Lowdown: On her seventh album, Crow reconnects with the Southern R&B sound she grew up on, departing from the breakup tunes and political themes of 2008's Detours. The singer winnowed a large batch of tunes she co-wrote and recorded with production duo Doyle Bramhall II and Justin Stanley.
Highlights: Citizen Cope joins Crow on his Sideways. She also covers Terence Trent D'Arby's Sign Your Name and Marvin Gaye's Desperate Situation
Source: USA Today
So, here's the partial track listing (not in sequence)
- Roses and Moonlight
- Stop - For the Sake of Love - It's a Desperate Situation - Sign Your Name - Come and Get You Love
[HD VIDEO] DO YOU FLIP?
.Tuesday April 27, 2010
[NEWS] SHERYL FEATURED IN HISTORY CHANNEL'S AMERICA: THE HISTORY OF US
- AMERICA THE STORY OF US, an epic six-night television event covering 400 years of American history premiered on HISTORY™ this past Sunday, April 25, 9pm ET/PT. Tune in this weekend Sunday, May 2, 9-11pm ET, to watch Sheryl Crow be interviewed in episode 4, DIVISION.
AMERICA THE STORY OF US tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented, looking at the moments where technology overcame the environment - from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental roads and railways - the internet of its day - to triumphing over vertical space from steel structured buildings to putting a man on the moon. A chorus of notable Americans will speak from the heart, reflecting on our country and what it means to be an American. They include: Brian Williams, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Sheryl Crow, Soledad O’ Brien, David Baldacci, Meryl Streep, Donald Trump, Michael Douglas, and many more.
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW WANTS YOU WRITE CONGRESS AND GET A FREE BONNAROO DOWNLOAD
For the Green Music Group Challenge No. 2, get involved, the rocker says.
By Jeff Kart
A wise man once said, "You can't complain if you don't participate." That goes for voting, and protecting the environment. Rocker Sheryl Crow has a similar message for the second Green Music Group Challenge: Support Positive Environmental Legislation. Make your voice heard at the national, state and local level. After all, if you don't speak up, who will? Polluter-paid lobbyists, perhaps?
Crow is asking folks to send a letter to a member of Congress and express support for "effective, fair environmental legislation." If you do it, you'll be taking democracy by the reigns, and be entered into a contest. The prize is a cleaner Earth. And maybe a Honda Insight Hybrid, or a Patagonia clothing prize pack from the Green Music Group.
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW TO PERFORM ON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Sheryl and her band will perform outside at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on the morning of Friday, July 23. Other confirmed acts on the bill this year include Diddy, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, The Jonas Brothers, and Rihanna. The concert is free and open to the public.
[MAGAZINE] US WEEKLY - MAY 3 ISSUE (DECENT SIZE SCAN :-)
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[PICS] US WEEKLY HOT HOLLYWOOD STILE - APRIL 22
Sheryl attends the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Issue Event at Drai's Hollywood on April 22, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images and Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Note: in the background picture you can see Chris Bruce (left) and Tommy Sims (right) :-)
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.Thursday April 22, 2010
[NEWS] RAW FAITH: REV. MARILYN SEWELL ON SHERYL & "LOVE WILL REMAIN"
"Sheryl Crow was there (she wrote an original song, "Love Will Remain," for the film) and she went first, standing against a backdrop, while 8 or 10 photographers from print media took dozens of pictures, flashbulbs popping. She moved on to 5 or 6 quick TV interviews, the reporters lined up, asking questions, like, "How did you become connected with this film?" Then the director, Peter Wiedensmith and I went together along the same route, first the print photographers, and then the TV interviews.
Having Sheryl Crow there was a real plus. She is a beautiful person in all ways, and she was gracious and charming not only in doing the interviews (check out an interview on her community web site), but also in the meeting and greeting after the film. The piece she wrote for us is an incredibly beautiful love song that moves me more every time I hear it."
[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW ON "SAY YOU WILL"
Outtake from Fletwood Mac's Destiny Rules DVD.
