NEWS MAY 2017 - PAGE 1




Let's Roller Skate!

 

 



[VIDEO] Happy Mother's Day from Sheryl!

 

 

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[NEWS] Swan Ball 2017



Sheryl Crow will be the musical entertainer at the 55th Swan Ball benefitting Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. More info at http://www.swanball.com/

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[NEWS] Saving Private Crow



WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 2017 - DISPATCHES FROM THE TWITTER FRONT

An unexpected (and uncoordinated) episode of "counter-battery fire" is happened after Pitchfork posted a link about Miley Cyrus' new song "Malibu" written by the PF senior editor Jill Mapes:



Huh?

Initially I didn't pay it much attention (actually I chuckled...), at least until I saw the beginning of the artillery barrage against Pitchfork and Ms. Mapes.

Here's some examples of pinpoint hits:

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What the hell?
P.S. : don't be too rude with Ms. Maple! ;-)

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[VIDEO] Interview with Jonathan Clarke (Q104.3 FM Radio)

 

20 Minutes - 20 April 2017

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[TV NEWS] UK TV & Radio Appearances - UPDATE

 

Thursday 18 May
Good Morning Britain
6.00 am to 8.30 am on ITV.

Friday 19 May
The Graham Norton Show
10.35 pm on BBC 1

Friday 19 May
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
6.30 am to 9.30 am on BBC Radio 2.


Tuesday 23 May
Later... with Jools Holland
BBC 2


Friday 26 May
Later... with Jools Holland
BBC 2

 

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[NEWS] Sheryl arrives on the Rocksmith library

By Neal Watton
thexboxhub.com

It seems a bit strange that the awesome "All I Wanna Do" isn’t included, but today sees a three-song pack of Sheryl Crow tunes hit the Rocksmith library. It ain’t a bad little collection either with "If It Makes You Happy" leading the way.

Available to purchase and download right now are the following three tracks, all of off Sheryl Crow’s back catalogue…

  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Soak Up The Sun
  • My Favourite Mistake

 

Priced at £6.39, this pack of tunes should be enough to keep fans of Sheryl Crow happy, especially as they are now getting the chance to learn, play and ultimately master some of her biggest tracks. If you’re not the big fan many of us are, but still fancy grabbing one of the tunes listed above, then you’ll be pleased to know that each track is available individually for just £2.39.

If you’re a Rocksmith 2014 or Rocksmith Remastered player strumming on Xbox One or Xbox 360, then we advise you hit up the Xbox Games Store immediately. Playstation players should head over to their own local digital store.

Does this latest Rocksmith downloadable content rock your boat? Let us know in the comments below or on the usual social medias. We’d love to hear from you.

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[TV NEWS] UK TV & Radio Appearances

 

Sheryl will appear on the following UK television and radio shows:

Thursday 18 May
Good Morning Britain
6.00 am to 8.30 am on ITV.

Friday 19 May
The Graham Norton Show
10.35 pm on BBC 1

Friday 19 May
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
6.30 am to 9.30 am on BBC Radio 2.

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[MAGAZINE] STAR - 8 May 2017 Issue

 

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[NEWS] Sheryl did a Reddit AMA yesterday...



Sheryl held his first Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over on Reddit, answering various questions regarding music, cookies, sandals and dinosaurs! Basically an one-hour live web chat (she replied to about 40 questions).

Read Sheryl's full Reddit AMA here.


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[INTERVIEW] Lenny - 5 May 2017




Sheryl Crow Is a Sexual Being

The singer recaptures her youthful energy in her new album, Be Myself.

By Laia Garcia
www.lennyletter.com

The first Sheryl Crow song I ever heard was "All I Wanna Do." It used to play all the time on the rock station my mom and I would listen to while driving around. I was probably nine or ten then, but I always loved that little part in the song where she sings "A happy couple enters the bar / dangerously close to one another" because of the way she sang dangerously, dragging out that first syllable like an unbuttoned shirt falling over a shoulder, an unexpected surprise. Her delivery made me feel like if I had been watching it on TV, my mom would have changed the channel because it wasn't appropriate for me.

Just two or three years later, I came across Sheryl singing/prowling inside one of those diorama displays at the Museum of Natural History in an animal-print coat and bright-red lipstick, singing "If it makes you happy / then why the hell are you so sad?" And although I was still too young to understand the world of complicated relationships that would result in a song like that, I became obsessed with it, taping it on VHS so I could watch it anytime I wanted. She was the woman I hoped to be like "when I grew up," to one day exude the strength that always came across when I watched her on television.

