NEWS AUGUST 2015
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Sheryl with her 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertibile, 350ci (5.7 liter), 300 hp.
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Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback - Queen of Cool
Pride of Kennett! :-)
Wendell Crow, Sheryl Crow and Jim Baker jammin @ the BB King's in Memphis!
The band members have been friends for a long time and have played in different groups in a variety of settings. They were finally brought together in 2003 when invited to play at the Little River Fest. "We didn't even have time to rehearse," Williams said. "It wasn't long after that first gig that we were invited to play at Beale Street. It became an annual tradition after that. We were going to play more than that but after some discussion we decided once a year would be plenty. The event has unofficially been called the Bootheel Bash on Beale."
"We really appreciate all the people from Kennett, Jonesboro, and Nashville that set time aside to travel to Memphis once a year to see us play," said Baker.
The band had some special guests -- Karen Bowles, Ashley Wilcoxson, and Sheryl Crow. As Crow took the stage, one of her first comments in addressing the crowd was: "This just can't be the last appearance of The Usual Suspects on Beale Street can it?"
We can hope it is not.
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Sheryl with Larry the Cable Guy (Tow Mater voice) and the legendary Pixar director John Lassater. On July, 2015, while being interviewed by Autoweek, Lasseter stated that Cars 3 release should be summer 2018.
21 August - Sheryl and her band performed at ACE Hardware 2015 Fall Convention & Exhibits. The show was held at the beautiful Navy Pier Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois.
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The concert will celebrate the fundraising efforts of several thousand participants in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.
The event, formerly known as the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, has raised more than $11.55 million in the past five years for cancer research being conducted by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.
“I’m thrilled to support the Miami Dolphins’ effort to fight cancer by performing at DCC VI in February,” Etheridge said in a statement. “Everyone can be a cancer fighter and I salute those who will ride, walk and volunteer to raise money for cancer research. I hope thousands of South Floridians will join us and I look forward to celebrating their efforts at the finish line.”
In addition to six charity bicycle rides, participants under the revised format in 2016 can take part in a 5K run or walk.
General admission tickets for the concert are on sale at DolphinsCancerChallenge.com for $50. Proceeds from the concert will also go to support cancer research at the Sylvester Center.
“We are excited for Sheryl and Melissa’s involvement in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge,” Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel said. “Like most of us, both women have been touched by cancer and are active in causes that raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research.”
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Country artists tend to couple up and get married young, so it’s quite the hunt to find ones who haven’t. This time around, we looked at the lovely single ladies of country and discovered a group as diverse as their incredible musical output.
(Photo courtesy Lindsay Ell)
Rolling Stone Country Celebrates One Year
Rolling Stone Country Celebrates One Year
See Sheryl Crow Perform at Rolling Stone Country Party Presented by Patrón
By: Rolling Stone Magazine
Sheryl Crow In Nashville
By: Roy Trakin for Addicted to Noise
Sheryl Crow at the Acme Seed & Feed, Nashville
We arrived in Music City just in time for Rolling Stone Country to mark its one-year anniversary with a bash co-promoted by Patron, which launched a film division with a series of online music docs. Sure enough, as one local wag put it, Nashville people like shiny, new things and the turnout was impressive.
Sheryl Crow, who has been living locally for a few years, is one of a handful of rockers looking to country to kick-start their careers, while another, Steven Tyler, is spotted in the crowd with flip-flops singing along to every word. Crow is in good spirits for this industry-heavy crowd, thanking Rolling Stone for helping her break through and reminiscing about how the magazine was the only source of information on rock ‘n’ back in the pre-Internet era. And that’s another thing I like about Nashville – they still believe in the dream.
After introductory remarks from the Patron guy and Jann Wenner’s son Gus (apparently the concept of nepotism is obsolete), Sheryl took the stage looking pretty good at 53, launching into “A Change Would Do You Good,” complete with a wicked Peter Stroud slide guitar solo. “This song goes back to when I was 12,” she laughs, then proceeds to play “All I Wanna Do,” which takes us back to her Tuesday Night Music Club days when Hollywood was a lot more like Nashville than it is now. She follows that with a song from the same album, “Can’t Cry Anymore,” then leads the crowd in a whoop-and-holler call-and-response audience participation she laughs off as “the oldest trick in the book.” There’s a certain un-cynical atmosphere you won’t find in L.A.
