[LIVE REVIEW + PIX] Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival - 29 Jun




[LIVE REVIEW] Beacon Theater, NY - 28 June




[LIVE REVIEW] Funhouse Fest 2017 - Williamsburg, VA - 23 June

Photo: Sheryl Crow

Excerpt from The Virginia Gazette, 27 June:

[...] The evening's feature was Sheryl Crow. Coming on to shouts and whistles, the Grammy winning singer went on to deliver a high energy program that showed Crow, who has a degree in music composition and performance, to be the big-draw star she is.

Between songs, she shared thoughts about life, including politics and how recent political ugliness became a theme for "Halfway There." Her fans responded in high pitch fashion to her songs, especially those from her April album, "Be Myself," among them the title song, "Alone in the Dark," and "Roller Skate."

Given her bouts with cancer, her enthusiasm for life was heard in "Soak Up the Sun" and "All I Wanna Do." The program also included the likes of "It Makes You Happy," "Strong Enough," and "First Cut is the Deepest." At the close, her fans wanted more and more they got it when Hornsby joined in on "Midnight Rider. [...]

Funhouse Fest Full Review

Photo: tswiftborn1989




[VIDEO] "Halfway There" @ The Tonight Show - 27 June




[LIVE PIX] The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - 27 June




Photos by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank


Soundcheck - Photo: Sheryl Crow





[NEWS] Performers @ NBC's Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular



[LIVE PIC] Sheryl & Jeff - Atlanta

"If It Makes You Happy"

Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
25 June 2017

Photo credit: stevemacgsu


[PIX] Backstage in Atlanta with Mr. Trott, Mr. Tasjan and Ms. White



Jeff Trott, singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan (the opener) and Sheryl Crow

Backstage @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA - 25 June 2017


Sheryl with the Alabama-born singer songwriter Lana White

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Dat T-shirt though. I Want it! LOL. I frigging love the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am.

Once again, great style and good taste Ms. Crow! And those white/green Golden Goose sneakers are lovely too (they are made not too far from where I live!).

Like Steve McQueen
All I need's a fast machine
And I'm gonna make it all right




[INTERVIEW] Paste magazine - 26 June

Exclusive: Sheryl Crow Talks About How Michael Jackson and Don Henley Shaped Her Style

The singer looks back on the long road to becoming the performer she is today.

By Gerry Strauss
Paste magazine

It’s been 24 years since Sheryl Crow released her breakthrough debut, Tuesday Night Music Club, with hits like “All I Wanna Do” and “Strong Enough” vaulting her onto main stages almost overnight. But Crow’s career as a performer stretches back well before 1993, to her days fronting a college cover band, to stints singing backup for Michael Jackson, Don Henley and others. And it has outlived most of her contemporaries, thanks to her perseverance and ever-evolving songwriting and performing skills. With her new album, Be Myself, released last month, Crow is on the road yet again this summer, with stops this week in New York City followed by a slot on Willie Nelson’s traveling Outlaw Music Festival.

Crow spoke with Paste recently about growing into a consummate performer, from the lessons she learned when she was starting out to respecting your audience to her shifting sense of makes a great live show.




[PIX & REVIEW] Day & Night in Atlanta - 25 June 2017

Marcus Ingram/WireImage for The Recording Academy

DAY - GRAMMY Pro Up Close & Personal with Sheryl Crow featuring Jeff Trott

W Hotel, Buckhead Hotel

Bonnie M. Moret Photography

NIGHT - Concert at Chastain Park

Chastain Park Amphitheater




[LIVE PIX] Raleigh, NC


28 Photos

North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina (USA)
Saturday, 24 June 2017




[LIVE PIX] Funhouse Fest 2017


25 Photos

The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia (USA)
Friday, 23 June 2017

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"Midnight RIder" with Bruce Hornsby at the piano. 



[NEWS] Sheryl Will Perform at the NBC's Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is an annual television broadcast of the Independence Day fireworks show in New York City, and has been broadcast annually either on WPIX-TV, syndication or NBC since 1977.

1iota company will be filming the pre-taped mini-concert with Sheryl on Tuesday, June 27th. You can request free tickets HERE.

