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NEWS- We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, coming soon on DVD/CD, Blu-Ray and TV
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash was lensed and recorded on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas when an all-star roster of legendary musicians paid tribute to Johnny Cash--his music, his roots, his influence, his heritage--in an unforgettable concert experience.
With Grammy-winning producer Don Was serving as musical director, We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash showcased a wide spectrum of sound including Outlaw country pioneers (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson), contemporary icons (Ronnie Dunn, Evanescence's Amy Lee) and Grammy Award winners (Pat Monahan of Train and The Carolina Chocolate Drops).
Featuring an all-star band led by Was with Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Ian McLagen and Greg Leisz, We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash includes such remarkable pairings such as Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow performing "If I Were A Carpenter," one of several duets recorded by Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash; Train's Pat Monahan and Shelby Lynne trading verses on "It Ain't Me Babe"; Kris Kristofferson joining Jamey Johnson for "Sunday Morning Comin' Down," both returning with Willie Nelson and Shooter Jennings for "The Highwayman."
Solo highlights on We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash include "Folsom Prison Blues" by Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams' stunning reinterpretation of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" (performed by Johnny Cash on American IV: The Man Comes Around, the last album released during the artist's lifetime); and "Long Black Veil" by the acclaimed American singer-songwriter Iron & Wine.
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash crescendos with more than two-dozen musicians on-stage capping a once-in-a-lifetime concert with an ecstatic rendition of "I Walk The Line."
The deluxe CD/DVD package includes live concert shots and portrait photography in addition to feature interviews with all the performers from the concert.
A broadcast television version of We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash premieres nationally on Friday, August 10 as part of PBS Pledge.
I Still Miss Someone - rehearsal performance by Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash, His Life and Music – Artist interviews, Johnny Cash archival footage, more
Walking The Line: The Making of a Celebration - behind-the-scenes of the historic Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Concert Celebration
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LIVE REVIEWS - VARIOUS
Biloxi, MS - 11 May
Great small venue! Very up close and personal! Can't wait to go back! Sheryl was amazing! Great song list and the band was right on as well!
Laughlin, NV - 2 June
She and her band were fabulous. Best overall concert we have ever been too.
St. Petersburg - 5 May
This was the best day I have had in almost 2 years. I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition that restricts my activity level. Between the disease and the medications, I am rarely able to attend big events for long periods of time. When I heard about this event, I knew I HAD to attend. Sheryl Crowe is the most uplifting entertainer! She is the one I turn to when I need a boost of HAPPY. I checked the ticket prices - what an incredible deal, $20 to see Sheryl Crowe & Ziggy Marley AND sample the scrumptious offerings from the best restaurants in St. Pete WOW! - and could not pass it up. This was a sign that I was destined to go. My family was enthused when I announced that I had purchased tickets for all of us
Favorite moment: Dancing to Soak up the Sun with my 27 year old daughter, my 2 year old grandson, my 15 year old son, & the love of my life (my Man Candy Jimmy).
Laughlin, NV, 2 June
Really enjoyed the music but it was HOT and the seats were HARD.
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Laughlin, NV - 2 June
Great show, all the favorites. Wish it could have been a little longer.
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Laughlin, NV - 2 June
Any concert held outdoors in June ANYWHERE has the potential to be hot. But we in the Las Vegas area experienced an unexpected heat wave. Highs were in the 106 range, which is normally not seen until July. That said, I expected there to be misters. There was not. Since no ice chests or personal bottles of water were allowed in, one would think free water would be provided. But only 8 oz. bottles were for sale for $3 each! Of course, cocktails and beer were for sale at a premium price. I think Harrah's Hotel/Casino should have been more considerate, especially since the arena only seated 3000 people. When the Grateful Dead played Las Vegas in June several years ago, their crew actually used water hoses to give the crowd relief.. They would probably have been held liable if someone would have had heatstroke. Thankfully, I did not observe any emergency situations.
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Biloxi, MS - 11 May
She smiled and sang great but could not get over a short show for the price we paid. We go to a ton of concerts and somehow this was disappointing.
