GOOD IS GOOD
I KNOW WHY
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
CAN'T CRY ANYMORE
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL
[PICS] WW = WHEN WYATT MET WILLIE
Now that's what I call a fierce look!
Because you're mine, i crawl the line... ;-))
Crossroads Guitar Festival - backstage - July 28, 2007
Sunday July 29
Credits: Magali Delporte
[VIDEO + MP3] ON THE ROAD AGAIN - CROSSROADS 2007
[NEWS] CLAPTON'S FEST DOESN'T LET DOWN GUITAR LOVERS
BY DAVE MILLER
Posted Saturday, July 28, 2007
Bill Murray, of all people, set the tone, for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival.
Before a sizable crowd of early arrivers, the all-day concert began a few minutes before noon Saturday at Toyota Park with the stage slowly revolving to reveal Murray holding a pick between his lips and a guitar slung around his back.
"Good morning," the emcee said. "No longer is Chicago the home of the blues. It is now Bridgeview, Illinois."
Murray launched into "Gloria" by Chicago's The Shadows of Knight. As you might expect, it was a rough version to say the least, until Clapton joined the comedian and amped the song into a credible and fun kickoff to an array of guitar virtuosity by more than 20 artists.
Clapton stuck around to introduce Sonny Landreth, and returned to the stage to join the Louisiana native. "I've been waiting a long time for this," Landreth said. Clapton backed him until Landreth stepped back, allowing Clapton to solo on Landreth's "Hell at Home." The collaboration received the first big cheer of the day.
Sparks flew when young-but-experienced blues man Derek Trucks was joined by his wife, Susan Tedeschi, a fine player in her own right. The set was just heating up as Johnny Winter ambled on stage with Trucks. Winter was escorted to a chair, then covered "Highway 61 Revisted" with authority. Winter drew a wide smile from Trucks when the white-haired veteran inserted some Dylanesque phrasing. The song achieved lift off by its end and drew a standing ovation.
B.B. King attracted a standing ovation just for taking the stage. Backed by Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughn and Hubert Sumlin, the 81-year-old King played three songs while sitting, all the while dancing in his chair. The King of the Blues closed with "The Thrill Is Gone" and made Lucille sing sweetly as the song closed. Clapton enjoyed the set from the wings, and King made clear the admiration is mutual, lavishly praising Clapton for his good work.
Profits from the concert will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded in 1998 by Clapton for the chemically dependent. In a time when fans are asked to pay ridiculously-high prices to see their favorite acts, this $90 ticket was a steal to see many of the best guitarists in the world. That the money went to a good cause was a bonus.John Mayer, who called himself "the new guy," turned in a strong set as he continued paying his dues to the blues club.
A revitalized Vince Gill first brought up Albert Lee, then Sheryl Crow, who, after singing "If It Makes You Happy," invited up Alison Krauss for "Strong Enough." Then Crow introduced Clapton, who shared the microphone with a countrified Crow on "Living In Tulsa Time."
Willie Nelson joined Gill's crew for a short set peppered with "Crazy," and he flashed some fast playing of his own on his beat-up acoustic guitar. "It's a pleasure to be here with all these great pickers," said Nelson, who then called out Crow for a crowd-pleasing "On The Road Again."
Jeff Beck turned up the volume and the jaw-dropping virtuosity. It was obvious he came to play before his peers and a sold-out stadium of 28,000. His piercing, clean notes alternately cut through and washed over the crowd. After he was done, Beck triumphantly raised his guitar over his head with both hands before cradling it to his body and gently laying it on the ground.
Clapton's own set took off a handful of songs into it when he and Trucks engaged each other and turned their guitars loose. A gravely-voiced Robbie Robertson made a rare concert appearance and paid tribute to Bo Diddley with Clapton on "Who Do You Love?" Steve Winwood joined Clapton and eventually stepped away from the keyboard and held his own on guitar. Clapton's set concluded on a high note with a solo-laden "Cocaine" and pumped-up "Crossroads."
Leave it to Buddy Guy to close a blues-dominated show on his home turf. The showman ended 11 hours of music with an all-star jam than included "Sweet Home Chicago."
CROSSROADS 2007 - SPECIAL EDITION
>> VIDEOS If it Makes Your Happy
With Vince GIll
With Alison Krauss
With Eric Clapton and Albert Lee
Special Guests: Jerry Douglas, Albert Lee... and Wyatt ;-)
By Carol Simmons
Friday, July 27, 2007
KETTERING — Everyone in attendance at Sheryl Crow's first show in a two-night engagement Wednesday and Thursday at Fraze Pavilion seemed happy to be there. Nobody as much so, however, as Crow herself, who repeatedly told Wednesday night's sold-out crowd how much she and her band had been looking forward to getting back to the 4,300-seat pavilion.
The last time the roots rocker was here, for two nights in 2003, she filmed the experience for her DVD "C'mon America." She also spent some time in Dayton's Oregon Historic District, dropping in on the Dublin Pub and jamming with a local band.
