Photo Credit: Criss Cain

On Wednesday night, Warren Haynes surprised guests at Ann Wilson’s midweek concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. The lead singer-songwriter for the Seattle rock sensations Heart brought her Fierce Bliss tour upstate after performing at New York’s Sony Hall, the night before taking the stage for her unannounced collaboration with the Gov’t Mule frontman. 

Wednesday night got underway with Wilson and her band working through parts of Heart’s archive, which included takes on 1980’s “Even It Up” before dipping a few years back to 1977 on “Love Alive,” followed by an even early cut on “Magic Man.” The musician also sprinkled numbers off her recently shared Fierce Bliss LP, the tour’s namesake. 

The single-set show continued with covers of Jeff Buckley’s “Forget Her” and The Who’s “Love, Reign O’er Me” before returning to Heart’s repertoire on “Crazy on You.” Next, the songstress lent her talent to Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts…,” before bringing out the night’s special guest. 

At the halfway point of the midweek show, a local resident and previous collaborator of Wilson’s made his way onto the fabled stage. Haynes arrived just in time to assist the Robin Trower standard “Bridge of Sighs,” applying diverse and explorative solos to the number. Previously in 2017, Wilson joined Gov’t Mule during the latter half of their Lockn’ set, which included a take on Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” which was also performed on Wednesday night with accompaniment by Haynes as the final tune of the duo’s on-stage collaboration. 

Watch a fan-shot clip of Haynes and Wilson at the Capitol Theatre below. 

Ann Wilson 

Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, N.Y. 

July 27, 2022 

Set: Even It Up, Black Wing, Love Alive, Magic Man, Greed, Forget Her, Love, Reign O’er Me, Crazy You, The Revolution Starts…, Bridge of Sighs*, Love of My Life, Rain of Hell, Barracuda, Straight On, Going to California, Immigrant Song*, Black Dog 


* With Warren Haynes