That was twenty years ago, and while Sheryl has experimented with different genres since then, like the slick summer-pop vibes of "Soak Up the Sun" and the full-on country sound of 2013's Feels Like Home, her new album, Be Myself, is a throwback to the music she was making back in the late '90s. Her signature storytelling is there, as are her catchy melodies, twangy guitars, and take-no-prisoners attitude, all displayed in songs about love, about the weird political situation we are in, and even about social media. I've revisited her music again and again throughout the years since I first fell in love with her, and now that I have lived life, my appreciation for her has only become stronger.

A few weeks before the new album's release, we talked on the phone about psychic lyrics and making a grown-up record while sometimes feeling like being a grown-up sucks.

[ CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL INTERVIEW ]

 

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[Mini-Review] Clearwater, FL - 30 April 2017 - by Andy Popovich

We (my 6 year older sister and I) flew to Tampa from Detroit Sunday morning to attend the Clearwater Florida Ruth Eckerd Hall show Sunday evening. We had booked our accommodations at the Fairfield Inn Clearwater about 1/2 mile from the venue.

The distance to REH is within walking if you are into that or less than a mile drive. The venue is very small (seats 2,100 or so) and every seat has a great close up personal view of the entire stage. The sound is very good as well. The show started with a couple of Sheryl's classics, then her sharing some of the story of each song before her and her great very talented band played several after the narrative. I felt this allowed the entire audience to feel like they could personally be included in some deeper way to each of those songs. The mix of new and classic was presented in a perfect interwoven audience pleasing way that kept the entire crowd interacting with every song. The girls next to us never sat down or stopped dancing for most of the show. The Encore was awesome; two of my favorites "Real Gone" and ending with a great Sheryl show of her incredible vocal talent " I Shall Believe ".

I fell it was one of the top 5 of over 70 + Sheryl Crow shows I have ever been fortunate to enjoy in person.

- Andy Popovich
(thanks pal!)

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[NEWS] Hard Rock Cafe - Sheryl Crow artist of the month

Jeff Nolan
HardRock.com

Sheryl Crow just released her 10th studio album, Be Myself, and I’m kinda blown away. Is there another artist of her stature and longevity still able to make a truly compelling rock ‘n’ roll album?

There’s a thick low end and laid-back feel to Be Myself that Crow has always seemed to be able to tap into throughout her career. At times funky, at times raw; Be Myself finds Sheryl Crow comfortable in her own skin and without a thing to prove. It suits her well. She’s a master of classic American popular music stylings – as she’s shown countless times over her 25-year career in the public eye.

Think about that for a minute. Sheryl Crow has been a major star for nearly 25 years and really never had a misstep. Every one of her albums has been successful both critically and commercially. Name another contemporary artist who can make that claim.

Sheryl Crow is woefully underappreciated as an Americana artist

Listening to Be Myself, it occurred to me that Sheryl Crow is woefully underappreciated as an Americana artist. In many ways, she’s the preeminent exponent of the organic sound that is so celebrated when performed by groups like Wilco or Mumford & Sons, but you’ll rarely hear her named mentioned when bearded nerds wax philosophical about what geniuses the Avett Brothers and Lucinda Williams are. That just ain’t right.

When she hit the mainstream in 1993 with Tuesday Night Music Club, the music industry didn’t have any appetite for a rootsy-sounding woman. This was the heyday of the processed pop tart and the Riot Grrl. It was either one or the other back then. Sheryl was neither – she made her career happen on the strength of her material. She’s a bona-fide pioneer of the modern Americana movement and deserves some damn credit for it.

Sheryl produced Be Myself with longtime collaborator Jeff Trott and it features a hell of a lineup of musicians – Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark, Jr. and Audley Freed all turn up with guitars in their hands, while Sheryl herself plays a LOT of bass in addition to the myriad instruments she always plays on her albums. It’s a damn fine piece of work.

That’s why we’ve made Sheryl Crow Hard Rock’s Artist of the Month for May 2017. We’ll be bumping her new stuff and plenty of her classic material every 90 minutes at every single Hard Rock Cafe worldwide all month long.

We dig her – and you should too.

SOURCE: HardRock.com

 



[LIVE REVIEW] Clearwater, Florida - 30 April 2017



By Chyrisse Tabone, Ph.D.
Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent

Sheryl Crow is on tour to promote her new 11-song album “Be Myself” which was co-written and co-produced by Sheryl and Jeff Trott – who previously collaborated with Sheryl on many of her most successful albums. I felt totally psyched hearing that she was making a stop in Clearwater, Florida!

Finally the special Sunday evening at Ruth Eckerd Hall arrived! It was unusually hot (in the 90s) for April and a lot of the concert-goers were sporting shorts and casual summer wear. There were a lot of couples mulling into the lobby and the venue filled up quickly as there was no warm-up band. The crowd was there to see two hours of pure-Sheryl.

While waiting to near the soundboard, which was the designated photo shooting location, I was eavesdropping on nearby people’s conversations to get a feel for the audience and their expectations. The crowd was chattering about all the memories of Sheryl Crow’s songs and one fellow mentioned, “She appears ageless…kind of like Dick Clark use to!”