"I was a little drunk, so I don't remember it very well. But I'll never forget it," Crow said of her late-night pub foray.
A lot has happened in Crow's life during the four years since, not the least of which was a high-profile romance with cyclist Lance Armstrong, medical treatment for breast cancer and Crow's recent adoption of a son.
Perhaps that's why there was a more restrained, more understated — dare we say, older — quality to Crow's performance than past shows here.
She looked fantastic, though — fit and feisty in a summer-white ensemble of capri pants and sleeveless top.
Her fresh-faced looks belie the gritty and often booze-drenched stories that fill her songs and reveal a certain resolute take on life. The only reason you might have felt that the performance was somehow muted was if you'd seen her before, and that isn't a very fair marker, really. Individual performances should be judged on their own merits.
It's hard not to compare, though.
After a 90-minute set that included all of her best-known hits, she and her four bandmates concluded Wednesday's concert with a charged-up encore of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll."
Now, that's the Crow we remember.
[SETLIST] KETTERING, OHIO - JULY 25 & 26
A Change Would You Good
My Favorite Mistake
First Cut is the Deepest
Anything But Down
Leaving Las Vegas
Hard to Make a Stand
If It Makes You Happy
Can't Cry Anymore
All I Wanna Do
Soak Up The Sun
Every Day Is A Winding Road
Rock & Roll
A Change Would You Good
My Favorite Mistake
First Cut is the Deepest
Good is Good <
I Know Why <
Leaving Las Vegas
Hard to Make a Stand
If It Makes You Happy
Can't Cry Anymore
All I Wanna Do
Soak Up The Sun
Every Day Is A Winding Road
I got to hang with Sheryl Crow a couple of days ago. Nice gal. I detected some sorta Texan twang in there. Maybe it was Bolivia. Anyway, she recorded "It's Almost Christmas", the latest Radice/Mazzarini collaboration, for Elmo's Christmas Countdown Spectacular".......we were talking and she goes "I've been writing some children's songs lately, but they're all about ten seconds long and most of them have to do with poop". I go "how old's your kid?" and she goes "10 weeks" so I look at her and I go "no way, you look like you weigh about 57" so she hits me and goes "no I adopted her" then I go "ok then, way.">>
...and there is also a cute pic taken at the recording studio:
[NEWS] CLAPTON, PALS BRING HUGE GUITAR SHOW TO BRIDGEVIEW
By Vickie Snow Staff writer
Eric Clapton and 20 of his guitar-playing friends are having a little party in town this weekend.
Only some 28,000 guests have been invited.
The Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival doesn’t happen every year and it isn’t a 30-city tour.
There’s only one festival and this time it’s coming to the Southland.
On Saturday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Clapton will be joined on stage by Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Robbie Robertson, Johnny Winter, Albert Lee, Doyle Bramhill II, John McLauhglin, Sonny Landreth and John Mayer.
In addition to blues and rock legends, the fest offers plenty of diversity with Willie Nelson and Vince Gill bringing country to the table and Los Lobos and Robert Randolph & the Family Band providing Tex Mex and danceable tunes.
The ladies aren’t left out either. The lineup also includes Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Susan Tedeschi, appearing with the Derek Trucks Band.
Hosted by Bill Murray and presented in partnership with Chicago’s Jam Productions, the second-ever, all-day concert festival is designed as a bit of a free-for-all. Artists will play half-hour sets of their own and join in surprise collaborations.
Clapton and Steve Winwood are likely to pull out “Had to Cry Today” or another track from their 1969 Blind Faith album.
As the risin’ sun is goin’ down at Crossroads, fans also might catch Clapton jamming with Guy, King, Vaughan, Sumlin, Cray and Bramhill II as he did at the first Crossroads Festival in 2004.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” festival producer Scooter Weintraub said on the phone from New York recently. “There are going to be spectacular collaborations and a few things you will never see again.”
Musicians will appear from noon to 11 p.m., but he recommends fans show up early.
“It will be organized so the big draws are on early as well as late,” Weintraub said. “They will be showing their faces early on.”
Before the music starts at noon, fans can check out rare guitars, interactive exhibits, demonstrations and performances in the Guitar Village just outside the stadium field.
“We’re really trying to create a festival atmosphere with an old-school ethic,” Weintraub said.
Although the concert is sold out and the main floor is general-admission seating, he expects the “mature, listening-musicians’ crowd” will lend to a more relaxed atmosphere than, say, Lollapalooza.
This year’s festival is a scaled-down version of the first Crossroads Festival, a 3-day affair in Dallas that drew 60,000 fans.
“It was a bit all over the place,” said Weintraub, who also produced that first event. His recording of it is one of the world’s top-selling music DVDs. “It worked but was a bit too sprawling and very expensive.”
To create a more intimate vibe this year, the 28,000-capacity Toyota Park was chosen over larger sites such as Grant Park or Soldier Field.
