No One Said It Would Be Easy
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
November 16th, 1996
Leaving Las Vegas
Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 16th, 2001
South America Tour
Opening for Sting
Anything But Down
Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 16th, 2001
South America Tour
Opening for Sting
Lorelei Festival, 1997
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[NEWS] STOP YOUR GADGET GREED FROM FUELING TRAGEDY IN CONGO
As consumers, we can use buying power to end this deadly war driven by "conflict minerals."
By Sheryl Crow and John Prendergast
from the April 30, 2009 edition of Christian Science Monitor
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a place most of us will never go, and the war there is affecting people most of us will never meet. But the link between our demand for electronic products and mass human suffering is incredibly direct.
It is stunning that we as consumers have been completely unaware of the complex chain of events tying widespread sexual violence in Congo to the minerals that help power our cellphones, laptops, mp3 players, video games, and digital cameras. Thankfully, there is an alternative: Companies and consumers alike must use our buying power to bring this deadly war fueled by "conflict minerals" to an end.
Congo's protracted wars have led to horrific widespread violence by an array of armed groups. The war going on now is the deadliest since World War II. In particular, sexual violence has become a tool of war and punishment for Congo's armed groups on an immense scale.
The Congo war has the highest rate of violence against women and girls in the world. Reports – which offer low estimates since untold numbers of women likely choose not to report crimes against them – indicate that hundreds of thousands have been brutally raped. The immense scale of violence against women sets Congo apart. Were occurrences of such heinous proportions happening in our own backyard, we would have a greater sense of urgency.
Sexual violence in Congo is often fueled by militias and armies warring over "conflict minerals," the ores that produce tin, tungsten, and tantalum as well as gold. Armed groups from Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda finance themselves through the illicit conflict mineral trade and fight over control of mines and taxation points inside Congo.
But the story does not end there. Well-documented by the United Nations, business interests move these conflict minerals from Central Africa to countries mainly in Asia, where they are processed into valuable metals and then used in a wide array of essential electronic products. Consumers in the US, Europe, and Asia inadvertently fuel the war through their purchases of electronics.
Because we are all unconsciously part of the problem in Congo, we can and must all consciously become part of the solution. American consumers can exert enormous leverage over the companies from which we purchase our electronics by pressuring them to ensure that their products are conflict-free and that Congo's natural resources benefit the Congolese people and not militias and perpetrators of crimes against humanity.
Such efforts have worked before. In the 1990s, "blood diamond" conflicts raged across Sierra Leone and Angola. Today, thanks in part to global pressure, those countries are turning things around and using diamonds for development.
Industry leaders such as Apple, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, or Nintendo have an obligation to ensure that they are not contributing to human rights abuses at any point along the supply chain. This will require them to change their procurement practices and to demand that their suppliers provide proof of where their minerals are sourced from.
We also must develop the means to hold corporations accountable. To that end, we are asking companies to publicly pledge that their products will be verifiably conflict free over the next year.
According to CNN, some companies already have policies on minerals from DR Congo. Motorola, Apple, HP, Nokia, and Research in Motion Ltd. all say they bar suppliers from selling them Congolese ore containing tantalum. But most of these policies only refer to tantalum and neglect the other minerals of concern. Moreover, these are merely written assurances that do not provide proof of where the minerals actually come from. They are not verified by any independent source. That is why we need more definitive proof through tracing and auditing.
Thankfully, legislation has been introduced in Congress requiring companies to disclose the origins of their minerals. This would put the burden of proof on companies to prove that they are not sourcing their minerals in ways that finance armed groups in Congo.
We do not want companies simply to turn their backs on eastern Congo. Electronics companies that profit from this trade owe it to the millions of Congolese whose livelihoods depend on mining to help transform the mineral trade into an engine of empowerment, rather than fuel for atrocities.
Today we can use the technologies that have fueled Congo's atrocities to put an end to mass atrocities and to help build a hopeful future for suffering Congolese families. Millions of lives have been at stake. We must use our purchasing power responsibly and consciously and demand that President Obama, Congress, and our electronics companies do all they can to help end the violence.
