The property belonged to Sheryl Crow, a cancer survivor who struck up an incongruous friendship with Yauch after he began calling her for advice on his illness (they had gotten to know each other on a 2008 get-out-the-vote tour). He found an advanced-treatment center in Nashville capable of genetically targeting his cancer, and he asked Crow where he should stay - she offered her own 154-care compound, 45 minutes outside town. Crow has a vivid recollection of the first night he showed up there, after flying in from New York.
VIDEO - "My Sweet Lord" - Broadcast HD720P
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Grammy award wining artist Sheryl Crow is coming to Kansas City.
She'll perform at a benefit concert for breast cancer foundation Back in the Swing, Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m.
It will be held at the Carlsen Center on the Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Boulevard.
Individual tickets are $50. For $75, you can get a ticket and a copy of the new Back in the Swing Cookbook by Barbara Unell and Judith Fertig.
Tickets are available through the Carlsen Center Box Office, 913-469-4445.
GEAR SECTION: big update!
I just finished updating the gear page! I've added the guitars played by Sheryl in the early years of her career (Takamine, Washburn, Rickenbacker etc), new musical instruments, tons of pix, videos plus other cool stuff. Check it out!
2012 Tour - New Date Added
Tickets on sale May 19 at 10am ($10 in advance and $15 Sunday to Tuesday)
2012 Tour - New Date Added
password is CROW2012
Pix: Chris Hudson - fejsez - RubyJane1994
[...] They raised well over $200 thousand before Sheryl Crow even hit the stage. That’s right, Sheryl Crow played to a packed house and people were dancing in the aisles, at that point in the evening all anybody wanted to do was have some fun, apparently. While I may curse her for planting her pop hooks in my head for the next week, I gotta say she puts on a great show and she looks really great in white jeans. - Leah Moss
Pix: Chris Hudson
VIDEOS - Hard Rock Casino nin Biloxi, Mississippi - 11 May
My Favorite Mistake
If It Makes You Happy
First Cut is the Deepest
WOW, seriously??? Sheeeeeshhhh...
House Band Overture
The house band included Robert Mounsey (music director, piano and keyboards), David Mann (saxophone), Anthony Kadleck (trumpet), Henry Hey (keyboards), David Finck (bass), Ben Butler (guitar), Bashiri Johnson (percussion), Shawn Pelton (drums), Fonzi Thornton (background vocals), Vaneese Thomas (background vocals), Jill Dell'Abate (background vocals).
Saturday 11 August 2012
Gershwin Prize for Popular Song - More pix from Chris Hudson
LIVE REVIEW - Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
PHOTO - Powered by Hope Marathon Team
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Wow, just wow!
Leaving Las Vegas
All I Wanna Do
My Favorite Mistake
Soak Up The Sun
The Opener: Shannon Magrane
Original caption: Warmed up for Sheryl Crow and now watching her! Supporting a great cause together!!
NEWS - Opening Act for Sheryl in California
"Honey Honey" will be the opening act for the five (out of seven) California shows scheduled for july. "Honey Honey" is a fantastic Americana band that I particularly love. Check'em out!
20 July - Santa Rosa, CA
NEWS - RIP ADAM YAUCH
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Photo: Bored 4 Music via Flickr
On Wednesday, May 9th, as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will host a concert in the East Room honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who will be awarded the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. President Obama will present the award as he did in 2010 and 2009, when the Library of Congress honored Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, respectively. The program will include performances by Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Mike Myers, Rumer, Arturo Sandoval, Sheléa and Stevie Wonder.
The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live starting at 7:00 PM ET on May 9th.
On Monday, May 21st at 9:00 PM ET, the East Room concert will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide as “Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” (check local listings). The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
This will be the first time the Gershwin Prize honor has been awarded to a songwriting team; Bacharach and David are a pianist and lyricist respectively. The Gershwin Prize commemorates George and Ira Gershwin, the legendary American songwriting team whose extensive manuscript collections reside in the Library of Congress. The prize is awarded to musicians whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins.
“Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” will be the ninth “In Performance at the White House” program hosted by the President and Mrs. Obama. Starting in February 2009, these events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder and Sir Paul McCartney; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music from the Civil Rights Movement, Motown and the Blues; spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical; and explored the rich roots of Country Music.
