalty.

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