"Thought At Work"/The Roots
"Dear God 2.0"/John Legend and The Roots
"Hard Times"/John Legend and The Roots
"I Can't Write Left-Handed"/John Legend and the Roots
"National Anthem"/Four Troops
"Peace Train"/Yusuf Islam
"Crazy Train"/Ozzy Osbourne
"You Are Not Alone"/Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples
"Care"/Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and T.I.
"Peaceful Feeling"/ Sheryl Crow
"America the Beautiful"/ Tony Bennett
"I'll Take You There"/ All the Cast
[VIDEOS] RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY AND/OR FEAR - WASHINGTON D.C.
[PIX] RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY AND/OR FEAR - OCT. 30 (FROM SC TWITTER)
Sheryl and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
Original caption: Running through a song with Kid Rock and The Roots at a secret location (a trailer on The Mall)
[NEWS] SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT
At this year's Delta Children's Home Auction on Sunday, October 31, 2010, Grammy-award winning artist and Kennett native Sheryl Crow is offering for auction a complete CD retrospective along with signed, hand-written lyrics to her very first single, "Run, Baby, Run." This one-of-a-kind collector's item and is ONLY available though the charity event which begins at 12:30 at the American Legion Building in Kennett.(Photo provided)
Source: Daily Dunnklin Democrat
.Thursday October 28, 2010
[RADIO INTERVIEW] NPR - OCTOBER 28
.Wednesday October 27, 2010
[NEWS] SHERYL TO APPEAR ON "RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY AND/OR FEAR"
AOL News - With just days remaining before tens of thousands of Americans plan to flock to Washington, D.C., to rally in support of their television heroes, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert picked up a last-minute item to ensure that the event will go smoothly: a permit to hold it.
On Wednesday afternoon, the National Park Service formally issued the Comedy Central hosts the piece of paper certifying that their dueling Oct. 30 events -- "Rally to Restore Sanity" and "March to Keep Fear Alive" -- have been officially sanctioned, The Wall Street Journal reported.
While Comedy Central noted on the permit application that it expected 60,000 people to attend Saturday's gatherings, the network has booked enough Porta-Potties for a crowd of 150,000, and that includes the one given to Stewart by CNN's Larry King.
Both Stewart and Colbert are expected to make speeches of some kind at the event, and the Journal reported that a portion of the day's musical entertainment will be provided courtesy of Sheryl Crow. Petitions on Facebook had lobbied for Bruce Springsteen, one of Stewart's favorite musicians, to perform at the rally.
Details of the event's schedule continued to leak out on Wednesday, and The Christian Science Monitor revealed the following lineup:
10 a.m.: The pre-preshow begins with videos and music on the Jumbotron to keep the gathering crowd friendly and entertained.
Noon: The preshow starts with a performance from The Roots.
12:40 p.m.: A comedian (to be determined) warms up the audience.
12:57 p.m.: A video countdown with a show introduction.
1 p.m.: The show kicks off with the national anthem by a musical guest (to be announced).
1:05 p.m.: Stewart welcomes the crowd -- whose projected size is ballooning daily. Currently, there are 200,000 sign-ups on the official Facebook page alone.
1:20 p.m.: Colbert enters, and two actors -- Don Novello and Sam Waterston -- perform readings.
1:40 p.m.: Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples perform for 10 minutes, followed by Stewart and Colbert until 2 p.m.
2:15 p.m.: Sheryl Crow performs for five minutes, followed by speakers and guests (to be determined).
2:30 p.m.: Musical guests (also still being lined up) come on.
2:40 p.m.: The show turns to a pre-taped sequence -- The Sanity and Fear Awards.
With The Roots, Crow, Tweedy (of Wilco) and Staples, Stewart and Colbert will have an impressive musical lineup. But what about The Boss? Stay tuned.
[VIDEO] INTERVIEW FOR BLICK.TV (SWISS WEB-TV)
[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW AND THE THIEVES ON SWISS TV
Was Lauft, Basel - October 25
.Tuesday October 26, 2010
[LIVE PIX] AVO SESSION FESTIVAL 2010 - LIVE IN BASEL, CH - OCTOBER 25
[NEWS] SHERYL TO PERFORM FOR THE SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUND.
[VIDEO] SHERYL ON TITCHMARSH SHOW - OCTOBER 18
[INTERVIEW] JEZABEL MAGAZINE - OCTOBER ISSUE
In Session with Sheryl
The Grammy Award-winning musician, cancer survivor and mother of two opens up about art, inspiration and why it’s good to be back in the South.
Sheryl Crow is anything but one-note. Recipient of nine Grammy Awards, high-profile cancer survivor and single mom, she dons many hats but is always her own woman. After churning out more than a decade of chart-topping hits, we thought we knew all about the beautiful singer/songwriter with the earthy pipes, the moony talent, and that rockin’ bod. But when she beat cancer and went on to adopt two children–in the process conducting a well-publicized clinic on how to carry yourself with dignity, gratitude and class–we discovered what we really love about the big-hearted songstress: She’s full of surprises.
Known for penning catchy, breezy tunes, Crow’s newest album–her seventh–marks yet another revelation. Named for the distance between her hometown in Missouri and a music mecca, “100 Miles From Memphis” is infused with slow rhythms, soulful tones and a whole lot of sexiness. A confluence of musical influences, most notably the soul masters who inspired her as a young artist, Crow’s latest effort is a homecoming; a return to what first drew her to music.
Crow is also a true cause celeb, known for environmental and political activism, and her own personal battle with breast cancer, which she beat in 2006, earning an entire new fan base of admirers. Then came the announcement that Crow had not only embraced motherhood by adopting a baby boy named Wyatt, but also had left the paparazzi-ridden bustle of Los Angeles for a solar-powered farm outside of Nashville: a move that not only brought a greater sense of normalcy to her young child, but also reconnected the Southerner to her roots. Earlier this year, 48-year-old Crow and three-year-old Wyatt welcomed baby Levi to their happy tribe.
