Heart – Seattle: December 12 2013

Thursday night at Benaroya Hall in Seattle was a very special show with Heart. This was a show they called “Heart and Friends Home for the Holidays”. It is always a treat to see Heart in concert, especially in their hometown. Seattle definitely loves their Heart. Both Ann and Nancy Wilson have the most beautiful and symphonic voices that have absolutely not changed since I started listening to them in the seventies.  This was a special show not just because it was Heart in their hometown during the holidays, but that the show was being filmed for broadcast on the AXS channel on Christmas Day (tune in, you will love it).

The show started out with a long set of seasonal holiday songs with them bringing some of the friends from the music business on stage to perform with them. What a mix of artists they were with Shawn Colvin, Richard Marx, Sammy Hagar and Pat Monahan from Train.

Interesting that following their set of Holiday music was an intermission…huh? I guess the venue was the place where the Seattle Symphony performs.

They came back on stage and tore it up with many of the vintage hits like Crazy on You, Kick it Out, Even it Up and starting it off with of course Barracuda. I could tell right away when they came out that they were going to open with Barracuda as Nancy had her distinctive Gibson SG, guitar she has used to play this song with every time I have seen them perform it. It’s no secret that Heart are big Zeppelin fans and they always sneak in a few Zeppelin songs into every show and this time they didn’t disappoint playing The Rain Song from the album Houses of the Holy and an absolutely mesmerizing version of Stairway to Heaven…wowwwwww!

Not sure if Heart does this every holiday, but if they do this show will definitely make it on our must see, holiday tradition list along with TSO.

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