May 2011

.Tuesday May 31, 2011



Sheryl Crow Soaks Up The Sun With Avila Beach Fans During Options Family Of Services Charity Show

It was an epic setting for a concert… the clouds and rain stayed away and the Avila Beach Resort was bathed in sun and filled with smiles. Sheryl Crow was back in town for a concert benefit for Options Family Of Services. This was the third time we have covered Crow at a charity event- the Rock A Little Feed A Lot (for Feeding America) show at Club Nokia and her Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives pink carpet and concert at the Pantages in Hollywood.

The venue, itself, is one of the coolest of those along the SoCal coast, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop of the stage. The resort brings with it an intimate feel with many stretched out on the grass or laying across lawn chairs. The adult beverages were definitely flowing on Sunday as the opening bands- local rockers Lakes and good-time folk group Hot Buttered Rum opened.

Almost 2500 came out to support the Options Music Festival. OPTIONS Family of Services provides positive choices to people with disabilities so that they may be fully included in their community. A partial list of their services include: Community Integration Services, Vocational Services, Traumatic Brain Injury Services, Supported Living Services, Transitional Living Services and Residential Living Services. A big thank you goes out to Options and Jacqueline Delaney for letting us be a part of their big day!

A buzz raced through the crowd, early in the day- as a Kid Rock impersonator fooled those who were imbibing in an array of drinks. As the day wore on the party atmosphere rose in anticipation of the “100 Miles From Memphis” rocker. Crow had just come off of the tour, supporting her sexy and soulful 2010 album.

She hit the stage, wearing a Keith Richards tshirt and shades that perfectly represented the vibe of the day. Crow was playful- pointing out the “fake Kid Rock” in the crowd and commenting how drunk her fans were. She wasn’t afraid to interact directly with the throng of supporters that rushed the stage from the VIP tables, set up in front. She shook hands, up front, as she sang and frequently smiled and flirted all set long.

You know you are going to get a plethora of hits at a Sheryl Crow show and the setlist did not disappoint. Fans sang along as they soaked up the sun and danced to grooves like “Every Day Is A Winding Road,” and the pinnacle of the day- “All I Wanna’ Do.” All in all it was a perfect party for an amazing cause. We are looking forward to next year’s Options Music Festival.

Sheryl Crow Avila Beach Setlist:

Our Love Is Fading
Change Will Do You Good
Summer Day
My Favorite Mistake
C’mon, C’mon
Sweet Rosalyn
Redemption Day
Long Road Home
Strong Enough
The Difficult Kind
Steve McQueen
If It Makes You Happy
Every Day Is a Winding Road
Soak Up the Sun
All I Wanna’ Do
I Shall Believe

Source: Hollywood Icon Magazine

.Friday May 27, 2011


.Thursday May 26, 2011


Sheryl was FABULOUS!
by Rawr31

Sheryl was amazing!! I had never seen her in concert before, but loved her music. Not only did she sound great, but she put on an awesome performance. I couldn't believe the encore...I was expecting one last song, but she did 3! The best part is that her music isn't directed specifically towards a younger crowd or an older crowd, but it was an all-ages show and I think her music is enjoyed in all age groups. She is truly a wonderful artist. I can't wait until she comes back again! :)

Sheryl Still Sounds Great!
by TixBuyer

The concert at the Genesee appeared to be sold out. It was on a week night, so the crowd seemed a bit tired and subdued. It was also a very warm night and the theater was stuffy, so maybe that's why people weren't as excited. Sheryl did not have an opening act and she started right on time. I love that! She also sang straight through for about 2 hours with no intermission. Her voice is still really good. There were some issues with the sound and her microphone which she joked about and worked through. We were sitting to the right of the stage in the balcony, and we found it very hard to understand what she was saying when she spoke in between songs. We heard other people around us comment on the same thing. Sheryl sang almost all of her good/popular songs and several others that I wasn't familiar with. If I could change anything, I'd have her mix her more upbeat and popular songs in with her other songs throughout the concert. It seemed like she saved most of her good songs for the second half of the show.

Favorite moment: When Sheryl was having microphone troubles and said she didn't care as long as her hair looked good. (And her hair did look good!)
Opening act(s): None

Sheryl Crow at the Genesee
by Nancy9008

I went to the Sheryl Crow concert at the Genesee in Waukegan Illinois on May 11, 2011. The theatre was excellent. The concert was OK. Sheryl was in top form musically, and her band was good. However, the show lacked energy until the very end. It was almost like they were at a practice session, rather than a concert with fans. They need to ratchet it up a notch in terms of stage energy and presence. That said, Sheryl is a gifted musician and I always enjoy her concerts.

Sheryl Crow was instrumental in all; awesome !!
by JubulascousJunior

Sheryl was instrumental in all that she did to entertain to the maximum.
Sheryl's stage presence was some-kind-of-a-awesome thing.
Sheryl knows how to captivate the audience no matter what happens on stage.
I was most imperssed by how instrumentally-in-klind she is and well played too.
Great show all-together and the place was packed top and bottom floors.
Favorite moment: Sheryl played the accordian by ear; now that was skill.

Sheryl Crow Was Awesome
by arubabums6467

Great intimate setting at the Genesee Theatre, and Sheryl did not disappoint. She was personable and funny with the crowd, especially shaking off some minor technical difficulties.
If you get the chance, get to see her in this type of setting.

Favorite moment: Steve McQueen


Ever wondered what it's like just before we go onstage? Watch this.

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The Register Guard
By Jennifer Kristiansen

In a dive bar in Salem, many years ago, I took the stage to sing “Every Day Is a Winding Road” karaoke. I don’t know what sparked this odd bout of courage, but by the end, the large group of people who came with me had joined in as we sang (in a loose interpretation of the word) about vending machine repairmen and the cycles of emotion.

When Sheryl Crow took the stage at the Hult Center on Friday, she brought that raw, gritty, emotive, throaty voice and simple-yet-clever turns-of-phrase that have defined nearly 20 years of music making and inspired otherwise stage-shy twentysomethings to take the microphone in seedy biker bars that don’t serve liquor, only beer.

Touring in support of her newest, Motown-inspired album, 100 Miles from Memphis, Crow opened with “Keep Me Hangin’ On,” the track that made me wonder how the Silva Concert Hall would handle the acoustics of a pair of aggressive horns. As it turns out, the Silva is made for that type of music.

I was in the orchestra seating, row HH if you know your Hult, and even from where I was, Crow looked amazing. She’s nearly 50 and looks better than I do in tight jeans, that’s for sure. And her grin! That smile didn’t leave her face the entire night.

She brought us classics like “Leaving Las Vegas,” “If It Makes You Happy,” and “Steve McQueen.” Her band ended quite a few songs with epic, building, climactic rock jam sessions.

She complimented Eugene’s many bike paths, joked about moving here, and let us sing the chorus to “Everyday Is a Winding Road.”

And she showed her musical versatility. I lost count at four guitars, in addition to the accordion that she declared, “Hot, right here. Men love it. This and a pair of high heels? Turns the men on.” (Maybe she read the Monsters of Accordion piece I wrote in December?), a piano, an electric keyboard, an organ, and, of course, that gritty, sometimes sharp, Auto-Tune-free, Grammy-winning voice. She covered Bob Dylan (“Mississippi”) and Stealers Wheel (“Stuck in the middle with You”). She told us the story of her inspiration for “Sweet Rosalyn” – while recording an album in New Orleans, her band mates would visit a nudie bar called the Maiden Voyage. Sometimes, she said, she would go down there “to see what [she] was missing,” and of course “all the girls were putting themselves through medical school.”

“This is so nice,” Crow said. “I feel like playing all night.”

She didn’t, of course, but I think that 19 songs, plus a three-song encore, was more than adequate.