Despite her busy schedule, which includes touring with her two young sons, Crow still finds time to advocate for causes dear to her heart, including finding a cure for breast cancer. And while she continues to navigate life’s winding, unpredictable road, Crow is finally ready to reveal her art and her soul.
JEZEBEL: Congratulations on becoming a mom for the second time! Has motherhood changed your creative process?
Sheryl Crow: Thank you! Yes, it’s definitely changed my creative process. I have more to write about, but less time to do it. Now I have to make time for writing sessions.
JEZ: Since you came from a musical family, do you plan to encourage your kids to also embrace music?
SC: I don’t think I’ll have to do any encouraging–Wyatt is already playing drums!
JEZ: Do you take the kids on tour with you?
SC: Yes, both Wyatt and Levi have been out on tour with me.
JEZ: How has that changed the look of a Sheryl Crow tour?
SC: It’s like day camp on tour. I’m very lucky that mommy’s job takes place at night, so that I get to spend the day with my kids: visit aquariums, museums, put them to bed, and then take the stage.
JEZ: You’ve worked with some fabulous musicians and even toured and performed with Michael Jackson early in your career. Is there anyone you’d still like to collaborate with musically?
SC: Stevie Wonder.
JEZ: How is “100 Miles From Memphis” different from your previous work?
SC: I grew up listening to the soul music of the ’70s: Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin. Being from Kennett, Missouri, the AM radio station we got in the car came from Memphis. When I first got into this business, I was a soul singer. But no one wanted to take a chance on a blue-eyed soul singer. Now, I get to make the album I’ve always wanted to make.
JEZ: You are an inspiration for many musicians, but who inspires you?
SC: Too many! Billie Holiday, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder are just a few.
JEZ: Of course, with this being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have to ask about your own battle with the disease. Did you consider not announcing to your fans that you were fighting cancer?
SC: No one wants to hear that they have cancer. My first thought was to slow down and take care of myself. My focus completely shifted from taking care of everyone else to caring for myself. I educated myself on the disease and sought treatment before letting my fans know what I was going through. My breast cancer was detected very early. I always exercised and ate well, but a mammogram when I was in my early 40s detected a lump. [I went public with my battle because] I wanted people to see that this disease can touch anyone and that early detection by self-breast exams and mammograms is important!
JEZ: As a celebrity cancer survivor, what is your goal as an advocate for finding a cure?
SC: I hope I encourage people to perform self-exams, get routine mammograms and have open conversations with their doctors.
JEZ: Whether you’re on stage or walking down the red carpet, your look is effortless. How would you describe your style?
SC: Vintage meets classic rock ‘n’ roll.
JEZ: You’ve dabbled in acting, appearing in episodes of both “Hannah Montana” and “Cougar Town.” Is acting simply a fun hobby, or would you like to pursue it more seriously?
SC: When Courteney [Cox] called and asked me to do “Cougar Town,” I thought she was crazy. I had never acted before, but she encouraged me to try it, and I’m glad I did. I prefer music, though. There is too much waiting around [with acting]!
JEZ: You’re in incredible physical shape. What is your favorite form of exercise?
SC: Touring and keeping up with the kids! I’m a very outdoorsy person. We ride horses in Nashville, and I love to run.
JEZ: Speaking of Nashville, after living in Los Angeles for years, you moved to a farm in Tennessee. What is your favorite part of living in the South?
SC: We have space, a farm, horses and a garden. My family is still in Kennett, Missouri, and I wanted my kids to be near their grandparents and cousins, and to experience a real childhood of growing up without cameras in their faces. There are no paparazzi in Nashville. There is also just something about teaching children where their food comes from–picking a tomato and then eating it.
Sting and Sheryl Crow will perform at two of the biggest holiday parties of the season hosted by Texas plaintiffs lawyers. Sting, the English singer-songwriter and frontman for The Police, will perform at The Lanier Law Firm’s annual holiday party on Dec. 5 in Houston, while Crow will take the stage at Lisa Blue-Baron’s party at her Dallas home on Dec. 11. “Sting brings great music, a great stage show and a great deal of popularity, which is what we always try to bring,” says W. Mark Lanier, owner of the Houston plaintiffs firm. Invites to the popular party, held at Mark and Becky Lanier’s house in the Cypress area northwest of Houston, are at the printer, he says. For the third year, The Lanier Law Firm will invite guests to make a contribution to Guatemala SANA, a charity that builds schools, equips classrooms and provides food for children of Guatemala. Lanier says he expects about 8,000 people at the annual family-oriented party, which featured New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi in 2009, and teen pop singer Miley Cyrus in 2008. Meanwhile, Blue-Baron, a partner in Dallas’ Baron & Blue and the widow of Fred Baron, sent invites this week to her bash, where Crow will perform in addition to the Dukes of September, a 1970s supergroup comprised of Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald, formerly of The Doobie Brothers. Blue-Baron could not be reached for immediate comment. Both parties offer great entertainment and good food, and a prime opportunity to mingle with Texas lawyers and judges.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Miriam Rozen and John Council
[SETLIST] RAENDERS, DENMARK - OCTOBER 23
[TWITPIX] DENMARK: CONCERT, BACKSTAGE AND SOUNDCHECK
Original caption: just done soundchecking...now off to see Prince Harry....and here's something we found adorning the walls of the great Borderline
Original caption: I got to meet Una Healy from The Saturdays...here we are 10mins before showtime
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Original Caption: 835pm Oct 21st 2010. The Borderline. London, England.
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Original Caption: It's so much bigger than I remember it.... rrrrrrrright.
[LIVE REVIEW + FEEDBACK] DINGWALLS (INDEPENDENT)
Reviewed by Nick Hasted
When Sheryl Crow walks into this intimate Camden venue, there's a moment's frisson at seeing such American movie-star beauty close up. But the sweaty excitement she must have hoped for by returning to club-size venues is icily absent. No one seems particularly pleased to be here. Instead, Crow has to chivvy and guilt-trip the crowd into reacting at all. She must wonder why she bothered; and if the problem is them, or her.