St. Petersburg - 5 May
The taste of Pinellas was a lot of fun. Sheryl Crow played for about an hour and a half. The songs were great to dance to. I haven't listened to her songs in a long time, but she put on a great show. If she plays at a venue around your area, I would highly recommend attending a show.
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St. Petersburg - 5 May
Walker’s Bluff Winery is fairly new and Sheryl’s concert was the first time they had a huge crowd. I’m guessing about 3,000 were there on the hillside sitting in the grass on blankets and lawn chairs. Plenty of wine, beer, and water was had by all. When the concert started fans came right up to the front of the stage and just stood, sang, and danced the whole concert. Security couldn’t do anything to stop it.
By Codell Rodriguez
CARTERVILLE — The crowd at Walker’s Bluff was cheered loud enough when Sheryl Crow opened her show with “Steve McQueen,” but there were few who weren’t dancing when she followed with “All I Wanna Do.”
Crow played Friday at the winery’s Legend’s Amphitheatre as part of its Summer Concert Series, which previously featured Charlie Daniels. Crow’s opening act was country singer Brandy Clark.
Future acts this summer are country duo Montgomery Gentry on July 21 and rock band Heart on Sept. 16.
Several of the concertgoers, including Kathy Neely and Betsy Bishop, both of Carbondale, expressed their disbelief that an act as prominent as Crow would play in Southern Illinois. Neely said the concert was a great opportunity to see a major act without having to leave the area. She was of course also just eager to hear some music.
“I really like her hits, and I’m looking forward to hear some music of hers I’ve never heard,” Neely said.
Local fans were also impressed that Crow is continuing to tour after revealing she was suffering from a meningioma, a non-cancerous brain tumor that can cause symptoms such as memory loss. Theresa Fordes of Kansas City, Mo., and Catherine White of Carterville said they respect the singer’s resilience.
“I think it’s great,” White said.
“Go girl power,” Fordes said.
Kelly Headrick of Carrier Mills also said she had great respect for Crow.
“I think it’s awesome,” Headrick said. “I think it shows she’s a strong woman.”
Crow took time between and during songs to talk to the crowd and managed to rile them up fairly well, especially when dropping Carbondale into a lyric of “Leaving Las Vegas.”
The Missouri native talked about growing up fairly close to Southern Illinois and said she was enjoying the weather, joking that was going to move to Illinois. She also commented on the liveliness of the crowd during “All I Wanna Do.”
“I got a feeling there’s a party going on right here tonight in Illinois,” Crow said.
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The Saturday evening crowd was ready for a good time, and Sheryl certainly delivered. Beginning the set with the Grammy winning “Steve McQueen” from 2002′s C’mon, C’mon, she came to Alabama ready to rock. Not one to try too hard, she dressed in a simple black vest and blue jeans, oozing rock & roll. Moving into her breakthrough hit, “All I Want to Do,” her lips parted in a genuine grin, happy to be on stage doing what she loves.
Other Tuesday Night Music Club offerings included “Can’t Cry Anymore” and “Strong Enough.” Both songs were quite stripped down, showcasing Sheryl’s raw sound, something that doesn’t always come through on her studio albums. As with many other artists, so much of what makes her such a joy to listen to live gets lost in the production.
Ms. Crow is certainly making the most of 2012. Her new album, 100 Miles From Memphis, references the distance from the blues capital to her hometown of Kennett, MO. She’s raising her two young sons, gracing the best dressed list at the Tony Awards, and doing damage control for forgetting her lyrics at a recent show; it’s hard to believe this woman has already celebrated her 50th birthday. She successfully fought breast cancer in 2006, but her more recent brain tumor was found to be benign and fortunately not life threatening.
It wasn’t long before the young southern boys started in on what an idiot Lance Armstrong was for not holding onto this one, and “MILF” was a resounding adjective from the crowd of boys behind me. I can’t say I can blame them; she is a beautiful, talented woman and maybe it’s those 50 years under her belt that give her such credibility and such soul.