August 17

Where: South Bend, Indiana (USA)
Venue: Morris Performing Arts Center
Ticket Prices : $78.75, $58.75, $48.75 and $38.75.
Public Sale: Purchase tickets at the Morris Box Office, charge by phone at 5742359190 or online at or any of the following ticket outlets: Hammes Bookstore (Eddy Street) Super Sounds (Goshen) or Karma Records (Plymouth and Warsaw).

.Tuesday May 24, 2011


July 5

Where: Sylvania, Ohio (USA)
Venue: Centennial Terrace
Ticket Prices :

Limited VIP Seats:   $60.50
General Admission:  $35.50 (ticketmaster fees will apply) - Standing or lawn chairs allowed
General Admission Day of Show:  $40 -  If available

Public Sale: Sales Begin Friday, May 27, 2011 - 10AM

July 8

Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA)
Venue: Borgata Event Center
Ticket Prices : $86 / $76 / $66
Public Sale: May 28

July 18

Where: Moorhead, Minnesota (USA)
Venue: Imagine Amphitheatre @ Bluestem Center for the Arts
Ticket Prices : $79 for reserved seating, $59 for general admission and $39 for general admission lawn spots
Public Sale: Tickets go on sale at noon on June 3 at Tickets300 at or (701) 205-3182.


[...] Here’s where the fun part comes in. As a “preferred” banking client (i.e. someone who is up to their eyeballs in debt!) we were invited by Union Bank to see Sheryl Crow perform live at the Sonoma Valley Jazz+ Festival this past weekend.

Can I just say right now, there’s a reason Sheryl is a rock star. She is quite simply, A ROCK STAR! As a breast cancer survivor and single mother, she’s already got Diva written all over her face. Add to that, the fact that she‘s an amazing singer, songwriter, and musician playing a multitude of instruments throughout her set, and you can imagine how powerful and soulful her music is when enjoyed in person. I felt mighty lucky to be so close to such a legendary female rocker and had a fabulous time reliving my younger days as a wannabe rock star myself. (I actually never wanted to be a rock star, but I sure did and still do love great classic rock and roll.)


.Monday May 23, 2011


OK! Magazine

Sheryl Crow was born in Kennett, Mo. and in light of the recent tornado in Joplin, Mo. that killed has killed at least 89 people, Sheryl has been actively Tweeting for support for victims.

Source: OK! Magazine



Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee



Pix by John Patrick Images via Facebook


Pix by Team Sheryl via FB

.Sunday May 22, 2011


[...] The house would be full by the time Crow appeared. The 49-year-old vocalist, who looks at least 10 years younger than that, matched Fogerty song-for-song on the fan-friendly meter.

She was having fun, and it was contagious, as she performed fiery versions of such fun singles as “A Change Would Do You Good,” “Everyday is a Winding Road” and “All I Wanna Do.” She also managed to charm the crowd with ballads, sounding more convincing these days than ever before on the softer material.

These evening shows were once again complemented by the daytime component, Wine & Song, which – for my money – remains the true “+” in the Sonoma Jazz equation. The reason is simple. Unlike the evening concerts, held in a large tent that really could be erected in any large field, Wine & Song takes full advantage of its setting. [...]

Source: A+E Interactive


Set List

Our Love is Fading
A Change
Leaving Las Vegas
100 Miles from Memphis
Summer Day
My Favorite Mistake
C'Mon, C'Mon
Cant' Cry Anymore
Steve McQueen
Redemption Day (cocktail)
Long Road Home (cocktail)
Strong Enough
Sweet Rosalyn
The DIfficult Kind
If It Makes You Happy
Everyday is a Winding Road
Soak Up The Sun
Peaceful Feeling


All I Wanna Do/Stealers (stuck in the middle with you)
I Shall Believe


.Friday May 20, 2011





Sheryl Crow sounds right at home on her latest album, the 2010 pop-blues tribute "100 Miles From Memphis." And she should.

Not only did Crow grow up in a small Missouri town roughly, yep, 100 miles from Memphis, but she was raised on the soul, R&B and blues that inspired her latest CD.

You might say Sheryl got her groove back, and this new material -- along with the reworked older material -- has the nine-time Grammy winner's voice sounding better than ever.

"We've spent most of last year playing the record, playing 10 of the 12 songs, and people are on their feet the whole time," Crow said from a tour stop north of Chicago. "A lot of people know the music already, and we've also worked up a lot of the hits in the tradition of what the new record is. I'm really enjoying myself."

Crow made her name on enjoying herself. "All I wanna do is have some fun," she famously sang on her 1997 debut that sold 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. And fans have watched her mature and evolve -- into the rocker chick, the pop-country crooner, the pensive folkie, and back into the pop-princess persona that broke her career wide open.

While this latest transformation wasn't a surprise, it was her most drastic. The new CD includes a couple of covers -- Citizen Cope's "Sideways" and Terence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name," the latter of which features the vocals of Justin Timberlake. And her original jam, "Our Love Is Fading," has been a big hit as her concert opener, she said.

And another change is around the corner -- Crow, who moved from Los Angeles to Nashville five years ago, is working on an album with country star Brad Paisley. Crow, who is from southern Missouri, previously performed on the Country Music Association Awards, on a tribute album to country legend Loretta Lynn and on Paisley's upcoming album.

Just as the music is different, Crow is also changed. She still has her fun, but now it's oriented around a healthy lifestyle for her and her two sons.

"I have my kids out (on tour) with me, and we go out every morning -- to museums and aquariums," she said.

"And then there's lunch and naps and sound check and dinner and then they go to bed so Mommy can go to work. I'm very lucky that my real work starts after they go to bed."

Touring with the kids keeps Crow happy, and touring with a personal chef keeps her healthy. After being diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, Crow became a student of nutrition and wellness. She became friends with her tour chef, Chuck White, who was already incorporating what she was learning in his cooking.

"More than that," Crow said of White's food, "you wouldn't even know you were eating healthy when he was cooking."

The natural extension of Crow and White's friendship is the month-old cookbook, "If It Makes You Healthy," a play off her hit ballad "If It Makes You Happy." The book includes 125 seasonal recipes that are road-tested and Crow-approved.

"I feel like food is a major contributor to staying well, disease prevention and immune-boosting," said Crow.

"There is so much I think every parent can benefit from. Everything in (the book) is very tasty, but it's also a great handbook."

And the new diet -- combined with the music, the kids and everything else -- is working for Crow.

"I'm five years out," she said, "and that's a pretty good indicator that I'm done with the cancer. ... I feel great."

Source: Denver Post


At 49, Sheryl Crow continues to nurture “it”

By Serena Markstrom
The Register-Guard

If you have tuned out on Sheryl Crow’s career, just know that she still has whatever the “it” was that made her a star in the first place — and a whole lot more.

The “it” in today’s music is a lot different than the “it” of the early ’90s — and even then, music industry types wanted to turn Crow into a dance-pop act. But that doesn’t mean the nine-time Grammy winner isn’t still exploring musically.

Do not expect her to be carried onto stage in an egg or to wear a body-hugging pant suit to keep up with the mystery that constitutes today’s “it.” She is very comfortable in her 49-year-old skin and making no attempt to fit in among the current pop princesses.

As much as any big name entertainer can while maintaining relevance in the music business, it appears Crow has some freedom and is running her career on her own terms. On this tour, that independence involves a brass section and an album that shows the R&B, gospel and blues influences from her early years.

Crow is on the road promoting her latest CD, “100 Miles From Memphis,” and an even newer cookbook, “If It Makes You Healthy.” She will perform at the Hult Center today in a concert promoted by the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts.

Swearing off the bad stuff

To my astonishment, Crow agreed to an interview. And when she answered the phone she sounded laid-back and relaxed, even with her adopted baby son, Levi, squawking in the background.

Most of the conversation centered on the cookbook, which includes recipes by her chef, Chuck White, plus Crow’s personal anecdotes and comments on the various dishes and their ingredients.

Shortly after her breakup with champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, who had a very public battle with cancer himself, she was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. That was 2006, and in the time since then she has become a student of nutrition and changed her entire outlook on life.