Good luck and tune into NBC on Tuesday, July 4 at 8/7c to catch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!




[LIVE PIX & VIDS] Vienna, Virginia - 21 June


22 Photos

The Filene Center
Wolf Trap National Park
Vienna, Virginia (USA)
Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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Sheryl Crow concert balances all the hits and a new album at Wolf Trap

Review by Greg Hambrick

Sheryl Crow recorded her latest album, “Be Myself,” as we all struggled through the 2016 presidential primary season. A similar motivation for a break from Washington likely drove many in the audience Wednesday to the Wolf Trap’s Filene Center.

“Because everything is so crazy, I made a record,” Crow told the audience. And the crowd heard a lot of music from the new album, including the latest single “Halfway There,” a song that tries to bridge cultural and political divides. The title track was notable, as well as “Long Way Back Home” and “Heartbeat Away.”

But the audience didn’t show up just to hear Sheryl Crow sing — they showed up to sing with Sheryl Crow. And they did, to classic hit after classic hit.

The show kicked off with “Everyday is a Winding Road,” “A Change Will Do You Good” and “All I Wanna Do.”

For “I Can’t Cry Anymore,” lights lit up the house as the crowd sang along.

Crow’s records have never overproduced, so the stage performance offers exactly what you remember — and sometime even more. “There Goes the Neighborhood” sounded like it was made for a live performance (and I enjoyed the studio version).

Crow finished the show with “If It Makes You Happy” and “Soak Up the Sun.” It kept the audience on their feet, until the show turned low-key for the encore.

Coming full circle, maybe, the final song of the night was the last track on Crow’s first album: the almost-gospel “I Shall Believe.”

Opening act Lukas Nelson joined Crow during the encore for “Midnight Rider.” Members of the audience who caught his set already knew this young artist can jam.

Nelson made every song count in the opening set, with help from his band, Promise of the Real.

Son of country legend Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson likely knows there are some shoes that a son can’t fill. Lukas Nelson has his own sound — a mix of the influences from his dad, along with the modern country and rock sound that he likely grew up listening to.

Similar to Crow, Lukas Nelson’s music doesn’t sound desperate for radio play, it’s just music looking for an audience in the mood for a good time. Both artists found that at the Wolf Trap.


Sheryl Crow at Wolf Trap
By Gina
From DC MEtro Theater Arts

In support of her latest album, aptly entitled Be Myself, nine-time Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow returned to Wolf Trap. The sold-out crowd at the Filene Center eagerly embraced her 20-song set list, which included all her fan-favorite hits.

Revved up from a pulsating, 40-minute, modern country-rock opening by Lukas Nelson (son of country legend Willie Nelson) and his band, Promise of the Real, the show seamlessly segued to Crow’s high-spirited performances of “Everyday is a Winding Road,” “A Change Will Do You Good,” “All I Wanna Do,” and “My Favorite Mistake.”

Casually chic, Crow rocked a sleeveless shirt, slim-fitting, shimmery pants, and comfortable kicks, which accentuated her trim build and sprightliness to play for nearly two straight hours.

“It’s been a crazy year,” Crow revealed, following her four-song introduction. “So, I made a record.”

rue to her pop-rock roots, highlighting her pulsing rhythms and hook-filled chorus, Crow’s new music maintains her classic sound but broaches addressing current concerns amidst cultural and political divides. This was notably reflected in her latest track, “Halfway There,” as well as in “A Heartbeat Away.”

Nicely balancing the time-honored and the up-to-date, Crow sang every one of her chart-toppers, including: “I Can’t Cry Anymore” (with an enthusiastic audience sing-along), “The First Cut is the Deepest,” “There Goes the Neighborhood” (the band heartily amped it up), “Leaving Las Vegas” (with some fun dance improvisation from Crow), and “Strong Enough.”

Crow proficiently toggled between playing the guitar, keyboards, and harmonica, actively engaging the intergenerational audience throughout the night, wrapping up with the crowd on its feet to “If It Makes You Happy” and “Soaking up the Sun.”

Nelson returned to the stage, alongside Crow and her band, during the encore for “Midnight Rider,” making for an all-embracing jam session to cap the evening, welcoming summer with a bang.

