June 3 Nashville, Tennessee
Cheekwood Mansion
55th Swan Ball (charity event)
June 5 Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden Arena
PEGAWORLD 2017 - Private Concert
June 6 San Diego, California
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Be Myself Tour
June 7 Los Angeles, California
GRAMMY Museum
Be Myself Tour
June 8 Los Angeles, California
Greek Theater
Be Myself Tour
June 10 Saratoga, California
The Mountain Winery
Be Myself Tour
June 11 Saratoga, California
The Mountain Winery
Be Myself Tour
June 12 Grand Rapids, Virginia
Meijer Garden
Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts Series
June 20 Charlottesville, Virginia
Spring Pavilion
Benefit for Charlottesville Free Clinic
June 21 Vienna, Virginia
Filene Center @ Wolf Trap
Be Myself Tour
June 23 Williamsburg, Virginia
Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
Be Myself Tour
June 24 Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina Museum of Art
Be Myself Tour
June 25 Atlanta, Georgia
Chastain Park Amphitheater
Be Myself Tour
June 28 New York City, New York
Beacon Theater
Be Myself Tour
June 29 Rochester, New York
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Be Myself Tour
July 1 New Orleans, Louisiana Shrine On Airline Outlaw Music Festival Day #1
July 2 Dallas, Texas Starplex Pavillion Outlaw Music Festival Day #2
July 4 Elroy, Texas Circuit of the Americas Racetrack Willie Nelson's 4th July Picnic
July 6 Rogers, Arkansas Walmart AMP Outlaw Music Festival Day #3
July 7 Highland Park, Illinois Ravinia Pavilion Ravinia Festival - Be Myself Tour
July 8 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena Outlaw Music Festival Day #4
July 9 Milwaukee, Wisconsin American Family Insurance Amp. Outlaw Music Festival Day #5
July 11 Carmel, Indiana The Palladium Be Myself Tour
July 14 Chautauqua, New York Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
July 15 Orillia, Ontario, Canada Casino Rama Resort Be Myself Tour (Canada)
July 16 Syracuse, New York Lakeview Amphiteater Outlaw Music Festival Day #6
September 8 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center Outlaw Music Festival Day #7
September 9 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach Theater 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 17 Camden, New Jersey BB&T Pavilion Outlaw Music Festival Day #10



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[LIVE REVIEW] Shepherd's Bush Empire - London - REVIEW #2

By James Jackson
The Times

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

The Missouri singer-songwriter couldn’t have seemed more casual and carefree on her flying visit to the UK — like the most glam slacker in town

You don’t share a stage with the Stones, Michael Jackson, Prince and their like, sell 50 million albums and survive cancer and a relationship with Lance Armstrong without learning a thing or two about owning a stage of your own. While it would be easy to cast Sheryl Crow in the light of some noble survivor, the Missouri singer-songwriter couldn’t have seemed more casual and carefree on her flying visit to the UK — like the most glam slacker in town.

Skinny in spangly trousers and sleeveless “Lover” T-shirt, Crow looked a good 15 years younger than her 55, suggesting she now spends her days peeling the skin off her kiwi fruit rather than the labels off her bottles of Bud. Hopping about like a goofy teenager for the opener, Everyday Is a Winding Road, then strapping on her hip-slung bass, she had the confidence to serve up four 1990s classics straight off the bat, including the barfly ode All I Wanna Do. Thereon, tracks from her new album, Be Myself, dominated, and it said much about the way they effortlessly evoke the rootsy pop hooks of her glory years that the venue’s bars remained relatively untroubled throughout.

Alone in the Dark showed she hasn’t lost her knack for a sweet chorus melody, Roller Skate’s pleas to her smartphone-glued kids caught her pithy wit. “Are you married?” she dispatched back at an audience member who was yelling that he loved her. Swipes at the “insane” stuff going on in America were good-humoured enough to end with a laid-back “whatevs”.

The mid-tempo pace was agreeable if a touch workaday, but with harmonica solos, singalongs and bursts of soloing from the Brian May-ish Peter Stroud (one of three guitarists), lulls were few. Crow could, in many ways, be an earnest female Tom Petty, but, as she beamed at the audience singing back to her the chorus of If It Makes You Happy, she seemed to be having too much fun for that. The Missouri girl has firmly got her “whatevs” groove back.