“When I met Chuck in Nashville to cook while doing the record, he already knew so much about the relationship of food to wellness and to disease prevention,” Crow said. “He was already cooking seasonally, locally, organically.

“After five years of working with him, I just felt like it was really time to get the information out there.”

On her 2008 album, “Detours,” Crow dealt with such important personal topics as cancer, her split with Armstrong and her first adoption.

Now, the cancer-free single mother is determined never to be in a toxic relationship again. She still focuses a lot of attention on giving of herself, but it’s coming from a different place now that she has balanced her life.

Crow said she always has been a nurturing person. But it was not until cancer’s wake-up call that she learned the lesson about taking good care of yourself in order to have something to give to others.

“Everything changed when I got diagnosed; my outlook changed,” Crow said. “The way I started conducting my relationship with myself (changed), and the hierarchy in my life, where I was basically at the bottom of the pile when it came to making sure everyone’s emotional needs were met, (changed.)”

Through the grace of genes, her own sporty nature, a career that places high value on female beauty and her previous eating habits, she always has been toned and slender. But she admitted she wasn’t as healthy as she looked.

When asked if she thinks she still would have gotten cancer if she always had known what she does now about nutrition, she didn’t answer yes or no. But her attitude is that anything that strengthens the body is worth knowing.

“All I know is that all the supplements you take in your whole life are not going to add up to what you get in your food,” Crow said. “I think when your body is being taxed by abject levels of stress, or when your health is being threatened by environment or lack of sleep, all those things I think can pile up and make for an unhealthy situation.

“Everyone has cancer cells.”

Cooking up hits

The cookbook falls in line with a lot of progressive-minded food trends, but it breaks them down for easy mental digestion.

The recipes in “If It Makes You Healthy” are easy to follow for anyone with basic cooking skills, and the ones I tried turned out well. Crow says in the book that the zucchini muffins are a hit with her 3-year-old son, Wyatt.

I believe that claim, because the day after I baked them the following message showed up on my Facebook wall: “Did you leave muffins on my doorstep? If so ... thanks! Delicious. Kid-approved. Nice work.”

Informative sections sprinkled throughout explain the virtues of avocados, mushrooms, fennel and other foods that have sometimes-surprising health benefits.

I’m not by nature a product pusher, but this is one cookbook that I will continue to explore well after Crow has left town. The photography is gorgeous, the personal stories charming, the information current and the philosophy within reach of ordinary people who want to maintain good eating habits and still get pleasure out of food.

Crow may have a personal chef with her on the road, but she said when she is home she does cook. She subscribes to the 10 percent cheat rule, meaning occasional indulgences in bacon, cream and margaritas are OK in her diet.

What you eat the most is what counts, she said.

“Detours” may have been the album immediately after her cancer wake-up call, but “100 Miles From Memphis” is where she takes on a musical direction that will surprise some. However, Crows feels it reconnects her to her early influences growing up in neighboring Missouri.

“This is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” Crow says in a news release. “When (manager Scooter Weintraub) first started working with me 20 years ago, what he heard in me was that I had heavy influences from the South — Delaney and Bonnie, all the Stax records.

“So for years he’s been asking me, ‘When are you going to make that record?’ ”

“Our Love Is Fading” has a jaunty Motown quality to it. “Eye to Eye” has a reggae flavor, and “Sign Your Name” is downright sexy in its smoky R&B groove.

“This music called for emotion, a place of sensuality and sexuality, and that’s a little challenging for me,” Crow says in the release. “Sometimes it’s easier for me to hide behind more intellectual lyrics.

“So it was a great stretching experience to show more vulnerability in my writing.”

Stronger sense of self

As has been the case for Crow since she caught the world’s attention with her 1993 debut, “Tuesday Night Music Club,” she worked with many collaborators, co-writers and guest vocalists.

Justin Timberlake lends his voice to the Terence Trent D’Arby song “Sign Your Name,” and Citizen Cope helps Crow deliver her cover of his song “Sideways.” The one song she penned alone, “Stop,” addresses the emotional side of the wellness shift that has gone on inside of Crow.

“I was productive and I was constantly going,” she said. “Now, I have a much stronger sense of self. I will never again be in a situation where I don’t feel like I am valued and where I don’t feel like I matter. ...

“I think bad relationships can definitely cause you to be invisible in your own life.”

For a celebrity musician considered a sex symbol by many, Crow was not comfortable infusing her own music with sensuality — until this album.

“I think sexuality is not something you can create by what you wear or how you look,” she said. “It has to do with sensuality and a strong sense of self to me, and the ability to be vulnerable without feeling threatened by that.”

Call Serena Markstrom at 541-338-2371 or e-mail her at

Source: The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon)


.Tuesday May 17, 2011



BIRMINGHAM, AL - The country music community will unite to assist victims of the tornados that ravaged Alabama on April 27th. "BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery," presented by Verizon, will take place at Birmingham's BJCC Arena on Tuesday, June 14th.

It will feature performances by ALABAMA, who is spearheading the event, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow and numerous other artists.

ALABAMA's Randy Owen, speaking on behalf of the group, states, "My hope is that this will bring happiness and help to my fellow citizens in Alabama. I believe it's extremely important that we do this benefit, and I want everyone in the state to feel like they are part of it. I hope we all can pull together to help get through the worst natural disaster I've ever seen in Alabama. I appreciate my friends in country music, everyone that's been involved, and anyone that's helped in any way."

The Bama Rising Fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to support long-term recovery statewide in the wake of the April 2011 tornadoes that devastated Alabama. Decisions about how to deploy Bama Rising concert proceeds and gifts to the Bama Rising Fund will be made by an advisory committee including representatives of the artists, promoters and the Community Foundation.

Kate Nielsen, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham : "We are pleased to serve as the philanthropic partner for the talented artists who are committed to our state's recovery through the Bama Rising concert. A sell-out crowd will help the Bama Rising team raise significant dollars for long-term recovery efforts across Alabama and show our citizens that we are committed to their future."

Verizon has signed on as presenting sponsor for the event.

Jeff Mango, president – Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless: "The community's response to the devastating tornadoes in Alabama has been truly inspiring, and we know that a natural disaster of this magnitude requires that response be sustained—so that the people in the community can thrive and in some cases, rebuild. That is why we are so proud to be involved in Bama Rising. Thanks to the generosity of so many who want to help, this unforgettable event will bring together people from across the great state of Alabama and beyond to support their friends, business associates and neighbors as they work for a common cause – to rebuild."

In addition to ticket sales, funds will be raised through corporate sponsorships of the event. For information on becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Jay Wilson at Red Mountain Entertainment – 205.585.2531 or

Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 20th, at 11:00AM CST at Ticket prices will range from $25 to $150. VIP packages will also be available. Visit for more details. Bama Rising is presented by Red Mountain Entertainment and AEG Live/The Messina Group. Corporate sponsors include Verizon, Bravado, Zeekee Interactive, Bill Young Productions, Tour Design and Ticketmaster.


Confirmed performers (in alphabetical order):

Rodney Atkins
Dierks Bentley
Bo Bice
Luke Bryan
Sheryl Crow
Sara Evans
Taylor Hicks
Little Big Town
Martina McBride
Montgomery Gentry
David Nail
Jake Owen
Brad Paisley
Kellie Pickler
Darius Rucker
Ashton Shepherd

Confirmed special guests:

Jay Barker –University of Alabama (former football player and current radio personality)

About The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham:

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is the oldest and largest community foundation in Alabama, dedicated to driving positive change through grants, leveraging donor giving to meet community needs, and works with other organizations to collaborate and bring resources together. The Community Foundation has experience in distributing donations in previous disasters, including tornadoes in 1998 and 2002 and following the evacuation of survivors of Hurricane Katrina survivors to the Birmingham area in 2005. For more information, go to

About Alabama (the group):

With a career to date that has resulted in 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, 42 number one singles and over 73 million records sold, Alabama has received over 150 industry awards including 8 country music "Entertainer of the Year" honors, 2 Grammys, 2 People's Choice Awards and their very own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The band most recently received the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award in 2003 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook all hail from Ft. Payne, Alabama and have enjoyed more than 30 years of unprecedented success.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Big Communications

.Monday May 16, 2011


By Colleen Smith | May 16th, 2011 |

“I like this little place!” Sheryl Crow shouted mid-way through her show at the Boulder Theater last night, closing out the 1st annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit.

