January 2012

.Tuesday 31 January 2012

[2012 TOUR] NEW DATE ADDED!

Liquid Tones 2012
Downsview Park
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Saturday, 2 June 2012

Outdoor concert event to help The Starlight Foundation! Confirmed artists: Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, The Tragically Hip, City and Colour, and The Sheepdogs!!!

Tickets will be sold at www.liquidtones.ca on FEBRUARY 4, 2012 at 10am EST.

.Sunday 29 January 2012

[VIDEO] GREAT PERFORMANCE: DUETS II - "THE GIRL I LOVE"

 

[PIC+VID] SHERYL MAKES SPECIAL APPEARANCE @ STATION INN IN NASHVILLE

Last night, Sheryl did a surprise guest performance with the Nashville-based band 18 South at Station Inn. They were also joined by Dierks Bentley, Sam Bush and some other special guests. Here's a photo:


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... and a little vid

 

Credits: photo: EmElleOh (via twitter) // video: Ann Soyars (via FB)

.Thursday 26 January 2012

[NEWS] SHERYL TO PERFORM AT NEW ORLEANS CHARITY GALA

Brad Pitt's New Orleans Charity Gala Sets All-Star Guest List

Living In The Moment
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Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, the Neville Brothers and Seal will perform at the event for Make It Right, while guests include Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Bennett Miller and Djimon Hounsou.

The stars will be out in New Orleans on March 10 for Brad Pitt’s Make It Right charity event, which will raise funds to build sustainable, affordable homes for New Orleans’ families who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina.

Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres will host the event, which will feature performances by Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, the Neville Brothers and Seal. Host Committee members for the event include Djimon Hounsou, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Bennett Miller, Chris and Jada Paul, Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey. Randy Jackson and Wendell Pierce will co-host the performance event. Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari will host the after-party.

The charity gala at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will not only raise funds for Hurricane Katrina victims, but will also promote Make It Right’s work to provide sustainable housing in Newark, NJ and Kansas City, MO for disabled veterans and disadvantaged communities.

Pitt, who is featured as THR’s cover story, created his Make It Right Foundation in 2007, and through it began building environmentally friendly homes at a competitive price. He organized 21 architectural firms to construct 150 single-family houses and duplexes in New Orleans and gave millions in donations.

He marvels at the result, having seen poor families living healthy lives with manageable bills. "It's remarkable," he told THR, "and now we want to take what we've learned and expand to other parts of the U.S. and abroad."

Regarding the devastation in the Ninth Ward, Pitt felt "there was a responsibility to make it right, which was not being answered wholly, so I decided to make that a focal point and help families return home -- and in the process we started discovering the inadequacies in low-income housing, that it actually keeps a family trapped at a low-income level. There are a lot of shoddy appliances that drive up utility bills to hundreds and hundreds of dollars, and that can make or break a family."

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

.Sunday 22 January 2012

[NEWS] NAMM 2012: GIBSON INTRODUCES A NEW SHERYL CROW SIGNATURE MODEL!

According to Premier Guitar, Sheryl gets a new signature Gibson that should hit the street in mid 2012. Based on the legendary Southern Jumbo, it includes Waverly tuners and Trance Audio Amulet electronics. (photo: Premier Guitar @ NAMM)

This model was extensively used by Sheryl during her 1996-97 tour.

Here's a nice pic of Sheryl with a Southern Jumbo (Paris, 14 June 1997 - photo by Peter Still)

A more recent pic.

.Friday 20 January 2012

[2012 TOUR] NEW DATE ADDED!

The Good Sam Rally
Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, Kentucky (USA)
Saturday, 23 June 2012

http://therally.com

[VIDEO] SPECTACLE - "PAYDAY"

I've reuploaded the show on YouTube. Overal the new clips have a better audio and video quality.

Payday (Sheryl on bass)

.Monday 16 January 2012

[NEWS] COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON WITH SHERYL

Sheryl Crow joins the fun!

Nine-time Grammy Award Winning Artist and Nashville resident Sheryl Crow has teamed up with Powered by Hope, to participate in the Country Music Marathon. Runners and walkers from all over the country will join Sheryl in the run on April 28, 2012, to benefit New Hope Academy in Franklin, Tennessee.

You’ll get to meet Sheryl and run the marathon with her, while getting in shape and supporting the cause of New Hope Academy. Please note, Team Sheryl Crow will be limited to 150 team members, so register now to reserve your exclusive spot.

Exclusive benefits for Team Sheryl Crow members

Admission to the exclusive pre-race Team Sheryl Crow VIP meet and greet for you and a guest
Have your photo taken with Sheryl
VIP Team Sheryl Crow gift bag, full of signature Team Sheryl Crow Gear
Limited edition team jersey to wear on race day
Access to our VIP Powered by Hope finish line party on race day
Chance to attend a private luncheon with Sheryl Crow on April 27, 2012**
Tour New Hope Academy, the cause behind Powered by Hope

What you provide

$115 registration fee for the Country Music Marathon (You must register directly on the CMM website)
Commitment to raise a minimum of $1,000 individually for New Hope Academy. Please carefully read the information about the fundraising commitment before you register.**
Transportation to and lodging in Nashville Friday through Saturday, April 27 and 28, 2012.
Willingness to run or walk the Country Music 1/2 Marathon on April 28, 2012.

