When conceptualizing my fantasy Seattle-celebrity dinner, two seats at the table are variables, but three people are always invited: sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson (and Nancys husband, Cameron Crowe). 1976s Dreamboat Annie or 1985s self-titled album (Not a new direction, but frankly, a new band, wrote one reviewer)theyre both solid to me. Anns piercing vocals are so uniquely chilling, heaven forbid a producer should try to make her sound like Madonna, as that same reviewer wrote happened in the 80s. This September shes releasing her first solo effort, Hope & Glory, where she most definitely sounds like herself. Itll include renditions of songs like Lucinda Williams Jackson and Neil Youngs War of Man, with guests from Elton John to Rufus Wainwright.
Thu., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.