And the Boulder Theater audience liked her and her rocking band, too; though “like” may be an inadequate word for the zealous crowd response to the Crow show. What’s not to love? Crow’s voice rang clear, strong and nimble. She played electric and acoustic guitars, electric keyboard and grand piano, accordion — all the while rocking a spangled black halter top, second-skin jeans and her halogen smile.

The multi-Grammy-winning girl made it look easy, yet Crow has endured her share of personal hardships: break-ups with her band and her ex-beau Lance Armstrong, plus the breakdown of her health. (Crow is a breast cancer survivor.) She converts past pains into the currency of emotionally charged songs.

In one two-hour set, she performed hits including “A Change Would Do You Good,” “Every Day Is A Winding Road,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “My Favorite Mistake,” “Can’t Cry Anymore,” “Strong Enough,” “Soak Up the Sun,” and the uptempo song that launched her career: “All I Wanna Do.”

Crow mentioned that Colorado became one of her earliest fan bases. “When my first record came out, we toured Colorado. Y’all are like your own country.” She also performed songs from her new release “100 Miles From Memphis,” an allusion to her Missouri hometown.

Crow ended her encore with a drawn-out rendition of the last song on her first album, released in 1993, “I Shall Believe.” She turned the soulful tune into a bedtime prayer, of sorts, petitioning blessings for our footsteps, our president. “Help us find our way when we’re lost and think we know everything,” she said.

If you missed the Boulder show, catch Crow in Aspen June 25, or Beaver Creek June 27.


:: Photo Gallery



Set List

Our Love is Fading
A Change
Leaving Las Vegas
100 Miles from Memphis
Summer Day
My Favorite Mistake
C'Mon, C'Mon
Cant' Cry Anymore
Steve McQueen
Redemption Day (cocktail)
Long Road Home (cocktail)
Strong Enough
Sweet Rosalyn
The DIfficult Kind
If It Makes You Happy
Everyday is a Winding Road
Soak Up The Sun
Peaceful Feeling


All I Wanna Do/Stealers (stuck in the middle with you)
I Shall Believe

.Sunday May 15, 2011



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Sheryl Crow, scientist share inspiring words.

By Janese Silvey
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow urged those graduating with honors yesterday at the University of Missouri to seize every opportunity and believe anything is possible.

“Infinite possibilities — that’s the take-away,” she said.

Crow and scientist Ian Wilmut were among five people who received honorary doctorates from MU during commencement activities this weekend. They received theirs during a morning Honors Convocation, which recognized more than 1,200 students. And the graduates, along with their families and guests, were treated to words of wisdom from both.

Crow, originally from Kennett, earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from MU in 1984. She spent two years teaching elementary school music in the St. Louis area, where she also sang in a band, before picking up and moving to Los Angeles. She was a backup singer for Michael Jackson before eventually getting her own record deal. A breast-cancer survivor, Crow now uses her fame and finances to help fund cancer research.

Her success, Crow said, was the result of hard work, perseverance and “a little luck.”

Now that she’s an honorary “doctor,” she joked that her band members are asking whether she can prescribe medication and her 4-year-old son has compared to her Dr. Seuss.

Crow used Twitter yesterday to tell the world she was “so very proud” to receive the honorary doctorate.

Wilmut — best known for his research that led to the cloning of the sheep, Dolly, in 1996, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 — also said he was honored to receive the recognition. Calling it a “fantastic university,” Wilmut said MU “is held in very high regard with the scientists I’ve worked with.”

He used his remarks to remind today’s youths that they’re fortunate to live in a society where diseases such as small pox no longer claim the lives of children. Other countries, he said, aren’t so fortunate.

Although the United States still deals with other ailments such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, new opportunities for treatment and prevention are coming, he said, in part because of advances in stem cell research.

Wilmut challenged graduates to support that cause by either finding new medical breakthroughs or being part of a supportive general public.

Although they had different styles, the honors graduation speakers shared a theme: Yesterday’s graduates likely have no idea what the future holds, but they should be ready to embrace it when it comes.

Or, as Steve Owens quipped, borrowing from one of Crow’s songs: “Everyday is a winding road.” Owens is the UM System’s general counsel who’s serving as interim system president.

“Take it from all of us, including me,” he said. “You never know where the road may lead.”

Reach Janese Silvey at 573-815-1705 or e-mail

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune


LOL @ that silly sombrero! How cute she is!?

(Thanks Ronnie!) 

.Saturday May 14, 2011


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Sheryl Crow entertained the crowd at the 29th annual PACER Center benefit.
Article and photos by Sara Glassman/Star Tribune
May 14th, 2011

There was dancing in the aisles at the 29th annual PACER Center benefit.

When Grammy-award-winner Sheryl Crow sang "Soak Up the Sun," the audience rushed toward the stage at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It was a fitting moment, given that much of what PACER does is all about standing up and speaking out.

Since 1977, the nonprofit has been focused on improving the lives of children with disabilities and their families. And in 2006, PACER launched the National Bullying Prevention Center, which now includes websites specifically for kids and teenagers.

According to executive director Paula Goldberg, the organization helps children -- with and without disabilities -- deal with harassment. "All kids get bullied," she said. "It's a huge societal issue."

Maggie Broyles, age 9, who was at the event, said she was thrilled to meet Sheryl Crow. And it was clear the Golden Valley girl also got the message about bullying. "Bullying isn't good," said the Meadowbrook Elementary School student. "It's not nice."

That's a chorus worth singing along to.

Source: Star Tribune




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Set List

Our Love is Fading
A Change
Leaving Las Vegas
100 Miles from Memphis
Summer Day
My Favorite Mistake
C'mon, C'mon
Cant' Cry Anymore
Steve McQueen
Redemption Day (cocktail)
Long Road Home (cocktail)
Strong Enough
Sweet Rosalyn
The DIfficult Kind
If It Makes You Happy
Everyday is a Winding Road
Soak Up The Sun
Peaceful Feeling


All I Wanna Do/Stealers (stuck in the middle with you)
I Shall Believe


5 songs from 100 Miles From Memphis (25%) -- [PS: 5 - 26.32%]
5 from Tuesday Night Music Club (25%) -- [4 - 21.05%]
4 from Sheryl Crow (20%)-- [4 - 21.05%]
3 from C'Mon, C'Mon (15%)-- [3 - 15.79%]
3 from The Globe Session (15%) --[3 - 15.79%]

(PS=Previous Show)

.Friday May 13, 2011


Mizzou alumna Sheryl Crow records a video on Francis Quadrangle Friday. The musician and Missouri native is in Columbia to receive an honorary degree from the College of Education at graduation ceremonies in Mizzou Arena Saturday. Photo by Shane Epping.

Source: University of Missouri Facebook


Long and Winding Road: Sheryl Crow
By Ricardo Baca | May 13th, 2011

Do you remember your first record? Your first concert? Well this isn’t about that. This Long and Winding Road is about three artists/records that influenced you over the years –- you as a musician, Sheryl Crow. So let’s talk about your road.

6 years old: My parents’ band

My Parents were a huge influence on my when I was a kid. They played in a swing band. There was almost always music in my house. They’d play in the living room, and they’d play music on the Magnavox, and we’d sit there and listen to Ella Fitzgerald and old Motown. I was exposed to a variety of different kinds of music -– and I saw that I wanted to grow up in music, and I don’t think it ever occurred to me that every other kid wanted the same thing.