When I first heard "All I Wanna Do" in 1993, I thought Crow was some hip young black LA woman, commenting on the passing scene with a writer's eye and easy Californian groove. I wouldn't have guessed she was a then-30-year-old ex-music teacher from a flyspeck Missouri town, and the song's spare vignettes were by an equally obscure poet, Wyn Cooper. She speeds through it tonight as a bored obligation. Songs from her new album, 100 Miles from Memphis, dominate the set. The lyrics are uniformly hazy and generic, though the title track has the old pop sleekness. When she sings that she's "stuck inside of this border town... on the other side of the tracks," she might be thinking of a career that has shuffled into neutral. Maybe that's why she's in this club, trying to remember what she had.
Her band are excellent, and when Crow settles back to play keyboards, she seems happily part of them, not a showboating star. Lead guitarist Doyle Bramhall II plays quick, sultry, imaginative blues riffs, and the horn players and backing singers who have been squeezed on stage give swagger to the country-soul sound. They essay loping reggae on "Eye to Eye", and near disco on "Roses and Moonlight". But they never find the answers Crow may have looked for here. The songs themselves are a slog. And her once joyous talent stays locked in the past.
Twitter and Facebook feedback
NGFlood: saw Sheryl Crow tonight (amazing) and noticed Sharleen Spiteri standing next to me
RobinCoates: Sheryl Crow + Band superb at Dingwalls tonight, you lucky people at The Borderline tomorrow!
danielgreen69: Have just come back from Sheryl crow at dingwalls in Camden town. Awsome!
HitTheTheatre: Sheryl Crow in tiny Dingwalls...amazing!!!!!
Mildred Ina Mustang Fantastic gig at Dingwalls last night...Sheryl is amazing!!!
Moray Stuart Great show last night at Dingwalls - good luck getting the whole band on the tiny stage at The Borderline tonight!
Jason Phillips saw Sheryl Crow & her new band last night. On Leno, some 4 weeks ago, I saw what was at best a mediocre performance so went not expecting much. I am glad to say I was 100% wrong - an outstanding (all standing!) gig but as I was only 4 feet away, I was impressed by how tight her band sounded, how strong her voice was & ...how fine she is. All the hits took on new life & the new stuff sounded like classic Sheryl. Awesome!
Jon Westwood Naintin-Zuiderduin Very fabulous show at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London!!!
- Our Love is Fading
- A Change
- Eye to Eye
- 100 Miles
Can't Cry Anymore
- Summer Day
- My Favorite Mistake (with Mike Rowe)
- Long Road Home
- Winding Road
- Roses and Moonlight
- All I Wanna Do/Got To Give It Up
- Peaceful Feeling
- I Shall Believe
[LIVE PIX] DINGWALLS, LONDON - OCT 20
Photos by Roberta Parkin/Redferns/Getty Images and Chris Hudson/Team Sheryl
[VIDEO] CONNECTOR OF THE DAY: SHERYL CROW (CNN INTERNATIONAL)
[NEWS] OPRYLAND TO REOPEN WITH THE ROCKETTES, SHERYL CROW (WSMV)
Gaylord Opryland officials released plans for the resort to reopen at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. The hotel suffered serious damage during the May flood.On Wednesday, Gaylord CEO Colin Reed and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean unveiled plans for a three-day party to celebrate the reopening or the resort. The celebration will include a laser light show, the Rockettes, a private concert with Sheryl Crow and a fundraising concert to honor all of the city's first responders who helped rebuild homes and Nashville landmarks."You think of the implications of this: When the hotel is open, you have thousands of visitors coming into our airport," said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. "You have people taking cabs. You have people taking buses."We are experiencing record volumes and record need for volunteers," said Lisa Purcell of Hands On Nashville. "We're pulling through a recession, and we are a capacity-building agency."The resort is scheduled to reopen Nov. 15th."We're better for it, in an odd sort of way, and I think our clients recognize the resiliency of this city in a way they've never have really noticed before," said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Reporter Josh DeVine contributed to this story.
.Wednesday October 20, 2010
[VIDEO] INTERVIEW + LONG ROAD HOME - LIVE @ LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND
[NEWS] SHERYL TO HEADLINE CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Christmas comes early in Nashville!
The CMA Country Christmas special -- featuring performances by LeAnn Rimes, Sheryl Crow and other big-name country acts -- will be filmed in front of a live audience on November 11 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The concert will air November 29 from 9:30-11:00 PM/ET on ABC.
PHOTOS: Country music's best-dressed stars
Other musicians scheduled to perform include Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Sugarland.
Source: US Magazine
SC & THE THIEVES ON SIRIUS - "LONG ROAD HOME" & "STOP" (ACOUSTIC)
Original caption: Having a little Mikey time while in the UK!
[NEWS] MIRANDA LAMBERT & SHERYL CROW TO LEAD CMA'S LORETTA LYNN TRIBUTE
After half a century in the music business, Loretta Lynn is to be honored at next month's CMA Awards, when Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow deliver a special performance of Lynn's signature song, "Coal Miner's Daughter."
Lambert and Crow also sang a version of the 1970 hit with Lynn on a tribute album due out Nov. 9. The two were among an eclectic group of artists chosen for the album by Lynn herself – who hand-wrote personal notes to each asking them to participate – among them, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Kid Rock, the White Stripes, Paramore, Alan Jackson and Steve Earle.
The 44th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Underwood and Brad Paisley, will air Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Underwood, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.
Source: People Magazine
[BOOTLEG] A STROLLER DRIVER IN ENGLAND - LIVE IN MANCHESTER
A Stroller Driver In England
Manchester, England, UK
12 October 2010
CD Audio - Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording Time: 118 minutes Taper: Gromit77
02 Love Is Fading
03 A Change Would Do You Good
04 Eye To Eye
05 100 Miles From Memphis
06 Can't Cry Anymore
07 Strong Enough
08 Summer Day
09 My Favourite Mistake
10 Redemption Day
11 Long Road Home
12 Sign Your Name
13 Everyday Is A Winding Road
15 Roses And Moonlight
16 If It Makes You Happy
17 Soak Up The Sun
18 Peaceful Feeling
19 All I Wanna Do
20 I Want You Back
21 I Shall Believe
She’s possibly the only singer who can claim to have gotten her big break working for McDonald’s, but that’s just what happened to Sheryl Crow, who landed her first major singing spot on a jingle for the fast food giant in the 1980s.