We have a unique opportunity to use the very instruments of Congo's suffering to help end it. Can you hear Congo now?
Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter. John Prendergast is cofounder of Enough, the project to end genocide and crimes against humanity at the Center for American Progress, a Washington think-tank.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
Martedi' 28 Aprile 2009 / Tuesday April 28, 2009
[NEWS] DEDICATION OF SHERYL CROW AND YOUNGER DRIVE, FRIDAY
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
A dedication ceremony will be held Friday, May 1 to recognize the renaming of two streets within Kennett to Sheryl Crow Drive and Younger Drive.
The event will take place at Mitchell Park, with Mayor Roger Wheeler providing a welcome to all in attendance.
Sandra Tate will sing 'You are Loved' and 'God Bless America' during the event. Featured speakers will include Carl Williams, Beverly Alford, and honorary guest, Sheryl Crow.
In October 2008, The City of Kennett passed two ordinances by a roll call vote of its council to rename Second Street, from Kennett Street to South Main, as Sheryl Crow Drive, and Third Street, from Kennett Street to South Main, as Younger Drive in honor of both Sheryl Crow and Leonard Younger for their commitment and service to the community.
Prior to the decision, Carl Williams, a citizen of Kennett, came to the council asking it to take into consideration the renaming of the streets. Williams also asked the council to consider hosting a ceremony in recognition of the renaming of the street.
According to the Street Department, following several requests from citizens like Williams to rename the two streets, the department asked the council to consider an ordinance designed to rename the roadways.
The community-based event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served following the program that is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Source: The Daily Dunklin Democrat
[NEWS] INTERVIEWING SHERYL...
[...] "I want to mention another mentionable occurence this past weekend. I interviewed Sheryl Crow a few weeks ago and my article was published this past Saturday in the Honlulu Advertiser. It was truly a pleasure to speak with her. I’d have to say it was one of the best, if not, one my favorite interviews thus far.
She was really cool and gave me some really great answers. I wonder if it was because she has not been interviewed in a while, or if that’s just how she always is. I’d like to think the latter, but either way, she was really cool. Before the interview got started, I couldn’t help but tell her how my sister, Katie, bought her debut album when I was 9 or 10-years-old.
She said, “Man, Mark. You are making me feel old.” She even asked me about Korea and asked if I liked it or not. I was like wait, what? Sheryl Crow is asking me a question? This can’t be real, I think. Sometimes, I wonder though. It kind of seems like a dream."
Mark Hayden - The Honolulu Advertiser
Lunedi' 27 Aprile 2009 / Monday April 27, 2009
[VIDEOS] GIRL FIGHT AT SHERYL CROW'S HAWAII CONCERT
Youtube caption: What happens when two unflattering-looking objects obstruct your view at nine-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow's sold-out show at the Waikiki Shell? Fighting in the front-row. Security had to get involved, but not to everyone's content.
Ahahah, i love those girls!
[VIDEO] WAIKIKI SHELL, HONOLULU, HI - APRIL 25 - STRONG ENOUGH
Leaving Las Vegas
[PICS] AFRICAN FIRST LADIES HEALTH SUMMIT
African First Ladies Health Summit Kickoff presented by US Doctors For Africa at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
April 20, 2009 - Los Angeles, California
with Sidney Poitier (pic: Angeli)
Domenica 26 Aprile 2009 / Sunday April 26, 2009
[PICS] SHERYL FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Sheryl was in New York the past month not just for "30 Rock" but also for taking part in a photo shoot for GQ magazine.
The shoot is part of an ad campaign advocated by the Geoffrey Beene Foundation to put scientific achievement back into the heart of the culture and promote scientific literacy. Our beautiful Sheryl was pictured with real scientists, top researchers considered rock stars of science.
Other musicians who took part in the photo shoot were Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas. The photographer was Ben Watts.
Pictures will be published in next issue of GQ magazine on newsstands May 15th.
Sheryl Crow is a meditator and environmentalist by morning, musician by night and a full-time mother all day.
