By: Matt Mulcahy
The distinctive raspy alto of Stevie Nicks soared through the hall as she led her two back up vocalists in a tightly harmonized second encore of "Love is..." This poetically crafted question and answer lyric was the only one of the evening where her adoring fans did not join her in singing. That's because she had never before performed the song live. She explained to the audience as their applause faded how she wrote it in 1995. A couple of arrangements have made her recordings, but recently digging through her personal archives brought her back to this pealed back version. The piano, two singers and Stevie.