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[LIVE VIDEO] "Heartbeat Away" - Manchester - 20 May (Short Snippet)


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[LIVE REVIEW] Manchester Albert Hall - Manchester - REVIEW #2

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Review and Photos by Frank Ralph
www.gigjunkies.com

Sheryl Crow brought her ‘Be Myself’ tour to Manchester’s Albert Halls and treated everybody in this wonderful venue to a career spanning 2 hour show that had absolutely everything. To say I was looking forward to this show might be an understatement – well… definitely an understatement. I once paid an extortionate amount of money for Rolling Stones tickets purely because Sheryl was supporting them and I’ve traveled the length of the country to see her in the past….

Opener C. Macleod did a great job of warming the crowd up with a batch of melancholy songs and a version of Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ but it was when his guitar broke and the crowd grouped together to help him get through the technical difficulties and finish the song that was the first memorable point of the night.

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[LIVE REVIEW] Manchester Albert Hall - Manchester - 20 May


By John Anson
Lancashire Telegraph

Sheryl Crow certainly took the title of her new album – Be Myself - to heart as she bounded on to the stage of the Albert Hall.

For what we were treated to for the next two hours was a vintage performance from one of the most successful female singer songwriters.

In star spangled trousers and a vest top proclaiming We All Shine On, shine she certainly did.

Sheryl Crow is one of those artists you forget how many of their songs you know.

And she began what proved to be a beautifully constructed set with two of her biggest hits in the first three numbers – Every Day is A Winding Road to open with All I Wanna Do following on from A Change Would Do You Good.

It shows confidence and maturity to throw in two such obvious crowd pleasers so early but Sheryl’s not daft, she knows that there are plenty more where they came from.

The unique surroundings of the Albert Hall seemed to free up her inner rock chick as she strutted around stage high kicking, striking poses and generally – like her audience – having a blast.

Adding to the fun was the interchanging band – the bassist would become lead guitarist, the keyboard player would turn pedal steel player and then launch into a blinding guitar solo next song along.

As for Ms Crow she was frontwoman, guitarist, keyboard player, bassist and even harmonica player.

On Best of Times taken from her country album Feels Like Home – “my mom bought it and maybe my cousins” she quipped acknowledging the album’s relative lack of success – she ended lying on her back on stage playing blues harmonica while the band rocked around her.

Songs from the new album were sprinkled through the set and did not suffer at all in comparison to the well established classics.

For the new songs, Sheryl was often also the bassist – there’s something inherently cool about a female bass player – and with songs like Roller Skate, Heartbeat Away and the catchy title track you can see why critics and fans alike have raved about it being a real return to form.

Her cover of The First Cut is the Deepest was the signal for the phone brigade to start recording, If It Makes You Happy became a joyous singalong.

Occasionally the pounding drums threatened to drown out the vocals but the voice was great throughout.

The only thing you could fault her for was her inability to hold a pint –literally. Spilling lager all over the stage as she went for a swift between song slurp prompted a fit of giggles and an anxious dash on with towels by the roadies.

Encores of Run Baby Run and I Shall Believe rounded of a great night which proved that Sheryl Crow is an eloquent and relevant artist who still has plenty to say – and who certainly knows have to have a good time.

Did she make us happy? You bet she did

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[LIVE PIX] Manchester Albert Hall - 20 May

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Manchester Albert Hall
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[LIVE REVIEW] Shepherd's Bush Empire - London - 19 May

Review by Nils van der Linden
Rockshot.co.uk

Be Myself, the title of Sheryl Crow’s latest album, says it all. After flirting with soul and classic country on her last two outings, 100 Miles From Memphis and Feels Like Home, she’s gone back to her roots, embracing the sound that first made her a household name. The decision to be herself once more was clearly personal, as lyrics like “Hanging with the hipsters is a lot of hard work” make abundantly clear. But there’s the added benefit of the new material slipping seamlessly into a live show that, from the get go, leans on her first three star-making LPs.