Never was it more evident than shortly after she answered my phone call. Almost before we could start, she politely interrupted the interview to tend to her 2-year-old son, Wyatt, whom she adopted when he was 2 weeks old. Her love is such that she dedicated the single "Lullaby for Wyatt" to him on her latest album, "Detours."
"He is everything to me," Crow said from her home in Nashville. "He helps me speak the truth, and I am definitely more aware of what happens to me after I leave this Earth."
These are good times for Crow, and to be a Crow fan in Hawai'i. The nine-time Grammy winner will be soaking up the sun at the Waikiki Shell Saturday before performing Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Crow knows Hawai'i well. She first visited the Islands in the 1970s because her father was previously based here with the military. It's also the birthplace of her older sister.
"I went to Hawai'i when I was 14, because my father wanted us to see where he used to live," Crow said. "At that time, Hawai'i had been hoteled up, and there was a lot of development. My father and mother were very surprised to see their old duplex still standing."
The Missouri native later in life found herself shooting the video for her hit tune "Soak up the Sun" on O'ahu's North Shore.
Crow had everybody humming the dreamy chorus during the summer of 2002.
But her career had already long been successful since her 1993 debut release of the album, "Tuesday Night Music Club."
That album also spawned the tracks "All I Wanna Do," "Strong Enough" and "Leaving Las Vegas."
It was one of the most popular rock albums of the '90s and helped her win three Grammys — record of the year, best new artist and best female pop vocal performance.
The 47-year-old mother released "Detours" in February 2008, which spawned the hits "Love is Free" and "Out of Our Heads."
The album mainly focuses on emotional topics, such as her breakup with cyclist Lance Armstrong, beating breast cancer and her son.
Crow's smile can clearly be heard over the phone today, and she has reason to be happy.
She recently performed with the two remaining members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, at New York's Radio Music City Hall.
The performance was a benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation, an organization that promotes meditation for young people.
She joined them on stage along with others such as Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, Moby, and Mike Love (of the Beach Boys) for a performance of The Beatles' hit "Cosmically Conscious."
"It was amazing," Crow said. "I can't tell you how surreal it was to be on the same stage as Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. It was really cool to perform a song with them."
Crow was invited to the concert by Lynch because she has been outspoken about the benefits of meditation.
She insists that she gets through her day by meditating for 20 minutes in the morning and night, a ritual she's been doing for about 12 years.
"I am a very busy person and meditation is a great way to create space from within," Crow said. "It's also the best way to manifest peace from within."
She's cut down on live performances lately so she can use the time volunteering to help young people.
She spent this past March, Women's History Month, giving motivational speeches at various schools in the Washington, D.C. area. She was invited by first lady Michelle Obama, who initiated the talks.
At the motivational speeches, she was often paired with Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to enter space. Other women on the high school speaking tour were singer Alicia Keys, dancer Debbie Allen, gymnast Dominique Dawes and Marissa Ann Mayer, a vice president at Google.
"It was great just hearing other women tell how they wound up what they were doing and get the chance to talk to girls about how I wound up doing what I'm doing," Crow said. "You're never too young or old to be inspired by other people's stories."
She has also been working to save the environment. Recently, she joined the Music Saves Mountains campaign, which is trying to stop coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains.
"The topography is changing," she said. "It's just morally incorrect. These were the first mountains to form after the glacial movement. But most of all, the United States needs to depend less on coal. We don't make it easy for people to purchase solar panels."
Next month, Crow will return to the recording studio to start working on her next album. She is in no hurry, though. She just wants to make the best album she can.
"It's less about being successful and more about being honest," she said. "It wouldn't be awful if it wasn't successful, but nowadays, that isn't as easy to do. I just want to be true to myself."
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser
Giovedi' 23 Aprile 2009 / Thursday April 23, 2009
[BOOTLEG] SHERYL CROW AND THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - MARCH 17, 2009
2009 Beacon Run - Night Seven
New York City, NY
March 17, 2009
01 - Takes Alot To Laugh, Takes A Train To Cry
02 - Midnight Rider
03 - Can't Find My Way Home
Adam Levine, Jane Krakowski, Sheryl and Alec Baldwin
Sheryl and Adam Levine
Pictures taken on March 14, 2009.