18 years old: James Taylor and Carole King

When I first started writing, I wanted to be a great writer, and so I started studying Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. But the biggest influences on me were James Taylor and Carole King, mainly because they landed somewhere between R&B and folk, and I could relate to it because I was playing the piano mostly.

Now (and always): The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones throughout my life have been my biggest influence. In ’93 or ’94, they invited me to come to Florida to be a part of their pay-per-view special, and they’ve been very supportive throughout the years. I can now actually call Keith “a friend.”

Editor’s note: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards can be heard on Crow’s latest LP, “100 Miles From Memphis.”

Sheryl Crow headlines the Boulder Theater on Sunday, the final night of the Boulder Roots and Blues Summit, which starts tonight. Tickets to Crow’s performance: $78.25-$94.50. All tickets available at

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and co-editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.

Source: Reverb/Denver Post



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Sheryl Crow at the Orpheum Theater

By Kevin Coffey

When you're Sheryl Crow, hits songs are plentiful.

And that's a good thing because those were definitely the best songs she played Thursday night in Omaha.

Crow performed for two hours in front of about 1,500 fans at the Orpheum Theater.

It was a mostly mellow show that included a mixture of Crow's hits and other tunes from her extensive catalog.

While it was a fine performance overall, the hit songs — “My Favorite Mistake,” “Everyday Is A Winding Road,” “Steve McQueen” and others — showed why she's loved as a performer.

The others? Well, I'd say there's a reason they're not smash hits. With a few exceptions, they blended together and had the same adult contemporary radio-friendly tempo and volume level.

It's obvious to me why her popular songs are so popular: They're so much different in style than so many of her other tunes. They punctuated the set and I could tell that Crow threw a lot more energy into performing them.

From where I was sitting, her voice was also sometimes lost amid the six musicians and two singers backing her up, but she broke through their wall of sound when she sang songs such as “Strong Enough” and “Soak Up the Sun.”

In fact, while the crowd danced and bopped their heads, they remained seated. That is, until she played “If It Makes You Happy,” which brought fans to their feet, where they remained until the very last tune.

My favorite song of the night was “Strong Enough.” It was slow and sweet and Crow's accordion playing added an extra layer of melody.

In the middle of the song, she also riffed on what kind of man would be strong enough for her.

“Preferably one that drives a hybrid and recycles and doesn't mind step children,” she sang.

In addition to her singing talent, Crow showed some skill on several instruments. Throughout the performance, Crow jumped between piano, acoustic and electric guitars and accordion.

Other highlights were the soulful song “Long Road Home” and “Can't Cry Anymore,” which included one of the best of several solos from lead guitarist (and Crow's boyfriend) Doyle Bramhall II.

Two more of the best were the last two songs, which were performed during the encore. Crow's first hit “All I Wanna Do” included a few verses of Stealer's Wheel “Stuck In The Middle With You.” And Crow then played the slow, soulful “I Shall Believe” from a baby grand where she showed off both her instrumental and vocal skills.

Part of Crow's charm is that she's a celebrity, but doesn't seem to have the personality of a star. She spent a lot of time between songs talking to the crowd about beer, her Blackberry, oil, the stories behind her tunes and spending time in Omaha.

“I had a great time in Omaha today,” Crow said, referencing her appearance with children from Camp Fire USA earlier in the day. “We got to plant some flowers and some trees at the Omaha garden. It was quite a great time.”

And then before she sang “Soak Up The Sun,” Crow made a dedication.

“This song goes out to all the Camp Fire kids who I met today.”

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Source: Omaha World Herald



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.Thursday May 12, 2011


Single mom Sheryl Crow taking family on the road

Aidin Vaziri
Thursday, May 12, 2011

She may be taking her time between albums, but that doesn't mean Sheryl Crow, 49, is taking it easy. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and single mom of two is in the middle of a big solo tour, with a stop scheduled Saturday at the Sonoma Jazz + Festival. Then she turns around and joins Kid Rock on another long summer trek (they'll be at Shoreline Amphitheatre on July 29) before returning to her farm outside Nashville to begin work on the country-leaning follow-up to last year's "100 Miles From Memphis." Fortunately we were able to steal a few minutes of her time just before her appearance on "American Idol."

Q: You don't have a new album out. Are you touring just for kicks?

A: Oh yeah, it's just something I like to do in my free time. No, I love touring. I have a record that's been out for a year that we're still playing. Summer is a great time to do it. I don't know how much longer I can do it in this conventional way once the kids start school.

Q: I forgot that you bring everyone along - the two boys, Wyatt and Levi, and the two yellow Labradors. Who else?

A: The horses and chickens. At this point we don't bring the dogs, but we bring all the accoutrements from home: the blow-up swimming pool, the bicycles, the lawn chairs.

Q: The person who gets the tour bus after you must wonder why there are Cheerios tucked into every corner.

A: I imagine you're probably right about that.

Q: Are your kids big Sheryl Crow fans?

A: It's not often they get to see me onstage because they're in bed by 7:30. But they understand it. On the odd occasions I play earlier than that, Wyatt will stand at the side of the stage and watch.

Q: On the final night of your tour with John Mayer, you came out onstage in a bikini. I'm afraid to think how the tour with Kid Rock will end.

A: There is not a chance in hell I will wind up onstage in a bikini with Kid Rock because he will have all these 19-year-old pole dancers, and nobody needs to see a fortysomething's body when they have that.

Q: You're getting ready to go on "American Idol" today. What advice would you offer yourself at that age?

A: Don't sweat the small stuff. I would be more philosophical about the whole thing. I wouldn't give so much meaning and importance to small things along the way. You tend to do more if you have a good attitude about things, and part of that is getting enough sleep. I would tell myself not to work so hard and learn to say no and just enjoy it and be present in the moment.

Q: That's a lot of stuff. Is that what you're going to tell the people on "American Idol"?

A: No. I'm going to tell them to get a good agent. {sbox}

Sonoma Jazz + Festival: Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Gipsy Kings and others. Fri-next Sun. Field of Dreams, 151 First St. W., Sonoma. $60-$250. (888) 512-7469.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


By Kevin Coffey

Sheryl Crow’s in a bit of a transition period.

The singer-songwriter is no longer with Interscope Records, she’s five years removed from being diagnosed with breast cancer and is busy being a mom to two small children.

But that’s not keeping her from the road or from making new music.

She takes the stage Thursday at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha amid a tour that takes her through the summer.

After that, she’ll be performing with Kid Rock during the late summer on an arena tour.

Crow called in from Illinois to talk about her pal Kid Rock, being a parent and being on tour.

Q. I was talking about you the other day with Bob Seger. You and Kid Rock recorded with him, right?

A. Yeah. We had a great time. He is so amazing. It was Bobby’s 40th birthday party (Kid Rock’s real name is Bobby Ritchie). He had a big concert in Detroit and Bob Seger was recording and he asked if I would go over after we played and sing on something for Bob. It was really, really quick, but we hung out for awhile. He’s great. He still sounds amazing.

Q. How has this tour been going?

A. Really good. I’ve had this band with me now for awhile and have really enjoyed playing with them. It’s different every night. At first, we were doing quite a lot of the last record, but now we’ve started to do quite a lot of some early stuff.

Q. I heard you’re working on some new material?

A. Yeah, I’m working on some country stuff with Brad Paisley. I’m actually writing the music for “Diner” which was a movie from the ’80s, kind of a cult film. The writer-director Barry Levinson is hoping to make it into a Broadway musical.

Q. Why a country direction?

A. Right now I’m just writing and working on stuff. I’m not sure what I’m doing yet. I’m no longer at Interscope. I don’t have a record label. So, it’s a great moment to dream and figure out what’s next. I’m enjoying writing.

Q. It sounds like it could be very freeing.

A. Yeah, absolutely. It is, definitely. Being on a record label can be a great experience. It can also keep you kind of bound up if they’re not that interested in what you do. It’s probably a good moment for me in my career to be a free agent.

Q. You have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old and I wonder how you do so much, especially being on the road, while being a mom?