A euphoric Everyday Is A Winding Road and hip-shaking A Change Would Do You Good, both from her self-titled 1996 offering, kick off the Friday night celebration. Led by a buoyant Crow, who twirls and bounds across the Shepherd’s Bush Empire stage, the two-hour-plus party is only just beginning. “Do you remember this?” she teases while smiling her way through a playful rendition of breakout hit All I Want To Do, before leaping into an energised take on 1998’s My Favorite Mistake, dancing at the drums during the rootsy Wurlitzer solo and joining in on keyboards as band leader Peter Stroud lets loose on his guitar.

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[VIDEO] The Graham Norton Show - Song + Chat (10 Minutes)

"Be Myself"

 

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[LIVE PIX] Concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London - 19 May

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[RADIO] Sheryl on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (BBC Radio 2)

 

 

Interview + 4 Live Song
37 Minutes

"Be Myself" - "Everyday is a Winding Road"
"A Change" - "Go Your Own Way" (Fleetwood Mac cover)


BBC Radio 2 Studios, London, UK
19 May 2017

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LIVE! Take 2
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Rehearsals at 6.00 am
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[NEWS] BBC News Interview - 18 May 2017

Sheryl Crow: How Prince's death impacted upon her new music

By Steven McIntosh
Entertainment reporter
BBC News

Sheryl Crow's career has so far spanned 10 albums across more than two decades. She discusses how Prince's death impacted upon her new sound and her advice to the next generation of female pop stars.

"I can't believe it's been a year, it's just shocking," says Sheryl Crow as she muses over how Prince's death influenced her songwriting.

He and Crow had recorded and performed together several times, but she says:"I had lost touch with him through the last 10 or 15 years.

"I hadn't seen him, and you have that moment where you think 'I wish I'd stayed in touch, I wish I'd been a better friend.'"


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[PIX] Sheryl @ Graham Norton Show - Preview

Sheryl during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios, south London, to be aired tonight on BBC1. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017.

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[VIDEO] Sheryl on Good Morning Britain - FULL SEGMENT VIDEO

 

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"So Sheryl Crow did make me and Susanna Reid happy! Real treat to meet her"
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[NEWS] New Interview on The Lancashire Telegraph (18 May)

'I'm more excited about what I'm doing now than I have been in years' says Sheryl Crow

By John Anson
The Lancashire Telegraph

HAVING had hits all over the world and with album sales in excess of 35 million, Sheryl Crow could be forgiven for sitting back and taking things a little easy.

But as she prepares to play Manchester’s Albert Hall on Saturday night, the singer admits that her latest album Be Myself is possibly “the most authentic record I’ve made”.

It’s a return to the albums she made in the Nineties such as Sheryl Crow and The Globe Sessions which spawned hits including If It Makes You Happy and Every Day is a Winding Road.

That can partly be attributed to the fact that Sheryl worked with the same production team - Jeff Trott and Tchad Blake.

“Yes, you could say I’ve got the old gang back together again,” she laughed.

Trott has been a regular collaborator over the years, but Be Myself saw her working with Blake for the first time in 19 years.

“Jeff and I got right into our old way of recording,” said Cheryl. “At the 11th hour I asked ‘what’s missing from this?’ and we called Tchad and asked if he’d fly over which he did and within four or five weeks the whole record was completed.

“It was really a fun record to make, it was very effortless.

“We wrote and recorded at the same time which is what basically Jeff and I always did. We would put down ideas and by the time we finished writing the record was pretty much done.”

Blake suggested the album title once the songs had been laid down.

“The more I thought about it, the more it resonated as being the most obvious name for the album,” said Sheryl.

“There’s nothing I didn’t talk about on the record - it’s all out there,” she says.

A self-confessed ‘liberal’ it’s no surprise that Be Myself covers issues including social inequality and the general unrest facing the world at the moment.

“Obviously a lot on it is talking about what happening in America right now and that’s not terribly uplifting,” said Sheryl. “It’s pretty truthful but it’s also very personal, it’s about what’s really going on.

“But most of the songs were written in early summer last year so we didn’t know that Donald Trump would even be running for president let alone get in to the White House.”

