NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009

--

Mercoledi' 30 Settembre / Wednesday September 30, 2009


[VIDEO] ROCK A LITTLE, FEED A LOT - SHERYL, LISA KUDROW AND COURTNEY COX

 

"Smelly Cat" & "Everyday is a Winding Road" :-)

At the Rock a Little Feed a Lot benefit concert for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles Tuesday night, Kudrow, 46, took to the stage with longtime pal and onetime costar Courteney Cox Arquette to introduce Sheryl Crow – only to find herself with a guitar thrust upon her and the crowd chanting for her to play the magnum opus of Phoebe Buffay, the ditzy musician she played on Friends.

“Play ‘Smelly Cat!’ ” an audience member called out, after Kudrow and Cox Arquette were pressed into a question-and-answer session while Crow and her bandmates set up backstage.

Kudrow looked to her friend for help, but Cox Arquette gleefully threw her pal under the Benefit bus, calling out to the stagehands: “Get her a guitar, people!”

After being fitted with an acoustic guitar, the momentarily bewildered actress warily asked, “Is this a set up?” before summoning her inner Phoebe and serenading the audience with her ballad about an odiferous feline.

“Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?” she sang.


 

[PICTURES] ROCK A LITTLE, FEED A LOT - SEPTEMBER 29 (CONCERT)


Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.com

[ GO TO PHOTO GALLERY ]

* ____* ____*

Edit: I received via YouTube this message from Deb, a woman that was at the concert yesterday:

Just saw Sheryl at the rock alittle feed alot charity event in L.A.
Very Good New Song she wrote and performed for the event centered on feeding america's hungry; and proceeds for download coming out next week will go to the cause she said at event.

Sheryl looking and sounding great. I was so glad a friend was given the tickets last minute and I was able to go. I may never have another opportunity to be steps away from Sheryl on the sidewalk and call out her name like I've known her all my life and have her return a kind smile.

Good Cause, Good Human Being.
Deb (DolphinGirl49)


Well, thank you Deb! :-)

 


[PICTURES] ROCK A LITTLE, FEED A LOT - SEPTEMBER 29 (ARRIVAL)

__

__

Sheryl arrives at the Rock A Little, Feed Alot benefit concert held at Club Nokia on September 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. September 28, 2009 - Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America.

 


[HD VIDEO] "WELCOME TO THE FUTURE" - BRAD PAISLEY AND SHERYL CROW - HDTV1080


Welcome to the Future
Brad Paisley with Sheryl Crow
The Jay Leno Show
September 28, 2009

HD 1920x1080 H.264 5000 kbps - Audio AAC Stereo 48 kHz 320 kbps

[ DOWNLOAD ]
(rapidshare)

[ DOWNLOAD ]
(mediafire)


Video for iPod/iPhone (converted in M4V with iTunes) (52 MB):

MP3 320 kbps (10 MB):
[ DOWNLOAD]

(Thanks Ken!)


Thanks a lot Ken!

 

Lunedi' 28 Settembre / Monday September 28, 2009

[NEWS] KENNETT, MISSOURI: THE LITTLE MECCA OF ROCK!

After Sheryl and Trent Tomlinson, now it's turn of David Nail

David Nail Shares Musical Tie With Sheryl Crow

Kennett, Missouri has two musical hometown heroes, now that David Nail has made a splash in country with his critically-acclaimed album, ‘I’m About to Come Alive.’ The midwestern town’s other famous face is none other than Sheryl Crow — the Grammy-winning pop-rocker whose family can take also take a little bit of credit for David’s success. In a page out of the what-a-small-world book, Sheryl’s mom taught David the piano!

“My hometown is so small that you run into everybody all the time. I just saw her at a little barbeque restaurant when I was home,” David tells The Boot of Mrs. Crow, explaining that he took lessons from Sheryl’s mom when he was young but then quit in favor of the guitar. “That’s one of those life lessons that pains me to admit that I was wrong. I can remember so many people, especially Mrs. Crow and my father, saying, ‘You’re going to regret not sticking with the piano.’ And of all the regrets musically I have, that’s No. 1.”

Source: www.theboot.com

 


[SET LIST] SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH... - APOLLO THEATER, SEPTEMBER 21

Photo: ElvisCostello.info

01. Black Dog - EC solo
02. All In Good Time - Ron Sexsmith; take 1&2
03. If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow with EC
04. Ghost Train - EC solo
05. Margaret Vs. Pauline - Neko Case with Steve Nieve; take 1&2
06. Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding - Jesse Winchester
07. Secret Heart - Ron Sexsmith
08. Leaving Las Vegas - Sheryl Crow with EC & Steve Nieve
09. Everyday I Write The Book - EC & Ron Sexsmith; take 1&2
11. Don't Forget Me - Neko Case with Steve Nieve; take 1&2
12. The Brand New Tennessee Waltz - Jesse Winchester
13. Payday - all; take 1&2
15. Ring Them Bells - Ron Sexsmith with EC
16. Bowling Green - Jesse Winchester with EC
20. Prison Girls - Neko Case with EC
21. The First Cut Is The Deepest - all; take 1&2

Source: ElvisCostello.info


 

[NEWS] ROCK A LITTLE, FEED A LOT: EXPECT A NEW SONG TOMORROW!

Sheryl Crow to Headline Star-Studded "Rock a Little, Feed a Lot"

(KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO) - Sheryl Crow will headline a star-studded benefit concert to feed the hungry and she's even written an original song for the event. "Rock a Little, Feed a Lot" is tomorrow night at Club Nokia downtown and will also feature Ben Harper and Jonny Lang. The event supports the LA Regional Food Bank.