Sheryl Crow played for one night only on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap – 1551 Trap Road, in Vienna, VA. For future performances and information, call (877) 965-3872, or check out Wolf Trap’s calendar of events.






[VIDEO] On Facebook Live for the HSN 40th Anniversary (22 June 2017)


Kicks off HSN's 40th Birthday, and I get to be here to help celebrate!



[LIVE PIX] Live in Charlottesville, Virginia


17 Photos

Spring Pavilion
Benefit for Charlottesville Free Clinic
Charlottesville, Virginia (USA)
Tuesday, 20 June 2017




[NEWS] Sheryl to perform at the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

According to, Sheryl will be the musical guest at the Tonight Show on Tuesday, June 27th. Make sure you tune in!





[NEWS] Sheryl to perform at Lightning 100's Live On The Green Festiva



Nashville, TN (June 20, 2017) – Lightning 100 is proud to announce the highly anticipated artist lineup for the 2017 Live On The Green Music Festival. This year’s festival is scheduled to run Thursdays August 10, 17 and 24 with the three day weekend finale to take place over Labor Day weekend, August 31, September 1, and 2. The festival will feature a rich mix of local and national talent, including Sheryl Crow, Spoon, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Local Natives, John Butler Trio, Iron & Wine, and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors.

The 2017 lineup also includes Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Lone Bellow, DISPATCH, Real Estate, LP, The Record Company, Arkells, The Weeks, Minus The Bear, The Delta Saints, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, SHEL, Elliot Root, Paper Route, Goodbye June, Ron Gallo, Roots of a Rebellion, Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, The Whistles & The Bells, Jonny P, Guthrie Brown, Cordovas, and the winner of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem contest, to be determined July 8, 2017.

The full festival lineup and an interactive schedule are available at

The '615 Stage' stage will be returning for its third year during the three day weekend finale on August 31, September 1, and 2. Located at the corner of James Robertson Parkway and 3rd Avenue N, the stage will feature a line-up of all local Nashville talent. A family friendly "Kids' Music Festival" with kid friendly talent and activities will also be held on the 615 Stage on Saturday, September 2. The festival site footprint will remain similar to previous years, encompassing all of 3rd Avenue N between Union Street and James Robertson Parkway, and will extend up Deaderick Street to 4th Avenue.

Atkinson Remodeling, Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Bud Light, Carl Black Chevrolet, City Winery Nashville, Coca-Cola, Doubletree by Hilton-Nashville, Edley’s BBQ, eScore from TVA, Fat Bottom Brewery, Friendly Arctic Printing & Design, Jive! - A Printworks Studio, Lightning 100, Nashville Scene, Piedmont Natural Gas, Pioneer Coach, Regions Bank, Red Bull, Team Green Adventures, Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Uber, Walk/Bike Nashville.

Produced and presented by WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM, Live On The Green is a free outdoor music festival held at Public Square Park in Nashville, TN. The Festival showcases the city’s emerging musical talent and highlights well-known national acts. Since its inception in 2009, over 500,000 fans from all 50 states and 13 countries have attended the event. The festival has hosted more than 170 performing artists, including Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Alabama Shakes, Cage The Elephant, Passion Pit, Ben Folds, The Head And The Heart, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Band of Horses, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Young The Giant, Matt & Kim, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Matt Nathanson, Ingrid Michaelson, The Wallflowers, Citizen Cope, The Wailers and more.

Locally owned and operated for 27 years, WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM, Nashville’s Independent Radio, has maintained an unwavering dedication to the city through its unique on-air programming and live events. The format of this award winning radio station affords it a wider range of music genres with a focus on local, emerging, and national artists. Lightning 100 is the proud founder of the Live On The Green Music Festival.




[NEWS] Adopt A Classroom fundraiser for teachers

Sheryl is teaming up with on HSN to raise funds for classroom supplies.



[NEWS] Sheryl Crow says it's "joyful" touring with her two little boys

Sheryl Crow kicks off a summer tour in support of her new album, Be Myself, tonight in Charlottesville, Virginia. Joining Sheryl on the tour are her sons Wyatt and Levi, who are 9 and 6 respectively. Sheryl says both boys love joining her on the road, even when, she says, "Mommy has to work."