One song - Heartbeat Away - even has references to Russia’s involvement in cyber hacking,

“I think there was a lot in the ether when this record was being made,” she said.

Critics have been delighted by the album, claiming that Be Myself is a real return to form.

Her previous album, 2013’s Feels Like Home, had a much more obvious country feel

“I certainly haven’t turned my back on country,” she said. “My songs throughout my career have been pretty informed by old-school country music like Emmylou Harris, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Johnny Cash - people like that.

“So the influences are still all there but as far as format goes, those days are behind me. Being limited to a format is more of a struggle than I want to take on.

“And with the country format in America now you are extremely limited to what you can do or say and that doesn’t work for who I am.

“I’ve been really lucky to have been around for long time. People ask me why that is and to be honest I don’t know. But it’s my job and I’m more excited about it now that I have in years.”

A brief UK tour will allow Sheryl the chance to introduce her new songs to fans over here.

“It’s really fun to have a new record and I’m really excited about playing the songs,” she said.

“The UK has such a legacy for live music and that’s one of the reasons I like coming over. I think there is a reverence and a love for music that you don’t find everywhere in the world.”

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[VIDEO] Hotel Room Rehearsal in London @ 7.00 am (18 May 2017)

 

"Alone in the Dark"; with Robert Kearns, Joshua Grange, Peter Stroud and Mike Rowe. London, United Kingdom.

London, United Kingdom
18 May 2017

 

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[2017 TOUR] Sheryl Crow Adds Show At GRAMMY Museum



PRESS RELEASE

As previously reported, Sheryl Crow will headline the Greek Theatre on Thursday, June 8. And now the singer-songwriter also will perform at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, June 7, in support of new album Be Myself.

Tickets for this newly added show will go on sale Thursday, May 25, at 12:00 p.m. for $25.00 each plus service fees via AXS. Tickets for the Greek Theatre are on sale now via AXS for $49.50 to $103.50 each plus service fees.

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[NEW VIDEO] "Be Myself" - Live @ Troubadour

 

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[VIDEO] Happy Mother's Day from Sheryl!

 

 

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[NEWS] Swan Ball 2017



Sheryl Crow will be the musical entertainer at the 55th Swan Ball benefitting Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. More info at http://www.swanball.com/

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WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 2017 - DISPATCHES FROM THE TWITTER FRONT

An unexpected (and uncoordinated) episode of "counter-battery fire" is happened after Pitchfork posted a link about Miley Cyrus' new song "Malibu" written by the PF senior editor Jill Mapes:



Huh?

Initially I didn't pay it much attention (actually I chuckled...), at least until I saw the beginning of the artillery barrage against Pitchfork and Ms. Mapes.

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P.S. : don't be too rude with Ms. Maple! ;-)

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[VIDEO] Interview with Jonathan Clarke (Q104.3 FM Radio)

 

20 Minutes - 20 April 2017

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[TV NEWS] UK TV & Radio Appearances - UPDATE

 

Thursday 18 May
Good Morning Britain
6.00 am to 8.30 am on ITV.

Friday 19 May
The Graham Norton Show
10.35 pm on BBC 1

Friday 19 May
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
6.30 am to 9.30 am on BBC Radio 2.


Tuesday 23 May
Later... with Jools Holland
BBC 2


Friday 26 May
Later... with Jools Holland
BBC 2

 

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[NEWS] Sheryl arrives on the Rocksmith library

By Neal Watton
thexboxhub.com

It seems a bit strange that the awesome "All I Wanna Do" isn’t included, but today sees a three-song pack of Sheryl Crow tunes hit the Rocksmith library. It ain’t a bad little collection either with "If It Makes You Happy" leading the way.

Available to purchase and download right now are the following three tracks, all of off Sheryl Crow’s back catalogue…

  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up The Sun
  • My Favourite Mistake

 

Priced at £6.39, this pack of tunes should be enough to keep fans of Sheryl Crow happy, especially as they are now getting the chance to learn, play and ultimately master some of her biggest tracks. If you’re not the big fan many of us are, but still fancy grabbing one of the tunes listed above, then you’ll be pleased to know that each track is available individually for just £2.39.