When the darkened lights brightened on the stage, a full band of guitars, bass, slide guitar, drums, and piano were revealed and Sheryl Crow sauntered onto the stage sporting sequined pants and a cute Daffy Duck shirt. She was looking bronze and likely spent the day on a local beach. It was true that she appeared ageless as the concert patron described—and very petite. I never realized it before from photos!

Sheryl Crow gave the crowd a treat from the get-go by diving into “Everyday is a Winding Road”, “All I Wanna Do”, and “My Favorite Mistake”. Her voice was absolutely superb live and had a distinct country lilt I could not hear in some of the radio play in the 90s. The band was totally topnotch and a joy to watch in their own right.

Sheryl Crow played songs from her new album “Be Myself” mixed in with the classics and I have to say, the new songs were among my favorites! They were very rocking in the vein of classic or 60s rock, funk, and soul, each had a message or social commentary, and appeared to be very fresh and timely. When Crow introduced the song “Alone in the Dark” she prefaced it with a criticism about the Age of Social Media like Facebook and Twitter. She lamented about being “old” and being a girl from Missouri who remembered how things “used to be.” The song was catchy, rocking, and featured Crow ripping it up on a harp. She prefaced the political tinged song “Heartbest Away” was written way before the “Russia hacking controversy”.

Another crowd favorite was “Can’t Cry Anymore” and I adored hearing her cover of Cat Steven’s “First Cut is the Deepest”. Simply gorgeous. Other new songs from the album which had cool rocking riffs were “Heartbeat Away” and the nostalgic “Roller Skate”. I really enjoyed hearing the live versions of “There Goes the Neighborhood” and “Leaving Las Vegas” which brought the ladies next to me to their feet and mouthing the words.

During the concert Sheryl Crow sipped what appeared to be tea from a mug. She apologized saying she was losing her voice and “had a bit of a sore throat.” She noted “I’m a spitter” and if the “front row gets a sore throat” it was likely from her.

One of the final highlights of the evening was “Picture” and the anthem “If It Makes You Happy” brought Baby Boomers to their feet, dancing in the seat rows. Overall, it was a memorable concert which made me (and I assume others) want to run (and not walk) to buy Sheryl Crow’s latest album Be Myself.

SOURCE: rockatnight.com

 

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[INTERVIEW] Rolling Stone Music Now


Sheryl guides host Brian Hiatt through the winding road of her career, explains why she thinks grunge killed rock n' roll and tells the story of how she made her new album during school hours. 43 Minutes. April 2017.

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[LIVE REVIEW] Orlando, Florida - 29 April 2017

Sheryl Crow Delivers Long Set Of New Tunes & Old Favorites in Orlando

Review by Jeremy Lukens
Published on Glide Magazine


One week after dropping a new album, Be Myself, that is stylistically more similar to her music in the 1990s than anything released in the last decade, Sheryl Crow treated the Orlando crowd on April 29th to a performance that was half nostalgia and half celebration of the new material. Over the course of the 2 ½-hour set, Crow and her band played seven songs from Be Myself and ten from her first three albums, with only a few songs representing the Crow middle years. That means no country – with the exception of the rousing “Best of Times,” no Memphis soul, and little soft folk. Instead, the emphasis was on upbeat pop rock songs with a slight blues or country tinge, full of guitar hooks and grandiose sing-along choruses. It was Sheryl Crow at her finest.

Crow began the show with four early hits, leading off with the slide and steel guitar-heavy “Every Day is a Winding Road.” Before the cheering crowd could even settle in, the band then went through “A Change Would Do You Good” and “All I Wanna Do.” It seemed early on as if the performance was going to be just a greatest hits show, but after the initial radio hit salvo, Crow introduced three songs from the new album.

Playing so many new songs for a crowd expecting their favorite hits is always risky, but with the long set-list there were plenty of crowd pleasers to go around. Most of the new songs were well received, especially lead single “Halfway There” and the set’s most aggressive rocker, “Heartbeat Away.” Crow jokingly introduced the latter as a prophetic fictional tale of Russian hacking and espionage before ripping through the song with an arena rock intensity, aided by the chops of veteran blues rock guitarist Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Cry of Love).

At 55 years old, Crow showed no signs of slowing down. Onstage she was energetic, joked around with the crowd between songs, and her voice sounded as great as ever – mostly subdued but capable of full-throated bellowing that filled the theater. Throughout the concert, Crow alternated between playing guitar, bass, and keyboards, while occasionally working in some harmonica.