A. My work is a little bit different in that we travel a lot. I don’t think it’s realistic to think I can do that forever. It’s a luxury to take them out in the summer and they don’t miss that much.

My 4-year-old, he has friends and he’s missing them. But right now, he loves it. We bring out most of the things that he’s used to having around. And we keep normal structured naps and bedtime. We try to keep it as consistent as possible.

We have it down to a science. Though it’s always kind of unpredictable.

Q. You have a tour coming up with Kid Rock after your solo tour. Are you looking forward to it? How different is a big arena tour compared to a theater tour?

A. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m good friends with him and I love him and we’ve obviously done quite a few songs together, which makes it fun.

We’ll play for a lot more people. It’s a shorter set, so it’s barely like going to work at all. Summer tours are really fun. It’s the most fun to tour in the summer.

Q. I took a look at your cookbook recently. How did that project come about?

A. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I started to look at nutrition as a proactive endeavor in my staying well. It really changed the way I look at food. I met a wonderful chef named Chuck White in Nashville. He helped at my home and on our tours, and he has been doing it now off and on for five years.

He blows me away with what he makes. He knows so much about the different components with food. Every meal that I’ve had from him has been unbelievable. I’ve eaten at all the great restaurants in the world and the best meals I’ve ever had have been on the road or at home.

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Source: Omaha World-Herald


Associated Press - May 12, 2011 10:05 AM ET

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Rocker Sheryl Crow is in Omaha to highlight 2 of her passions: music and healthy eating.

The Grammy winner will perform a concert Thursday night. But before she takes the stage, she'll make an appearance downtown at The Big Garden. Crow will join Camp Fire USA kids for an after-school gardening and planting project.

The Big Garden seeks to teach residents how to grow nutritious food, encourage healthy eating habits and physical activity through the creation of urban and rural community gardens.

Camp Fire USA serves at-risk youth. Every Thursday, Camp Fire volunteers fill backpacks with kid-friendly, nutritious food to provide weekend meals to children in the community.

Source: AP


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.Tuesday May 10, 2011

[PIX] Society Of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 2011 Spring Ball (concert)




Set List

Our Love is Fading
A Change
Leaving Las Vegas
100 Miles from Memphis
My Favorite Mistake
C'Mon, C'Mon
Cant' Cry Anymore
Sweet Rosalyn
Steve McQueen
Redemption Day (cocktail)
Long Road Home (cocktail)
Strong Enough
The DIfficult Kind
If It Makes You Happy
Everyday is a Winding Road
Soak Up The Sun
Peaceful Feeling


All I Wanna Do/Stealers (stuck in the middle with you)
I Shall Believe


5 songs from Tuesday Night Music Club (26.32%)
4 from 100 Miles From Memphis (21.05%)
4 from Sheryl Crow (21.05%)
3 from C'Mon, C'Mon (15.79%)
3 from The Globe Session (15.79%)



[VIDEO] Practicing Sweet Rosalyn 5 minutes before tonight's show in Duluth


Concert review: Crow cuts loose for Duluth

Crow seems to have cross-genre appeal, with just enough twang for the country fans, and just enough rock and roll in her for everyone else.

By: Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune

t’s hard to believe Sheryl Crow when she sings, “I’ve got a crummy job. It don’t pay near enough.”

Especially when we’re seeing her at work and she’s flashing a shiny white smile, clapping and leading a near-capacity crowd in a sing along of “Soak Up the Sun” — like she did on Monday night at Symphony Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

Crow played about two hours, pulling heavily from her greatest hits of the past 15-ish years and treating her newer songs more gently, introducing them by name and providing a bit of commentary. She was backed by eight musicians spread out on the multi-level stage: brass and woodwinds, guitars, two back-up singers and percussion.

She wore tight black pants with a complicated thick silver belt, a fringy black sleeveless shirt and knee-high cowboy boots. She speaks with that sassy, not quite deep South twang and at 49 still has arms like a 16-year-old tennis phenom.

Her musicians took to the dark stage, then Crow emerged having obviously mastered the art of utilizing shadows and strobes for the greatest dramatic effect. They opened with “Our Love is Fading,” and followed with a slowed version of “Leaving Las Vegas.”

At the end of every song there was a mad shuffle of instrument trading. She went from acoustic guitar to electric guitar to keyboard to piano and for “C’mon C’mon” and “Strong Enough” she busted out a bedazzled accordion.

During the latter, the relatively new mother riffed on the kind of man she wants: Someone who is comfortable with two boys younger than 5.

After getting a good response from “Sweet Rosalyn,” a song from the mid-1990s, Crow noted that the audience seemed more into her older stuff.

She cut loose with the last songs of the night: “Every Day is a Winding Road” and “Soak up the Sun.”

She blew kisses, ditched out on the band, then came out and kicked off her encore with “All I Wanna Do.”

Fun fact: Crow didn’t allow bottled water in the auditorium — just soda-style glasses of water with straws.

Crow seems to have cross-genre appeal, with just enough twang for the country fans, and just enough rock and roll in her for everyone else. Plus, she’s never descended into the lure of pop star silliness — despite getting her face in a tabloid or two whenever she dates someone new — so she has that Lucinda Williams-esque level of authenticity.

The auditorium might not be the best place to see Crow perform. The audience was split between women who wanted to sit quietly and enjoy the show and women who wanted to stand up and dance. And a few guys.

There was a ton of chatter that sometimes made it hard to hear more than the word “Duluth” in the singer’s stage banter.

And let’s face it: Crow is best served in a bar, with whiskey.

Source: Duluth News Tribune

.Monday May 9, 2011


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.Sunday May 8, 2011


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.Saturday May 7, 2011



August 26

Where: North Charleston, South Carolina (USA)
Venue: North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Ticket Prices : Tickets are $40 to $69
Public Sale: at 10 a.m. Friday at the North Charleston Coliseum box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at and by phone at 800-745-3000. All seats are reserved.

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.Friday May 6, 2011


At the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Spring Ball on Wednesday night, Lyor Cohen was very excited.

“Take a look at that,” the Warner Music Group chairman and chief executive officer said brandishing his BlackBerry as he stood outside the ballroom of New York’s Pierre Hotel. He held up his phone to show off a picture taken at the Costume Institute gala at the Met two nights earlier. It was a group shot of the record executive posing with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Paul McCartney.

“Tell me what you think,” Cohen continued eagerly. “You don’t know who that is. You saw that photo, right? I just got that photo just now.”

Cohen, who was wearing the same baby-blue accented tuxedo shirt he had on in the picture, accompanied his girlfriend Tory Burch, a longtime cancer activist, to the Sloan-Kettering benefit on Wednesday. He was also energized about that night’s cause.

“These people do God’s work,” Cohen said of the cancer center’s doctors. “It’s unreal and the fact that there’s a hospital and an institution that is so focused on helping people in such need and not just that but also trying to develop new ways of dealing with this. It’s just phenomenal.”

Earlier in the evening as guests — who included Sigourney Weaver, Leonard and Evelyn Lauder, David and Sybil Yurman, Fredic Fekkai and David and Julia Koch — filed in for cocktails, Burch, a co-chair of the fundraiser (along with Jamie Tisch, Shelley Carr and Caryn Zucker) explained her involvement with the hospital.

“Cancer unfortunately has touched me too closely,” the designer said. “I think it’s a great hospital. We’re lucky to have it.”

Burch also took a moment to explain her involvement in the design of West’s tuxedo on Monday night, which she had custom made for the rapper.

“He’s so easy because he likes fashion,” she said to the slight bemusement of WWD, which hasn’t found West particularly easy to speak to. “I think he’s easy. I love him.” After cocktails, guests made their way to the hotel’s ballroom for dinner and an acoustic performance from Sheryl Crow.

“Thank you. I am celebrating five years cancer-free, breasts intact,” the singer said by way of banter in between songs. “It’s very important that you have your breasts in my line of business. I got to have dinner with Lyor Cohen tonight. I got to actually announce that I am now without a record label and I am now auditioning for him as we speak.”