If you’re a Rocksmith 2014 or Rocksmith Remastered player strumming on Xbox One or Xbox 360, then we advise you hit up the Xbox Games Store immediately. Playstation players should head over to their own local digital store.

Does this latest Rocksmith downloadable content rock your boat? Let us know in the comments below or on the usual social medias. We’d love to hear from you.

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[TV NEWS] UK TV & Radio Appearances

 

Sheryl will appear on the following UK television and radio shows:

Thursday 18 May
Good Morning Britain
6.00 am to 8.30 am on ITV.

Friday 19 May
The Graham Norton Show
10.35 pm on BBC 1

Friday 19 May
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
6.30 am to 9.30 am on BBC Radio 2.

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[NEWS] Sheryl did a Reddit AMA yesterday...



Sheryl held his first Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over on Reddit, answering various questions regarding music, cookies, sandals and dinosaurs! Basically an one-hour live web chat (she replied to about 40 questions).

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[INTERVIEW] Lenny - 5 May 2017




Sheryl Crow Is a Sexual Being

The singer recaptures her youthful energy in her new album, Be Myself.

By Laia Garcia
www.lennyletter.com

The first Sheryl Crow song I ever heard was "All I Wanna Do." It used to play all the time on the rock station my mom and I would listen to while driving around. I was probably nine or ten then, but I always loved that little part in the song where she sings "A happy couple enters the bar / dangerously close to one another" because of the way she sang dangerously, dragging out that first syllable like an unbuttoned shirt falling over a shoulder, an unexpected surprise. Her delivery made me feel like if I had been watching it on TV, my mom would have changed the channel because it wasn't appropriate for me.

Just two or three years later, I came across Sheryl singing/prowling inside one of those diorama displays at the Museum of Natural History in an animal-print coat and bright-red lipstick, singing "If it makes you happy / then why the hell are you so sad?" And although I was still too young to understand the world of complicated relationships that would result in a song like that, I became obsessed with it, taping it on VHS so I could watch it anytime I wanted. She was the woman I hoped to be like "when I grew up," to one day exude the strength that always came across when I watched her on television.

That was twenty years ago, and while Sheryl has experimented with different genres since then, like the slick summer-pop vibes of "Soak Up the Sun" and the full-on country sound of 2013's Feels Like Home, her new album, Be Myself, is a throwback to the music she was making back in the late '90s. Her signature storytelling is there, as are her catchy melodies, twangy guitars, and take-no-prisoners attitude, all displayed in songs about love, about the weird political situation we are in, and even about social media. I've revisited her music again and again throughout the years since I first fell in love with her, and now that I have lived life, my appreciation for her has only become stronger.

A few weeks before the new album's release, we talked on the phone about psychic lyrics and making a grown-up record while sometimes feeling like being a grown-up sucks.

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[Mini-Review] Clearwater, FL - 30 April 2017 - by Andy Popovich

We (my 6 year older sister and I) flew to Tampa from Detroit Sunday morning to attend the Clearwater Florida Ruth Eckerd Hall show Sunday evening. We had booked our accommodations at the Fairfield Inn Clearwater about 1/2 mile from the venue.

The distance to REH is within walking if you are into that or less than a mile drive. The venue is very small (seats 2,100 or so) and every seat has a great close up personal view of the entire stage. The sound is very good as well. The show started with a couple of Sheryl's classics, then her sharing some of the story of each song before her and her great very talented band played several after the narrative. I felt this allowed the entire audience to feel like they could personally be included in some deeper way to each of those songs. The mix of new and classic was presented in a perfect interwoven audience pleasing way that kept the entire crowd interacting with every song. The girls next to us never sat down or stopped dancing for most of the show. The Encore was awesome; two of my favorites "Real Gone" and ending with a great Sheryl show of her incredible vocal talent " I Shall Believe ".

I fell it was one of the top 5 of over 70 + Sheryl Crow shows I have ever been fortunate to enjoy in person.

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[NEWS] Hard Rock Cafe - Sheryl Crow artist of the month

Jeff Nolan
HardRock.com

Sheryl Crow just released her 10th studio album, Be Myself, and I’m kinda blown away. Is there another artist of her stature and longevity still able to make a truly compelling rock ‘n’ roll album?

