NEWS JUNE 2018

 

-SATURDAY 30 JUNE

[INTERVIEW] Kyle Meredith... with Sheryl Crow

 

Sheryl spoke with Kyle Meredith (Consequence of Sound) about how the collaboration with Annie Clark came together, as well as stories behind albums Detours, The Globe Session, and Tuesday Night Music Club, which all celebrate anniversaries this year. We also hear how she’s may be done with albums

 

-FRIDAY 29 JUNE

THE PLAYLIST : The I Paper

 

 

-THURSDAY 28 JUNE

[NEWS] Birds & Trump: a difficult relationship

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I can't stop laughing... :-)

 

-MONDAY 25 JUNE

[BOOTLEG] Night of the Crowheads - Live in Gateshead, UK - 21 June

NIGHT OF THE CROWHEADS

Sage Gateshead
Gateshead, England, UK
Thursday, 21 June 2018

Type: Audience Recording
Audio format: MP3 - 128 kb/s, 44.1 kHz, 2 Channels

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TRACKLISTING

  • All I Wanna Do
  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Be Myself
  • Wouldn't wanna be you
  • Halfway There
  • There Goes the Neighborhood
  • Home
  • Strong Enough
  • Rest of Me
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • Best of Times
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up the Sun

Encore:

  • Run Baby Run
  • Real Gone
  • I Shall Believe

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-MONDAY 25 JUNE

[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Releases New Song 'Wouldn't Want to Be Like You' Through Stem Instead of a Record Label

Sheryl Crow Releases New Song 'Wouldn't Want to Be Like You' Through Stem Instead of a Record Label

By Grant Rindner
Billboard.com

"For artists out there who don't belong, or seemingly don't fit into this cookie cutter world of very young pop, it's a great way to get your music out there."

Over Sheryl Crow's 10 albums, she's spanned country, rock, and pop while adapting with the times and growing musically. One of the few common threads running through all her work was its release through the traditional major label structure -- Crow's first eight albums came out on A&M, while the previous two were through Warner Bros.

But that's officially changing with "Wouldn't Want To Be Like You," her new single coming courtesy of digital distribution service Stem. Founded in 2015, the startup is a platform which streamlines and tracks payments for artists and their collaborators (called "shareholders") offering a clear, thorough financial picture including performance data on its shared dashboard, as well as monthly payments.

Crow's manager introduced her to the service while she was between labels, and the nine-time Grammy winner says she felt it was perfect for this moment in her storied career.

"I'm a little bit of an anomaly, in that I'm a much older artist than what gets played at radio, obviously. And I'm a much older artist than what typically winds up on playlists, and I'm also a much older artist than what most labels are interested in putting money into, because they don't make the money back," Crow says. "But that doesn't mean I'm not making good records, it doesn't mean that I'm not staying vital and creative. So for artists out there who don't belong, or seemingly don't fit into this cookie cutter world of very young pop, it's a great way to get your music out there."

Stem, founded by Milana Rabkin Lewis, Tim Luckow and Jovin Cronin-Wilesmith, is one of a number of outfits shaking up the traditional music-industry ecosystem. Lewis had been working in the digital department of United Talent Agency, seeing both rising and established artists go independent and have to pull the difficult balancing act of ensuring that their team and collaborators were paid on a consistent, recurring basis. Some of Stem's most famous users include Childish Gambino, who re-released his 2011 project EP on the service and Frank Ocean, who used it for his 2016 record Blonde, in addition to rising artists like Knox Fortune and Charlotte Lawrence. In 2017, the company received $8 million in a round of series-A funding. Lewis sees Stem as a valuable tool for artists, but not necessarily a replacement for record labels.

"We're not a label killer, that's not at all the position we want to play," Lewis explains. "We just want to be technology and a platform that can make their lives easier and enable them to focus their resources in investing in the artist, investing in the marketing, and investing in the human element of what it takes to launch an act."