"The boys really enjoy the band, the band enjoy the boys," she tells ABC Radio. "And also, we're sort of at an age where we just feel so lucky to be able to go out and play music and it's really joyful. So we're looking forward to it, it's gonna be a great summer."

Sheryl, a never-married single mom, says her sons have been on the road with her since they were babies, so they know the drill.

"When we first started out, I had cribs [on the bus]," she recalls. "And so they've grown up on tour buses and they do love it. Our routine [is], we get up in the morning, we eat breakfast on the bus, we go to the local kids' museum....and so it's fun, it's family. And then at night, mommy has to work."

Sheryl, who's 55, says she's glad she sowed her wild oats as a full-fledged rock star before she became a mom, because now she can enjoy life on the road as a learning experience with the kids.

"I feel like my life has kinda wound up falling together the way it was supposed to," she tells ABC Radio. "As in, I did a lot of things before my kids came along, and now I love getting to travel around...and I love seeing the world, introducing them to the world, as a first time."

Sheryl's tour will include dates with Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival and a headlining appearance at Farm Aid alongside Willie, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and others.





[NEWS] A little bit (less) country: Crow returns to basics with ‘By Myself’ tour at Wolf Trap Wednesday

By Ed Condran — Special to The Washington Times - - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sometimes a move from pop to country is seamless. Jon Bon Jovi succeeded with “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” and Darius Rucker is having a fine post-Hootie and the Blowfish second act as a country star.

But it doesn’t always work out that way. “Feels Like Home,” Sheryl Crow’s first ever country album, failed to cross over, even though the 2013 effort featured a dozen strong collaborations with such noted artists as Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Dwight Yoakam and the The Dixie Chicks.

“You can’t control what what people will like,” Miss Crow told The Washington Times. “You can only follow your gut when you make music.”

The 55-year-old Grammy winner, who will perform Wednesday at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, has returned to what has worked for her in the past with her 10th album, aptly titled “Be Myself,” for which she re-teamed with producers Jeff Trott and Tchad Blake, with whom she worked on her 1996 self-titled 1996 album and 1998’s The Globe Sessions.” The catchy song “Roller Skate” has the casual vibe of her smash “All I Want to Do,” and “Strangers Again” would fit perfectly on her aforementioned eponymous release.

“I’ve always enjoyed working with Jeff and Tchad,” Miss Crow said. “The three of us have a connection. They know that I’m not calculating.”

The artist claims that her concern these days is not attaining radio play for her newer material, but rather making music “that has no parameters.”

“I don’t think about genres,” she said. “I’m not worried about success. I just concern myself with trying to make the best songs that I can.”

Miss Crow realizes that she has been more successful than most. She started out as a backup singer for Michael Jackson before going on to sell more than 50 million albums as a solo act, racking up 9 Grammys on a staggering 32 nods and sharing the stage with such icons as The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson and Prince.

“I caught on during the right era, which was when people bought albums,” she said.

Despite some initial hard times, her label refused to give up on the aspiring solo artist. Her 1993 album “Tuesday Night Music Club” didn’t catch on initially, but A&M Records worked the disc for more than a year, even to the point of sending it out four different times to music journalists over during a 12-month span.

“If I were an unknown now, who put out an album that didn’t do well out of the gate, it would be over,” Miss Crow of the topsy-turvy nature of the 21st century music business. “Nobody pushes albums today like they did back then.”

It isn’t easy for Miss Crow to craft a set list since she has a number of hits her audience expects, which she has to balance with newer tunes she is now promoting.

“That’s a good problem to have,” the artist said. “I don’t get tired of playing songs like ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ or ‘Soak Up the Sun.’ I’m thankful I have them. It’s a balancing act.”

So is being a parent to two sons.

“Things change when you have children,” Miss Crow said. “You want to be at home with them. It isn’t easy doing it all, but it’s rewarding.

“It’s always challenging, but I would rather have it be challenging than boring.”

Sheryl Crow’s By Myself Tour comes to Wolf Trap Wednesday evening. Tickets are $45 to $95 by going to

SOURCE: The Washington Times




[VIDEO] Early morning message from the tour bus (20 June 2017)


#Charlottesville! Come on out tonight for a great show and support the Charlottesville Free Clinic!