There’s a thick low end and laid-back feel to Be Myself that Crow has always seemed to be able to tap into throughout her career. At times funky, at times raw; Be Myself finds Sheryl Crow comfortable in her own skin and without a thing to prove. It suits her well. She’s a master of classic American popular music stylings – as she’s shown countless times over her 25-year career in the public eye.

Think about that for a minute. Sheryl Crow has been a major star for nearly 25 years and really never had a misstep. Every one of her albums has been successful both critically and commercially. Name another contemporary artist who can make that claim.

Sheryl Crow is woefully underappreciated as an Americana artist

Listening to Be Myself, it occurred to me that Sheryl Crow is woefully underappreciated as an Americana artist. In many ways, she’s the preeminent exponent of the organic sound that is so celebrated when performed by groups like Wilco or Mumford & Sons, but you’ll rarely hear her named mentioned when bearded nerds wax philosophical about what geniuses the Avett Brothers and Lucinda Williams are. That just ain’t right.

When she hit the mainstream in 1993 with Tuesday Night Music Club, the music industry didn’t have any appetite for a rootsy-sounding woman. This was the heyday of the processed pop tart and the Riot Grrl. It was either one or the other back then. Sheryl was neither – she made her career happen on the strength of her material. She’s a bona-fide pioneer of the modern Americana movement and deserves some damn credit for it.

Sheryl produced Be Myself with longtime collaborator Jeff Trott and it features a hell of a lineup of musicians – Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark, Jr. and Audley Freed all turn up with guitars in their hands, while Sheryl herself plays a LOT of bass in addition to the myriad instruments she always plays on her albums. It’s a damn fine piece of work.

That’s why we’ve made Sheryl Crow Hard Rock’s Artist of the Month for May 2017. We’ll be bumping her new stuff and plenty of her classic material every 90 minutes at every single Hard Rock Cafe worldwide all month long.

We dig her – and you should too.

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[LIVE REVIEW] Clearwater, Florida - 30 April 2017



By Chyrisse Tabone, Ph.D.
Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent

Sheryl Crow is on tour to promote her new 11-song album “Be Myself” which was co-written and co-produced by Sheryl and Jeff Trott – who previously collaborated with Sheryl on many of her most successful albums. I felt totally psyched hearing that she was making a stop in Clearwater, Florida!

Finally the special Sunday evening at Ruth Eckerd Hall arrived! It was unusually hot (in the 90s) for April and a lot of the concert-goers were sporting shorts and casual summer wear. There were a lot of couples mulling into the lobby and the venue filled up quickly as there was no warm-up band. The crowd was there to see two hours of pure-Sheryl.

While waiting to near the soundboard, which was the designated photo shooting location, I was eavesdropping on nearby people’s conversations to get a feel for the audience and their expectations. The crowd was chattering about all the memories of Sheryl Crow’s songs and one fellow mentioned, “She appears ageless…kind of like Dick Clark use to!”

When the darkened lights brightened on the stage, a full band of guitars, bass, slide guitar, drums, and piano were revealed and Sheryl Crow sauntered onto the stage sporting sequined pants and a cute Daffy Duck shirt. She was looking bronze and likely spent the day on a local beach. It was true that she appeared ageless as the concert patron described—and very petite. I never realized it before from photos!

Sheryl Crow gave the crowd a treat from the get-go by diving into “Everyday is a Winding Road”, “All I Wanna Do”, and “My Favorite Mistake”. Her voice was absolutely superb live and had a distinct country lilt I could not hear in some of the radio play in the 90s. The band was totally topnotch and a joy to watch in their own right.

Sheryl Crow played songs from her new album “Be Myself” mixed in with the classics and I have to say, the new songs were among my favorites! They were very rocking in the vein of classic or 60s rock, funk, and soul, each had a message or social commentary, and appeared to be very fresh and timely. When Crow introduced the song “Alone in the Dark” she prefaced it with a criticism about the Age of Social Media like Facebook and Twitter. She lamented about being “old” and being a girl from Missouri who remembered how things “used to be.” The song was catchy, rocking, and featured Crow ripping it up on a harp. She prefaced the political tinged song “Heartbest Away” was written way before the “Russia hacking controversy”.