Crow made her debut with 1993's Tuesday Night Music Club, and released her last album, Be Myself, in April 2017. She's currently shopping a highly collaborative LP that she says is filled with appearances from her musical heroes and artists who influenced her career. She also says that while she has no plans to stop releasing music, this may be her final full-length LP.

"At this point in my career, I love the idea of having the immediacy of writing songs and just putting them out," she says.

Crow says her collaboration with St. Vincent, who is appearing under her given name, Annie Clark, is "about the climate of truth not being important anymore." The pair have known each other for a few years, and previously collaborated live at Neil and Pegi Young's Bridge School Benefit show, performing Crow's track "Riverwide."


"I called her and said, 'I am dying to have you bring your St. Vincent-ness to this.' And I said, 'You will not hurt my feelings if you don't like the song,'" Crowe recalls. "And I sent it to her, and her response was, 'Fuck yeah.' That was a direct quote, as only Annie Clark can respond, which I loved. She did all kinds of stuff on it, and we pretty much used all of it."

As far as her upcoming album, Crow hasn't decided how she plans to release it, but her experience with Stem so far has left an impression on the three-decade industry veteran.

"[This album's] been in the works for about two years, and so we'll shop it and then we'll sort of evaluate where we're at," she explains. "So I can't say specifically whether we'll do it through Stem or whether we'll do a one-off with the record and then come back to Stem, but I love knowing that it's there."



SOURCE: Billboard.com

 

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-MONDAY 25 JUNE

[LIVE PIX] Isle of Wight Fest - 24 June

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25 PHOTOS

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Seaclose Park
Main Stage
Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Sunday, 24 June 2018

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SETLIST

  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • All I Wanna Do
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
  • There Goes the Neighborhood
  • Best of Times
  • Soak Up the Sun
  • Run Baby Run
  • I Shall Believe

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VIDEO

"Wouldn't Want To Be Like You"

 

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-SATURDAY 23 JUNE

[LIVE PIX] Nottingham, UK - 22 June

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29 PHOTOS

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Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham, England, UK
Friday, 22 June 2018

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REVIEW

By Adam Kennedy
nationalrockreview.com

Sheryl Crow makes a rare appearance in the North East of England as part of a whistle-stop UK tour.

The nine-time Grammy Award winner arrives in the region hot off the back of a recent set of US dates alongside Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.

A full house in attendance tonight at the Sage Gateshead as Sheryl Crow’s ‘All The Greatest Hits Live in Concert’ tour pulls into town. This short UK run will come to an end with a main stage spot at this weekend’s Isle of Wight Festival.

Sheryl Crow takes to the stage adorning a cut off denim shirt, silver sequin trousers, matching sneakers and brandishing her trusty Gibson acoustic guitar. Opening the show with her Number 1 hit single “All I Wanna Do” Crow very quickly wins over the crowd by changing the first verse of the song to ‘This ain’t no country club, And it ain’t no disco – This is Gateshead!’, which of course garners a huge applause from the locals.

At the top of the show, a sublime rendition of “A Change Would Do You Good”, the heartfelt “My Favourite Mistake”, along with a beautiful pedal steel infused airing of “Leaving Las Vegas” and Crow’s chart-topping take on Cat Steven’s “First Cut Is The Deepest” follow in quick succession. This back to back run of classics sets the tone for the night ahead.

Throughout Sheryl Crow’s musical tour de force she walks the Tyneside faithful down memory lane with a set list that perfectly represents her vast back catalogue. Delivering an energetic performance the country/rock superstar covers every inch of the stage whilst completely captivating the room. Sheryl Crow makes this huge and somewhat majestic auditorium feel intimate.

With a new album released last year in the shape of Be Myself, Crow takes the opportunity to showcase a couple of tracks from her latest offering. This includes her social media inspired number “Alone In The Dark” and her funky and somewhat thought-provoking song about cell phones – “Roller Skate”. In this day and age, we

can all relate to the sentiment of each of these poignant compositions.

As an added bonus, the crowd is treated to new single “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”. This up-tempo number is packed full of catchy hooks and is the perfect example of contemporary rock at its best. The song will feature on Sheryl Crow’s forthcoming album, which is presently tipped for a late 2018/early 2019 release.