[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW'S SPEECH @ NRDC'S "FORCE FOR NATURE"
Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay and Sheryl Crow attend the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by New York Women in Communications at The Waldorf=Astoria on April 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photos by Joe Kohen/WireImage)
Bootheel town puts music on big stage
By Amy Bertrand
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
In concert, country artist David Nail often jokes that there's something in the water in his small hometown in Missouri's Bootheel. That something in Kennett has produced a fascinating number of singers and songwriters.
Nail is up for single of the year Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music awards for his hit "Red Light." And you may have heard of another Kennett sensation: Sheryl Crow, the winner of nine Grammy Awards.
Kennett also has produced country singer Trent Tomlinson, who had three hits on the Billboard top 40 country charts a few years ago and has written with Sara Evans and George Strait.
Then there's indie rocker Will Johnson, who has recorded more than a dozen albums solo and as front man for Centro-matic and South San Gabriel and has toured with the Monsters of Folk.
All grew up in the same small town (population 10,707), going through the music program in Kennett schools and honing their talents in Kennett churches.
"I wouldn't think that we necessarily did anything different than music teachers and parents in other towns," said Dennis Nail, David's dad and band teacher at Kennett High School and junior high for 24 years. "I think the talent was there, but talent is everywhere. What they did is made the decision that even if they were going to have to sacrifice a lot, they would go where they needed to go and do what they needed to do."
Nail also suggests that Crow's success was a catalyst for others to attempt a music career.
"When Sheryl became what she became, all of a sudden you think you don't have to be pigeon-holed in a tiny town like Kennett, you can do anything," he said.
In fact, in the liner notes to David Nail's first (but unreleased) album, the singer wrote: "Sheryl, thanks for showing me that it can be done."
But it wasn't done so easily for David Nail. After high school, he set out for Nashville, Tenn., and got a record deal right away. But he struggled after that album went unheard, and he decided to take a break from the music business.
"Those were some hard times," Nail, 30, said by phone from Florida, where he was on tour.
In 2007, he signed with MCA Nashville and began the process of recording what would become his official debut album, "I'm About to Come Alive," last year.
"It's funny, when we started out making this record, I had just come out of a really dark time in my life," Nail said. "I was reflecting on the last several years I'd been in Nashville, what had got me to that point and how far I had drifted from the person I was.
"So when I sat down to make this record, I realized it had this theme of, 'Here's this kid who grew up in a small town, very modest means, and one day woke up and lost himself, and he was yearning for that simple time, yearning to go back where he came from.'"
His first single, a cover of Train's "I'm About to Come Alive," went to No. 47 on the country charts. His next, "Red Light," stayed on the charts for 42 weeks, setting a record for longest charted single on the Mediabase country charts.
People Magazine labeled him "One of Nashville's Hottest New Stars," and he toured with Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.
His newest single, "Turning Home," features a video shot in Kennett, where it all began.
"I just assumed everybody had the same lifestyle and the same upbringing, the same financial status," Nail said. "It was really a perfect life. It's funny, when I was 18 and left, I couldn't wait to get out. It's amazing how you subconsciously lean on those morals and values and lessons you had. I find myself missing it more and more."
Nail's sound has been called country soul, and he says much of that came from the influence of his dad.
He vividly remembers driving around in his father's car with his "poor man's console, the kind you used to buy at Walmart." It was filled with cassettes from the Beatles, Elton John, classical music, the Commodores and Stevie Wonder.
"So when I picked up a guitar, that's the first stuff I learned to play," Nail said.
As for his famous neighbors, Nail said a lot of the credit goes to his dad, choir teacher Viretta Sexton and piano teacher Bernice Crow, Sheryl's mom.
"What they did was they made it almost uncool to not be in choir or band," Nail said. "At Kennett, it was nothing for the quarterback to be in choir, too. There was no such thing as a band nerd or a choir nerd."
Johnson agrees that music is the cornerstone of the Kennett community.
"There's just not a lot of other things to do there," said Johnson, who left Kennett for Texas at age 12. "So a lot of us kids would pick up baseball or music to stay out of trouble."
For Johnson, the church — First Presbyterian Church of Kennett, where Sheryl Crow used to sing and play — also played a role.