The school raises more than $1 million for its scholarship fund each year, which pays tuition for 50 percent of the students attending the school, said Mitch White of Powered by Hope, the school’s fundraising arm.
The Powered by Hope team had about 100 members on three sub-teams: Team TobyMac, Team Sheryl Crow and Team New Hope Academy.
Chris Hernandez of Charleston, S.C., placed 20th in the half marathon as part of Team TobyMac.
Hernandez, 35, ran for the first time with TobyMac’s team last year after he heard about the team on the radio.
“I was looking for ways to do something outside of myself,” he said. “I’m trying to take the gift (God has) given me and try to find ways to glorify him through that.”
TobyMac held a pasta dinner the night before and a private concert at Franklin Theatre for teammates.
“It was awesome,” Hernandez said. He trained by running with kids he coaches in Charleston.
New Hope parent Shanitra Walters of Columbia ran with New Hope’s team.
Walters, 37, ran/walked the 13.1-mile course with a friend. “I just thoroughly enjoyed myself,” Walters said. “All the bands, all the cheering.”
She’s hoping to do the race again next year with her husband. “He’s actually the runner,” said Walters, who said this was her first half. But to raise funds for a school she loves, she’ll run.
All team members met at the Stadium Club in LP Field for an after-party for chilling out, stretching and trading marathon stories. “After something like that everyone has their war stories,” said Hernandez, who remembers his deflation last year rounding a corner near mile 12 and hitting yet another hill. “You’re so close to the end and you make one last turn and you’re staring up at another hill. It’s completely demoralizing.”
He’ll be back next year.
The St. Paul guitar store that has seen many stars stop by to make a buy became the target of thieves during Tuesday night's storm, who made off with some rare vintage instruments.
Sheryl Crow is one of the many famous regulars at Willie's Guitars in St. Paul, where the owner was holding a baby blue electric guitar for her -- but some brazen burglars beat her to the punch.
For the past 25 years, anyone who is anyone in the music business has come to Willie's Guitars while in town, from Green Day and the Black Keys to Lyle Lovett, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Eric Clapton. Yet, the some of the shops most recent visitors left owner Nate Westgor heartbroken.
"We are missing a lot of Rickenbacker guitars," he said, adding that one of those was supposed to go to Crow.
More than a dozen vintage instruments were stolen in what officials may believe is a multi-state theft ring based out of Chicago.
"They grabbed what they could, while they could," Westgor said. "Missed police by seconds."
Westgor estimates that the 14 guitars the thieves made off with are worth about $15,000.
"Those guitars -- some of them are very rare," he said.
But he wasn't the only victim on that stormy Tuesday. In fact, he believes the same organized group targeted Guitar Rodeo in Minneapolis just a few minutes later, clearing out the showroom and stealing $100,000 in new guitars.
"He lost more than I did," Westgor admitted. "They took lots of stuff."
Westgor suspects that whoever stole the guitars will try to fence them, which should make it easier for police to corral the thieves.
"It's not comforting, but I'm not really worried because they'll be really hard to sell," he said. "They are hotter than normal."
Though he is disappointed by the break-in, he hopes it's nothing to fret over.
"Life goes on," Westgor said. "I have high hopes things will come around."
All the stolen guitars have serial numbers, and both store owners plan to post pictures of the stolen instruments online.
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LIVE REVIEW - STAGECOACH (#3)
Crow's songs are well known to just about everyone and she sang the hits that spanned her 20 years as a solo artist. She gave up "All I Wanna Do" as the second song leaving one very happy photographer fist-pumping and singing along. Her hit-laden set had many singing along to great songs like "You're My Favorite Mistake," "If It Makes You Happy" and "Everyday Is A Winding Road."
She included the Cat Steven's song "The First Cut Is The Deepest." And her single "Strong Enough" featured a rodeo cowboy in the background. She freestyled some lyrics into her song about the kind of man that she wanted. Relizing that finding a man who "makes more money than I do" is difficulty, she quickly changed that to something else.