Sheryl quickly capitalized on the success, becoming a back up singer for Michael Jackson, Sting and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Since then it’s Sheryl who’s stolen the limelight.
She’s racked up nine Grammy Awards and sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.
Her 1993 debut album, 'Tuesday Night Music Club,' rocketed here to the top of the charts and brought her global recognition with the smash hit 'All I Wanna Do,' and three others 'Leaving Las Vegas,' 'Strong Enough' and 'Can't Cry Anymore.'
Crow followed up that success in 1996 with her self-titled second record and the hit ‘If It Makes You Happy.’
Dial forward a decade and a half and Sheryl is still making waves with her music.
She’s just released 100 Miles from Memphis, and has even found time to take up charity work, campaigning against crimes against humanity for the Enough Project.
Sheryl Crow has never lived the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle because she just wanted to get off stage and change into something comfortable.
The American singer was in her late twenties when her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club was released. By that time Sheryl felt too old to indulge in hellraiser behaviour, instead preferring to come home after shows and relax.
“It’s not like the old sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll thing now. It was never like that,” she said. “For one thing my first album came out when I was 29, so that’s a little late for the whole... By that time I already couldn’t wait to get into my comfy clothes after the gig.”
Sheryl has two adopted sons, three-year-old Wyatt and five-month-old Levi. The 48-year-old loves everything about being a mother, and brings her kids away with her when she is touring. The star is currently in the UK to perform, and says the amount of stuff she has brought with her from home is colossal.
“We are a travelling circus. We bring everything from that my kids... particularly my three-year-old, he has books and trains and all the things he is used to having at home with exception of the dogs and the tractor, we bring it all with us,” she laughed.
Sheryl was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2006 and now speaks out about the importance of women taking care of themselves and checking for lumps.
At the time of her diagnosis Sheryl had split from her fiancé Lance Armstrong, and admits she was feeling under pressure. “I am healthy, I was healthy before that. It was a real shock to my system and psychology to know that I was eating right was pretty healthy, but pretty stressed at that point in my life – I don’t know if that had anything to do with the immediacy of the proliferation of my cells, it’s hard to say,” she told the BBC. “No doctor is going to tell you that stress is related to the happening, but there are people that do believe there’s an occurrence there.”
[NEWS] SHERYL FEATURED IN A BREAST CANCER DOCUMENTARY
In the documentary “Path of Wellness and Healing,” Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, Joyce Ostin, Jaclyn Smith join forces with America's premiere cancer doctors and wellness experts (including Dr. Helena Chang, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Patricia Ganz, Dr. Armando Giuliano, Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Philomena McAndrew, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Dennis Slamon, Dr. Marisa Weiss, Kathy Freston, Marianne Williamson) as they share wisdom, insight and their intimate stories of hope and triumph.
This inspirational guide explores the entire breast cancer experience blending breakthrough science with traditional and complementary healing. It helps women navigate complex decisions about treatment and recovery with a mission to heal the whole person.
[MP3 LIVE] SHERYL CROW & THE THIEVES - LIVE FROM MAIDA VALES STUDIO, LONDON
Maida Vale Studios
West London, England, UK
October 14, 2010
BBC Radio 2 "In Concert" Series
01. Our Love is Fading
02. A Change Would Do You Good
03. Eye to Eye
04. My Favorite Mistake
05. Summer Day
06. Sign Our Name
07. All I Wanna Do/Got To Give It Up
08. Everyday is a Winding Road
09. Peaceuful Feeling
10. I Shall Believe
[NEWS] SHERYL TO PLAY TWO INTIMATE LONDON SHOWS NEXT WEEK
Following a storming two hour set at London’s Hammersmith Apollo last night Sheryl has announced that she will return to the capital next week to play two intimate club shows at Dingwalls and The Borderline.
The dates are:
October 20th Dingwalls, London
October 21st Borderline, London
Tickets Available from 9am Friday Oct 15th at: www.gigsandtours.com
[PIX + FEEDBACK] HAMMERSMITH APOLLO, LONDON, UK - OCTOBER 13
mammahodson: @SherylCrow Tonight is the proof that I have not been wrong to love Sheryl Crow for so many years! What a freakin band!!!!
candyflossgirl: Sheryl crow concert London. My fav artist systematically murdering her back catalogue with funk rock interpretations. Looks good for 48 tho'
gpcakes: Sheryl Crow just rocked the ass off Hammersmith Apollo
XLDW: Having just arrived home from the Sheryl Crow gig at the HMV (Hammersmith) Apollo I know for sure that it will take a long time for me to come down from this high. I'm buzzing. Sheryl was on top form tonight! I love the new record and could not agree more, she really is her own woman. She owned that stage from the moment she entered it commanding us to "get on your feet". My backside never touched my seat once from then on. Highlights for me were the new spins on Everyday Is A Winding Road and I Shall Believe. From the new record, 100 Miles From Memphis, the winning songs were Peaceful Feeling, Our Love Is Fading, Roses and Moonlight and the spine-tingling rendition of I Want You Back. For those that missed tonight's show I only hope you can one day see Sheryl as she was this evening. Having seen her last in 2005 for her Wildflower tour she has a new lease of life and she's better than ever! (comment from The Guardian)
Hannah Northedge WOW! Sheryl Crow was phenomenal tonight with a seriously groovin' band! Her vocals are so good live. Gonna be on a high for a few days yet! Try to go to see her next time. She is a compelling and charismatic performer live. She can write such a catchy hook! I will be recording the originals album next year, but it will have more of a country blues flavour than jazz. Glad you're up for recording. Hope you're well. x
Kathryn Tilbury Sheryl crow at hammersmith Apollo - she is tiny - Felt like an ogre next to her! Amazing singer, beautiful voice, her band are phenomenal. I could so be a groupie for the hot guitarists and the super cool bass player.
