Heart’s “Beautiful Broken” Reviewed by Something Else

(Read Full Article by Something Else) Since the 1975 release of their debut LP Steamboat Annie, Heart has forged their own path in rock history. Founders Ann and Nancy Wilson shattered gender stereotypes with their hard-charging style, earning the respect of the then male-dominated world of hard rock. More than 40 years later, they look back [...]

Ben Here! For The Love of Starting a Tour! (Part 1 of 2)

Today I had the opportunity to see lots of old friends from the road.  The touring electricians and lighting people, the audio team, our backline techs, production and tour managers, musicians, truck and bus drivers, and local production and stage people here in Detroit.  Our Rock Hall Free For All tour with Heart, Joan Jett [...]

Ben Here: For the Love of Music

Musicians love to perform. For us, trading musical energy between the musicians sharing it with the crowd is how we express so many of our emotions. Anytime I have the opportunity to play a show, whether is a big place to play with Heart, or a smaller one, I'm so grateful to get to fill my heart with [...]

From the Drummer’s Nest – The Ann Wilson Thing

Our next foray into TAWT shows is coming right up, with an Arizona/California run that will be a blast! For me, the big take-away of playing with The Ann Wilson Thing is not only the opportunity to perform with Ann Wilson, a world-class vocal artist fronting the band and making it all happen, but also how fun [...]

The Ann Wilson Thing Featured in the Capital Gazette

The Ann Wilson Thing Seattle Showbox 2015 Photo by Anna Knowlden Friel Maybe you've wondered if rock stars ever tire of playing the same songs thousands of times over. In a recent article for Rolling Stone magazine Beach Boy Mike Love estimated that he'd sung "Fun, Fun, Fun" close to 6,000 times. One [...]

2016-10-18T19:26:40-07:00April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Ann Wilson, Ben Smith, Media Room, TAWT, The Ann Wilson Thing|Tags: , |

The Ann Wilson Thing to be Broadcast LIVE TONIGHT at City Winery in Nashville!

Tonight I have the good fortune to play music with three singer/musicians who are some of the bestest ever!! Join us for a live stream of The Ann Wilson Thing show at City Winery, our regularly scheduled program will be augmented by Alison Krauss and Emmy Lou Harris. Some surprise songs and hilarity await! It's [...]

2015-10-15T01:06:29-07:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Ann Wilson, Ben Smith, Concert, Performance, TAWT, The Ann Wilson Thing|