“We looked all over and Toyota Park just seemed right,” Weintraub said. “It’s the right size. And the energy feels more contained than a football stadium.”
For the second Crossroads, sweet home Chicago was a logical locale.
“The initial idea was going to be a very blues-based fest,” he said. “Then we broadened it and added jazz, country, rock, Tex Mex.”
Perhaps the summer’s hottest ticket ever, the festival sold out in 14 minutes. A limited number of extra tickets went on sale Friday. Officially sold for $90, tickets were priced at $900 or more via various online sources.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Crossroads Centre, a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol addiction in Antigua that Clapton opened in 1997. Details about the facility and its programs are available at www.crossroadsantigua.org.
Vickie Snow may be reached at email@example.com or (708) 633-5981.
Get the first look at Clapton’s latest design, the Eric Clapton Crossroads Stratocaster. Fender’s made only 100. The “Sun Strats” will be for sale for $20,000 each, or $30,000 paired with Crossroads ’57 Twin-amps. All proceeds go to the Crossroads Centre.
Other guitars to be on display are Clapton’s Blackie and Gibson 335 and Clapton’s/Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Lenny.
Fender Musical Instruments, Gibson Guitar, Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, DigiTech and Rolling Stone are among the participating vendors.
Guitar Village festivities start three hours before the main stage.
Parking lots open at 8 a.m.
Gates to the concourse and Guitar Village open at 9 a.m.
Gates to seating open at 9:30 a.m.
Bill Murray will welcome fans at 11:45 a.m. and Clapton will introduce the first artist, Sonny Landreth, at noon.
From then on, the schedule is more freeform. Most acts will play for 30 minutes with 5-minute breaks in between.
What to wear
Wear pants or shorts with plenty of pockets for stashing souvenirs and those flying guitar picks and keeping your hands free to jam in the Guitar Village workshops or play air guitar.
It’s going to be one long day out in the elements at a huge spread-out venue. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Bring a hat or bandanna. Dress in layers so you can peel off or add on depending on the temps.
Don’t be standing at the Crossroads trying to flag a ride.
Toyota Park recommends taking advantage of its Pace Bus shuttle service, Toyota Park Express, that operates every 20 minutes, until the last band takes the stage, via the Midway CTA station.
Wednesday July 25
[NEWS] CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL WEBCAST
Good news guys! MSN will be webcasting live the entire Crossroads Guitar Festival on Saturday July 28 at 10.30 a.m. PT and 1.30 p.m. ET
Tune into the Doug Lewis Show on WVGN 107.3 FM from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 29. This Sunday we will feature music by Joan Osborne, Chris Klein and the Boulevard, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash, Terri Hendrix, Dar Williams and more.
The Modern Music Feature CD is "Breakfast in Bed" from Joan Osborne. Joan has released a terrific CD that features her renditions of some great soul and r&b classics.
The Indie Spotlight CD is "Tales from the Money Jungle" by New Orleans artists Chris Klein and the Boulevard. The band has been playing some dates in the Virgin Islands and Chris's CD includes some fine original numbers. The band has a funky, jazzy sound.
We play new music from blues artist Johnny Drummer, Phillip Walker, Joe Ely, Eilen Jewell, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and more.
We include music from Dar Williams, Arlo Guthrie, Cassandra Wilson, Johnny Cash and more.
We celebrate the birthday of Patti Scialfa of the Bruce Springsteen Band. We also remember Mama Cass Elliot on the anniversary of her death.
We also include music from Terri Hendrix, who will be performing at Tillett Gardens on St. Thomas, Jan. 23, 2008.
We give away a copy of the Tribute CD to Joni Mitchell compliments of Nonesuch Records, and we give away three CD-singles from the new release "Instant Karma," featuring a number of great artists performing the songs of John Lennon.
Doug Lewis Show is underwritten by Hook, Line and Sinker; Molly Molones; and St. Thomas Radiology Associates.
"He's doomed!" laughed new mom Sheryl Crow as she opened the musically-themed gifts—which included a kid-sized Gibson guitar—at a Nashville baby shower for her two month-old son, Wyatt Steven Crow. "I've been telling him he has to be a doctor!" Crow and her tot were the guests of honor at a downhome affair, hosted by country singer Sara Evans, which featured the ultimate in baby decor. But while red, blue and brown hues made up the color scheme, the real theme was "green" thanks to Crow's passion for the environment and the involvement of Healthy Child, Healthy World, a national non-profit headed by guest Christopher Gavigan. Plenty of other mothers were on hand to offer support, including singer Emmylou Harris. "I always sort of flew by the seat of my pants," Harris said. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but I ended up with two great kids."
[NEWS] LEVON HELM JOINED BY CROW, HIATT AND HARRIS IN NASHVILLE
Levon Helm's Wednesday night (July 18) concert at the Ryman Auditorium would have been a special evening in Nashville even without the appearances by Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and Sam Bush and surprise guests Sheryl Crow, John Hiatt, Ricky Skaggs and Lee Roy Parnell.