Martedi' 21 Aprile 2009 / Tuesday April 21, 2009
[NEWS] SHERYL TO APPEAR ON THE FINALE EPISODE OF '30 ROCK'
According to NBC, "30 Rock" will conclude its third season on Thursday, May 14 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) with a special episode featuring, among others, Sheryl (yeah!), Elvis Costello and Mary J. Blige. Don't miss it!
This will be my first post in the blog world and let me tell you its going to be a good one...I hope!
Yesterday was a good friend of mines birthday and as good friends do, we went out to dinner to celebrate. We went to this really cute Italian restaurant Bianca's in the LES. Being that it was small and there were 11 of us I didn't know what to expect. Well when we got there, there was a long table right in the front with only one opening...I naturally grabbed the corner seat that would trap me in there till the end of the meal, if I had to use the rest room, I was sh*t out of luck. When I first sat down I was like "wait, no body puts Katie in the corner" it was too late, people were following my lead, trapping me in the corner. Well what I thought was going to be a bad seat ended up being the best seat in the house. As I got comfortable in my little corner, Kelly to my right and Trish and Kat in front of me I began to observe the place, scope out the scene...turns out we were in the company of 2 yes 2 celebrities...Laura Dern, (Jurassic Park, Mask are a few movies) I know her as the wife of musician Ben Harper. I noticed her first and my mind was naturally distracted by this. I am by no means a crazy person who would make a scene about seeing a celeb but I thought it was pretty cool. So as I am sitting there I soon realize that she is dining with Sheryl Crow. Wow. I got excited over it because she is pretty amazing, I have been a fan of hers for a while, I def bought her first album and I am pretty sure she inspired me to play the guitar. That inspiration slowly slipped through my fingers but I got a guitar out of it.
So as the night moves on, I still find myself intrigued in their conversation, their mannerisms, wishing I could hear their convo...ok this sounds stalkerish...but I was consumed by it. Randomly updating Facebook which is so rude to do while out to dinner...my apologies on that but thought I should spread the word.
Desert time and the waiter brings a piece of cake with a candle in it. We begin to sing and LD and SC put there forks down, I put my wine glass down and we all began to sing. The song ends and we all clap including our new famous friends...Sheryl taps my friend Rishi on the shoulder and wished him a happy birthday!!! She was sooo sweet!!
Before we left another conversation was sparked up by her, Rishi and her discussed Texas and how she loves it there. Perhaps she's still in love with Lance?!?! Kidding. Or am I???
We went outside and all parted ways but not without expressing our happiness of meeting one of the coolest celebs out there.
Cheers to Sheryl Crow and Laura Dern
[NEWS] LUCKY NASHVILLIANS!
The Post-Premiere Nashville Bash
A couple hundred lucky superfans won tickets to the Nashville premiere of the Hannah Montana movie, and afterwards, they were bussed out to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where we put on a surprise concert of surprising awesomeness.
Singer and environmental activist Sheryl Crow is lending her support to clean diesel vehicles as an alternative to other green technologies. She is pictured above with her Mercedes-Benz R320 BlueTEC, one of a new breed of diesel vehicles that are quieter and more environmentally clean than the old diesel engines.
“The newest clean diesel vehicles are eco-friendly and deserve as much attention as other gas alternatives like hybrids,” Crow said in a statement.
The government is placing clean diesel on a par with hybrids — they are eligible for the same federal tax credit. Mercedes-Benz says current diesel tax credits for owners of a 2009 Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC are $1,800 for the GL320; $1,550 for the R320; and $900 for the ML320.
According to the EPA, the nation would save 1.4 million barrels of oil a day if just one third of all light-duty vehicles in the USA were state-of-the-art diesel vehicles. Mercedes-Benz says its BlueTEC vehicles deliver 20-30 percent higher fuel economy than a comparable gasoline engine.