Sure enough, Cohen had professed his love of Crow earlier in the night.

“Sheryl?” he said. “She’s unreal. Unbelievable. I love her. We’ve got a new record with Kid Rock right now.”



For people suffering from any kind of benefit fatigue, the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Spring Ball, which took place Wednesday at the Pierre, was a relatively brisk and well-run affair. The program, for instance, noted that Sheryl Crow would perform at 9:15, and, bet your bottom dollar if Ms. Crow didn't get up there with her acoustic guitar right on time.

The evening was sponsored—rather unusually—by a company called Passage to Africa, which curates bespoke safari experiences. Sometimes, said the proprietor, Michael Lorentz, "planning a safari can take a year. Getting the family together can be like herding cats or nailing mercury to a table."

Mr. Lorentz, who lives in Cape Town, explained that his contributions to the evening were about getting the word out on his services to the kind of people who attend a Sloan-Kettering benefit (i.e., the fancy ones). But, in addition, it was "most certainly 80% supporting the cause."

If the theme wasn't really an African one, tablecloths created from material sourced by Tory Burch added to the atmosphere. They were pretty chic and will be sold at the cancer center's thrift shop on the Upper East Side. Many of Ms. Burch's friends supported the evening, including Marjorie Gubelmann, Gigi Mortimer, Rena Sindi, Crystal Lourd and Elizabeth Wiatt. Oh, and Lori Loughlin from "Full House" and Sigourney Weaver from "Avatar" were there.

Some other things learned over the course of the evening:

1. Jil Sander's bright colors must be really, really in right now.

Both Renee Rockefeller, an attorney, and Kelly Pasciucco, the wife of Gerry Pasciucco, the head of AIG Financial Products, showed up in the same neon-orange twill peplum maxi fishtail skirt by Jil Sander. (It retailed for $1,325 on Net-a-Porter, where Ms. Pasciucco said she bought it, but now it appears to be sold out.)

"Kelly and I often have the same taste," Ms. Rockefeller said. "We once showed up at a Christmas party wearing very similar Lanvin."

2. That Ms. Crow has a pretty reasonable sense of humor.

Though a crowd finishing up aromatic herb crusted filet mignon with potato leek gratin might not have been the best group to perform to, Ms. Crow, who appeared to be wearing the same shoes Victoria Beckham wore to the Royal Wedding, took it in stride.

"I got to have dinner with Lyor Cohen tonight," Ms. Crow said, referring to Ms. Burch's paramour, an executive at Warner Music Group. (Ms. Burch said she'd been "calling Sheryl for five years to perform" at this benefit. "She didn't want to get any more calls from me.") "And I got to announce I'm without a record label. So now I'm auditioning for him."

Ms. Crow also explained that she was five years cancer-free, and thankfully she hadn't had to have a mastectomy. "In my industry you need to have your breasts intact," she said.

3. That the Prince Charles Trust weekend trip involving a visit to Buckingham Palace isn't the high-society affair it used to be.

"Have you ever been on that trip?" Dana Stubgen asked Carol Mack over dinner.

"Yes," Ms. Mack said. "The last time I went there was a woman wearing an American flag ball gown."

"Have you ever been?" Ms. Stubgen asked the furrier Dennis Basso.

"No, but it sounds like fun," Mr. Basso said.

"I wanted to take my 10-year-old daughter to London, but I don't imagine they'd let her go to all of it, so the point is moot anyway," Ms. Stubgen said. "My family was friends with Prince Charles but I can't see calling him up and saying 'We're here' either."

4. That you'd never believe it, but, when there's a DJ, people really like to dance at these things.

Source: Wall Street Journal


Sheryl Crow has found a new love. The singer debuted her musician boyfriend, Doyle Bramhall, at the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's spring ball Wednesday night, where the two performed for a packed house.

Sources said they had been friends for some time before becoming a couple. Texan Bramhall is a guitarist and vocalist who has worked with Crow for nearly 10 years. He co-produced her last album, "100 Miles From Memphis," and is currently performing with her on her summer tour with Kid Rock.

Crow, a breast-cancer survivor, was cozy and flirty with Bramhall throughout the event at the Pierre Hotel, spies say. She performed five songs with Bramhall -- who is also vocalist and guitarist for his own band, Smokestack -- for a busy ballroom that included Jeff and Caryn Zucker, Shelley Warner, David Yurman, Evelyn Lauder and Frederic Fekkai.

The singer was, coincidentally, introduced to the crowd by event co-chair Tory Burch, with whom Crow shares an ex-boyfriend, Lance Armstrong. Crow was engaged to the cycling champ, but they split in 2006.

Since then, Crow has adopted two sons, Wyatt, 3, and Levi James, 1. She told Parade magazine in 2008 of having kids before marriage: "A family doesn't always look like girl meets boy, they fall in love, they get married, they have a kid . . . I said, 'OK, I'm going to let go of what I think things are supposed to look like, because I can't control anything. When I try to control things, that's when I keep things from happening.' "

Other guests at the spring fling included event co-chair Jamie Tisch, who was overheard telling friends she's headed to her home state of Alabama this weekend to help with the cleanup efforts after tornadoes devastated the South last week, killing 300 people.

After Crow's performance, DJ D-Nice played a mix of '70s and '80s hits, which had billionaire/political activist David Koch dancing in the back of the ballroom while Burch left boyfriend Lyor Cohen's side to take a seat on Dennis Basso's lap for an in-depth conversation.

Source: New York Post

.Thursday May 5, 2011


LOL! I want this episode sooo bad! :-)



[PIX] The Society Of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 2011 Spring Ball

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Sheryl Crow and Doyle Bramhall II attend the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 2011 Spring Ball at The Pierre Hotel on May 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photos by Getty Images, Filmagic)

- Doyle, Doyle... you rascal! ;-)


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.Wednesday May 4, 2011


Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – Sheryl Crow's loss is Dierks Bentley's gain.

Due to scheduling issues, Bentley will replace Crow at the CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Friday, June 10.

CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville. The event will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer.

"Dierks has been highly requested by our fans, and we are excited to welcome him back to CMA Music Festival this year," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "We will miss Sheryl, but we appreciate all the support she has given CMA events and Country Music through the years, and we look forward to seeing her on our stage in the future," said Moore.

Source: Country Standard Time

.Tuesday May 3, 2011



Sheryl Crow
After surviving breast cancer, Grammy winner Sheryl Crow has redefined what matters most in life.
By Sheila Weller

Sheryl's New Rules for Life

Don't be fooled by the fancy electronic gates at Sheryl Crow's Cross Creek Farm, outside Nashville. Or by her stone and brick mansion, surrounded by 154 acres of rolling pastures. Don't be fooled by any of that country estate stuff, because the minute you walk into Crow's house and see plastic toys, tricycles, a high chair and sippy cups scattered on the floor and counter, you know: This is the home of a regular mom.

Three years ago Crow left her Hollywood Hills spread -- and the celebrity world she'd become part of since her 1993 smash debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club -- for a quieter life in Tennessee. Her diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer in 2006 played a big part in that move. "After I learned I had cancer, my life took on such a sense of urgency," says Crow, sitting in her white-on-white living room. "I knew my life was never going to look or feel the way it was before. Having a life-threatening illness, even though it wasn't going to threaten my life [Crow underwent successful radiation treatments] made me reassess everything." One key revelation was that she wanted to be a mom, whether or not she had a partner. In May 2007 Crow adopted Wyatt Steven, followed by a second son, Levi James, in April 2010.

"I've always had maternal instincts," says Crow, who, as a former music teacher, has spent plenty of time with kids. "And there are many different ways you can go about that. My sons didn't have to be from me. They didn't have to look like me. I just wanted children to love."

