Short story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer. For more photos, click here.
They came, they played, they conquered. “They” being the classic soft rock band, Heart, who played Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in the Grand Theater, Choctaw Casino, Durant, Okla.
Ann and Nancy Wilson have fronted this band since its inception in the 1960s. It wasn’t until the mid-1970s that they had their first hit, “Dreamboat Annie.” Since then, they have collected numerous awards and trophies for their contribution to music.
They brought in a sold-out crowd, and that included their own V.I.P.s, who not only received Meet n Greet photos with the sisters Wilson; but also got a unique grand tour across the Grand Theater stage and an up-close look at all the sound and musical equipment before the downbeat. Ann took most of the lead vocals and introductions, and Nancy took most of the front-line instrumentation. Behind them were a tight group of four other musicians.
Next Saturday, Nov. 12, will have a Nashville trio of singers, not necessarily acting as a trio, but probably taking the stage in sequence. Frankie Ballard, Randy Houser, and Craig Campbell. Go to ChoctawCasinos.com for more details.