David Varney Has just been to see sheryl crow @ the hammersmith hmv apollo & she was absolutely marvellous as usual :-)
Ray Perry Is at hammersmith Apollo, Sheryl crow. Awesome. Another beer please dear:-)
Dave Scrutton I like a nice beer buzz early in the morning, just seen Sheryl Crow live & she was proper awesome!
Debbie Hyder Wilson Brilliant show tonight in London. This transplanted Memphis girl was grooving~ thanks.
Dimi Karagian Amazing show tonight in Apollo, you do have an amazing voice and the ability to musically challenge us from rock to soul,reggae even bluegrass ( The Johhnie Cash cover version of Redemption Day was just superb and the piano ending even better!! ) .In addition I have to mention that the lightning was quite playful, in t...he shadows you looked like a Charlie's Angel!
May I just pinpoint some notes of constructive criticism: 1) Too many cover versions on your show which frankly I don't understand since you have more than enough sufficient music material ( We didn't hear songs like 'There Goes The Neighbourhood' ,Steve McQueen ) 2) The 'All I Wanna Do' live version was somehow 'lightspirited' compared to its studio version
Danny Benjamin Austin Just went to see yall tonight fucking amazing lady!!! loved it!!! xxxx
Jo Cossington Thank you for singing Redemption Day tonight, one of my favourites of urs. It was amazing to hear it live. Fantastic show, Thank you for a great night, loved every minute of it! ;) xx
Zita Kalman The London gig was awesome! Thank you all, guys! Now this was MUSIC! ♥
Paul Grant What a great gig she must be the sexiest 48 year old in the world!!!
Ryan Williams Soooo goood tonight and my night got even better by seeing Eric Clapton in the crowd =)
Ian Simpkins Thanks to Sheryl and the band for a truly great night at the hammersmith apollo, so glad i got to see you before you finished in the u.k......big love, and Sheryl, you are still one sexy lady xx
Helen Mead Sheryl - you were fantastic tonight at the Apollo! What an amazing version of Redemption Day - it was so emotional it sent shivers through me. Loved your band and your backing singers - so talented :)
Tony Barton Sheryl, as usual you were absolutely phenomenal in London, and as usual you deserved a far better audience than the bunch of corpses you had to play to tonight. My ninth show and easily the best version of I Shall Believe ever! Thank you, from one thrilled and energetic fan in the third row!
Kerry Hancock Your gig tonight in Hammersmith was absolutely amazing! Thank you
Jennifer Allen Sheryl I shall believe you are a legend, London loves you, u r still as good as you ever have been. An amazing nite x
[LIVE REVIEW] APOLLO MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, UK - OCT 12 (GUARDIAN)
By Dave Simpson for Guardian
Sheryl Crow's 1994 breakthrough hit, All I Wanna Do ("is have some fun"), was the epitome of Los Angeles carefree insouciance. However, she's since become an environmental campaigner, sung protest songs and more recently dealt with breast cancer. Inevitably, she's ended up singing soul. And Crow immediately gets the crowd on their feet, with two drummers pounding out the prerequisite Motown beat, observing that A Change Will Do You Good.
Promoting her 100 Miles from Memphis album, this two hour-plus marathon is a soul revue, complete with Memphis horns and a performer who you suspect may have to be arm-wrestled from the stage. At 48, she may still look the definitive rock chick, but her voice proves surprisingly capable of expressing soul's emotional rollercoaster, whether on Summer Day's upbeat delights or I Shall Believe's vulnerable, new gospel makeover. Her songs may arrive from blood, sweat and tears rather than legendary genius, but that doesn't make them any less enjoyable.
Success later in life has helped Crow outmanoeuvre the stereotypes that dominate the music industry, and refreshingly, she is her own woman, outspoken enough to call America "fucked up" during a speech about US foreign policy and oil, but sharp enough to add: "I was only kidding. I know this stuff travels around the internet." But – commenting that the world "seems to be spinning ever faster" – she sings like someone grabbing every second. "I can't cry anymooooaaahh...... ah, fuck it!" she squeals, giving up on a long note, and later spits If It Makes You Happy's line "I still get stoned" with survivor defiance.
By All I Wanna Do – sublimely segued into Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up – she sounds as carefree as she did in 1994, the pain behind this convincing reinvention known only to the singer.
[VIDEO] MY FAVORITE MISTAKE - APOLLO MANCHESTER, OCT 12
.Tuesday October 12, 2010
[PICS + FEEDBACK] MANCHESTER, UK - OCTOBER 12
jamesstarsailor: Another great show from Sheryl Crow. Just walked from the apollo back to my hotel in Piccadilly. Proper troubadour style
Stanley Park great gig last night,car broke down before but made the venue in time for first number of set,sound was great and great to hear mixure of old stuff mixed in with the new,looking forward to maida vale gig thur 14.10.10,hope thats as good,same set? have to wait and see!
Moira Fitzsimmons Amazing gig in Manchester last night, Happy was epic and loved Believe, made me cry... Thanks for the photo.
Tracey Edwards Manchester Loves you.................What a concert the best I have ever seen! Vocially you are an angel x
jotay76: got a free ticket to go see Sheryl Crow tonight she was brilliant!!
Barry John Lewis YOU WERE FANTASTIC IN MANCHESTER TONIGHT! THAT WAS MY 7TH TIME OF SEEING YOU LIVE ! YOU NEVER FAIL TO IMPRESS!
John R Walker Hi sheryl, what a fantastic show please can you send me some of your energy autographed if possible , also many thanks for the plectrum , which you threw to me in the second row , next next to the guy with the blue checked shirt who was going crazy , so am i now
jennythenerd: Sheryl Crow was AMAZING!!! <3
ea_mitchell: Sheryl Crow was amazing!! Not as amazing as the food I managed to spill on my shirt though...
olivercoey: I saw Sheryl Crow this evening in Manchester - great show!
desmondie: Sheryl Crow fantastic!
emma_shone: Sheryl Crow was brilliant. Excellent performance, her voice sounded better than ever: And she sang my favourite mistake!
