September 1 Nashville, Tennessee Main Stage, Public Square Park Live on The Green Music Festival
September 6 New York City, New York
Iridium Jazz Club
Be Myself Tour
September 8 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center Outlaw Music Festival Day #6
September 9 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach Theater Outlaw Music Festival Day #7
September 10 Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Stadium Outlaw Music Festival Day #8
September 12 Park City, Utah ? Material Handling & Logistics Conference (PVT Show)
September 13 Salt Lake City, Utah Red Butte Amphitheater Be Myself Tour
September 15 Chuyaoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center Outlaw Music Festival Day #9
September 16 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion Farm Aid 2017
September 17 Camden, New Jersey BB&T Pavilion Outlaw Music Festival Day #10
October 1 Morrison, Colorado Red Rock Amphitheater Laid Back Festival
October 17 San Francisco, California The Fillmore Be Myself Tour
October 21 Irvine, California Bren Center University Of California Anti-Cancer Challenge Celebration Concert w Sheryl Crow
November 19 Nashville, Tennessee Bridgestone Arena An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends




[INTERVIEW] Sheryl Crow Opens Up About What She's Learned 10 Years After Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis

"No matter how much you think you control things in life, you really don't."

By Maria Carter Country Living Magazine
17 August 2017

It's hard to imagine a star like Sheryl Crow needing to impress country radio to get her songs played, but that's apparently what happened when the nine-time Grammy Award winner released her debut country LP, Feels Like Home, four years ago. Crow paid for the genre crossover dearly, sacrificing nights away from her children to do free shows at stations in exchange for airplay in the wee hours of the morning. Her latest album, Be Myself, is a return to her '90s pop roots—a format that allows her to prioritize motherhood. "I'm raising my kids the way that my mom and dad raised me, which is [emphasizing] that family is so important and that we take care of each other," she says.




[PIC] With Lucius @ The Barn


"Loved having Lucius in the Big Green Barn earlier this week. Unbelievable singers and ladies!!"



[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Wants You To Stop Ignoring Your Family And Start Singing Karaoke

The singer-songwriter is promoting an unusual music streaming box with a feature that lets you belt out your favorites in your living room.

By John Paul Titlow

When she’s not soaking up the sun or otherwise trying to have some fun, Sheryl Crow can reliably be found in one place: at home in Nashville, where she spends her days in the studio writing new songs and by night, unwinding at home with her two kids. But compared to the house the multi-Grammy-winning, lifelong musician was raised in, Crow’s place is a world apart: It’s way quieter.

“I grew up when music was a real social experience and also with parents who played music in the house all the time. I can vividly remember Mom and Dad having people over and dancing in the living room,” Crow says. “That has sort of died.”

For many of us, the quiet isolation of home life is heightened by our addiction to connected gadgets. Crow’s kids, aged 7 and 10, aren’t yet old enough to get sucked into the mindless distraction of smartphone screens, but Crow knows that in a few years, they’ll likely feel the lure of the blue light of screens. So she’s hoping to preempt it.

The fear of an antisocial, tech-dependent generation is a common (and undoubtedly valid) one, but it also happens to be a talking point for a new product that Crow is promoting. U.K.-based startup Electric Jukebox—in which the singer-songwriter and a few other celebrities are investors—is making its U.S. debut with the ROXI, a music streaming box that connects to your TV. In addition to a Spotify-style, all-you-can-stream library of music that you can search using your voice, the ROXI offers on-screen music trivia games and, thanks to a remote that doubles as a microphone, karaoke.

“In its sneaky way, this makes music more social again,” Crow says. “It takes everybody off their phones and puts them into a participatory experience. My kids are going to totally dig it.”

The ROXI also comes with a Sound Machine feature that streams meditation-friendly sounds and slumber-inducing white noise, as well as a selection of playlists curated by Electric Jukebox investors like Crow, Robbie Williams, and Stephen Fry. But let’s be real: It’s the karaoke screen that’s going get most people excited.

Crow says that if anything, she’s afraid she’ll have trouble prying her kids away from the ROXI, especially when it’s in karaoke mode. “But that’s great,” she says. “I’ll be able to subliminally introduce them to the music that I feel are the important references.”

