American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX - Pace Pecante Pro-Rodeo Texas Classic Stampede '03 Nov 9th, 2003
looked fantastic. I cannot believe that I actually saw her after all of
these years. She is one of the most talented female singer/songwriters
in history. Her band was very tight and included keyboardist Mike Rowe,
bassist Tim Smith, lead guitarist Peter Stroud, and drummer Shawn Pelton.
The harmonies were very good. I liked it when she changed up the melodies
a little. The only problem I had with the performance is that her vocals
were not loud enough in places and especially on the song "All I
Wanna Do." Shawn Pelton did something that I have never seen in that
he used a maraca as a drumstick on the song "A Change Would Do You
Good." Tim Smith did a great job singing the duet for "Picture."
I was amazed how Sheryl would hardly open her mouth when she sang the
verses and she still sounded so good. When she got to the choruses, she
opened her mouth and belted it out. The only negative aspect of the night
is when she said "You know how I feel about this war" and then
sang the Elvis Costello song "Peace, Love, and Understanding."
It's very dangerous to say some of these kinds of things to a country
and western rodeo crowd. Laura Ingraham wrote a book about this topic
titled "Shut Up And Sing." I was surprised that Sheryl sang
"I Shall Believe," which is one of my favorite "chick"
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding - (originally sung by Elvis Costello)
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