Russell Key Sheryl Crow....Manchester Apollo....BRILLIANT....the end.
Jo Bazinga Quinn Amazing gig in manchester last night well in! How about ya play liverpool soon I had a hell of a time getting my 12yr old daughter home! X
Sarah Zoo Man Powala Cheers for coming to Manchester! I have been waiting 17 years to see you! Well worth the wait, truly awesome! Great band too, loved the 2 drums set up! xx
Jason Lee just got back 2 hotel after tonights manchester show what an awsome gig Sheryl! Traveled up from Birmingham and was worth every minuite superb show, and great to have u back in the u.k at last!
Mirjam Röder Hi Sheryl, just came home from your Manchester gig! Brilliant! Thank you so much! As a new Manchs being actually a real Berliner, I'm sorry to hear that you canceled your Germany gigs. Guess the people just don't realise what good, intelligent and critical art is. If Germans want to follow the globalisation or even los...e of tast, it's there choice. You just keep going the way YOU feel you have to. Even if it just makes youreself happy or another single person, it's worth doing it!!!
Thanks again! You and the guys were extraordinary!
Donna Marie Manchester Apollo......
What happened to the rock chick with the guitar? ;-(
I did enjoy 'REDEMPTION DAY'. It was breath taking and without a shadow of a doubt the best bit of the night.....but......i missed the 'Sheryl Crow rock chick'. Still love ya back catalogue
Kat Burnett AWESOME gig tonight, Sheryl! 100 Miles From Memphis sounds so good live! You should tour it more - come to Wales! Loved the big band, especially the guy on keyboards who looks like a young Boris Johnson! Hope y'all enjoyed it as much as we did!
Michael Sandiford Brilliant as always tonight in Manchester Sheryl!! Had a fab night, thank you!! Come back and see us soon!! xxx
Paul Crulley Hi Sheryl. Thanks for the meet and greet in Manchester. Loved the concert. And I got to 'dance' with you when you asked for someone. Yes I was that guy in the second row in the blue check shirt going crazy. Great night. Thank you. X
[LIVE REVIEW] GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (HERALD SCOTLAND)
By Jonathan Geddes
Attempting a Scottish accent is not one of Sheryl Crow’s strengths. The Missouri native tried several times during her two hours on stage, but the result tended to make Mike Myers in Shrek sound more accurate. Crow’s own performance was similar, in that it was at its peak when she played to her traditional strengths of good-time pop, rather than anything radically new.
In a sparkly top teamed with torn jeans, at times she juxtaposed songs that were equally contrasting. The main constant was her adherence to the cause of rocking out, but only in a gentle, mild, summery manner. Rhythmically, her songs are toe- tapping. At one point, she remarked that her new album, 100 Miles From Memphis, was “out there in the ether”, and too many of her songs drifted there too, especially on the tracks stretched out by the enthusiastic jamming of Crow’s band.
The cod reggae of Eye To Eye was clumsy, although the dollop of funk that Everyday Is A Winding Road provided was far more sassy. Crow herself found time to drop in a mention of shopping on Buchanan Street, and the singer was a confident, grinning presence throughout. She retains a fantastic set of pipes, and her vocal was delightfully husky on a jazzed-up cover of Citizen Cope’s Sideways.
No matter how much she praised her new backing band, the group’s desire to replicate the E Street Band halted any momentum. It wasn’t until the perky Soak Up The Sun’s country-pop kicked in that Crow regained her groove – and effortlessly carried it on into the encore’s exuberant All I Wanna Do.
Source: The Herald
[VIDEO] INTERVIEW ON BABELGUM
[VIDEO] MANCHESTER - AFTER SOUNDCHECK WITH JEFF BABKO & SHELLEY CARROL
[LIVE] GLASGOW - FEEDBACK FROM FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
Martin John Hutchison im just back after seeing Sheryl Crow live in Glasgow,what a singer,what a band,what a gig!:-) xx
Amanda Walker Hi,wot an amazing show. thank you 4 cumin back 2 glasgow. has bn too long!...gr8 nyt xx
Louise Gallagher Amazin gig at Glasgow last night Sheryl was fantastic as always and the band and backin vocalists were superb!! X
Anne McMillan Thanks for a great show in Glasgow tonight Sheryl and band, you rocked xx
Kirsten Main Sheryl Crow was brilliant tonight! Well done Shezza
Audrey Stevenson Sheryl crow was amazing tonight!!
John Durnan What a great gig in Glasgow, and looking HOT!! What a voice, you get better and better!!!! A fan since 94.....best of luck with the rest of the tour!! XX
Catherine Rowantree Third time I've seen you and without a doubt the best yet loved the show can't wait till you come back to Glasgow!!! Loved the weegie accent fucking great!!!
Christine Rennie Sheryl concert in Glasgow tonight was 'fuckin great'..... wot pub were you in???? x
Carolyn Kay Was in the front row of sheryl crow gig. Happy days.
Lianne Neville Sheryl Crow...amazing!! wot a nite xx
tammie2k4: Saw sheryl crow in glasgow the night, still simply the BEST!!!!
sharonmartinm: Just watched Sheryl Crow live @ Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium...she's still the Bea Smith of female musicians ;-)
vivienne7: Sheryl Crow at Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow tonight was phenomenal. What a star she is!
Margaret Dowie Sheryl - we loved you in Glasgow - you were a class act from start to finish. Playing new and old hits for nearly 2 continuous hours was sheer quality and entertainment. My sister Tricia treated me to a ticket, which was a superb gift & she has also survived Breast Cancer & we agree that you are an inspiration to us all! Take care of yourself and God Bless You Cheryl, Lots of Love, Mags x & Triciax - We love you loads :o) xx
Jenni Newman LOVED, LOVED, LOVED you last night Sheryl you were amazing!! The first time I have seen you live and came over from England to do it as I can't see you when you play London. What was the title of the last song you played of the entire night? The last song of your encore?? I loved it and the explosion of the band coming in to it. Come back soon! xxx
Gelicaps: Sheryl Crow was fuckin' great!