Sheryl Crow is joined onstage by her multi-talented six-piece band, many of whom grapple with several different instruments over the course of the evening. During tracks such as the unmistakable “Every Day Is A Winding Road” and country rocker “Best of Times” the band really go all out and jam whilst coming together around the drum kit centre stage.

Timeless classic “If It Makes You Happy” and the anthemic hit single “Soak Up The Sun” brings the main set to an explosive conclusion and results in a standing ovation from the Gateshead faithful. A three-song double encore that culminates with a spellbinding performance of “I Shall Believe” from debut album Tuesday Night Music Club brings the show full circle and rounds out this two-hour musical marathon at the Sage Gateshead.

It may have been four years since Sheryl Crow’s last show on Tyneside, but it was most certainly worth the wait.

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SETLIST

  • All I Wanna Do
  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Be Myself
  • Wouldn't wanna be you
  • Halfway There
  • There Goes the Neighborhood
  • Home
  • Strong Enough
  • Rest of Me
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • Best of Times
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up the Sun

Encore:

  • Run Baby Run
  • Real Gone
  • I Shall Believe

 

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-FRIDAY 22 JUNE

[LIVE PIX] Gateshead, UK - 21 June

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18 PHOTOS + 3 VIDEOS

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Sage Gateshead
Gateshead, England, UK
Thursday, 21 June 2018

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REVIEW

Review by Adam Kennedy
nationalrockreview.com

Sheryl Crow makes a rare appearance in the North East of England as part of a whistle-stop UK tour.

The nine-time Grammy Award winner arrives in the region hot off the back of a recent set of US dates alongside Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.

A full house in attendance tonight at the Sage Gateshead as Sheryl Crow’s ‘All The Greatest Hits Live in Concert’ tour pulls into town. This short UK run will come to an end with a main stage spot at this weekend’s Isle of Wight Festival.

Sheryl Crow takes to the stage adorning a cut off denim shirt, silver sequin trousers, matching sneakers and brandishing her trusty Gibson acoustic guitar. Opening the show with her Number 1 hit single “All I Wanna Do” Crow very quickly wins over the crowd by changing the first verse of the song to ‘This ain’t no country club, And it ain’t no disco – This is Gateshead!’, which of course garners a huge applause from the locals.

At the top of the show, a sublime rendition of “A Change Would Do You Good”, the heartfelt “My Favourite Mistake”, along with a beautiful pedal steel infused airing of “Leaving Las Vegas” and Crow’s chart-topping take on Cat Steven’s “First Cut Is The Deepest” follow in quick succession. This back to back run of classics sets the tone for the night ahead.

Throughout Sheryl Crow’s musical tour de force she walks the Tyneside faithful down memory lane with a set list that perfectly represents her vast back catalogue. Delivering an energetic performance the country/rock superstar covers every inch of the stage whilst completely captivating the room. Sheryl Crow makes this huge and somewhat majestic auditorium feel intimate.

With a new album released last year in the shape of Be Myself, Crow takes the opportunity to showcase a couple of tracks from her latest offering. This includes her social media inspired number “Alone In The Dark” and her funky and somewhat thought-provoking song about cell phones – “Roller Skate”. In this day and age, we can all relate to the sentiment of each of these poignant compositions.

As an added bonus, the crowd is treated to new single “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”. This up-tempo number is packed full of catchy hooks and is the perfect example of contemporary rock at its best. The song will feature on Sheryl Crow’s forthcoming album, which is presently tipped for a late 2018/early 2019 release.

Sheryl Crow is joined onstage by her multi-talented six-piece band, many of whom grapple with several different instruments over the course of the evening. During tracks such as the unmistakable “Every Day Is A Winding Road” and country rocker “Best of Times” the band really go all out and jam whilst coming together around the drum kit centre stage.