Being that this is her howdy to the country world, there was a country sensibility to her backing arrangements. It's an easy fit to making her songs have a Southern rock flavoring. She hails from Missouri and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. But her songs "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up The Sun" were made for Los Angeles in a time that she lived here and strutted her stuff like a 90s indie-flavored rocker chick singing about having a crappy job and on her way to hitting it big. As a result, many of this crowd grew up hearing her.
She got by with a little help from her friends. And she's got impressive country friends. "I've been trying for years to make a country record," she said to the crowd. "I get closer and closer In my own weird, strange way of making country music. I'm getting ready to do it, though. I've got the best friend a girl could have in country music." To get them riled up and cheering she said, "I've got Brad Paisley, who's gonna help me do it. Does that sound good?" To get them cheering louder, she said, "I've got to know. Does that sound good?"
Enter Brad Paisley who most certainly pulled her into the bill. Most likely he'll turn his attention to producing Crow's upcoming country album. The hitmakers are sure to come up with a winner. Paisley played an incendiery guitar solo on Crow's song from the movie "Cars" called "Real Gone."
Her other friend was Martina McBride who sang a duet version of Linda Ronstadt's, "You're No Good" to rousing cheers which closed the set. McBride sang the higher notes. It's easy to see why Crow said McBride was "one of my favorite singers on this whole planet."
Crow was in good spirits, smiling and waving for the crowd, but the breast cancer survivor seemed a bit tired. According to reports, she spent April 28 running a half-marathon in Tennessee to support St. Jude's New Hope Academy. It's no wonder that she might be a bit tired after that and a musicle-stiffening flight to Palm Springs.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so please enjoy the photos in the slideshow. There are some closeups of her striking blue eyes of the guitar-slinging woman. For more country goodness from the Stagecoach Festival, please check out http://www.examiner.com/topic/stagecoach-festival for more coverage of the event and in the links below.
VIDEO - Stagecoach 2012
Line Dancing to Sheryl Crow
First Cut is the Deepest
If It Makes You Happy
Everyday is a Winding Road
St. Jude Country Music Marathon: a report from a fan
April 26th we went to The Concert at 3rd and Lindsley. A tornado had just arrived in Nashville. But the show went on as the huge rain drops hit the venue. I was in the balcony and they said no pictures or video. I managed to sneak a few photo's in. It was very dark and very difficult to take pictures. There was an opening act. I can't remember his name but he later came out with Sheryl to sing a song they both wrote called Homesick. I really did like the song and would like to hear it again. Sheryl said she had a new band and I have to say that it sounded great including the harmony. She also said she had a cold but sang anyway and she sounded great. One lady screamed out that she follows her everywhere. Sheryl replied quickly, OK that scares me. lol. It was an intimate venue and she put on a great show. She used the accordion and said it was popular with the men.
The next day the race started at 7am. There were 35,000 people running in several races. Sheryl arrived and hung out with the crowd and her homeys before the run. Everyone was getting ready with their oils, bananas, water, sunscreen, racing gear including Sheryl. I brought myself, shorts and a t-shirt. lol The whole group of Power for Hope took a picture and Sheryl and her sister were full of energy. I got behind them for the picture (Find it for me Alek's!) Sheryl introduced me to Karen her sister who is also very pretty. Since I had a hangover, I really just said hello. lol I told Sheryl she is using up too much of her energy in which she replied, well I'm just getting warmed up! The both of them are as adorable and as sweet as in the pictures you see of them.
Sheryl and her sister ran the race and finished in less than 2 hrs. I walked and completely lost track of time. They started me 1hr15min late and then told me I was behind. lol of course I was. Nashville was full of people lining the streets encouraging and cheering the runners. It was really a lot of fun walking through the town and neighborhood. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Bands were playing, cheerleaders were cheering and people were making a party of it on their lawn handing out water and gatorade. Banana peels and cups all over the ground.
All and all it was an experience well worth the time and effort. To help such a needy cause while having fun is a great thing. I can say that Sheryl really had given everyone her time and was very thankful and friendly. They raised over $10,000 for the children's school. I was happy to be a part of it. I had a great time and at the same time, helped several children to be able to get a quality education.
I took a few pictures. ;)