"And I credit it all to Bernice Crow, for teaching me how to truly listen to music and get a feel for it," he said.
Other artists also have called Kennett home, including Cris Brown of the alternative rock band One Less Reason; Gene McDonald, former bass vocalist with the Florida Boys Southern Gospel quartet; and Dan Landrum, a hammered dulcimer player for Yanni.
Many of them have turned to songwriting. And something about Kennett has inspired them.
"I think a lot of people could drive through Kennett and not see much, but there's a certain beauty to it," Johnson said. "I've always found it to be beautiful, in a unique little cotton-growing town kind of way."
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[NEWS] FEY, CROW AMONG MATRIX WINNERS
Presenters at N.Y. Women's event included Winfrey, Couric
By Georg Szalai
NEW YORK -- Honorees such as Tina Fey, Sheryl Crow and Gayle King along with presenters like Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Maria Bartiromo, Mariska Hargitay and Seth Meyers came together Monday at the 40th annual Matrix Awards, organized by New York Women in Communications.
The ceremony at the jam-packed Waldorf Astoria Hotel, sponsored by NBC Universal, was emceed by "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.
"There is an elephant in the room," Williams quipped in his opening monologue. "I don't know why a man is hosting this luncheon." He then added someone had suggested he should blame the volcano in Iceland, which also kept New York Women in Communications president Denise Warren from getting back to New York for the luncheon.
He also earned laughs when he welcomed NBC Universal chairman and CEO Jeff Zucker as a "veteran non-woman."
Katie Couric, who was among the presenters, later had a well-received quip for Williams, too. After mentioning that the luncheon audience included various network queens, she added: "And no, Brian, I'm not talking about you."
In introducing King, Winfrey highlighted how the two met in a Baltimore newsroom and how King was the only one to tell her: "Yes, you can be Phil Donahue."
While King is generally known as her BFF, Winfrey said she sees her as an "MSF," because "she is for me a mother, a sister and a friend."
Wrapping up Monday's festivities, Fey got recognized by "SNL" head writer and former "SNL" partner Meyers, who quipped that at the Matrix Awards luncheon, he was reminded of how he got lost in the women's department of Bloomingdale's as a kid. He also earned loud laughs calling Williams his opening act.
Meyers lauded Fey for having ushered in a golden age of women at "Saturday Night Live" and for having "the same career that Sarah Palin wishes she had." He also mentioned that Fey is known as a thinking man's sex symbol, even though enough idiots want to spend time with her, too.
Fey joked about how she had picked pretty much the same dress as Crow, but the comedy star had decided to add a sweater. And she thanked Zucker, saying: "I wouldn't be here today if he hadn't forgotton to cancel '30 Rock.' "
"Do not try to get a job from me today," she also quipped. "But you can give your resume to Seth."
Fey had the crowd in stitches until saying thanks to and paying tribute to the women who helped pave the way for her and today's other successful women in show business.
The complete list of Matrix honorees and presenters includes:
• Susan Chira, foreign editor, New York Times -- presented by Jill Abramson, managing editor, New York Times
• Ina Garten, author and host of the Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa" -- presented by Anna Quindlen, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
• Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian -- presented by Lesley Stahl, ("60 Minutes")
• Anne Keating, senior vp, public relations, special events & corporate philanthropy, Bloomingdale's -- presented by Katie Couric
• Gayle King, editor-at-large, "O," and host of "The Gayle King Show" on Sirius XM -- presented by Oprah Winfrey
• Marissa Mayer, vp, search products & user experience, Google -- presented by Maria Bartiromo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
[NEWS] TINA FEY AND SHERYL CROW BREAK OUT THE COMEDY AFTER TURNING UP IN SIMILAR ADDRESS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
Tina Fey and Sheryl Crow were honored in New York City on Monday at the 2010 Matrix Awards, but only one of them will walk away with a second honor – the winner of “Who Wore It Best.”
Both ladies turned up in Dolce & Gabbana floral dresses at the event – dresses that appeared very similar.
The skirt portion of Tina and Sheryl’s dresses had the same cut and floral pattern. The only difference in the dresses was their top portions. Sheryl wore a sheath dress, while Tina wore a V-neck.