Timeless classic “If It Makes You Happy” and the anthemic hit single “Soak Up The Sun” brings the main set to an explosive conclusion and results in a standing ovation from the Gateshead faithful. A three-song double encore that culminates with a spellbinding performance of “I Shall Believe” from debut album Tuesday Night Music Club brings the show full circle and rounds out this two-hour musical marathon at the Sage Gateshead.

It may have been four years since Sheryl Crow’s last show on Tyneside, but it was most certainly worth the wait.

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SETLIST

  • All I Wanna Do
  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Roller Skate
  • Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
  • There Goes the Neighborhood
  • Home
  • Strong Enough
  • Rest of Me
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • Best of Times
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up the Sun

Encore:

  • Run, Baby, Run
  • Real Gone
  • I Shall Believe

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-FRIDAY 22 JUNE

[NEWS] ACM: Fred Eltringham Wins Drummer of the Year!

Congrats, Fred!

 

 

-THURSDAY 21 JUNE

[LIVE REVIEW] Birmingham, UK - 19 June - Review #2

Sheryl's Still Got Plenty to Crow About

By Adrian Caffery
Birmingham Mail

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

It was a Tuesday night, so it made sense for Sheryl Crow to revisit her multi-million selling debut album. The outspoken American rocker played five tracks from Tuesday Night Music Club, released 25 years ago thi summer.

Now 56, but looking much younger, Sheryl had billed her brief visit to the UK a "greatest hits tour" and she brought out all the big guns. The sell-out crowd went nuts for "All I Wanna Do", "Everyday Is A Winding Road", "My Favorite Mistake", "If It Makes You Happy" etc.

But Sheryl has produced five album sincer last UK hit some 16 years ago, so it was to be expected that she'd also play some lesser-known songs. Her most recent album, the critically acclaimed Be Myself, was released on last year, and the three songs from that were a match for any on the night.

It was Sheryl's first visito to Symphony Hall and so overawed was she by the surroundings that she burst into a bit of opera during "Can't Cry Anymore".



She had never sounded better, displaying her amazing vocal range, while also some proving she's no mean harmonica player during Best of Times. True to form, there were a couple of digs at the US President ("I'm Leaving Las Vegas"; Maybe get a place in the UK; Have a break from Trump!").

To quote from "Real Gone", which she also played, "I was born in the South; Sometimes I have a big mouth; When I see something that I don't like".

And long may that continue.

A surprising highlight was the rock-rapping "I Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You", a new song from an album of duets due in 2019. Guest on the album include Willie Nelson, Sting, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young and many more, even the late Johnny Cash.

Alarmingly, Sheryl ways it could be her last album, because of the way they are now consumed - anche because she doesn't know how she'll top it.

She slowed the pace as she closed the near two-hour set with a couple of her most beautiful songs: "The Difficult Kind" and "I Shall Believe".

Let's hope that, whether or not she has albums to promote in the future, Sheryl returns to Birmingham Again.




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-THURSDAY 21 JUNE

[VIDEO] Live at the Capitol Theater DVD/BD - Trailer (Long)

Teaser 720p - 3m 15s

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-WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE

[LIVE PIX+REVIEW] Birmingham, UK - 19 June

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33 PHOTOS + 2 VIDEOS

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Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, UK
Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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REVIEW

By Garry Foster
From: www.maximumvolumemusic.com

It had been 19 years since I last saw Sheryl Crow live and that was opening for the Rolling Stones at Wembley Stadium in 1999, oddly enough I was wearing the Stones shirt I bought that day to the show tonight.

This was billed as a ‘Greatest Hits’ Tour but early in the set Miss Crow asked if it was ok if they did a bit more besides…..that was never going to be a problem and was met with raucous applause from a packed Symphony Hall, the first stop on a short three date UK trip.

This really was a set list that you would put together for the car, it had the lot….from the opener ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ to ‘A Change Would Do You Good’, ‘Can’t Cry Anymore’, ‘All I Wanna Do’, ‘Every Day Is A Winding Road’ and my two personal favourites ‘My Favourite Mistake’ & ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’ which Miss Crow and her band kindly played back to back…..just for me…..of course!!!