For U.S. consumers already committed to a service like Spotify or Apple Music, the ROXI may be a tough sell. At $52 per year (the first year is included in the $200 price of the device itself), Electric Jukebox’s streaming service is cheaper than some existing music subscriptions, but it only works on the television–a nonstarter for anybody looking to stream music from their phones or in the car. Instead of going after entrenched music subscribers, the company is hoping to entice U.S. households by marketing the somewhat odd gadget with a family-friendly appeal and a dead simple, plug-and-play ease of use in the hopes of turning uncharted demographics like baby boomers onto the concept of streaming music. If they succeed, then sure, it’s easy to imagine families (not to mention twenty-something roommates) throwing impromptu karaoke parties and playing music trivia games.

The idea that playing more music will bring families closer together is more than just hype from a startup’s marketing department. There’s some science behind it. Last year, a study commissioned by Sonos in collaboration with Apple Music and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin found that playing music out loud at home made people more intimate and affection, less irritable, more inspired, and even more enthusiastic about doing household chores.

On the flip side, the science behind what our phones are doing to the brains of the next generation is still rolling in, but the early research doesn’t look promising. For this product launch, Electric Jukebox commissioned its own independent research with an outside firm, which showed that 72% of parents are concerned that their kids are missing out on precious time spent with family because they’re glued to personal devices (for an average of 39.5 hours per week, according to the same survey).

“Even though technology is meant to keep us connected, I feel like it’s created a vast disconnect,” Crow says. “When I’m performing, I see people who are incapable of just being in a room and having a collective experience because they’re either on their phone or they’re filming it and then they’re going to Instagram it or whatever it is that they do.”

For artists like Crow, the sea of glowing phones they see from the stage isn’t likely to subside anytime soon. But at least she can get some relief at home. For now.




[PIX] The Summer Wind, came blowin' in from across the sea...

Some nice photos shared by Sheryl on the net.

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"Perfect way to say goodbye to summer. A few days on the beach with my boys between touring and school starting, and got to meet up with some of the band, too!" -Sheryl

From left: Sheryl, Jen Gunderman, her hubby Audley Freed and Joshua Grange


Shrimps and crab legs! Yummy!


Jen and Audley dancing on the beach


Joshua Grange's feet





[NEWS] Pegasystems Announces Results from SU2C Fundraising Drive with Sheryl Crow

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced the results of its joint fundraising efforts with music icon and cancer survivor Sheryl Crow. This effort raised more than $270,000 for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to accelerating the pace of groundbreaking cancer research to get new therapies and treatments to patients quickly and save lives now.

The fundraising drive took place during PegaWorld 2017, Pega’s annual conference in Las Vegas from June 4-7, with the help of Ms. Crow, who performed during PegaWorld and helped promote the initiative. All donations raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by Pega and the Trefler Foundation.

Cancer claims millions of lives every year and impacts even more. As the number of new cases is expected to rise by approximately 70 percent over the next two decades, initiatives like SU2C are critical in working toward a world with more long-term survivors. SU2C has brought together more than 1,200 scientists from 144 institutions to fund 20 “Dream Teams” and seven translational research teams. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched, or completed more than 170 clinical trials.

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“As cancer continues to devastate our communities, speed is of the essence in the uphill battle against this vicious disease,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “We’re proud to have the chance to support an initiative making such strides in bringing innovative treatments to patients as rapidly as possible and look forward to witnessing the groundbreaking work that Stand Up To Cancer will continue in the future.”

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation to support Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative cancer research,” said Lisa Paulsen, Stand Up To Cancer co-founder. “Each dollar counts as we work toward turning every patient diagnosed with cancer into a long-term survivor, and we thank Pega and Sheryl Crow for their fundraising efforts.”

“I’d like to thank everyone in the Pega community and beyond that contributed to this important initiative,” said Sheryl Crow. “Organizations like Stand Up To Cancer are closing the gap to a cure and quickly putting treatment in the hands of those most in need.”

About Pegasystems
Pegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on its unified Pega® Platform – empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 30-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and BPM, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results. For more information on Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) visit





[VIDEO] "Be Myself" - Live @ Conan

(Note: this performance was aired yesterday but taped 2 months ago (on wednesday, June 7th. See also HERE)



[INTERVIEW] Backspin: Sheryl Crow Talks Cancer Battle, Music Business Battles, and ‘Being Herself’ at Age 55

By Lyndsey Parker
Yahoo Music
August 1, 2017

It has been almost a decade since Sheryl Crow released Detours, which she recorded shortly after she very publicly split with cyclist Lance Armstrong and completed breast cancer treatment. But the album — and particularly one track, “Make It Go Away (Radiation Song),” with its crushing lyrics like “I crawl into my circumstance/Lay on the table/Begging for another chance/I was a good girl/I can’t understand” — still resonates with her fellow cancer survivors.