In addition to Sheryl Crow, Mercedes-Benz says other celebrities driving its BlueTEC vehicles include Kim Cattrall, Billy Baldwin, Kyle MacLachlan, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, and Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.
Source: www.greenrightnow.com (ABC 7)
Lunedi' 13 Aprile 2009 / Monday April 13, 2009
[NEWS] 2009 TOUR: TWO DATES ADDED
Show #1 When: September 2 Where: Saratoga, California (USA) Venue: The Mountain Winery Amphitheater
Show #2 When: September 3 Where: Saratoga, California (USA) Venue: The Mountain Winery Amphitheater
Ticket prices:$55 - $135
Tickets go on sale Sunday, April 26 at 10 a.m.
Venue address: The Mountain Winery Amphitheater is an outdoor concert venue located at: 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 - Seats: 1750 MAP
[NEWS] SHERYL SCHEDULED TO PERFORM NEXT WEEK AT "HEROES FOR AUTISM"
Here's the details for this fundraising event:
Autism Speaks, the cast from NBC’s hit show HEROES, the celebrity band “Band From TV,” and “Wendy and Lisa” have teamed up to increase autism awareness and help raise funds for autism research at the first ever HEROES FOR AUTISM fundraiser. Emceed by Rainn Wilson, the one-night only star-studded event will kick-off with a VIP cocktail reception and silent auction featuring artwork designed and created by the cast and crew of HEROES, alongside artwork from 12 of the world’s most celebrated artists with autism. Guests will then enjoy a concert performance by the “Band From TV,” featuring Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Hugh Laurie, James Denton, and Bob Guiney. Wendy & Lisa will headline the evening with an all-star band, including Nikka Costa and Sheryl Crow. Plus some very special surprise guests! They will perform their music from the series, as well as music from their newly-released CD, “White Flags of Winter Chimneys.”
All proceeds from the evening’s event will be donated to Autism Speaks.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
5:00 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. General Admission/Concert
The Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. It was founded in February 2005 by Bob Wright, vice chairman of General Electric, and by his wife Suzanne, a year after their grandson Christian was diagnosed with autism.
Spearheaded by the Wrights, the organization attracted a powerful board of directors, "world-class scientific advisers and celebrity fund-raisers like Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon", and became a powerful lobbying voice in Washington. Since its founding, Autism Speaks has merged with three existing autism organizations and raised millions of dollars for autism research.
Autism Speaks is a autism advocacy group that, along with its predecessor organizations, has been an important source of funding research into causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. It also conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. In a 2006 press release, Autism Speaks stated as its goal "to accelerate and fund biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders; to increase awareness of the disorder; and to improve the quality of life of affected individuals and their families".
Sheryl is set to perform a live performance at Join the Joyful Revolution gala benefitting Joyful Heart Foundation. She will take to the stage at the Terminal 5 in New York City on Tuesday May 5th at 9:30 pm.
:: INFO :;
Join The Joyful Revolution Benefitting Joyful Heart Foundation
Mariska Hargitay Founder and President
CO-CHAIRS Alex Cohen, Linda Fairstein, Ashley McDermott and Hilary Swank
CORPORATE CHAIR Cristina Carlino
DINNER CHAIRS Nancy Ellison and Bill Rollnick
An Evening of Revolutionary Proportions
HOSTED BY Debra Messing and Chris Meloni
HONORING Dick Wolf Emmy Award-winning producer and creator of NBC's Law & Order branded series
for his profound role in inspiring the founding of Joyful Heart and
in celebration of SVU's 10th Year.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY Sheryl Crow
FEATURING Lupe Fiasco
and other surprise musical guests
When: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. - Dinner | Concert | After Party
Where: Terminal 5 610 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
Joyful Heart's Vision
The vision of the Joyful Heart Foundation is a community that:
1. is empowered with knowledge, courage and compassion to help survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse heal mind, body and spirit;
2. values and dedicates resources to individuals and families that have been impacted by these issues; and
3. seeks to ignite and foster an open dialogue about how to collaboratively end the cycle of violence and abuse.