While hitting the stage to receive their awards, given to honor outstanding women in the communications industry, the ladies joked about the coincidence.
“When I walked in, Tina Fey and I were wearing, um…” Sheryl said, as she pointed to Tina who stood up to show the crowd their clothing similarities. “She was quick to say we will end up on the ‘Who Wears It Best’ list.
“I’m voting on Tina, being flat chested as I am, I feel certain she’s gonna be the [winner],” Sheryl laughed.
Tina, however, returned the favor, throwing her support behind Sheryl’s sexy frame.
“We are wearing a very similar dress. So if you want to see what this dress looks like on a ripped, surfer body…” Tina said, pointing to Sheryl as the crowd laughed. “Or, you can wear it with a sweater!”
As for Dolce & Gabbana, they sent out the requisite press release to all media, without acknowledging the awkwardness of the fashion faux pas.
Source: Access Hollywood
.Saturday April 17th, 2010
[VIDEO] NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL - INTERVIEW @ THE RED CARPET
Excerpt from the press release - Sheryl Crow has long used her fame to promote sustainability efforts. Through her eco-friendly clothing line Bootheel Trading Co., her 2007 cross-country global warming awareness tour with NRDC Trustee and An Inconvenient Truth producer Laurie David, and her personal commitment to using renewable energy both at home and on the road, Crow has displayed an unflinching loyalty to her beliefs, raising the bar for celebrities and advocates alike.
"I am deeply honored to accept this recognition and am proud to be part of an organization that helps protect our health and the environment,” said Sheryl Crow. “The work done by the NRDC, in my estimation, is the most important work of all and the umbrella under which all other causes fall."
Funds raised from the event will support the Children Mending Hearts arts & cultural exchange programs with homeless and at-risk children in the United States and refugee children suffering from armed conflict worldwide. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will also benefit Women for Women International, which since 1993 has given more than 243,000 women survivors of war and other conflicts the financial support, rights education, job skills training and business development skills they need to build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
This year’s Host Committee includes Jennifer and Ben Affleck, Michelle Williams, Forest and Keisha Whitaker, Sheryl Crow, Kate Walsh, Quincy Jones, and Hank Azaria.
.Thursday April 15th, 2010
[PICS] 12ND ANNUAL FORCES OF NATURE AWARD GALA BENEFIT - APRIL 15TH
Pic 1: Sheryl with Lyle Lovett
Pic 2: Sheryl with NRDC President Frances Beinecke and Laurie David
Pic 3: Sheryl with
NRDC President Frances Beinecke
Pic 4/5: Sheryl
Pic 6: Real Estate Developer Dan Tishman, Sheryl and Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council's 12th annual 'Forces for Nature' gala benefit at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 15, 2010 in New York City
Tonight, at our annual New York gala, NRDC will honor Anthony and Shelly Malkin along with musician and climate activist Sheryl Crow with our Forces of Nature award.
Sheryl Crow is a Grammy-winning artist and a passionate environmentalist. Recently, she took a model she is deeply familiar with -- hitting the road in a tour bus -- and joined NRDC Trustee Laurie David in a barnstorming campaign through Southern college towns to educate students about climate change. Sheryl attracted people who might not have been concerned about the issue, and then she mobilized them to take positive action.
The Empire State Building will glow green tonight in honor of Shelly and Tony Malkin, Sheryl Crow and NRDC. And as her retrofit continues, she’ll glow green throughout the year as a 102-story beacon of sustainability.
[HD VIDEO] A FLAWLESS RENDITION OF "STRONG ENOUGH"
[NEWS] SHERYL CHOSEN TO PERFORM FOR ROLLING STONES WEEK
Yeah, Sheryl will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as part of the show’s Rolling Stones tribute week on wednesday May 12th.
In case you haven't heard, the week of May 10th, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will host a week-long celebration of the Rolling Stones' classic album, Exile on Main Street. Each night, a different musical guest will perform covers of selected songs from the album.