She played a few of her Top 40 hits including “My Favorite Mistake,” the Cat Stevens cover, “The First Cut is the Deepest”, and “Soak Up the Sun,” rocking out with her band, obviously in sync with the new lineup of musicians. “Real Good,” from the Cars soundtrack, was accompanied by Sheryl on harmonica, leaving the already captivated crowd wondering how she could possibly be any cooler.
“If It Makes You Happy” and “Everyday is a Winding Road” from her sophomore album Sheryl Crow, were two additional highlights, as both songs, nearly old enough to obtain drivers licenses, have stood the test of time. I won’t be surprised to hear these classics covered by young rock’n'rollers 16 years from now.
Speaking of classics, Sheryl Crow ended the show with “You’re No Good,” the Betty Everett song that Linda Ronstadt made famous in 1975. Crow added her own spin on the storied classic to make it sound fresh and new.
Sheryl Crow may not always remember her lyrics, but she hasn’t forgotten how to rock a crowd. She brought the hits, tossed in a few new songs to chew on and left a handful on the shelf for the next show. After 20 years in the spotlight, Crow has finely cultivated her stage presence and tames the guitar like one of the greats of her generation. She knows how to throw gasoline on her audience’s desire and deliver on the promise she’s created over her seven album career. Crow is slowly finding her way into the role of one of rock’s elder statesman and it seems to fit her just fine.
BamaJam review excerpt from stageshottz.com
Real Gone (great ending!)
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The beautiful Sheryl at the Tony Awards. She has had the best intro of the evening! Thanks Neil Patrick Harris!
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NEWS - Sheryl Crow's Brain Tumor: A Neurosurgeon Weighs In
Dr. Alessandro Olivi tells MTV News the diagnosis shouldn't change Crow's lifestyle: 'She can still sing!'
By Kara Warner
Despite the severity of the news that Sheryl Crow has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, the good news is that the type of tumor, a meningioma, is non-cancerous.
MTV News caught up with Dr. Alessandro Olivi, a professor of neurosurgery and director of the Meningioma Center at Johns Hopkins University, who spoke very positively about Crow's prognosis.
"If they elected to observe it [and not perform surgery], that means the tumor is an incidental finding and considered, like it is in the majority of these cases, biologically favorable," Olivi said. "It's benign and doesn't need to come out, because it's not causing any problems and can be monitored safely."
Olivi, who also serves as the vice chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, went on to say that doctors don't yet know what specifically causes the tumors, just that they tend to occur in women and that estrogen might play a role.
"We don't know what causes them. We know that there is preponderance in women over men. Some people have said it's related to estrogen. There might be some receptor, but not to the point where I would say to change hormone treatment," he said. "For example, with menopause, you produce less estrogen and people are on hormone replacement. I don't consider that a reason not to do it. In other words, the correlation [between estrogen and meningioma] is loose. We don't know in reality what the cause is. The good thing is that in the vast majority, they are self-limiting, and the biological behavior is not one of an aggressive cancer."
Speaking to how the tumor will affect Crow's day-to-day lifestyle moving forward, Olivi said she'll likely only need routine checkups.
"She just needs to do what she is told as far as monitoring and imaging, which will probably be once every six months if everything is OK and can be moved up to once a year," he said. "But no change in lifestyle; she can still sing!"
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I feel a little relieved, but still worried about her health :-(
"I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor," Crow said Friday in a suite at The Hotel in Mandalay Bay.
Sheryl is busy. She is working with film director Barry Levinson to stage a musical of his 1982 debut, "Diner."
I told her I once lost 30 pounds to her voice. In 1996, I raced on a stationary bike every day while playing muted video games and listening to Sheryl for 45 minutes.
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Also included on the presenters roster are Tyler Perry, upcoming The Heiress star Jessica Chastain, Jim Parsons (Harvey), 2011 Tony winner Ellen Barkin, Angela Lansbury (The Best Man), Bernadette Peters (Follies), Candice Bergen (The Best Man), Christopher Plummer, Hairspray film star James Marsden, Mandy Patinkin and The Book of Mormon composers Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Additional presenters will be announced at a later date.