It was appropriate that the event was a fundraiser for the Americana Music Association. Helm was a member of The Band, which could have been described as Americana several decades before anyone attempted to categorize wide-ranging genre, and he was the primary voice heard on classics such as "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek."
Helm, now 67, battled cancer of the vocal cords a few years ago. If his voice is a little weaker than it was during the '60s and '70s, he still sounds more vibrant than many singers from that era who have experienced no significant health problems. His drumming still has the funky looseness that's been a constant throughout his career, and he also accompanied himself on mandolin on several songs. Judging by the ear-to-ear grin he displayed during almost two and a-half hours onstage at the Ryman, the man still loves to play music -- especially when he's with longtime friends.
The Ryman show evolved from Helm's ongoing Midnight Ramble Sessions, a series of performances at his home studio in Woodstock, N.Y. Those gatherings have featured numerous guests, including Elvis Costello and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen. The Nashville performance ran smoothly, but it was in no way a slick, tightly-orchestrated production. In fact, Helm's dog wandered out onstage several times, aware but mostly oblivious to the crowd. It was hard to keep track of the number of musicians involved in the show because the concert featured an ever-changing array of singers and players that included Nashville saxophonist Jeff Coffin and members of Ollabelle, the group (featuring Helm's daughter, Amy) that opened the show.
The evening was filled with old fashioned three-chord rock 'n' roll, but the greatest crowd reaction, not surprisingly, came with the familiar material from Helm's days in The Band, including "Ophelia" and "Rag Mama Rag." Members of Helm's current band provided vocals on several other classics.
The first guest of the evening was Little Sammy Davis, a 78-year-old blues singer and harmonica player born in Mississippi. Davis' two songs in the spotlight included a take on Slim Harpo's "Scratch My Back." A little later, Helm provided an intriguing choice of cover tunes by following Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" with the old Johnnie & Jack country tune, "Ashes of Love." The latter song got a Cajun twist with fiddling from Larry Campbell, who played guitar on most of the other songs.
Bush's mandolin work increased the energy a little more when he arrived onstage to sing "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World." Buddy Miller arrived by telling Helm, "Thanks for inviting me to the party," and then sang "Wide River to Cross," a song from Universal United House of Prayer which won album of the year honors at the 2005 Americana Music Awards.
Harris was next, performing "Rough and Rocky" from her 1979 album, Blue Kentucky Girl. Bush and Campbell then provided twin fiddle backing for Harris and Helm on "Evangeline," which was featured in The Last Waltz, the concert film that marked guitarist and primary songwriter Robbie Robertson's final performance with the members of The Band.
Fred Carter Jr., the veteran session guitarist who is best known these days as Deana Carter's father, made an unannounced appearance, noting, "Levon, you ain't never sounded better." Carter then strapped on a Fender Telecaster guitar to provide some lead work on "(I Don't Want to Hang Up) My Rock 'n' Roll Shoes."
Keyboardist Brian Mitchell sang lead vocals on "The Shape I'm In," and guitarist Jimmy Vivino did the honors on "Tears of Rage," two songs closely identified with The Band. While both were admirable efforts, it was also a sad reminder that two of The Band's other vocalists -- keyboardist Richard Manuel and bassist Rick Danko -- died far too young.
Parnell apparently hadn't heard Helm when he called him to the stage earlier in the evening, but the Texas-born singer and slide guitarist finally showed up for one of the anticipated highlights, "The Weight," the final song before the encore. And what an encore it turned out to be.
With Skaggs on mandolin, Hiatt and Crow shared verses of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" with Harris, Miller, Bush, members of Ollabelle and Helm providing the backing. It was one of those occasions where ticket-holders walked away knowing they had just experienced what can only be described as "a Nashville moment."
If the audience had anything to quibble about, it might have been that the set list didn't include two classics -- "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Earlier in the evening, though, Harris told Helm, "You are an American treasure." Those witnessing Wednesday's concert at the Ryman are unlikely to disagree.
Scratch My Back
I Wanna Know
Goodbye My Love
Got Me a Woman
Ashes of Love
Did You Love Me
Sittin' On Top of the World (with Sam Bush)
One More Shot
Wide River (with Buddy Miller)
Rough and Rocky (with Emmy Lou)
R + R Shoes
Shape I'm In
Tears of Rage
Encore: I Shall Be Released (With John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, Ricky Skaggs et al)
[VIDEO] THIS I BELIEVE (IN MEMORY OF MICHELLE GARDNER-QUINN)
An environmental essay written by a University of Vermont student from Virginia two days before she was killed has blossomed into a video presented at this month's "Live Earth" concert. The essay is read by Sheryl Crow, Tipper Gore, Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York, Meg Ryan, Emily Proctor, Kate Hudson, Michelle's Mother Diane Gardner Quinn and Goldie Hawn.
