LIVE REVIEW - KRTY Benefit show @ Original Joe's in San Jose, CA - 10 Apr

Sheryl Crow pops into Original Joe's to support breast cancer effort

By Sal Pizarro
spizarro@mercurynews.com

So there was Sheryl Crow, the Grammy Award winning singer who recently recorded her first country music album, sitting with her guitar propped on her lap in the upstairs bar of San Jose's most famous restaurant.

"This is the coolest place. Original Joe's," Crow said. "We had to take a picture and tweet about it."

Crow's visit to OJ's wasn't for the ravioli, though. She played a five-song set in the Hideout for about 50 people, who paid $100 each to see Crow and support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. That's 20 bucks a song, which is quite a bit more than the going rate on iTunes but probably still cheaper than seeing the Rolling Stones -- and a lot more up-close.


The impromptu benefit show was set up by KRTY-FM, San Jose's country station, and it tells you a lot about the stature that General Manager Nate Deaton and General Sales Manager Tina Ferguson have on the national country music scene. Original Joe's owner Brad Rocca, often a good friend to good causes, donated the space and dinner for the attendees. The impromptu benefit show was set up by KRTY-FM, San Jose's country station, and it tells you a lot about the stature that General Manager Nate Deaton and

General Sales Manager Tina Ferguson have on the national country music scene. Original Joe's owner Brad Rocca, often a good friend to good causes, donated the space and dinner for the attendees.

Crow, herself a breast cancer survivor, said she accepts just about any invitation to a breast cancer benefit. And while she was the recipient of much applause Wednesday evening, she also applauded the audience for their support. "Breast cancer survivors want to share their stories," she said. "Karmically, this will all come back to you."

SOURCE: mercurynews.com


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