Pictures taken yesterday in New York City
(Credits: Splash News)
[LIVE REVIEW] CHANGE BEGINS WITHIN - APRIL 4 (NEW YORK TIMES)
By JON PARELES
Published: April 5, 2009
Paul McCartney announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, Billy Shears!” Then Ringo Starr strode onstage at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night to sing “With a Little Help From My Friends.” The two surviving Beatles shared a microphone, and then embraces, in their first public performance together since a 2002 memorial concert for George Harrison.
For encores Mr. Starr moved to the drums and Mr. McCartney, surrounded by other musicians on the bill — including Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Donovan, Bettye LaVette, Moby and Ben Harper — sang two more 1960s songs, “I Saw Her Standing There” and a rarity, “Cosmically Conscious,” that Mr. McCartney wrote during a 1968 trip that the Beatles (and Donovan) took to learn Transcendental Meditation at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India.
What cause could marshal that much of a Beatles reunion? War and peace, poverty, human rights, the environment? No. The concert was a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation, which seeks to teach Transcendental Meditation to a million students worldwide. “Every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself,” reads the manifesto at davidlynchfoundation.org. “This is the way to save the coming generation.”
It was clearly a Lynch production. The concert began with the composer Angelo Badalamenti playing his ominous and Romantic theme from Mr. Lynch’s television series “Twin Peaks.” A musician stepped onstage to provide a drumroll on a tom-tom as each performer was introduced. On an overhead screen “Change Begins Within” was projected over an abstract, slowly rippling, very Lynchian image of a wave.
As at most benefit concerts, music was interspersed with proselytizing: testimonials and video clips about the benefits of meditation. There was an undeclared contest over who had been meditating longest: 37 years for the comedian Jerry Seinfeld (who did bits about movie theaters, public toilets, taxis and marriage), 38 years for the radio personality Howard Stern, 41 for the two Beatles and — the winner — 43 years for the flutist Paul Horn, who also made the 1968 visit to Rishikesh. That trip ended in acrimony, but the surviving Beatles held on to the mantras the Maharishi gave them and said they continued to use them.
Mr. McCartney introduced “Cosmically Conscious” (which was a hidden track on his 1993 album “Off the Ground”) as a song written around two of the Maharishi’s favorite phrases, “cosmically conscious” and “It’s such a joy.” It turned into a full-harmony chorale with the assembled singers.
Although Donovan sang his 1960s hits and Mr. Starr’s own brief set included the Beatles’ “Boys” and “Yellow Submarine” (with Mr. Vedder and Ms. Crow vigorously singing along), many musicians used the occasion for lesser-known songs about quests for spirituality and meaning.
Ms. Crow performed “Riverwide,” a Celtic-Eastern hybrid. Mr. Vedder sang a wordless vocal meditation, layering harmonies in repeated loops, and the pensive “Guaranteed,” with lines like “a mind full of questions, and a teacher in my soul.” He was joined by Mr. Harper on Pearl Jam’s “Indifference” and the Queen-David Bowie collaboration “Under Pressure,” a song about seeking love amid “the terror of knowing what this world is about.” Ms. LaVette fronted Moby’s band, bringing soulful fervor to “Natural Blues,” a song about “trouble with God.”
But it was also a night for reminiscences of the 1960s and of the Beatles. Ms. Crow sang George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord,” and Mr. Starr spoke about writing “It Don’t Come Easy” with Harrison. Mr. McCartney sang his memorial to John Lennon, “Here Today.” Video footage of the Beatles accompanied Mr. McCartney during his set, and he played the violin-shaped style of bass he used at Beatles concerts. Mr. McCartney gave robust performances of songs from his band Wings, his solo albums and especially the Beatles catalog, revealing that “Blackbird” was inspired by the civil rights movement and exulting in the high notes of “Let It Be,” “Lady Madonna” and “Got to Get You Into My Life.”
He and Mr. Starr shared the stage lightheartedly, evading all the dramatic implications of a Beatles reunion. After the encores Mr. Starr jumped in front of Mr. McCartney waving peace signs. A grinning Mr. McCartney stepped in front of him, and back and forth it went. They were old band mates, sharing songs and clowning around, remembering a trip they took many years ago.