This show was much more than just the music though, Sheryl Crow is feisty, funny and works the crowd brilliantly, she makes sure you are having as good a time as you possibly can be, the interaction and impromptu jam sessions with her superb six piece band are a joy to watch it has to be said.

We were treated to so many great songs across the evening including ‘Strong Enough’…..which I admit I’ve not listened to in a long while, Country rocker ‘Best Of Times’, ‘Soak Up The Sun’, ‘If It Makes You Happy’ and my favourite track of the show last night ‘Real Gone’….this really was a class show from a truly class act.

Miss Crow is IMHO one of the finest singer songwriters of the last 25 years and she shows no sign of stopping anytime soon, she makes great music, is a superb live artist and even though she’s had her fair share of problems in her personal life and a well documented battle with cancer…..she looks better than ever, performs better than ever and seems to be in a real good place.

The only criticism of the whole evening was aimed at myself…..why on earth had I left it 19 years between Sheryl Crow gigs…….serious schoolboy error!!!

SOURCE: maximumvolumemusic.com

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SETLIST

  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Long Way Back
  • Alone in the Dark
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • There Goes the Neighborhood
  • Halfway There
  • Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
  • All I Wanna Do
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest
  • Strong Enough
  • Best of Times
  • Real Gone
  • Soak Up the Sun
  • If It Makes You Happy

Encore:

  • The Difficult Kind
  • I Shall Believe

VIDEO


 

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-MONDAY 18 JUNE

[RADIO] Sheryl Crow In Session on BBC Radio 2 - 18 June

Interview + 2 songs (23 Minutes)

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Photos from the Session

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With Simon Mayo and Joe Whiley

 

-MONDAY 18 JUNE

[VIDEO] Sheryl Crow on Good Morning Britain (UK) - 18 June 2018

840*480 - 4m 46s

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-MONDAY 18 JUNE

[BOOTLEG] A CROW IN THE FOREST - NEW YORK, 13 JUNE

A CROW IN THE FOREST

Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, NY (USA)
Wednesday, 13 June 2018

CD Audio
Source: master audience recording
Taper: larryrulz
Location: section 901 (lower bowl), 2nd row
Lineage: CA-14 (cardioid) > Sony M10 (24/44) > Audacity (amplify, EQ, Pseudo-stereo, tracking) > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000 (FLAC tags)
Sound: mp3 samples in Comments section

NOTES FROM THE TAPER

Yet another chatty crowd in Queens. I love this venue but in general the audience is way too talkative. There were multiple problems with my original recording. The static noise which is only occasional in the Robert Plant recording was much more prominent and frequent here. So I eliminated the entire R channel, then used the Pseud-stereo effect in Audacity to create audio with 2 channels.

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TRACKLISTING

01 A Change Would Do You Good
02 Everyday Is a Winding Road
03 All I Wanna Do
04 My Favorite Mistake
05 Can't Cry Anymore
06 Redemption Day
07 Riverwide
08 Best of Times
09 band intros
10 If It Makes You Happy
11 Soak Up the Sun

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-SATURDAY 16 JUNE

[LIVE PIX] Toronto, ON - 15 June

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17 PHOTOS

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Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Friday, 15 June 2018
Special guest opener for Robert Plant

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REVIEW

By Sue Sadzak
liveinlimbo.com

In the midst of the summer concert line up at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, was none other than the mega music star Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters. Opening for them was Sheryl Crow, a headliner in her own right.

As Sheryl Crow hit the stage, the crowd started to build in the outdoor amphitheater. She performed a 9 song set, consisting of all her hits, such as All I Wanna Do, If It Makes You Happy and Soak Up the Sun. This multi faceted musical talent, easily engage with the audience, enticing us to sing along while she danced around. Her vocals live are very strong and studio quality, a hallmark of true talent. This fit and fabulous songstress was perfect for the bill. A must see!

Sheryl Crow joined Robert Plant for the encore song Rock and Roll, The crowd ate it up, cheering very loudly and singing along. Smiles from ear to ear could be seen on stage as the band and singers enjoyed the moment in time.