Crow then dedicates Tuesday Night’s acoustic “No One Said It Would Be Easy” to her parents, who just celebrated their 60th anniversary, a milestone she must consider ruefully after her own ill-fated marriage to Lance Armstrong. It’s a subject she seems to pick up on with the next song, the Grammy-nominated “My Favorite Mistake” and returns to later in the set with another Tuesday Night selection, “Are You Strong Enough to Be My Man,” both written way before her split with the disgraced Tour de France champion.
She dedicates “Give It To Me,” originally recorded with Vince Gill and Ashley Monroe, to her love of ‘70s country-rockers like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Jessi Colter, which was always her own sweet spot, and goes to show why she’s right at home in this town. The blues-rocking “Best of Times” raises the temperature, with a shvitzing Crow having already shed her jacket to reveal a glittering sleeveless T-shirt, blowing some honking harmonica, then laughing, “Guys love a girl who blows… harp.”
At that point, she eases into “If It Makes You Happy” and “Every Day Is a Winding Road,” which, truth be told, sound nothing like country, but rather show she’s still mostly a rocker at heart, even with Stroud’s twangy riffs harking back to its own C&W roots. What passes for modern country is more classic rock than rock these days… Even Steven Tyler could tell you that.
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With Live at the Bluebird Café – the sixth installment of Rolling Stone Films' "Mastering the Craft" series presented by Patrón — the singer-songwriter performs an intimate set at the Nashville venue, interspersed with interviews and archival footage documenting her ascent to stardom.
Despite being one of pop's most versatile stage singers, Crow says she wasn't born with that gift. "I liked performing in the privacy of my own bedroom, but as soon as anybody was around, I didn't love that," she says. "And I didn't love it for a really long time. If there'd been the 'Most Likely to Be a Rock Star' in the yearbook, that would not have been me."
But she honed her craft over time, absorbing the eclectic sounds of TV and radio in the Seventies. "I grew up in just an idyllic time," she says. "You'd turn on Saturday morning TV, and there'd be the Jackson Family cartoon, and every kid in America was singing along with that stuff, basically thinking that he and his sisters and brothers could be a band. That was my household. We grew up singing and dancing to American Bandstand."
Music, Crow says, is "the thread of [her] whole life" – and the film traces her early journey from music student to cover band singer ("I loved putting on that persona," she says) to breaking in the industry singing commercial jingles.
"She was a natural chameleon," says producer Jay Oliver. "She was very quick to be able to adapt a different style."
Crow eventually moved to L.A. with her first demo tape, landing a lucrative gig as back-up singer on Michael Jackson's Bad tour. "It was very nerve-racking," she says of working with the King of Pop. "I can't say that walking out with him every night was fun."
After meeting with various record companies, she recorded an album with producer Hugh Padgham (Genesis, Phil Collins) that wound up scrapped. "Everybody saw me as a pop vixen," Crow reflects. "I wanted to make rock & roll or blue-eyed soul."
And she found her niche with 1993's Tuesday Night Music Club, which spawned massive singles like "All I Wanna Do" and "Can't Cry Anymore."
"Out of the gate, she was on fire as a performer," says Dolye Bramhall II, who co-produced Crow's 2010 LP, 100 Miles From Memphis. "I thought she just had it. And she looks cool."
During her Bluebird performance, Crow relishes seeing the audience's faces – making a direct connection with her fans. It's the kind of personal spark that's kept her humble and motivated for three decades in the industry. "I just can't believe how blessed I've been to get to play with the people I've loved," she says. "I've stood on-stage with people I never thought would even know my name."
"The people in rock & roll you always think of that are real icons – she's one of those icons," Bramhall II adds. "She has that magnetism."