August 14 Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA) Venue: Caesars Circus Maximus Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act Website: LINK
September 14 Where: Saratoga, California (USA) Venue: The Mountain Winery Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act Website: www.mountainwinery.com
September 15 Where: Saratoga, California (USA) Venue: The Mountain Winery Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act Website: www.mountainwinery.com
September 17 Where: Murphys, California (USA) Venue: Ironstone Wineyards Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act Website: www.ironstoneamphitheatre.net
[NEWS] EXPERIENCE SHERYL CROW'S SUMMER TOUR DATES AS A VIP!
Choose from two great VIP Packages:
MEET & GREET PACKAGE
Package to include:
o Front row seat
o Meet & Greet with SHERYL CROW
o Photo with SHERYL CROW
o Food & Beverage gift card
o Parking (where available)
o Exclusive merchandise item
o Collectible laminate
o Onsite event management staff
HOT SEAT PACKAGE
Package to include:
o Premium seat
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Sheryl Crow, crowd have some fun at Greenville concert
By Lillia Callum-Penso • GreenvilleOnline.com • April 13, 2010
All she wanted was to have some fun and so did the crowd who came to watch Sheryl Crow’s rock out performance at the Peace Center Monday night. The Grammy award winning singer-songwriter owned the stage, playing to the audience with references to their city and with classics like her, “My Favorite Mistake” and “If it Makes You Happy” while mixing in newer works like, “Love is Free” off her 2008 Detours album.
The packed Peace Center crowd answered her performance of “Soak up the Sun” with singing, dancing and standing applause. The artist’s country fused rock filled the Peace Center’s space as she danced energetically onstage sparkling in a shimmering black mesh tank top, tight black pants with sequins up the side and equally shimmery heels. Crow, with drummer Jeremy Stacey, pianist Mike Rowe, bassist Tim Smith, guitarist Peter Stroud and backup singers Nayanna Holley and Stephanie Alexander, barely stopped moving during the entire 85 minute show.
The audience was slow to react to Crow’s play at first (save for one patron who danced in his seat the entire show) but they ultimately succumbed to Crow’s brand of rock n’ roll, rising to their feet when she played “Soak up the Sun.”
Crow couldn’t leave without an encore, for which she turned up the rock n’ roll with her Grammy Award winning hit “All I Wanna Do.” The man who was dancing from the beginning of the show was still moving, but at this point he was joined by the majority of the multi-generational crowd.
With Crow’s “Strong Enough” Greenville clapped; with “The First Cut is the Deepest,” Greenville sang; with “Everyday is a Winding Road,” Greenville danced. And it made them happy.
[LIVE REVIEW & SETLIST] GREENVILLE, SC - APRIL 12
Review by Crowzilla (SC Official Forum)
It was nice to see Anything But Down added back to the set, been awhile since she's played that.
The Peace Center is a small theater that looks to seat somewhere around 2,000 (including two balconies and some box seats on the sides), the lower level was filled and the upper levels nearly were, so a fairly strong crowd overall. The crowd mainly consisted of what I would call Theatre Patrons, if the median age of the attendees didn't all have their AARP cards then they weren't far off. Unfortunately this let to a little bit less than enthusiastic response throughout the evening (they didn't even stand when she first came out), and the problem seemed exasperated by a poor sound mix for half the night. Sheryl, to her credit, did her best to liven up the crowd with some Greenville pep talk and other anecdotes. Her outfit for the evening was a new black top combined with the black/silver pants and silver heels as seen in the photo under the March 7th Kanazawa, Japan entry of the tour diary.
My wife and I did our best dancing in our seats impression the entire night and by Out of Our Heads we were ready to explode - so at the start of Soak we stood up and thankfully it had a sort of wave effect and a good portion of the crowd stood for that and Winding Road. Finally some great energy through the crowd and it extended through the encores and a great rendition of Rock n Roll.
At the beginning of the evening I thought I noticed sheryl had new red pics taped to her night stand, so I was eager to see them up close (and hopefully add one to my collection), my wife was fortunate enough to catch the first one Sheryl threw into the audience (we were third row center), but it was just a plain Dunlop pick with no customization. Even Peter didn't have his usual "Loud N Proud" pick and just had plain Gibson ones. One of the roadies said afterwards that they've been out for awhile so maybe she'll have some new ones made up when the new album comes out.
