On Ann Wilson‘s birthday in 2007, here was a present from her : a highly personal solo album of carefully chosen covers, Hope and Glory,  at a time when US wars were raging in two separate countries with no end in sight. And the “A” guest list of performers with whom Ann sang duets  included no less than Elton John, k.d.lang, Alison Krauss, Wynonna Judd, even sister from Heart, Nancy Wilson. Always one of my favorite conversationalists, you will hear in my rock musician interview that Ann Wilson is intentional, whether choosing which classic songs to cover like “Darkness, Darkness” and “Where to Now, St. Peter?“, or which socio-political issues to champion. – Redbeard