Another crowd favorite was “Can’t Cry Anymore” and I adored hearing her cover of Cat Steven’s “First Cut is the Deepest”. Simply gorgeous. Other new songs from the album which had cool rocking riffs were “Heartbeat Away” and the nostalgic “Roller Skate”. I really enjoyed hearing the live versions of “There Goes the Neighborhood” and “Leaving Las Vegas” which brought the ladies next to me to their feet and mouthing the words.

During the concert Sheryl Crow sipped what appeared to be tea from a mug. She apologized saying she was losing her voice and “had a bit of a sore throat.” She noted “I’m a spitter” and if the “front row gets a sore throat” it was likely from her.

One of the final highlights of the evening was “Picture” and the anthem “If It Makes You Happy” brought Baby Boomers to their feet, dancing in the seat rows. Overall, it was a memorable concert which made me (and I assume others) want to run (and not walk) to buy Sheryl Crow’s latest album Be Myself.

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[INTERVIEW] Rolling Stone Music Now


Sheryl guides host Brian Hiatt through the winding road of her career, explains why she thinks grunge killed rock n' roll and tells the story of how she made her new album during school hours. 43 Minutes. April 2017.

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[LIVE REVIEW] Orlando, Florida - 29 April 2017

Sheryl Crow Delivers Long Set Of New Tunes & Old Favorites in Orlando

Review by Jeremy Lukens
Published on Glide Magazine


One week after dropping a new album, Be Myself, that is stylistically more similar to her music in the 1990s than anything released in the last decade, Sheryl Crow treated the Orlando crowd on April 29th to a performance that was half nostalgia and half celebration of the new material. Over the course of the 2 ½-hour set, Crow and her band played seven songs from Be Myself and ten from her first three albums, with only a few songs representing the Crow middle years. That means no country – with the exception of the rousing “Best of Times,” no Memphis soul, and little soft folk. Instead, the emphasis was on upbeat pop rock songs with a slight blues or country tinge, full of guitar hooks and grandiose sing-along choruses. It was Sheryl Crow at her finest.

Crow began the show with four early hits, leading off with the slide and steel guitar-heavy “Every Day is a Winding Road.” Before the cheering crowd could even settle in, the band then went through “A Change Would Do You Good” and “All I Wanna Do.” It seemed early on as if the performance was going to be just a greatest hits show, but after the initial radio hit salvo, Crow introduced three songs from the new album.

Playing so many new songs for a crowd expecting their favorite hits is always risky, but with the long set-list there were plenty of crowd pleasers to go around. Most of the new songs were well received, especially lead single “Halfway There” and the set’s most aggressive rocker, “Heartbeat Away.” Crow jokingly introduced the latter as a prophetic fictional tale of Russian hacking and espionage before ripping through the song with an arena rock intensity, aided by the chops of veteran blues rock guitarist Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Cry of Love).

At 55 years old, Crow showed no signs of slowing down. Onstage she was energetic, joked around with the crowd between songs, and her voice sounded as great as ever – mostly subdued but capable of full-throated bellowing that filled the theater. Throughout the concert, Crow alternated between playing guitar, bass, and keyboards, while occasionally working in some harmonica.

In a set full of uptempo pop rock, two of the finest moments came when Crow slowed things down. From the opening line of “Strong Enough,” Crow was captivating, soulfully crooning about the struggle to love and trust one another. Similarly, the greatest part of the encore was the slow soulful ballad “I Shall Believe.” Wanting to end with another uptempo song, Crow closed the show with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.” Though the band performed it well, it was an odd choice for a closer by an artist who has so many of her own hits from which to choose. The dynamic “If It Makes You Happy,” played a few songs earlier, would have served the same purpose while staying within Crow’s catalog.

Throughout the show, Sheryl Crow showed why she has been able to consistently release hits over a two-decade period. Whether she’s playing rock, pop, country, soul, jazz, or any combination thereof, whether playing fast or slow, Crow is one of the best in the business at crafting great melodies that stick in your head and beg you to sing along.