Always an enjoyable time when we get a chance to catch her in concert, but I certainly look forward to hearing new material and seeing her again this summer.
A Change Love is Free Can't Cry Anymore Favorite Mistake Anything But Down First Cut Good is Good Strong Enough Picture Real Gone Steve McQueen It Don't Hurt If It Makes You Happy Out of Our Heads Soak up the Sun Winding Road
All I Wanna Do
Rock N Roll
.Monday April 12nd, 2010
[PICS] SHERYL IN THE STUDIO - PIC 2
Electric Lady Studios, NYC - Pic: Chris Hudson
[VIDEO] "RAW FAITH" - OFFICIAL TRAILER
Featuring "Love Will Remain"
[2010 TOUR] NEW DATES ADDED
August 12 Where: Gilford, New Hampshire (USA) Venue: Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act
Tickets on sale April 16 Website: www.meadowbrook.net
August 13 Where: Canandaigua, New York (USA) Venue: CMAC (Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act
Tickets on sale April 16 at noon Website: www.cmacevents.com
[NEWS] LISTENING TO SHERYL IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART!
Well, at least according to a recent research from the University of Maryland Medical Centre (UMMC)
Listening to your favourite beats can keep your heart healthy
By Simon Neville
When Elton John and Kiki Dee sang Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, little did they know their song could do just that. Because it seems that listening to music you love or hate can have a physical impact on your heart.
A new study has discovered that playing your favourite records can increase your blood circulation and give you the same feel-good factor as going to the gym.
Listening to songs people considered ‘joyful’ widened the blood vessels and encouraged healthy bloodflow. The opposite happened when music they didn’t like was played.
The positive effect of the blood vessels widening was so great the report said it was similar to that ‘previously observed with aerobic activity or statin therapy’. Statins are used to reduce cholesterol.
Dr Mike Miller, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Centre in the US, who conducted the research, said: ‘We know that stress can cause blood vessels to tighten, but we wanted to see if they would open up when music people enjoyed was played.
‘We thought we would see an increase in bloodflow in the volunteers, but we didn’t think it would be so high.’ The implications of the results are that enjoyable music can promote higher blood flow, which could lead to lower cholesterol, reduced inflammation and lessen the risk of blood clots.
The results also revealed that nitric oxide - a chemical endorphin related to feelings of happiness - was released when the enjoyable music was played.
Musicians most liked included Sheryl Crow and Elvis Presley, while rock band System Of A Down, and rapper Tupac were disliked.
The British Heart Foundation’s Judy O’Sullivan welcomed the results. ‘Relaxation is an important part of a healthy lifestyle,’ she said.
[NEWS] COLBIE CAILLAT 'GREW UP' TOURING EXCITED TO PLAY W/ SHERYL
Colbie is currently touring the U.S., and she will continue performing by joining Sheryl Crow on the Lilith Fair circuit in the beginning of June.
"I'm really excited because I love Sheryl and to play those huge venues around the States, it's going to be an amazing experience," said Caillat. She added that she grew up listening to Crow's music and said their styles both carry the acoustic, folksy vibe.
[LIVE REVIEWS] UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT, ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 9TH
Review from henwall (SC official forum)
"Ok for the record I am DEAD tired but I'll give this a go...
We got to the park at 11 a.m. and went straight to the stage where the bands gear was already set-up and the guitar techs were doing their thing. The whole area was barricaded so it was impossible to 'camp' and save a spot. I asked a security guard when the barricades would open and he said 5, I asked when sound-check was and he said 1. So ...I went on 1 ride w/ my daughter and came back at 1- no sound-check yet but I did see Peter & Tim. The day was turning from overcast to gorgeous.
Left till almost 5-came back to a soundcheck in progress! All band incl Stephanie and Nayala(sp) but Sheryl-less at this point prob due to crowds. Anyhoo the sound system at this place was incredible- you could feel the bass in your chest(!). The stage was set up just under this super-giant scary rollercoaster too so that was an addded crazy bonus. I was directly in front of the barricades and noticed security gathering on the right, much to my chagrin their was an already established LINE and I was not in in! Got my spot about 12 in line and let's just say I can run pretty well for a girl my age- when they opened the gates me & a new friend (Cassie) secured our position just left of center-YEAH!! While we were in line I saw the whole band (minus Sheryl) leave out side-stage and filter into the park. Would have loved to go over & chat it up with any one of them but would have lost my place in line.
