Another CD which I recently picked up was Ann Wilson’s first-ever solo effort ‘Hope & Glory,’ from Zoë/ Rounder Records. Produced by Ben Mink, Hope & Glory features appearances from such artists as Elton John, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright, Ann’s sister Nancy Wilson and others on unique renditions of songs made famous by Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young and more. In these two videos, Ann Wilson performs unique covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant song” (Track 5) and Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Blue Sky” (Track 1).
Just discovered this debut solo album by Texan, New Yorker, country rocker rebel Ron Rutherford on Last.fm recently entitled, Lone Wolf (Rarestar Records, 2006). He’s a singer songwriter reminiscent of Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Whitley; and the music is somewhere between that of Loggins & Messina and Poco. Give the album a listen here. My favourite tracks were “Freak Flag” and “Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye”.