[PIX] Visiting the City Farmhouse...

Sheryl was at the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair in Franklin, Tennessee yesterday. This time it was a strictly shopping affair since she didn't have a booth to showcase stuff to sell. Anyway, Sheryl was nice enough to pose for pictures with some (thrilled!) vendors and buyers.

"Just any other Saturday shopping for antiques at City Farmhouse and run into Sheryl Crow ! She was so sweet and down to earth. She even thought she knew me! I think I would remember knowing YOU! Haha" (Photo and caption: jessjesse84)

"Fabulous fun at City Farmhouse this weekend! Felt honored that Sheryl Crow purchased one of our old church benches and a whole bushel of feedsack pillows!!! She is such a sweet, down to earth gal! Humility is beautiful! Thank you Sheryl Crow!" (Photo and caption: Rusted Roots shop)

"All I wanna do is have some fun with Sheryl Crow"
(Photo and caption: Ruth L Barnes)


"Today we got to meet Sheryl Crow at City Farmhouse in Franklin, TN and our Corben had the privilege of checking her out in our booth! Super, super sweeet!" (Photos and caption: Brittney Laurin Bowen)




[RADIO] The Michael Ball Show (Interview + 2 songs)


Interview + "Be Myself" and "First Cut is the Deepest".
Running time: 20 minutes.
Richard Madeley sits in, BBC Radio 2.
Aired on 18 June 2017.



[BOOTLEG] To Thine Own Self Be True - Live at the Greek - 8 June 2017


Be Myself Tour
Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, California (USA)
Thursday, 8 June 2017

CD Audio – Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording
Total Time: 115m 45s minutes
Taper: Tapeman2016

Recorder: Zoom H2n
Mics: Built-In XY Capsules
Format: 24-bit/96000 Hz Stereo WAV
DAW: Avid Pro Tools 10
Limiter: Waves L2 Ultramaximizer
Codec: 16-Bit/44100 Hz Stereo FLAC



CD 1
01 - Everyday Is A Winding Road
02 - A Change Would Do You Good
03 - All I Wanna Do
04 - My Favorite Mistake
05 - Be Myself
06 - Long Way Back
07 - Alone In The Dark
08 - Can't Cry Anymore
09 - The First Cut Is The Deepest [Cat Stevens cover]
10 - Halfway There
11 - There Goes The Neighborhood

12 - Leaving Las Vegas
13 - Strong Enough
14 - Heartbeat Away
15 - Roller Skate
16 - Best of Times
17 - If It Makes You Happy (with Jeff Trott)
18 - Soak Up The Sun
19 - Midnight Rider (with Lukas Nelson) [The Allman Brothers Band cover]
20 - I Shall Believe



TRACKS 01-06 -------------------- [ DOWNLOAD ] 198 mb (.zip)
TRACKS 07-11--------------------- [ DOWNLOAD ] 164 mb (.zip)
TRACKS 12-17--------------------- [ DOWNLOAD ] 198 mb (.zip)
TRACKS 18-20--------------------- [ DOWNLOAD ] 109 mb (.zip)

All tracks use lossless FLAC, linear PCM at the standard 1411 kbps (CD Audio)









[GEAR] Bass guitar Rocks! (was: Field Notes from the Visual Arts)

Things I dig.

I noticed that in both "My Favorite Mistake" and "Halfway There" music videos Sheryl sports a vintage bass guitar: a sunburst Kay K162 on the first vid and a black Guild M-85 on the second one. Both semi-hollow body.

How cool is that? :-)

Semi-hollow basses are not so widespread in pop and rock music, especially among female musicians. In fact, Sheryl usually plays her "trademark" solid body M-85 II Bluesbird in cherry red, although in some rare occasions she switch to the semi-hollow versions of this model (in black and sunburst finish, see below).

She's clearly a huge fan of the vintage Guilds.

"I love playing the bass and I have a M85 Guild bass from 1974 that I love so much that I want to marry it. I also love my 1972 Aristocrat which is also a Guild," she recently said during a Q&A on Reddit.

Well, Sheryl has great taste for sure!