Sheryl Crow performs at 7:30 p.m. July 30 in the Toledo Zoo amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, in the zoo's summer concert series. Crow will perform songs from "Wildflower," her first new album in three years. Opening for Crow will be Columbia recording artist Joshua Radin. Tickets are $43.50 and $53.50 from Ticketmaster, 474-1333; online at livenation.com; and the zoo box office the night of show.
[VIDEO] ALL I WANNA DO - TOP OF THE POPS 1994
TRY NOT TO REMEMBER
I am the wife of a Soldier. My husband is also a Former Marine. I am getting ready to leave for basic training myself. I heard this song for the first time at Hollywood Video a couple of weeks ago. I watched this video on a televison in the store. I was with my husband. It made both of us get tears in our eyes at the store. There was a few other soldiers that cried when they saw this. It is an awesome song, with a lot of meaning to my husband and his friends.
[MAGAZINE] DAYTON CITY PAPER - THURSDAY JULY 19 ISSUE
[SOUNDTRACK] SHERYL FEATURED ON ARTIC TALE
On July 31st Bulletproof Records will release Arctic Tale: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture, the soundtrack to the new National Geographic film opening in theaters on July 25th.
The soundtrack will include "Keep on Growing" performed by Sheryl. This cover, recorded in 1994, was previously released on the "Boys on the Side" soundtrack.
Il breve servizio andato in ondato su SkyTG24 lo scorso 12 Luglio. In lingua italiana (una volta tanto :-)
[MUSIC] ANALYZE THIS! MAYBE ANGELS
Maybe Angels: An in-depth analysis. By LB (thank you!)
This song starts with sound effects? Is that an earthquake? An explosion? The info sheet mentions a Moog bass; is that what you get when you overload a low note? And what is providing the beat, a percussion instrument or hammer on anvil?
The pre-intro is a two note rock guitar combo, the first a quick release of a stretched string, easily taught to one with hands on the instrument for the first time.
In a musically more substantial vein are eight bars of loosely played rhythm guitar. It's hard and hitting but with a lethargic lack of precision. It will transport many a boomer to the 70's, maybe via flashback.
The singing of the first verse has little appreciable melody; it's non-tonic, they're barely notes, it's sort of a chant.
The rhythm of the lyrics of this and the other verses offer little to commend and smoothness is lacking in the placement of syllable emphasis.
A couple of strong, rising bar chords leads to a chorus that elevates the song as if to a plateau; this is where the singing, musicianship and lyrics coalesce. There's excellent instrument harmony, strong chords along with guitar melody, counter pointing and balancing, reminiscent of the Stones.
Although the lyrics of the chorus are contributory, the variety of word choice doesn't dazzle; of the 25 choral words, 18 are repeats.
The song ends with a nice instrumental finish that includes the return of the background quake-explosion.
With a mildly whinny tone, the song sort of relates a story, a trip down the I-95 to Pensacola where the religiously fanatic have little to offer Sherylgirl. She feels out of place on the Redneck Riviera, where many may be out to get her, feds among them.
That she feels what she knows are out there may be angels could speak to religious beliefs but when you consider that her sister knows personally such famous dead people, it also could indicate mental instability.
The strength of the lyrics of this figurative offspring of the 70's are their authenticity, not their poetic sparkle. The stand out rhyme count in this song is three in two lines "but I'm too wise to believe my eyes cause all I've seen just terrifies me." A special credit is earned with the cadence breaking technique of placing the end of line rhyme before the end of the sentence.
She displays a comfortable or informal singing style, scattering pronouns unused behind her, Gretel like. Nor is she much for extending her notes, vocal or instrumental.
Overall, the song works very well; there's star quality to garner a flock of fans. There's solid instrumentation and a strong and confident presence. Sliding downtone to finish a chord and providing a steady beat throughout are easy on the ear. She uses a Beatlesque chord combination in a partition between a chorus and the last verse.
Though not without stunning lyrics, singing, instrumentation and song writing, the foundation of rock included songs that contained and embraced the obscurities and other factors mentioned above that would be called weak points in other genres. This femme with the spooky gaze on the insert photo has taken well many musical clues from the Stones and other classic era rockers while she displays her own style in this song.
[PICS] SUBWAY RIDE
Always loved this pic of Mark Saliger
[NEWS] FOR SHERYL CROW, A BROAD MENU OF PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS
By MARIA ASPAN
Published: July 16, 2007
Between her busy touring schedule and the newborn son she adopted in May — not to mention her work battling global warming, among other things — the musician Sheryl Crow still manages to fit in a good deal of reading, if her product endorsements are to be believed.
Since February, Ms. Crow has appeared in advertisements for The Wall Street Journal, a juxtaposition that seemed somewhat dissonant given the singer’s trademark song lyrics (like “all I want to do is have some fun” and “gonna tell everyone to lighten up”).