Then we had a 4 1/2 hour wait. We did take turns taking breaks but the small field filled up by 8 and the crowd started pressing.
At 9:30 promptly they all came out full throttle- Sheryl had on silver-studded jeans and super chunky brown heels, light green tank top with a tan sleeveless hoodie vest over, she looked relaxed, happy & beautiful as usual :-)
-OK now the show!!!
Set-list rcvd from security ;-)
LOVE IS FREE
PICTURE (Tim sang the Kid Rock part and his voice was cracking- he said it was from screaming on the rollercoasters)
CAN 'T CRY
OUT OF OUR HEADS
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL
Sheryl put in a ton of cute/funny ancedotes about their day at Universal....Wyatt being scared to death of Shrek, Tim crying like a baby on a rollercoaster..she also tried to sing really loud at one point so those in the rollercoaster above the stage could hear her. She tagged in some different lines in 'Strong Enough' about the kind of man she was looking for, 'Real Gone' rocked about as hard as I've EVER hear it and Rock & Roll blew the TOP off! I got waves and points & nods from Tim, Peter & Mike (which was super nice). Sheryl leaned down to sing right to Hanna a few times...there was a few drunkards really hooting it up but all in al the crowd was appreciative & receptive. The sound wasn't super great but only because we were in front of the speakers- our view & interaction made up of for it entirely. Anyway..I am sorry if this is a lame review I am just SO tired!! I have ton of great pix and will attempt to post when I return on Tues. Synopsis-EXCELLENT show!"
Comment from Smyrnaman (SC official forum)
"Thanks Sheryl and the band for a great show last night at Universal Studios Florida!... I took my 17 year old daughter with me (it was her first concert ever) and she said you rocked!! Thanks for making it a memory that will last forever."
slackrgrl: Sheryl Crow puts on an amazing show!! She owns a stage, for sure. The audience, on the other hand... more ridiculous than a rock festival!
DivaInNeverland:Sheryl Crow put on an awesome show tonight. Beautiful weather, great company & great music. it was an evening full of win! :)
csroutofcontext:forgot how many SherylCrow songs she loved. Great voice, enjoyed the concert!
Speaking of the title of the new album, I discovered that both Kennett, Missouri and Tupelo, Mississippi (birthplace of Elvis Presley) are approximately 100 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. I think it's pretty cool!
Sheryl talks about Memphis, R&B, Stax etc... (1994)
As previously announced, the sweet Sheryl will appear on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, along with the equally sweet Miranda Lambert. Well, for those who are interested, the episode will air on ABC Sunday May 9th!Check you local listings!
[NEWS] SHERYL GUEST VOCALS ON THE UPCOMING ALBUMS OF RANDY HOUSER & KID ROCK
The Kid Is Back in Town
On March 20, Kid Rock and publicist Kirt Webster were seen enjoying filet mignon and lobster at the Palm restaurant in Nashville. Earlier that day, Martina McBride added vocals to some tracks Kid Rock was recording in town, and the following night, the lovely Kellie Pickler had supper with him. Kellie's little brother lives with her and is crazy over Kid Rock. Later in the week, the beautiful Sheryl Crow added vocals to another track Kid was recording. He and Sheryl did a great job in 2002 with their collaboration on "Picture."
Randy Houser Channels His Inner Waylon Jennings
"Randy Houser in the studio prepping to record Waylon Jennings' "Ramblin Man" with members from Waylon's original band. The track is being recorded for a special upcoming Waylon Jennings project, which Randy also sang "Just To Satisfy You", featuring Sheryl Crow."