Additional benefits provided by Powered by Hope

Runners and walkers, seasoned vets and newbies alike will reach their goals with our proven, nationally renowned training program led by the Galloway Group.
Our 16-week plan is long enough to cement new habits that will stick long after race day.
We will motivate you with our weekly e-blasts and numerous ways to connect with fellow team members through Facebook and Twitter.
Running or walking for a cause is a key predictor of success, read more about New Hope Academy by clicking here. cause

Powered by Hope and Team Sheryl Crow are on a mission to turn racial division, class segregation, and spiritual poverty into community, possibility, and vision. We need your help to accomplish this as we raise funds for New Hope Academy – a school that is igniting hope and transforming hearts.

Follow Sheryl Crow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sherylcrow and on Twitter http://twitter.com/SherylCrow

Additional Information

**Any individual raising $3,000 or more will be eligible for the private luncheon on a first come first served basis. Capacity is limited to 30

http://whatpowersyou.org/

[VIDEO] "EVERYDAY IS A WINDING ROAD" - HOUSE OF BLUES, 12 JANUARY

  
With Stephen Stills and Jeff Trott. 

.Sunday 15 January 2012

[VIDEO] "IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY" - HOUSE OF BLUES, 12 JANUARY

Love You Madly - a Concert for John O'Brien 

.Saturday 14 January 2012

[VIDEO] BLAST FROM THE PAST: RUN BABY RUN, PIANO, FEB 1994

This is one of her earliest tv appearances in Europe as solo artist. Tuesday Night Music Club was released just six months before and she wasn't that famous at the time. Contrary to popular belief, TNMC was not an instant hit. This record was released in August 1993, but debuted on the Billboard 200 only in March 1994 (at #173), peaking at #3 one year later. For two years, and with a small budget, Sheryl and her tour band did a lot of concerts and promotional work to push the album in every corner of the world, from Hicksville to Tokyo; from the biggest TV networks, to the smallest radio stations. Eventually TNMC became a mainstream success, earning multi-platinum certifications and three Grammy Awards.

[LIVE REVIEW] "I LOVE YOU MADLY" A CONCERT FOR JOHN O'BRIEN

Reunited Velvet Revolver, Maroon 5, More Honor John O'Brien
Sold-out show at House of Blues also features Tom Morello, Sheryl Crow, Stephen Stills

By Steve Baltin
Rolling Stone Magazine
13 Jan 2012

When we spoke last week with Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner about the reason behind the band's one-off reunion, he talked movingly about the impact his late best friend, composer John O'Brien, had on so many in music. That was clear last night when the reunited Velvet Revolver headlined "Love You Madly: A Concert for John O'Brien" at a sold-out House of Blues in Los Angeles.

While most of the focus was on VR's first gig in four years with Scott Weiland, an eclectic and impressive array of talent built up to the headlining set. Among the early highlights were local favorites Fishbone, who gave way to Tom Morello, a.k.a. the Nightwatchman. Backed by his band, Morello brought it in his three songs, from an instrumental version of Rage Against the Machine's "Testify" that had all heads bobbing to his cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad," which had the crowd playing air guitar. Before the song, Morello spoke of how O'Brien's spirit was in the room.

During a fan-favorite, three-song set that included "Sunday Morning," Maroon 5 also remembered O'Brien, crediting him as a big part of their success.

Stephen Stills, joining Sheryl Crow for four songs, used his time on stage to honor another group, dedicating his rendition of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" to "the 99 percent." Stills also rocked on a sterling "Love the One You're With," while Crow delivered raucous versions of "If It Makes You Happy" and "Everyday Is a Winding Road."


But when Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Kushner and Matt Sorum took the stage together at 11:37, it was clear that the vast majority, if not all, were on hand to see the reunited supergroup. Opening with "Sucker Train Blues," the band sounded in fine form. Weiland thanked the crowd for coming and called the show "sad, but sweet too," as he recalled a show he and Sorum did for Weiland's late brother, Michael.

The singer sent out good wishes to O'Brien's family before the band picked up steam again with "She Builds Quick Machines." They continued the momentum with "Slither," then wrapped up on a quieter note with their cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here."

As Kushner told us last week, the idea was just to get through the night, which the band did seamlessly. Though a lot of people this morning noticed a message on the band's website that said "New Velvet Revolver coming," that message has been there for some time. According to band reps, the group has no comment on any further collaboration at this time.

Source: Rolling Stones magazine - Photo: Megan Mack

.Wednesday 11 January 2012

[NEWS] "DINER" CLOSER TO STAGE

Things are starting to cook for Barry Levinson’s “Diner.” Sources say the musical, based on his 1982 autobiographical movie of the same title, had a “creative workshop” — with Levinson, composer Sheryl Crow and director Kathleen Marshall — just before the holidays, with “Book of Mormon” star Andrew Rannells reading the role of Fenwick, Annaleigh Ashford of off-Broadway’s “Rent” the part of Beth and “Anything Goes” star Colin Donnell reading Boogie. (The parts were played in the movie by Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin and Mickey Rourke.) Sources said the actors were “blown away” to have pop star Crow helping them with the tunes, which are inspired by the story, set in Baltimore of 1959. “The music is going to shock the hell out of people,” said a source. “It really delivers, and got a fantastic response.” “Diner” will be fully cast by spring, sources say, and then head directly into rehearsals before an out-of-town run in late July. The show will open in the fall.

Source: New York Post

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For the record, Sheryl wrote 16 original songs for "Diner"