More recently — and, perhaps, believably — Ms. Crow appeared in a spot for Self magazine, published by Condé Nast. The new ad, which started appearing in trade publications like Advertising Age and Automotive News last month, describes Ms. Crow as a “Singer, survivor, reader,” and shows her sitting in a garden, her legs crossed yoga-style and her arms wrapped around a copy of Self.
Ms. Crow was selected “because she is representative of the magazine’s editorial direction,” Richard D. Beckman, president of the Condé Nast Media Group and chief marketing officer of Condé Nast, wrote in an e-mail message. While The Journal’s ads are meant to attract new readers, Mr. Beckman made the distinction that the Condé Nast ads are aimed more at potential advertisers.
While Ms. Crow may have grown up reading her grandmother’s subscription copies of The Wall Street Journal, according to Dow Jones, there is reason to believe that she occasionally manages to skim Self as well: she appeared on the cover of the magazine’s March 2007 issue and attended an climate change fund-raiser that Self sponsored in December.
Ms. Crow already fills much of her time with commercial endorsements. She currently appears in a commercial directed by Martin Scorsese for American Express, as well as a Revlon campaign that began during this year’s Super Bowl broadcast and followed her — and her hair color — on tour. Last year, she showed up with a milk moustache as part of the “Got Milk?” campaign. (A representative for Ms. Crow said she was on vacation and unavailable for comment.)
While there seems to be little danger of confusion between credit cards and hair dye, Ms. Crow’s presence in simultaneous campaigns for two print properties is unusual.
Robert Christie, a spokesman for Dow Jones, did not seem bothered. “It’s two very different sets of readers,” he said, adding that Ms. Crow’s presence in the paper’s campaign had helped “to really show readers that it’s not just 50-year-old white men” that read The Journal. “In our world, she’s so unique,” he said.
Source: New York Times
[PICS] GEETARZ & LEGZ (2003)
Gambe e guitarre... oh yeah!
[PICS] BELGIUM - 2004
[PICS] ASBURY PARK - 2001
Credit: Andrea DeLupardis Photo Agency
[PRESS RELEASE] NEW SHEET MUSIC FROM ALFRED PUBLISHING
New from Alfred: The Sheryl Crow Collection (Piano/Vocal/Chords)
Alfred is pleased to introduce this compilation of fan favorites in this edition of Sheryl Crow's most requested hits: The Sheryl Crow Collection.
Sheryl Crow is one of today's most celebrated singer/songwriters. Over the years, she has become a significant female rock icon, making a name for herself as both rock and country singer, nine-time Grammy winner, and political activist. Most recently Sheryl performed at the epic Live Earth concert on July 7, 2007. Alfred presents an up-to-the-minute collection of Sheryl Crow favorites spanning her seven-album career. The Sheryl Crow Collection contains her 25 most-requested songs complete with piano, vocal, and chord arrangements.
The Sheryl Crow Collection is available today for $19.95. Get your copy today at your local retail store or visit alfred.com for the location nearest you.
Titles: All I Wanna Do * Always on Your Side * Anything but Down * Can't Cry Anymore * A Change Would Do You Good * C'mon, C'mon * Every Day Is a Winding Road * The First Cut Is the Deepest * Good Is Good * Hard to Make a Stand * Home * If It Makes You Happy * Leaving Las Vegas * Light in Your Eyes * Love Is a Good Thing * Maybe Angels * My Favorite Mistake * The Na-Na Song * Picture * Run Baby Run * Soak Up the Sun * Steve McQueen * Strong Enough * There Goes the Neighborhood * Tomorrow Never Dies.
Thursday July 12, 11:19 am ET
Performer to Appear in Public Service Announcements for QVC Presents 'FFANY Shoes on Sale'
WEST CHESTER, Pa., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine-time GRAMMY® Award- winning singer-songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow is showing her support in the fight against breast cancer.
The rocker, and new mom, is scheduled to appear in both print and television public service announcements supporting the 14th annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" breast cancer fundraising event, live on QVC® Wednesday, October 17, 2007 from 7 PM - 10 PM (ET).
Crow has lent her support to the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, one of several beneficiaries of the televised fundraiser, as well as many breast cancer awareness and research organizations across the country.
The three-hour broadcast features leading shoe designers offering more than 100,000 pairs of shoes at half the manufacturer's suggested retail price, with all net proceeds from the program going to leading breast cancer research and education institutions. Now in its 14th year, the event once again brings together one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, QVC and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY®), who together have donated nearly $25 million to the cause.
"This disease has touched my life personally and unfortunately there are so many women receiving the same diagnosis every day," said Crow. "I am thrilled to be able to offer my support for QVC Presents 'FFANY Shoes on Sale.' The funds raised from this event have helped me and so many women in the fight against breast cancer."
"Sheryl Crow has been a strong woman who defied the odds of this disease and is therefore an inspiration to women everywhere," said Jeff Charney, QVC senior vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer. "In addition to being passionate about finding a cure, she appeals to women of all ages so we are especially thrilled that she has graciously agreed to support this year's event."