SOURCE: Glide magazine

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[INTERVIEW] Vanity Fair - 1 May 2017



Sheryl Crow on Loving Her Age, Fearing Real-Life ‘House of Cards’ and Being a Country Misfit

By Chris Willman
Music Writer
Vanity Fair

“To thine own self be true” wasn’t just good advice in Shakespeare’s era. It’s also worked out well creatively for Sheryl Crow, whose ninth album, “Be Myself,” finds her returning to the power-rocking roots that come most naturally, on top of it being the self that audiences over the years have just happened to love most. After spending most of this century veering into musical detours that included not just an album called “Detours” but stylistic outliers like a recent country album, she’s back with a familiar but revitalized collection of hooky electric-guitar anthems that may be the earwigs album of the year for music fans of a certain classic-rock persuasion.

Crow sat down with Variety to discussing the joys of returning to form, how she and the country format parted ways, her feelings about being a blue woman in a red state and nation, smartphone-less parenting, refusing to act her mid-50s age… and why she’s reluctantly giving up her favorite TV show, “House of Cards.”


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[LIVE REVIEW + PIX] Orlando, Florida - 29 April

Photo: Lee Alem

Sheryl Crow Delivers Long Set Of New Tunes & Old Favorites in Orlando

Review by Jeremy Lukens
Published on Glide Magazine


One week after dropping a new album, Be Myself, that is stylistically more similar to her music in the 1990s than anything released in the last decade, Sheryl Crow treated the Orlando crowd on April 29th to a performance that was half nostalgia and half celebration of the new material. Over the course of the 2 ½-hour set, Crow and her band played seven songs from Be Myself and ten from her first three albums, with only a few songs representing the Crow middle years. That means no country – with the exception of the rousing “Best of Times,” no Memphis soul, and little soft folk. Instead, the emphasis was on upbeat pop rock songs with a slight blues or country tinge, full of guitar hooks and grandiose sing-along choruses. It was Sheryl Crow at her finest.

Crow began the show with four early hits, leading off with the slide and steel guitar-heavy “Every Day is a Winding Road.” Before the cheering crowd could even settle in, the band then went through “A Change Would Do You Good” and “All I Wanna Do.” It seemed early on as if the performance was going to be just a greatest hits show, but after the initial radio hit salvo, Crow introduced three songs from the new album.

Playing so many new songs for a crowd expecting their favorite hits is always risky, but with the long set-list there were plenty of crowd pleasers to go around. Most of the new songs were well received, especially lead single “Halfway There” and the set’s most aggressive rocker, “Heartbeat Away.” Crow jokingly introduced the latter as a prophetic fictional tale of Russian hacking and espionage before ripping through the song with an arena rock intensity, aided by the chops of veteran blues rock guitarist Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Cry of Love).

At 55 years old, Crow showed no signs of slowing down. Onstage she was energetic, joked around with the crowd between songs, and her voice sounded as great as ever – mostly subdued but capable of full-throated bellowing that filled the theater. Throughout the concert, Crow alternated between playing guitar, bass, and keyboards, while occasionally working in some harmonica.

In a set full of uptempo pop rock, two of the finest moments came when Crow slowed things down. From the opening line of “Strong Enough,” Crow was captivating, soulfully crooning about the struggle to love and trust one another. Similarly, the greatest part of the encore was the slow soulful ballad “I Shall Believe.” Wanting to end with another uptempo song, Crow closed the show with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.” Though the band performed it well, it was an odd choice for a closer by an artist who has so many of her own hits from which to choose. The dynamic “If It Makes You Happy,” played a few songs earlier, would have served the same purpose while staying within Crow’s catalog.

Throughout the show, Sheryl Crow showed why she has been able to consistently release hits over a two-decade period. Whether she’s playing rock, pop, country, soul, jazz, or any combination thereof, whether playing fast or slow, Crow is one of the best in the business at crafting great melodies that stick in your head and beg you to sing along.

SOURCE: Glide magazine

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Walt Disney Center @ Dr. Phillips Center
Orlando, Florida (USA)
Saturday 29 April

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