Nancy Wilson


Heart’s Nancy Wilson joins Maggie for this episode of Salute the Songbird to talk about carving out a place for women in rock music, how dramatic changes in the music industry affected her career over the years, and how she worked through the challenges of life on the road. Nancy tells Maggie about taking time away from music to start a family, the creative energy she’s found while being a home during the pandemic, and how she got that iconic, inimitable guitar sound on “Barracuda”.

At the end of the episode, you’ll hear Nancy perform a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising” from her new solo album.

Nancy Wilson is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of rock n roll. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 10, Nancy leads the multi-platinum rock group Heart along with her sister Ann. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player and as gifted lead vocalist. As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon, including “Magic Man”, “Crazy on You”, “Barracuda”, and “Straight On”.

Salute the Songbird is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted by Maggie Rose. Produced by Austin Marshall, Maggie Rose, Kirsten Cluthe and Brad Stratton. Music by Maggie Rose. Show logo by Premier Music Group.


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