"We work very hard each year to generate increased awareness for this worthwhile event to ultimately raise more money for breast cancer research and education," said Joe Moore, FFANY president and CEO. "Our first 'face' for the event is this public service announcement, and having Sheryl Crow appear on our behalf is sure to garner significant attention."
In addition to the Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Breast Center at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" 2007 beneficiaries include: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania; The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program; The Gillette Center for Women's Cancers at Dana- Farber Cancer Institute; The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; and The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA - News), is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, with annual revenue of more than $7 billion. QVC is committed to providing customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to more than 166 million homes worldwide. The company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, West Chester, PA-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 20-year history.
About the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation
The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television on QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation's annual charity benefit, QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale." Net proceeds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2007 event: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania; The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; The Gillette Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; The Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Breast Center at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center; The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program; and The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 1414 6th Avenue, Suite 203, New York, NY 10019.
Wednesday July 11
[CONCERT REVIEW] STARWOOD AMPHITHEATER, NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 8TH, 2006
– Fans Before The Show
– The Concert Review
– Fans After The Show
– The Blast Scale
– Closing Comments
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[VIDEO] ISCHIA GLOBAL FEST - AWARD PARTY - MINCHIARDI IS BACK!
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Tuesday July 10
[NEWS - ITA] ESTRATTO DALLA CONFERENZA STAMPA - DA AFFARI ITALIANI
Lunedí 09.07.2007 19:10
di Giovanni Bogani
ISCHIA – "Non ero al Live Earth perché avevo una cosa ancora più importante da fare: occuparmi di mio figlio". Sheryl Crow racconta la sua canzone più importante. Un bambino di due mesi, che le ha fatto tornare la voglia di musica. Dopo la paura, il tumore al seno, la fine dell'amore con il ciclista Lance Armstrong.
Sheryl Crow, vincitrice di nove Grammy, star del rock-pop-blues-country, è la prima grande ospite di Ischia Global Fest, il festival di musica e cinema in programma fino al 15 luglio nell'isola campana. Lei, che è ecologista convinta, che ha un blog nel quale parla di salvaguardia del pianeta, aveva un impegno ancora più importante.
Qual era, miss Crow?
"Occuparmi del mio figlio adottivo. L'ho adottato da poco, e non me la sono sentita di abbandonarlo subito. L'ambiente è una delle mie priorità: ma mio figlio è al di sopra". Il figlio si chiama Wyatt Steven. Wyatt, come suo padre, e Steven, come il suo fratello minore. Lo ha adottato a maggio, quando aveva appena due settimane.
Come le ha cambiato la vita questa adozione?
"Ha cambiato tutto. Da quando c'è, mio figlio è sempre al mio fianco. Sto vivendo in pieno questa nuova esperienza. Che è la più entusiasmante della mia vita. Ho ricevuto dalla sua vita nuove energie, sono cambiata come donna. E anche come artista".
L'adozione, in qualche modo, le ha portato voglia di scrivere nuove canzoni?
"Proprio così. Ho scritto in pochissimo tempo un nuovo album, che ho finito il 2 luglio. Una settimana fa".
C'è già un titolo?
"No. Però posso dire che uscirà prima di Natale".
Dunque, in qualche modo, è una rinascita per lei quest'anno. "Sì. L'anno scorso è stato un anno molto difficile, da quando mi hanno diagnosticato un tumore al seno, a quando si è infranta una storia d'amore molto lunga e importante". Che è quella con il campione di ciclismo Lance Armstrong. Da allora, un lungo percorso per rinascere. La voglia di maternità, di vedere la vita che nasce. La voglia di giocare, di vivere la tenerezza, la semplicità dei bisogni immediati di un bambino di due mesi. E tutto questo fa tornare anche la voglia di musica.
[NEWS - ITA] SHERYL CROW DA ISCHIA FA GLI AUGURI A PAVAROTTI
2007-07-10 - ''Auguri al maestro Pavarotti, spero che riesca a sopravvivere a questa terribile malattia, un’esperienza che anch’io ho provato e che però mi ha reso oggi più forte''. La cantante americana Sheryl Crow ha inviato dall'Ischia Global Fest il suo saluto a Luciano Pavarotti, a cui è dedicata la V edizione della manifestazione che si è aperta ieri.
La cantante, che ha lottato lo scorso anno con un tumore al seno, ha voluto così esprimere la sua solidarietà al grande tenore, con il quale ha cantato al Pavarotti and Friend's, parlando della sua malattia: ''Sono vicino a lui e alla sua famiglia, duettare con Pavarotti è stato un onore. E' stato per me - ha ricordato la Crow - un anno terribile, oltretutto ero anche molto addolorata per la fine di una storia d'amore (con il campione di ciclismo Lance Armstrong, ndr). Ci sono stati dei momenti duri, durante la radioterapia, ma poi è stato lo stesso dolore a rendermi quello che sono oggi e quello che volevo essere''.