Source: That Nashville Sound (http://thatnashvillesound.blogspot.com)
August 19 Where: Alpharetta, Georgia (USA) Venue: Verizon Wireless Ampitheater at Encore Park Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act
Tickets on sale April 9 Website: www.vzwamp.com
August 21 Where: Sedalia, Missouri (USA) Venue: Pepsi Grandstand at Missouri State Fairgrounds Note: Missouri State Fair; Colbie Caillat as Opening Act
Tickets on sale April 29 Website:www.mostatefair.com
September 9 Where: San Diego, California (USA) Venue: Humphrey's by the Bay
Tickets on sale April 10 Website:www.humphreysconcerts.com
.Saturday April 3, 2010
[ARTICLE] LILITH FAIR HITS THE ROAD AGAIN - ROLLING STONE APRIL 1 ISSUE
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.Friday April 2, 2010
[2010 TOUR] NEW DATES ADDED
June 27 Where: Calgary, Alberta (Canada) Venue: McMahon Stadium Note: Lilith Tour
June 28 Where: Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) Venue: Northlands Spectrum Note: Lilith Tour Website: www.northlands.com
July 1 Where: Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) Venue: Pitt Meadows Airport Note: Lilith Tour
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.Thursday April 1, 2010
[2010 TOUR ] NEW DATES ADDED
August 28 Where: Austin, Texas (USA) Venue: The Backyard Note: Colbie Caillat as opening act
Tickets on sale April 24 Website: www.thebackyard.net
September 18 Where: Rancho Mirage, California (USA) Venue: The Show at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort SPA
Tickets on sale July 31st Website:www.hotwatercasino.com/TheShow/
[VIDEO] NEW SONG: LOVE WILL REMAIN (FROM THE DOCUMENTARY "RAW FAITH")
[MUSIC&BIZ] CHRYSALIS ACQUIRES FSMG CATALOGUE
Chrysalis PLC (”Chrysalis” or the “Group”), the leading independent music publisher is pleased to announce today that it has acquired First State Media Group (Ireland) Limited (”FSMG”), an international music publishing business with operations under the S1 Songs and State One Music brands in 7 countries.
FSMG controls over 45,000 music copyrights comprising, amongst others, the catalogue of Sheryl Crow (including If It Makes You Happy, All I Wanna Do and Everyday Is a Winding Road), the former “Dreamworks” catalogue (including Leaving on a Jetplane and Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver), Disco Inferno (The Tramps), Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane), Superstar (The Carpenters)) and the “Wind‐Up” catalogue (including Bring Me To Life (Evanescence) and Paralyzer (Finger Eleven)).
As a result of the transaction, Chrysalis will manage music copyright assets worth in excess of US$155m on behalf of FS Media Works Fund 1 (the “Fund”) – a partnership of international institutional investors and pension funds. This positions Chrysalis as a significant partner to investors that have a strong appetite for investing in music copyright assets that generate stable cash flow. Chrysalis, as a result of its proven capability and reputation, believes it is well placed to take full advantage of the opportunity that this presents.
Chief Executive, Jeremy Lascelles said: “We have been looking at a number of catalogues in recent months and it is great to secure a portfolio containing so many classic songs from the past 50 years, including some of my all‐time personal favourites. I’m thrilled at the prospect of managing these songs under the Chrysalis banner and of seizing opportunities to use them across a wide range of platforms.”
Chairman, Chris Wright added: “It’s also very significant that we now have access to a new group of investors to partner with in executing our strategy. The long term investment horizon of these institutions and pension funds is extremely well suited to music publishing assets, which have a long term life, and we look forward to developing a close long term relationship with them.”
FSMG was acquired for £11.0m (US$16.5m) payable in cash on completion from First State Media Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited and Dream Theatre (Music and Arts) Ireland Limited and Dream Theatre Ireland No.2 Limited, two entities associated with the management of FSMG. The acquisition is being fully funded from Chrysalis’ existing facilities, under which it retains a further £22.4m for future acquisitions.
As at 30 June 2009, the date of the last audited financial statements, FSMG had gross assets of £13.2m (€15.6m) and a normalised loss for the year of £0.3m (€0.3m). Chrysalis’ existing international operations will result in significant synergies, including a wider exploitation of the copyrights and a reduction in the overall cost base, generating substantial operating cash flows, gross income and NPS.