She also increased her activist role, helping champion causes such as Feeding America and breast-cancer awareness. "I was raised in an involved community. Through our church we'd work at an old folks' home or plant trees. I want that for my kids." This month she will represent the CMT One Country initiative at the CMT Music Awards, which links volunteers to a slate of good causes, including Habitat for Humanity (see sidebar). he's also an environmentalist, determined to heal the land -- her farm is solar powered -- and heal herself: Her new cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy, features organic vegetarian recipes full of disease-fighting minerals and proteins.

These days, at 49, Crow looks terrific. She's lean, muscular and model pretty. As we sit she listens intently for the sound of Wyatt coming home from preschool with his nanny, who'll also have Levi in tow. Her voice is soft, thoughtful -- and tired. "I sleep with two monitors: one for my baby and one for my 4-year-old," she says. "They yell 'Mommy!' and I'm up. I'm a 24-hour mom."

For now, though, the house is quiet. And Crow takes this rare peaceful moment to talk about the new rules that guide her life.

Rules 1-3


"The other day I told my parents, 'You guys set the bar so high, you've ruined everything!'" says Crow, laughing. Crow grew up in Kennett, Missouri, the youngest daughter of Wendell, a lawyer, and Bernice, a piano teacher, who have been married for 56 years. Crow used to crave that "normal" life. "I wanted to get married, have kids -- the whole thing," she says. She was engaged to Tour de France winner and fellow cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, though they famously split in early 2006. But after her illness she had a revelation. "I thought, it's not normal for someone from small-town Missouri to become a world-recognizable recording artist. There hasn't been much in my life that's been normal. So why am I holding up normalcy as a template? Letting go of what I thought my life should look like has been one of the biggest shifts -- and opportunities -- for me."

Now, instead of dating famous alpha males, Crow seeks more low-profile, "empathetic" guys. "I used to be really strong going into the relationship, and then I would make myself really small," she says. "I'd sort of make myself...wallpaper. That happens to a lot of strong women."

She is currently dating a local musician, whose name she declines to give. "You should be everything you are in a relationship: have desires and needs and weaknesses as well as be strong and accomplished. It's nice to be able to share your vulnerability and not scare off the other person." Does she still want to get married someday? "It's just important that my boys grow up in a healthy situation," she says. "If I get married, I want to marry a man who wants to be a father to my kids."


This is not an easy one for Crow. In the past she stretched herself too thin, giving to friends at the risk of depleting herself. "Sheryl almost never says no," says close pal Kimberly Williams-Paisley (the actress and wife of country singer Brad Paisley). "In terms of going the distance for a friendship, she has raised the bar for all of us."

Forcing herself to tone down that impulse "is one of the reasons I've kept the tattoos around my breasts," Crow says, pointing to her chest. Under her shirt are the marks from her radiation therapy; she could have had them removed but chose not to. The cancer, she says, was her wake-up call to take care of herself. "Sometimes I find myself slipping back into the position of being everyone's caretaker. Then I'll get out of the shower and see the marks. They remind me that I have to be the most important person in my life."


In the middle of our talk the nanny comes home, holding a half-asleep Levi in his carrier, while Wyatt careens into the living room. Crow: "Hi! Can I have a hug?" Wyatt: "I don't want to!" Crow: "Ooooh, let me see that face." Wyatt frowns. Crow: "Oh, that's a mean face!" Crow laughs, and then admits to giving her mom the same brush-offs when she was young. "Certain things are not worth the battle," she says. "I expect my kids to toe the line in terms of manners, but with other things -- maybe it's because of what I've been through -- I'm not so flappable anymore." Williams-Paisley is grateful to know a like-minded mom. Her older son, Huck, and Wyatt are good friends. "Sheryl is so laid-back, she doesn't fuss over things," says Williams-Paisley. "Both of our kids like to pee in the bushes, and we don't apologize for that. I saw a sign that said, 'Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens and happy kids.' We both live by that rule."

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Every couple of weeks Crow tries to gather with friends (usually Williams-Paisley; Tracie Hamilton, the wife of Olympic figure skater Scott; and fellow Nashville resident Nicole Kidman) to share sushi and parenting advice. "Sheryl will say, 'Okay, this is what I'm dealing with -- what do you think?'" Williams-Paisley says. "She puts it right out there and opens it up for discussion."

Crow also enjoys a girls' night in with the kids' nanny, settling down for "mindless" TV couch time after the boys have gone to bed. "We laugh and say we're like an old married couple," says Crow. "On Thursday nights it's exciting because: The kids are bathed! We've read them books! We've brushed their teeth! Now it's time for Grey's Anatomy! It's nice to have a guilty pleasure."


Crow meditates for 30 minutes each morning and, if possible, 30 minutes at night. "It decreases my nervous energy and creates more space in my day," she says. She's also a big exerciser -- she runs an hour a day and bike-rides. "Exercise gets rid of so much clogged-up energy. When you burn through that dark energy, you feel so much lighter inside."


Surviving a serious illness led Crow to want to "be gentle" with herself, especially when it comes to aging. "I'll see a picture of myself and think, 'Oh, look how old I'm getting!' But we can make ourselves crazy about our imperfections to the point where we don't even look like ourselves," she says, referring to extreme plastic surgery. "Instead, I try to let go of the panic about aging. That's where you'll find grace. And grace is what keeps us young."


Ask Crow who has inspired her and she says, "The people at Feeding America." Crow got involved with the hunger-relief organization through actor David Arquette. "You'd be amazed at how many people in this country go hungry," says Crow. "Moms come in for boxes of food just to keep their families going -- they inspire me with their determination." So much so, she says, that over the next 10 years she would like to shift from playing music to doing more philanthropy. In the meantime, "I want to help my kids learn about volunteerism," she says. "When we pass people in need on the street, I always let Wyatt give them money. It's important for him to understand -- even though he's just 4 -- that we are so blessed."

Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, June 2011.


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CMT has enlisted the help of Sheryl Crow to serve as spokesperson for CMT's pro-social initiative, in conjunction with the 2011 CMT Music Awards. As part of her role, Crow is featured in a Ladies' Home Journal cover story highlighting her good works and volunteering spirit, including her work with CMT One Country partner, Feeding America. In addition to the cover story, Crow will appear at the 2011 CMT Music Awards and is featured in two videos nominated in the collaborative video of the year category. The June issue of Ladies' Home Journal featuring Crow will be available beginning May 10. "Country music has an incredibly loyal fan base," Crow says in the cover story. "We want to encourage people to get involved not only where they live but where they live emotionally, too." CMT senior director of public affairs Lucia Folk added, "CMT One Country has donated over $200,000 to charities in honor of the CMT Music Awards since 2008, and we are pleased to have Sheryl Crow and Ladies Home Journal help propel our efforts into the national spotlight."

Source: CMT

.Monday May 2, 2011




Sheryl Crow is gonna have some fun as a guest mentor on this week's American Idol.

E! News has learned that Crow will join previous season 10 celebrity mentors Will.I.Am and Miley Cyrus (and "style mentor" Gwen Stefani) when she sits beside Interscope Records honcho Jimmy Lovine on Wednesday's show as the final five contestants prepare for their performances. "The show wanted Sheryl because she is a true singer-songwriter and she wanted to help them develop as artists," says an Idol insider.

There was no immediate comment from Fox on the Grammy winner's appearance.

But Crow, 49, wasn't always a fan of the hit competition show.

"Let's face it, it undermines art in every way and promotes commercialism," Crow said in a March 2007 interview on MSNBC. "I am sad people love it so."

Sounds like someone's changing her tune.

Source: E! Online

.Sunday May 1, 2011


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Webcast screenshots

Acoustic set with Doyle Bramhall II
Los Angeles Equestrian Center
Burbank, California
April 30th, 2011

Set List

All I Wanna Do
Can't Cry Anymore
First Cut is the Deepest
My Favorite Mistake (at the Wurlitzer)
Summer Day (at the Wurlitzer)
If It Makes You Happy
Strong Enough
Everyday is a Winding Road
I Shall Believe (at the Wurlitzer)