Source: The New York Times
Domenica 5 Aprile 2009 / Sunday April 5, 2009
[VIDEOS] CHANGE BEGINS WITHIN - APRIL 4
Season of the Witch
My Sweet Lord
[SET LIST] CHANGE BEGINS WITHIN - APRIL 4
Angelo Badalamenti - Theme from "Twin Peaks"
Moby with Bettye LaVette - Natural Blues
Moby with TM Kids Choir - We Are All Made of Stars
Bettye LaVette with Moby - As Close As I'll Get to Heaven Sheryl Crow - Riverwide Sheryl Crow with Ben Harper - My Sweet Lord
Eddie Vedder - Far Behind
/Eddie Vedder - Rise
Eddie Vedder - Arc
Ben Harper with Eddie Vedder - Indifference
Ben Harper - Fly One Time
Ben Harper and Eddie Vedder - Under Pressure
Donovan with Jim James - Hurdy Gurdy Man
Donovan with Jim James - Wear Your Love Like Heaven Donovan with Sheryl Crow and Moby - Season of the Witch
Donovan with Paul Horn - Isle of Islay
Paul Horn - Meditation
Ringo Starr with Ben Harper - Don't Come Easy
Ringo Starr - Boys Ringo Starr with Sheryl Crow and Eddie Vedder - Yellow Submarine
Paul McCartney - Baby You Can Drive My Car
Paul McCartney - Jet
Paul McCartney - Got to Get You Into My Life
Paul McCartney - Let It Be
Paul McCartney - Lady Madonna
Paul McCartney - Blackbird
Paul McCartney - Here Today
Paul McCartney - Band on the Run
Paul McCartney - Can't Buy Me Love/ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - With a Little Help From My Friends
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and all performers - Cosmically Conscious/I Saw Her Standing There
[LIVE REVIEW] CHANGE BEGINS WITHIN - APRIL 4 (BEATLESNEWS.COM)
Beatles reunite at the Radio City Music Hall
Beatles News On The Scene Special Report
by Tom Frangione and Bruce Spizer
The concert started at 7:40. Angelo Badalamenti opened the show with excerpts of the score he composed for David Lynch's "Twin Peaks", performed solo on piano. Moby and Betty LaVette did a brief blues set, followed by Sheryl Crow, whose set included "My Sweet Lord."
Following brief sets by Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper, which included David Bowie & Queen's "Under Pressure," there was a brief intermission.
The show resumed with Mike Love of the Beach Boys talking about transcendental meditation (TM) and meeting the Maharishi and the trip to India with the Beatles & friends. This led nicely into a brief film about Donovan, who then took the stage to perform "Hurdy Gurdy Man," surprisingly, without the fabled additional verse penned by George Harrison, which he often includes in live performances of the song, "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" and "Season of the Witch" with guest vocalist Sheryl Crow. He concluded with "The Isle of Ilay" accompanied by Paul Horn, who was also in Rishikesh with the Beatles, on flute. Horn then did a solo piece called "Meditation", dedicated to John Lennon and George Harrison.
[PICS] DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION "CHANGE BEGINS WITHIN" - APRIL 4
Sheryl with Ringo Starr, Laura Dern and Ben Harper (Kevin Mazur/Wireimage)
With Eddie Vedder (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
With Donovan (Photo by Ryan Bedder/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Sheryl performs onstage at the David Lynch Foundation 'Change Begins Within' show at Radio City Music Hall on April 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for David Lynch Foundation)
Venerdi' 3 Aprile 2009 / Friday April 3, 2009
[NEWS] LIVE TO TELL - BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISING EVENT
Live to Tell - Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, Ontario, Canada - May 20. Proceeds from the evening will fund the construction of a new world-leading Breast Centre at Sunnybrook.
Longtime Sheryl Crow sideman Bryan releases solo album Sat.
By Matt Fernandes
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The venues that local songwriter R. Scott Bryan (not to be confused with Scott H. Biram) is playing these days are a tad bit smaller than the arenas he played while touring with Sheryl Crow.