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CNN's Bill Weir talks with Sheryl Crow about her music memories of the decade. "The Seventies" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“Oh, heck yeah! She’s on next,” a male concertgoer to my left uttered seconds before Sheryl Crow hit the stage Saturday (Aug. 8) night at the Hollywood Bowl.
It was, of course, Crow’s second straight performance alongside conductor Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and opening act Alex Cuba before thousands of fans.
Before Crow dominated the venue, Cuba impressed with his musical charm (backed by a three-member band), uplifting vocals and spirited demeanor. Cuba’s eight-song set started with the lyrically intriguing “Vampiro” and finished with the infectious Spanglish “Todo En La Vida”/“The Secret.”
Cuba, who is originally from Cuba and now resides in Canada, was enthused to perform at such a worldwide acclaimed venue.
“Wow! We [are] playing the Hollywood Bowl. Can’t believe it. This is wonderful,” he said following the sensual “Tu Boca Lo Quita.”
After Cuba left the stage to a rather pleased crowd and standing ovation, Crow’s band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra began instrumentation on the country-rock infused “Maybe Angels.”
Crow, who has won nine Grammys and sold over 50-million albums globally, appeared happy to be back in Los Angeles – where she lived for several years before moving to Nashville, Tenn.
Among the emotionally touching tunes of the night was “Run, Baby, Run,” which Crow wrote around the time Bill Clinton was elected President in the 1990s. Although it’s slow in rhythm, the song truly makes you feel hopeful about pretty much anything and everything, which Crow alluded to before singing it.
She also paid homage to and showed her fondness of Cat Stevens with “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” followed by “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Best of Times.”
The thing that makes Crow special, and for that matter any of her live performances special, is that she’s more than proud of her own musical repertoire. Because of that, anything she sings is heartfelt throughout.
Such was the case with “Am I Getting Through” and “Strong Enough.” During both songs, she connected vigorously with the lyrics and, of course, the crowd.
Crow saved some of the most popular tunes from her catalogue for the finale: “All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “Everyday Is A Winding Road.” “All I Wanna Do” was so brilliantly played that it shook the entire venue before and after a power outage was experienced. But that didn’t stop the guests from having fun and continuing to cheer for the beloved artist.
Not even that male attendee, who kept saying, “I want more.”
Am I Getting Through
I Shall Believe (Piano), with Doyle Bramhall II
Leaving Las Vegas
All I Wanna Do - Power Outage!
If It Makes You Happy
Everyday Is A Winding Road
The singer was in the middle of "All I Wanna Do" when the venue went dark.
Sheryl Crow makes beautiful music with Hollywood Bowl orchestra
The history of rock bands performing with orchestras is not an an especially happy one. For every band that figures out how to make it work (Belle and Sebastian with the L.A. Philharmonic in 2006 – sounding like they had moved thirty years in the past and a mile or so south to A&M Studios – being arguably the best example), there are many more that end up with a misbegotten mess, the orchestrations trading in heavy-handed bombast or overly delicate, classical sounding filigree, or with the band and orchestra working against each other.
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When it was time for Crow to take the stage, the songstress did so without fanfare. With Sheryl Crow, you get what you see, you see what you get; catchy pop tunes, mixed with some straight-forward rockers, and a shot of country mixed in. Although her last album, 2013’s “Feels Like Home” didn’t garner the critical praise of earlier albums, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.
Longtime band mate and band-leader Peter Stroud, back since 2012, had his signature 65 amps behind him (spotting the 65 amps are a pastime of mine. They have great tone!). Seated behind the band was the L.A. Philharmonic and this provided an element to the music that was both lush and moving at times. There’s nothing like having a full orchestra seated behind you to really add color and depth to one’s music. The orchestra wasn’t just used on one song for dramatic effect, it was used on eleven of her fourteen-songs set.
Opening with two songs from her Grammy-winning second album, “Maybe Angels” and “A Change Would Do You Good” she had the crowd engaged easily. Fighting a bad cold, she did sound a bit “pitchy” at times, but for a singer to power through a cold is very admirable. She even remarked at one point “it’s a snot-fest up here”. Props to Sheryl for being a true professional and giving us her best.