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SET LIST

  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • All I Wanna Do
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Redemption Day
  • Best of Times
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up the Sun

Rock and Roll (with Robert Plant)

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-FRIDAY 15 JUNE

[INTERVIEW] Express & Star (UK) - 15 June 2018

Sheryl Crow talks about shunning the spotlight ahead of her gig at Birmingham Symphony Hall

By Andy Richardson
Express & Star

She’s been in the music world for decades. Sheryl Crow talks about her escape to the country, growing old gracefully and loving life with her boys.

She’s happiest when she’s playing with her kids, Wyatt and Levi, in the yard. Eleven years of parenting has helped Sheryl Crow to focus on the important things in life.

And though she’s sold more than 50 million albums, earned nine Grammy Awards and played alongside such artists as the Dixie Chicks, the Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, B.B. King, Tony Bennett and Sting while also working as a backing vocalist for Tina Turner, and Bob Dylan, nothing’s as much fun as playing with the kids at home.

“We’re lucky to live here,” she says of her home in West Nashville. “We were playing outside yesterday.”

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-THURSDAY 14 JUNE

[LIVE PIX] Forest Hills, NY - 13 June

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36 PHOTOS + VIDEOS

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‏ Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, Queens, New York, NY (USA)
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Special guest opener for Robert Plant

(Thanks 4 the pix, Janet!)

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SET LIST

  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • All I Wanna Do
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Redemption Day
  • Riverwide
  • Best of Times
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up the Sun

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VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

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-WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE

[LIVE PIX] Columbia, MD - 12 June

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12 PHOTOS + 2 VIDEOS

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Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, Maryland (USA)
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Special guest opener for Robert Plant

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SETLIST

  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • All I Wanna Do
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Can't Cry Anymore / I Can See Clearly Now
  • Redemption Day
  • Best of Times
    (Band intros followed)
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up the Sun
  • I Shall Believe

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"If It Makes You Happy" & "Soak Up the Sun"

"Winding Road" & "Favorite Mistake"

 

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-WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE

[MLR] 'Roo 2018

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-WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE

[PIC] T.S.C.W.

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-TUESDAY 12 JUNE

[VIDEO] "Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You" - NEW SINGLE

 

Here's the new single "Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You" aired for the first time this morning on BBC Radio 2.

 

 

-TUESDAY 12 JUNE

[INTERVIEW] BBC Radio 2 - 12 June 2018

 

Sheryl was interviewed this morning (02:30am in NYC!) by BBC Radio 2. She briefly talked about her new single "Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You", as well as her next record, set to be released in 2019. Sheryl also said it might be her last full album

 

 

-SATURDAY 9 JUNE

[VIDEO] Live at Bonnaroo - Full Set (720p)

 

1) "If It Makes You Happy" [ 00:00 ]
2) "Everyday is a Winding Road" [ 05:40 ]
3) "All I Wanna Do" [ 12:05 ]
4) "My Favorite Mistake" [ 17:26 ]
5) "Can't Cry Anymore" [ 22:44 ]
6) "Midnight Rider" [ 29:50 ]
7) "There Goes the Neighborhood" [ 36:15 ]
8) "Best of Times" [ 41:42 ]
9) "Soak Up The Sun" [ 48:08 ]
10) "I Shall Believe" [ 53:50 ]

 

 

-SATURDAY 9 JUNE

[LIVE PIX+VIDS] Bonnaroo 2018 - Day #2

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62 PHOTOS + 2 VIDEOS

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Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival
What Stage @ Great Stage Park
Manchester, Tennessee (USA)
Friday, 8 June 2018

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REVIEW


Sheryl Crow shows millennials how it’s done at Bonnaroo

Dave Paulson
The Tennessean

"This is older than most of y’all!”

That’s how Sheryl Crow introduced her 1993 breakout hit “All I Wanna Do” to her young Bonnaroo audience, perhaps with a hint of trepidation.

But it only took a verse and a chorus for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter to realize just how well her songs have held up with the generation after her.