And that suits him just fine.
Bryan had a good ride with Crow back in the 1990s and was with her when her early single, “All I Wanna Do,” became recognizable to anyone with a pulse. After Bryan’s wife died of breast cancer, though, it was time to return home and take care of his daughter.
Since then, he has played locally and done mini tours with Jimmy Buffet Coral Reefer Peter Mayer.
He’ll put out his second solo CD, It’s Your Life, this Saturday at the Chapel. With high quality production from local label Red Pill, Bryan’s music would appeal to fans of Paul Simon and Bill Morrissey.
RC: What influences went into this album?
RSB: It has a slightly Leon Redbone, New Orleans type of vibe. I feel like it has more of a positive tone than my first album, which was written when I was still dealing with loss and change. This is more about coming out on the other side and being OK.
RC: Will you have a full band live?
RSB: Yes, the band will be seated singer-songwriter style. I want it to be about the songs, vocals and harmonies. We’re not cranking up and blowing people away. It will be really rootsy and blue collar. It should appeal to the same person who appreciates Bruce Springsteen. There is a lot of honor in that. I grew up with the Beatles and they put such great songwriting, craft and care into each song. I’m trying to get back to that kind of thing.
RC: How did you land the Sheryl Crow gig?
RSB: Years ago I was doing some industrial commercial things. On a few McDonald’s and Maritz commercials, she was the female singer and I was the male singer. We also were backup singers for Peter Mayer. When her first album was done in 1993, she remembered me and came out to the Midwest to start rehearsing. By 1994, we were playing venues like the Woodstock anniversary festival, which was really cool. Standing outside the photo tent and seeing Crosby Stills and Nash to my right was just wild. Over the years, we toured with the Eagles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Eric Clapton sat in with us for a while… I got to meet a lot of my heroes – it was a dream come true in many ways. I was fortunate to take that ride.
R. Scott Bryan with Kevin Bilchik
7:30 pm, Saturday
The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Dr. (near Skinker and Wydown)
$10, all ages, adults get two free drinks
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW, BIG KENNY ENCOURAGE MOUNTAINTOP PROTECTION
Sheryl Crow, Big Kenny of Big & Rich, Emmylou Harris and Kathy Mattea have launched a new campaign, Music Saves Mountains, to end mountaintop removal coal mining in Tennessee and across Appalachia. The musicians are asking the public to contact Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and encourage him to support the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act that would prohibit mountaintop coal mining within 100 feet of streams and rivers. The act will also protect mountains over 2,000 feet high in Tennessee from being leveled. Tennessee currently has at least four active and 13 proposed mountaintop removal sites. "The beauty of the Appalachian Mountains has inspired countless songs in country, bluegrass, gospel and folk music, and we must do everything possible to protect them," said Big Kenny. "This campaign was founded out of the respect musicians -- and especially people from Appalachia -- have for our beloved mountains. We're calling on everyone to help keep the 'country' in country music."
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW, MODEST MOUSE, KATE PERRY SET FOR BUMBERSHOOT
April 01, 2009 09:00 PM ET
David J. Prince, N.Y.
Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, at Seattle's City Center.
Also set to perform during the 39th annual event are Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, the Long Winters, Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang, World Party, MSTRKRFT, Roy Ayers, Common Market, UH HUH HER, Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women, Eric Hutchinson, No Age and Matt & Kim. More artists will be announced in the coming months.
Among the many non-musical offerings at Bumbershoot will be a special appearance by "The Outsiders" and "Rumblefish" author S.E. Hinton, a poetry reading curated by Spencer Moody of the Murder City Devils and the The Seattle-Moscow Poster Show. An entire kids program, Youngershoot, will be announced this summer.
Bumbershoot three-day passes are on sale now via Bumbershoot.org. Single-day tickets begin going on sale July 21.
Last year's Bumbershoot featured headliners Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case. Bumbershoot is produced by the not-for-profit One Reel organization in conjunction with AEG Live, which bolsters talent buying and sponsorship resources.