In a set full of uptempo pop rock, two of the finest moments came when Crow slowed things down. From the opening line of “Strong Enough,” Crow was captivating, soulfully crooning about the struggle to love and trust one another. Similarly, the greatest part of the encore was the slow soulful ballad “I Shall Believe.” Wanting to end with another uptempo song, Crow closed the show with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.” Though the band performed it well, it was an odd choice for a closer by an artist who has so many of her own hits from which to choose. The dynamic “If It Makes You Happy,” played a few songs earlier, would have served the same purpose while staying within Crow’s catalog.

Throughout the show, Sheryl Crow showed why she has been able to consistently release hits over a two-decade period. Whether she’s playing rock, pop, country, soul, jazz, or any combination thereof, whether playing fast or slow, Crow is one of the best in the business at crafting great melodies that stick in your head and beg you to sing along.

SOURCE: Glide magazine

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[INTERVIEW] Vanity Fair - 1 May 2017



Sheryl Crow on Loving Her Age, Fearing Real-Life ‘House of Cards’ and Being a Country Misfit

By Chris Willman
Music Writer
Vanity Fair

“To thine own self be true” wasn’t just good advice in Shakespeare’s era. It’s also worked out well creatively for Sheryl Crow, whose ninth album, “Be Myself,” finds her returning to the power-rocking roots that come most naturally, on top of it being the self that audiences over the years have just happened to love most. After spending most of this century veering into musical detours that included not just an album called “Detours” but stylistic outliers like a recent country album, she’s back with a familiar but revitalized collection of hooky electric-guitar anthems that may be the earwigs album of the year for music fans of a certain classic-rock persuasion.

Crow sat down with Variety to discussing the joys of returning to form, how she and the country format parted ways, her feelings about being a blue woman in a red state and nation, smartphone-less parenting, refusing to act her mid-50s age… and why she’s reluctantly giving up her favorite TV show, “House of Cards.”


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[LIVE REVIEW + PIX] Orlando, Florida - 29 April

Photo: Lee Alem

Sheryl Crow Delivers Long Set Of New Tunes & Old Favorites in Orlando

Review by Jeremy Lukens
Published on Glide Magazine


One week after dropping a new album, Be Myself, that is stylistically more similar to her music in the 1990s than anything released in the last decade, Sheryl Crow treated the Orlando crowd on April 29th to a performance that was half nostalgia and half celebration of the new material. Over the course of the 2 ½-hour set, Crow and her band played seven songs from Be Myself and ten from her first three albums, with only a few songs representing the Crow middle years. That means no country – with the exception of the rousing “Best of Times,” no Memphis soul, and little soft folk. Instead, the emphasis was on upbeat pop rock songs with a slight blues or country tinge, full of guitar hooks and grandiose sing-along choruses. It was Sheryl Crow at her finest.

Crow began the show with four early hits, leading off with the slide and steel guitar-heavy “Every Day is a Winding Road.” Before the cheering crowd could even settle in, the band then went through “A Change Would Do You Good” and “All I Wanna Do.” It seemed early on as if the performance was going to be just a greatest hits show, but after the initial radio hit salvo, Crow introduced three songs from the new album.

Playing so many new songs for a crowd expecting their favorite hits is always risky, but with the long set-list there were plenty of crowd pleasers to go around. Most of the new songs were well received, especially lead single “Halfway There” and the set’s most aggressive rocker, “Heartbeat Away.” Crow jokingly introduced the latter as a prophetic fictional tale of Russian hacking and espionage before ripping through the song with an arena rock intensity, aided by the chops of veteran blues rock guitarist Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Cry of Love).

At 55 years old, Crow showed no signs of slowing down. Onstage she was energetic, joked around with the crowd between songs, and her voice sounded as great as ever – mostly subdued but capable of full-throated bellowing that filled the theater. Throughout the concert, Crow alternated between playing guitar, bass, and keyboards, while occasionally working in some harmonica.

In a set full of uptempo pop rock, two of the finest moments came when Crow slowed things down. From the opening line of “Strong Enough,” Crow was captivating, soulfully crooning about the struggle to love and trust one another. Similarly, the greatest part of the encore was the slow soulful ballad “I Shall Believe.” Wanting to end with another uptempo song, Crow closed the show with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.” Though the band performed it well, it was an odd choice for a closer by an artist who has so many of her own hits from which to choose. The dynamic “If It Makes You Happy,” played a few songs earlier, would have served the same purpose while staying within Crow’s catalog.

Throughout the show, Sheryl Crow showed why she has been able to consistently release hits over a two-decade period. Whether she’s playing rock, pop, country, soul, jazz, or any combination thereof, whether playing fast or slow, Crow is one of the best in the business at crafting great melodies that stick in your head and beg you to sing along.

SOURCE: Glide magazine

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Jane Sciortino

Jacqueline Palmer Mueller

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Joe Nunes

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Walt Disney Center @ Dr. Phillips Center
Orlando, Florida (USA)
Saturday 29 April

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