“Who are you?” she asked with a smile, as a crowd filled with millennials apparently surprised her by singing along, word for word.

Though Crow certainly hasn’t been around as long as past Bonnaroo headliners Paul McCartney and Elton John, her celebratory afternoon slot produced the same warm, fuzzy, only-at-Bonnaroo feeling as those sets by music vets. Unlike Coachella and Lollapalooza, this festival has long sought out performers they believe will resonate with their audience, whether or not they fit the demo.

When it works, like it did with Crow, the results are magical, and life-affirming.

“I love seeing all your young faces out there,” she exclaimed mid-song. “This is what the future looks like!”

She and her band came prepared for this fresh scenario with a set that came out swinging with recognizable tunes: Opening number “If It Makes You Happy” sent some attendees running for a spot in the field while hollering along to the chorus.

Crow threw in a cover of “Midnight Rider” — a surefire move at Bonnaroo, even in 2018 — and teased that she’d just met someone who was performing that weekend, but wasn’t on the bill. She also urged the young audience to register to vote, because she has an 8-year-old and 11-year-old, and “we need to change the future.”

From Crow’s vantage point on Bonnaroo’s biggest stage, as she started wrapping her set with “Soak Up The Sun,” you’d imagine the future looked pretty bright.

SOURCE: The Tennessean

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SETLIST


SHERYL'S SET

If It Makes You Happy

Everyday Is a Winding Road

All I Wanna Do

My Favorite Mistake

Can't Cry Anymore

Midnight Rider
(The Allman Brothers Band cover)

There Goes the Neighborhood

Best of Times

Soak Up the Sun

I Shall Believe

SUPERJAM (tribute to Tom Petty)

American Girl

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-THURSDAY 7 JUNE

[LIVE PIX+VIDS] Atlanta, 6 June

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8 PHOTOS + 4 VIDEO

Atlanta Botanic Garden - Piedmont Park
Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
Wednesday, 6 June 2018


 

 

-WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE

A.K.C.

 

 

-SATURDAY 2 JUNE

[LIVE PIX+SETLIST] Hollywood Bowl (w James Taylor) - Show #2 - 1 June

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Hollywood Bowl (show #2)
Los Angeles, California (USA)
Friday, 1 June 2018
Special guest opener for James Taylor

SETLIST

  • If It Makes You Happy
  • All I Wanna Do
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Redemption Day
  • Strong Enough
  • Best of Times
  • Soak Up the Sun
  • I Shall Believe
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
    (with James Taylor)

 

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-FRIDAY 1 JUNE

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-FRIDAY 1 JUNE

[LIVE PIX+REVIEW] Hollywood Bowl (w James Taylor) - Show #1 - 31 May

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Hollywood Bowl (show #1)
Los Angeles, California (USA)
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Special guest opener for James Taylor

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REVIEW #1

By Peter Larsen
The Orange County Register

Excerpt from HERE:

[...] The encore offered more happiness for everyone including Sheryl Crow, who duetted on “Mockingbird,” left the stage for “You’ve Got a Friend,” the Carole King classic, and returned to close out the show with tears and hugs and warmth all around.

In her own hour-long opening set Crow, who replaced Bonnie Raitt on these dates after Raitt had to bow out for medical reasons, shared that the second-ever concert she attended on her own as a 15-year-old in Memphis was a James Taylor show and she was smitten from the first.

“He was wearing a white suit and I was so sure I was gonna marry him,” she said with a big grin. “I missed the boat but he’s still my favorite.”

She played a strong set of her own material, though traffic and long lines at the gates kept many from hearing “All I Wanna Do,” her breakout hit. She and her band were strong throughout, though, with highlights such as “If It Makes You Happy” and “Every Day is a Winding Road,” her closing number for which Taylor came out to play guitar and sing with her.

No tears, though. At least as far as we could see.

SOURCE: The Orange County Register

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REVIEW #2

James Taylor & Sheryl Crow Take Over the Hollywood Bowl: Most Memorable Moments

By Gail Mitchell
Billboard

It’s been said before: Don’t count out legendary acts when it comes to delivering fantastic shows. And it was proven again when James Taylor & His All-Star Band rocked a jam-packed Hollywood Bowl with special guest Sheryl Crow on Thursday night.