Gordon Hendry You did, but still all sounded great! btw Sheryl, good Scots impersonation (though possibly based on Groundskeeper Willie!), and Scottish fish & chips is called a fish supper, no matter what time of day you're eating it! Fab concert, thank u so much
gwilso30: Sheryl Crow just sang sideways by citizen cope, and luckily the "no recording equipment" rule isn't too strict. Love it.
...................................................................................Catching up on kid's stuff with Arlo
Victor Indirzzo & Nayanna Holley
...................After the show.....almost midnight in Glasgow
Source: Sheryl facebook
[RADIO INTERVIEW] THE TAKE AWAY - OCT. 11
.Saturday October 9, 2010
[NEWS] A&M TO RE-RELEASE "HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" ALBUM
A&M will be re-releasing "Home for Christmas" exclusively at Target and Target.com starting October 12th. The tracklisting is the same as on the old Hallmark edition, except for the addition of "Hello, My Friend Hello" (previously available as a free digital download exclusively for those who bought the album) and "Long Road Home" from 100 Miles from Memphis.
1. Go Tell It On The Mountain
2. The Christmas Song
3. White Christmas
4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
5. Merry Christmas Baby
6. The Bells Of St. Mary’s
7. Blue Christmas
8. O Holy Night
9. There Is A Star That Shines Tonight
10. Hello My Friend, Hello
11. All Through The Night
12. Long Road Home
Price: 13.99 bucks
[VIDEO] BACKSTAGE - THE BAND @ RADIO CITY
Meet some of the band members & crew before sound check at Radio City, NY.
[...] Lately, though, she’s spent a week doing gigs with another singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow on the East Coast.
“I actually got to play Radio City Music Hall in New York City,” Carlile said in a phone interview from Los Angeles. “That was an amazing gig.”
That was the third tour she’s done with Crow, something she thoroughly enjoys.
“She’s really super kind and open,” Carlile said of Crow. “She’s so talented and confident. She’s incredible. She sets the bar really high for how women in this industry should treat each other.”
Carlile said touring with Crow shows that women in music don’t need to be pitted against one another.
“A lot of times we have to rise above that... and recall the sentiments of Lillith Fair,” Carlile said.
Source: The Covington and Maple Valley Reporter
.Thursday October 7, 2010
[NEWS] SHERYL TO PERFORM A FREE CONCERT IN L.A.
Ticket holders from her Greek Theatre show (Sept 10) shall have first priority.
SPONSORED BY YOPLAIT’S SAVE LIDS TO SAVE LIVES PROGRAM IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 6, 2010) – To promote breast cancer awareness, as well as honor her Los Angeles fans, Sheryl Crow has teamed up with Nederlander Concerts and Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives program to present a FREE concert at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, November 16. Since June, Crow has been on tour with her latest release 100 Miles From Memphis and in early September, against doctor’s orders, performed at The Greek Theatre after being diagnosed with strep throat and a sinus infection. Although it was a great show at The Greek (the two hour plus set had the audience on their feet and garnered critical praise) Crow did not feel at her best and wants to give her Los Angeles fans a performance when she is at her healthiest.
“I appreciate the great turnout and support for my Greek Theatre show,” says Sheryl Crow, “as you know I was quite ill that evening and not at my best. My fans deserve better so I am playing a special show just for them and to spread awareness about the fight against breast cancer. “
“Yoplait is thrilled to be sponsoring Sheryl Crow’s free concert at the Pantages Theatre,” said Hyun-Mee Graves of Yoplait. “We hope this concert will help spread the important messages of breast cancer early detection, risk reduction and fundraising through programs like Save Lids to Save Lives. This year, with support from passionate lid collectors, we are striving to reach our increased $1.6 million donation goal for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the effort to end breast cancer forever.”
Fans who attended the Sheryl Crow concert at The Greek Theatre on Friday, September 10 will receive priority access to this special performance at The Pantages Theatre. To receive a complimentary ticket, fans must present a ticket stub or proof-of-purchase from the September 10, 2010 show to The Greek Theatre box office by October 17. The Greek Theatre box office is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
After October 17, complimentary tickets will be available to those who bring a Yoplait® yogurt lid to The Greek Theatre box office, while supplies last. Each Yoplait® yogurt lid can be exchanged for one ticket (maximum four lids per person).
[VIDEO] CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL DVD/BR - SNEAK PREVIEW
.Monday October 4, 2010
[BOOTLEG] POSTCARDS FROM JAPAN, VOL. 2 - LIVE IN KOBE, MARCH 3, 2010
Potcards From Japan Volume 2
Kokusai Kaikan Kokusai Hall
March 3, 2010
Tour with Jackson Browne
CD Audio - Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording Time: 90 minutes Taper: Tom and Jerry
01. A Change
02. Love Is Free
03. Leaving Las Vegas
04. Strong Enough
05. Can't Cry Anymore
06. My Favorite Mistake
07. The First Cut Is The Deepest
09. Here Come The Sun
11. There Goes My Neighborhood
12. If It Makes You Happy
13. Out Of Our Heads
14. Soak Up The Sun
15. Every Day Is A Winding Road
Encore Sheryl Crow Band with Jackson Browne
16. Doctor My Eyes
17. What's So Funny'bout Peace, Love And Understanding
Sheryl Crow will be performing an exclusive show for Radio 2 at our Maida Vale Studios in London, featuring classic hits and songs from her new album '100 Miles from Memphis'.
We have 40 pairs of tickets to give away so if you would like to attend this event for Radio 2 then please apply online via the BBC Shows website or call our phone lines on 03700 100 200. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.
The ticket giveaway will be open until 2015 on Thursday 7 October.
[LIVE REVIEW] RYMAN AUDITORIUM, NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 1
- 'Sheryl Crow vibe' rings right at Ryman
by Peter Cooper / Tennessean.com
Sheryl Crow is not only a Nashvillian, she’s a Music Row session touchstone. Country music producers often ask musicians for “that Sheryl Crow vibe,” in an effort to recall the sonics of 1990s Crow hits such as “My Favorite Mistake” and “If It Makes You Happy.”