La Crow, che ha ricevuto un Ischia Music Award, è sull'Isola Verde con bambino appena adottato di otto settimane. ''Grazie a lui lavoro molto meglio, ho finito da due giorni di incidere il mio album''.
Militante ecologista, la cantante ha spiegato perché ha disertato Live Earth sul palco di Londra: ''Faccio già abbastanza per l'ambiente, preferisco operare in maniera più raccolta''. A rappresentare a Ischia Global il maestro Pavarotti sarà la moglie Nicoletta Mantovani: domani sera dalla piazza di Ischia Ponte l'organizzatore Pascal Vicedomini si collegherà telefonicamente con il tenore per fargli arrivare il saluto dei colleghi e dei fan.
[PICS] HOTEL SAN MONTANO OPENING PARTY
Sheryl and Laura Dern attend the Hotel San Montano Opening Party in Ischia, Italy on July 9, 2007. (Credits: Daniele Venturelli for WireImage)
[PICS] PARIS, JULY 6, 2007
Sheryl and Chris Hudson arrives at the romantic dinner offered by Tony Parker and Eva Longoria aboard a 'Bateau-mouche' (boat river) cruising on the Seine River in Paris. (Credits: abacapress.com)
[VIDEO] ISCHIA GLOBAL FEST - SHORT EXCERPT FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE
Tag: ischia global fest eva longoria live earth wyatt
[PICTURES] ISCHIA GLOBAL FEST: PRESS CONFERENCE
Sheryl and Laura Dern. Ischia, July 9, 2007 - 04.30 PM
Credits: Pietro Coccia
Monday July 9
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW FOUGHT HER OWN CANCER AND WISHES PAVAROTTI WELL IN HIS BATTLE
ROME (AP) - Sheryl Crow, the singer-guitarist who had breast cancer surgery last year, has wished Luciano Pavarotti well in his own battle against cancer, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
Crow spoke about the "maestro" on the Italian resort island of Ischia, where she received a music award. Pavarotti underwent surgery after his pancreatic cancer was discovered last year.
"Best wishes to maestro Pavarotti, that he can survive this terrible illness, an experience that I, too, had, and that made me stronger today," ANSA quoted the singer as saying.
ANSA said Crow was on the island in the Gulf of Naples with her son, whom she adopted a couple of months ago.
"Thanks to him (the baby), I work much better. Two days ago, I finished cutting an album," she was quoted as saying.
"It was a terrible year for me," ANSA quoted her as saying. "I was, above all, very much in pain for the end of a love story," Crow said, referring to her broken engagement with cycling champion Lance Armstrong in February 2006.
"There were tough moments, during radiation therapy, but then it was the same pain to make me what I am today and what I wanted to be," the nine-time Grammy winner was quoted as saying.
Last week, Pavarotti's manager said the 71-year-old tenor was teaching and working on a recording of sacred music.
[NEWS] ISCHIA GLOBAL FEST IS GEARING UP
Ischia Global Fest is gearing up, as Laura Dern, Sheryl Crow, Iglesias, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster arrive, along with director Paul Haggis.
Ischia, Italy - July 8: Sheryl, Laura Dern and Pascal Vicedomini (Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli)
Ischia, Italy - July 8: Sheryl walks in Ischia during the Film and Music Ischia Global Fest on July 8, 2007 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli)
July 9 schedule
4:00 PM Face to Face. Meeting with the winners of the Ischia Award 2007
Laura Dern (Usa), actress
Shery Crow(Usa), musician
Andrea Bocelli and David Foster
Laura Dern (Usa), actress Sheryl Crow (Usa), musician
Kaspar Capparoni, actor
Franco Amurri, director
Andrea Mingardi, musician
Lunetta Savino, actress
Sebastiano Somma, actor
Giampaolo Morelli, actor
A Ischia Global arrivati Laura Dern, Sheryl Crow, Iglesias, Bocelli, David FOster e il regista Paul Haggis che dice: "E' qui l'evento dell'estate cinematografica mondiale"
Ore 16.00 A tu per tu. Incontro con le stelle di Ischia Global 2007
Sheryl and an unidentified man leave the Park Hyatt Hotel in Paris, Saturday July, 2007, to attend the wedding ceremony of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria. (Credits: Thibault Camus for AP and Olivier Laban-Mattei for AFP/Getty Images)
[PICS] PROMENADE IN PARIS
Sheryl with her tour manager Chris Hudson in Paris, France. July 6th, 2007.
FEET, NOT SHOES!
I'm getting a lot of emails about the new Amex commercial directed by Martin Scorsese. Apparently, Americans go crazy for Sheryl's shoes! Ok, that's fine. There's just a little problem: i know NOTHING about those shoes! Nothing.
I'm neither a shoe fetish. So please, stop sending me questions like "what kind of shoes is Sheryl Crow wearing in the AMEX commercial?"