Here are five key takeaways:

Stepping in without missing a beat: That’s exactly what Sheryl Crow did while subbing for original special guest Bonnie Raitt, who had to bow out of the summer tour’s first leg owing to an unexpected medical situation. During Crow’s well-paced and energetic hour-long show, the nine-time Grammy winner gifted baby-boomer and younger fans with her classic hits. Among them: “All I Wanna Do,” “My Favorite Mistake,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Strong Enough” and “Soak Up the Sun” (which she introduced as the “ultimate California song”). Particularly moving was her performance of “Redemption Day.” Backed by a six-member band, the guitar-slinging Crow traded verses with Johnny Cash -- via his recorded version of her song -- as video images of Cash, soldiers and air strikes flashed across a giant screen. “I thought I’d play this while democracy is being stretched to the nth degree,” Crow told the audience.

Perfect pair: Crow’s show finale gave the audience a sneak peek at what was to come as Taylor joined her onstage for a rousing rendition of “Everyday Is a Winding Road.” The two complemented each other perfectly between their life-honed vocals and wicked guitar playing. Crow prefaced their performance by sharing a memory about the second concert she’d ever attended as a 15-year-old without a chaperone: Taylor’s Gorilla tour in the mid-'70s. “He was wearing a white suit and I was so sure I was going to marry him,” recalled Crow. “He’s still my favorite songwriter and singer.” Crow rejoined Taylor during his show’s encore, dueting and two-stepping on “Mockingbird” and “Close Your Eyes” before walking off the stage together arm in arm.

Taylor’s still got it: Even before he sang one note, Taylor stepped onstage to a standing ovation -- one of several throughout the evening. He’s surely lost count of how many times he’s performed fan faves over the years such as “Fire & Rain,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Handyman,” “Sweet Baby James,” Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” But his performance of these and other songs comprising a nearly two-hour set sounded just as fresh and dynamic as when he first recorded the songs. Centering on well-known entries in his repertoire, Taylor took the audience all the way back to 1968 with “Something in the Way She Moves” -- the song he auditioned for Paul McCartney and George Harrison before he signed with Apple Records.

Amid frequent shout-outs of “we love you, James” from fervent female fans, Taylor’s journey down memory lane included “Carolina,” “Walking Man,” the bluesy “Steamroller,” “Mexico” and “Shower the People.” Video images accompanying the songs ranged from Taylor family and band member photos to a 1969 Sunset Boulevard billboard featuring Taylor at the beginning of his career. “Pretty much the rest of that decade is gone,” the self-deprecating artist noted of his memory to a laughing audience. At one point, cameras panned around the Bowl so the audience could see themselves dancing and cheering on the giant video screen. All told, Taylor demonstrated how he came to accomplish what he set out to do years ago as he noted early on in his show: “I just wanted to play music and travel.”

You’ve got friends: Tying everything together and upping the night’s fun quotient was Taylor’s ultra-tight all-star band. And no wonder, given a veteran lineup that includes drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Luis Conte, saxophonist Lou Marini and keyboardist Kevin Hays. Violinist/backing vocalist Andrea Zonn also was a standout on the song “Country Road,” while Taylor’s longtime backing vocalist Arnold McCuller drew a standing ovation during his power-punching solo turn on “Shower the People.”

Admiration society: Watching fellow singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne (“Running on Empty,” “Doctor My Eyes”) sing and bob along to the performances in the crowd was just as enjoyable as watching Crow and Taylor onstage.

Crow returns as Taylor’s special guest for his second Hollywood Bowl show on Friday night (June 1).

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SETLIST

  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • All I Wanna Do
  • My Favorite Mistake
  • Can't Cry Anymore
  • Redemption Day
  • Strong Enough
  • Best of Times
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up the Sun
  • Everyday Is a Winding Road
    (with James Taylor)

 

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