In her Ryman Auditorium show Friday night, Crow made agreeably clear that she is informed but not defined by that particular “Sheryl Crow vibe.” She sang the hits, but allowed her deft band, The Thieves, to add slink and strut to the proceedings, and the generous helping of music from new album 100 Miles From Memphis provided for exclamation, not distraction.
That Crow is able to integrate new sounds and new material into the show without trying the patience of her fan base is a testament to the vintage-sounding new songs and to The Thieves, a sprawling band (horns, backup singers and the whole shebang) that features Crow co-producer Doyle Bramhall II on guitar and Middle Tennessean Tommy Sims on bass. Sims and Bramhall are both accomplished solo artists and songwriters, and they are crucial enablers of Crow’s musical vision, which draws from the Rolling Stones, San & Dave and the Carter Family in varying measures.
The Sam & Dave portion of that equation was evident at the concert’s outset, when Crow took the stage to the pulsing “Our Love Is Fading,” which features a guitar intro that recalls the R&B duo’s “Soul Man.” From there, she and The Thieves moved smoothly into 1997 rock hit “A Change Would Do You Good,” then to new song “Say What You Want,” a tuneful rebuke to Sarah Palin’s admonition, “Don’t retreat, reload.”
The show’s first three songs established the tone: Crow wasn’t going to be a human jukebox, spouting note-perfect replications of old records, but neither would she go the plodding, somber route.
Crow wasn’t even somber on the somber stuff. On “Strong Enough,” a downtempo song of desperation, Crow jabbed at her own heavily populated romantic history. “Is there anybody in the room I haven’t already dated?” she asked, scanning the Ryman crowd. By the time she got around to “Soak Up the Sun,” in which she sings, “I want to tell everyone to lighten up,” it was clear that Crow had taken her own advice.
Throughout the two-hour show, Crow sang in a strong and pliant voice, though that voice was sometimes tucked too far under the other instruments. Occasionally, lyrics got lost in the clamor.
Otherwise, the sound mix and set list were practically unassailable, and a mid-show acoustic segment (which Crow said she and the band had not attempted before) allowed Crow to touch on some of the folkier elements of her catalogue. Her version of “Redemption Day” was closer to Woody Guthrie than to the amped-up, “Sheryl Crow vibe” of “My Favorite Mistake.
As for that vibe? She’s been there and done that. She did it at the Ryman, and she’ll do it most every night, just not to exclusion.
If you have ever seen a Sheryl Crow gig, you know that there are certain songs that evoke an energy within the crowd...If It Makes You Happy, Soak Up The Sun, All I wanna Do. Now if you take that energy and spread it throughout an entire show that's how it felt last night at the Clay Center in Charleston West Virginia. Sheryl Crow and the Thieves rocked the old favorites as well as playing almost all of 100 Miles. Everyone was on their feet and dancing throughout most of the show and sang along with Happy and SUTS. Sheryl seemed happy and had a lot of smiles for her new bandmates and the crowd. The "new sound" transfers well to a live set with horns and percussion giving the music a nice fullness. The lights and backdrops were also pumped up from previous shows.
New for this particular show was Redemption Day. The band split into groups of 3 for vocals, harmony and horns, giving the song a very stripped down folksy feel which led nicely into The Long Road Home. In keeping true to her influences, Sheryl included short bridges of Miss You by the RollingStones and tunes from Marvin Gay throughout the show. Her sexy cover of SIdeways followed by Roses and Moonlight composed what she called her 'get freaky' portion of the show. Nayanna and Stevvi did a great job with backing vocals once again and you could tell that they both really enjoyed being there. The last song of the evening was I Shall Believe and featured Sheryl going solo on the piano with an explosive chorus featuring the rest of the band.
After the show Sheryl was kind enough to pose for photographs, chat and sign things for a handfull of fans. The rest of the band was also very nice and took the time to chat with us before heading out. I can't wait to see them again next year! Thanks again for a great show!!
[LIVE REVIEW] CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA - SEPTEMBER 30
Review: Crow wows crowd at Clay Center
By Bill Lynch
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With Sheryl Crow's show at the Clay Center Thursday night, the phrase, "always leave them wanting more," comes to mind.
It's pretty clear no one ever told Crow about it because Crow and company threw everything but the kitchen sink at the near capacity audience -- not that anyone was complaining.
Earlier in the week, over the phone, Crow had promised the new show wouldn't be what fans had seen and heard before. Her earlier work was often spare, not much more than a guitar and Crow's soulful voice, but the new show is much bigger, with a full band, including horns, keyboards and back-up singers.
The departure, of course, is more of a circling back to where Crow began. The singer is currently touring her latest album, "100 Miles From Memphis," an homage to the soul music she grew up with, and she played the majority of that album.
But she didn't forget the old fans that bought "Tuesday Night Music Club" or "The Globe Sessions," back when she was an alternative to the dominant music of the mid-1990s. She played pretty much all of the tunes that had made her a Top 40 and Adult Contemporary radio blue chip artist.
An appreciative crowd often bounced, swayed and sang along to the hits, seemed game for most of the new material and responded well to a planned musical detour about 3/4 through the night when she covered a Johnny Cash song.
Really, the only significant song from her hits catalog left out was the oddball country duet, "Picture," which quite frankly hasn't been off the radio airwaves long enough still for anyone to seriously miss it.
Crow was a charming, toothy host for the evening. She laughed easily, encouraged people to get out of their seats, but was slim on the chitchat. There were no lengthy introductions or strolls down memory lane for Crow.
She gave people what they wanted, but didn't play up the nostalgia.
The show ran just under two hours, after a 30-minute set with D.C.-based singer/songwriter Justin Jones. Jones opened the night with a collection of catchy rock and Americana songs.
It would be nice to see him come around this way again.
As far as Crow, it took her 17 years to find her way back to Charleston. The crowd Thursday night loved her. Maybe she'll remember that and won't stay gone so long.
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.