Prior to launching into “Best Of Times” from her last album “Feels Like Home” she remarked that “our best days are in front of us” and then ripped into the number, showing us her chops on the harp and her new Nashville meets Los Angeles take on music. It was Country, it was Rock, and it was kick-ass, showing the audience that there’s a fine line between Country and Rock, and above all, good music is good music.
“Always On Your Side” was a poignant part of the set. Seated behind a grand piano, accompanied by just the orchestra, with a single spotlight, she cut quite a striking figure. Her voice, carried on the breeze, wafted over the crowd and sounded like she was sitting beside you. The Bowl has that effect…
The lighting, which was red most of the time seemed in direct opposition to the music giving an almost hellish visual element to the show. It provided an interesting juxtaposition with that flourescent crucifix looming just to the right of the stage. Maybe the lighting crew was trying to one-up them.
The last two numbers, “All I Wanna Do” and “If It Makes You Happy” brought the audience to their feet predictably. Crowd pleasing numbers but perhaps she should have played one of them a bit earlier in the set, as a few of the songs were a bit subdued and had the audience mostly seated.
Overall, a great night and a very intimate time with Sheryl and a few thousand of her closest fans. And with the weather this weekend being surprisingly perfect for an August show, you still have another chance to see her tonight. If you haven’t already bought tickets, there are still some great seat available for tonight’s show.
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I Am Getting Through
Run Baby Run
Best of Times
My Favorite Mistake
Maybe Angels / A Change Would Do You Good
Strong Enough / All I Wanna Do
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Grammy Award winner and mom Sheryl Crow is joining the preschool set in her voice role on Nick Jr. show "Julius Jr."
The mom of two boys, ages 5 and 8, will lend vocals to the character Sheryl Butterflow, who also happens to be a butterfly. The episode airs on Sunday, August 9 at 10 a.m. on Nick Jr.
Crow also recorded an original song for the series, which will air during the episode and be available as a single on iTunes after the episode airs.
Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Crow — and Butterflow — in action!
Photo: Al Norris
Sheryl Crow has a new project in the hopper!
American Roots Festival, LLC (a subsidiary of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC) and Live Nation are proud to announce the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. North Carolina's own Eric Church, headlines two days of an extraordinary line-up of artists including Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass. Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC.
The festival will also honor Raleigh and the Triangle area community by bringing music fans together with local food, beer, & crafts vendors at The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration, scheduledto take place at the festival throughout the weekend.
Artist fan club and Citi® cardmember pre-sales begin Thursday August 6 at 10am edt through Sunday August 9 at 10pm edt. For complete Citi® cardmember pre-sale details through Citi's Private Pass® Program, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday August 10 at 10am edt at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000. A range of dynamic VIP and travel packages will be available.
"Raleigh has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. This incredible line-up headlined by North Carolina's own Eric Church along with The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration will give music fans and the Raleigh community an unforgettable experience,"says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC.
"The American Roots Music & Arts Festival will be THE event of the season," says Wilson Howard, President Live Nation Southeast. "We could not be more excited to present such an incredible line-up of artists headlined by North Carolina's own Eric Church. Live Nation and Blackbird are thrilled to bring a two-day festival of this magnitude to the Triangle area community. Don't miss out!
The American Roots Music & Arts Festival initial line-up announcement is:
Eric Church (2 Nights)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Tedeschi Trucks Band
FOR ALL FESTIVAL DETAILS AND THE OFFICAL FESTIVAL WEBSITE PLEASE GO TO: http://americanrootsfest.com
By Brian Ives
This past weekend, Kelly covered Sheryl Crow, putting her own touches on an already brilliant song, “If It Makes You Happy.” The audience sang along and, as with all of Kelly’s covers, the Internet later joined in, sharing its love for the performance. Included in those giving Kelly two thumbs up for her interpretation of the song was Sheryl Crow herself.
Kelly excitedly responded to the woman she described as “white” and “soulful” during her introduction.
Watch Kelly’s performance of “If It Makes You Happy”