An afternoon of conversation with Nancy Wilson & Liv Warfield

BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine present:

An afternoon of conversation with Nancy Wilson & Liv Warfield

Mon, September 11, 2017

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY


Tickets at the Door

$20 Food/Drink Minimum

Nancy Wilson & Liv Warfield
Nancy Wilson & Liv Warfield
Join us for a unique opportunity to be part of the studio audience at this intimate conversation with legendary Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson and powerhouse R&B vocalist Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale! We’ll discuss their new album, First Things First, plus career highlights and insights. Featuring a long-form interview, an opportunity for audience questions, and a meet and greet.

Nancy Wilson & Liv Warfield will be interviewed by noted journalist and editor Laura B. Whitmore. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World magazine.

About Nancy Wilson, Liv Warfield and Roadcase Royale:

Great music often stems from the most unlikely of partnerships, and this is certainly true of Roadcase Royale. On their debut album, First Things First, the band, led by legendary Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson and powerhouse R&B vocalist Liv Warfield, a former member of Prince’s New Power Generation, conjure an explosive and affecting rock-and-soul sound that nods to each musician’s particular musical past while also looking ahead to explore bold sonic frontiers.

From the laid back groove and liquid guitar chording of opener “Get Loud” to the pile-driving heavy blues riffing of “Not Giving Up,” the sultry—and slightly Stones-y—love letter “Cover Each Other” to the hushed, hymn-like inspirational closer “Never Say Die,” First Things First draws from a deep and diverse well of styles and sentiments to create something fresh and unique. “It’s been such an exciting and creative experience, and so effortless,” Wilson says of playing with Roadcase Royale. “With this band, it feels like the first time all over again, just because of the enthusiasm and energy we share when we get together.”

The roots of Roadcase Royale stretch back to 2015, when Heart had two shows scheduled at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. “We were looking for an opener,” Wilson recalls, “and we just happened to see Liv performing on [Late Night With] Jimmy Fallon, and singing a song called ‘Why Do You Lie?’ Her energy, her power, her presence, it was so overwhelming. It was like, ‘Oh my God…’ ” Heart invited Warfield and her guitarist Ryan Waters—another protégé of Prince—to play the two dates at the Hollywood Bowl, and the seeds of Roadcase Royale were planted. “I ended up talking with Nancy and we just connected really quickly,” Warfield says. “Like, seriously, from hello. And that’s how this whole door opened.”

As for how they felt about bringing their two disparate musical backgrounds together, Wilson laughs. “It’s funny—when Liv and I first started having conversations about doing this she was like, ‘I wanna rock! I’ve always wanted to rock more!’ And I said, ‘Well, I’ve always had the obligation to rock. I’d love to do some R&B.’ And so it was an obvious thing to meld our styles together. And it’s a very natural combination.”

In addition to Wilson, Warfield and Waters, Roadcase Royale is rounded out by three current members of Heart—keyboardist Chris Joyner, bassist and main producer (along with the rest of the band) on First Things First, Dan Rothchild, and drummer Ben Smith.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016