Courtney Cox will be a presenter at the show along with Lisa Kudrow, Lance Bass, Jeff Probst, and Marcia Cross from Desperate Housewives. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Source: KNX 1070 News Radio

 

Giovedi' 24 Settembre / Thursday September 24, 2009

[NEWS] FIRST 2010 DATES SURFACE FOR SHERYL

Sheryl Crow to open Riverside's Fox

By FIELDING BUCK
The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE - Sheryl Crow will be the first headliner at the Fox Performing Arts Center.

A Grammy winner with a triple-platinum album, Crow will perform Jan. 22-23 in the 1920s movie theater that is undergoing a massive renovation.

Humorists Bill Cosby and David Sedaris will perform May 6 and June 22, respectively.

The Fox has also lined up the Spanish guitarist Benise, the band America and rocker Pat Benatar.

Both America and Benatar performed in Beaumont last summer.

Local arts groups on the schedule include the Corona Symphony Orchestra with jazz saxophonist Warren Hill.

Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge will announce the season in a City Hall press conference today.

"We are proud that our Fox Performing Arts Center is attracting such high level performers to the city," Loveridge said in a statement through Charva Ingram, Riverside's marketing project manager. "No longer will city and Inland Empire residents feel they have to drive for miles on the freeway to enjoy this scale of entertainment."

A gala by the Fox Foundation will officially open this chapter in the theater's history on Jan. 15, followed by two days of open house, according to Ingram.

The theater originally opened on Jan. 11, 1929. It earned a place in movie history on Sept. 9, 1939, when it presented the very first preview of an unfinished "Gone With the Wind."

It has been closed since the 1990s.

It was equipped with a vaudeville stage, which has been enlarged in the renovation.

In May, the Nederlander Organization announced a partnership with the city, Broadway in Riverside, and three touring musicals coming to the Fox. The first is "Annie," Feb 2-7.

The Fox was part of a large movie house chain that was broken up in the 1940s by anti-trust lawsuits. Other Fox theaters in the area include one in Pomona, which reopened this year as an indie rock venue, and the Fox Event Center of Redlands, which books weddings, quinceañeras and other private events and was the site of an Americana concert on Sept. 18.

Reach Fielding Buck at 951-368-9551 or fbuck@PE.com

Fox Performing Arts Center

Sheryl Crow: 8 p.m. Jan. 22-23. $65-$275

Source: The Press Enterprise (www.pe.com)


Mercoledi' 23 Settembre / Wednesday September 23, 2009

[NEWS TV] SHERYL AND BRAD PAISLEY TO APPEAR ON THE JAY LENO SHOW

Sheryl will be the musical guest (with Brad Paisley) on the Jay Leno Show next Monday, September 28th at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.

Source: www.truecountry.tv

 

Martedi' 22 Settembre / Tuesday September 22, 2009

[PRESS] Don't Miss Out on a One-Of-A-Kind Sheryl Crow VIP Experience: See Her Up Close & Personal at Club Nokia, Hang out at the Star-Studded After Party & Make a Difference!

Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Adds New Sheryl Crow VIP Experience to Charity Auction at CharityBuzz.com/hfhfh – Bidding Closes 9/28/09

09.21.2009 – Los Angeles, CA - Did you know it was possible to help deserving families in Los Angeles realize the dream of homeownership without ever stepping foot on a Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. construction site, or dawning a hard hat? Well, it is possible and more exciting than ever with Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity's Fall VIP Experience Auction. With over 20 celebrity experiences donated, there is something for everyone. The most recent addition to this auction, which launched 9/15/09, is a VIP experience generously donated by Sheryl Crow. Don't miss the short window of opportunity to see Sheryl Crow like you've never seen her before - at her up close and personal performance at the intimate, Cub Nokia and at her invitation-only after party (and we all know Sheryl's friends and fans include some of Hollywood's most recognizable faces). Bidding for this unforgettable opportunity ends on 9/28/09.

Other experiences that you won't want to let pass you by include; VIP seats to watch the Britney Spear's show at Staples Center in L.A. - auction ends 9/22/09. Get frost bite while cheering on the L.A. Kings in the lower level, bidding ends 9/24/09. Also closing on 9/24/09 is the chance to meet the star of this year's Emmy's, Neil Patrick Harris, and the rest of the cast of "How I Met Your Mother" during a set visit. Finally, on 9/29/09, you'll no longer be able to bid on the opportunity to watch Green Day at a sound check party, or walk the red carpet at the launch of Lauren Conrad's new clothing line for Kohls. Join us in building a greater L.A. by visiitng www.charitybuzz.com/hfhfh and placing a bid, or by sharing this with your friends and family. This is the type of auction where a bidding war is a very good thing!

Website: http://charitybuzz.com/auctions/HFHFH/catalog_items

Source: Pitch Engine (www.pitchengine.com/)

 


[TIPS&TRICKS] FLAC: NEW TUTORIAL AND SOFTWARE

I made a little tutorial on how to easily convert FLAC files to WAV and MP3 format with Frontah. Check it out!

 

Domenica 20 Settembre / Sunday September 20, 2009

[POSTER] ROCK A LITTLE, FEED A LOT

 


[NEWS] SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH...

Mr. Costello will welcome Sheryl to his Spectacle program, now going into its second season. The tv show features intimate interviews between the host, Elvis Costello, and various musical guests intertwined with performances by Costello, the guests, and duets between the two.

Sheryl will be featured (along with Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case and Jesse Winchester) on the episode #2, set to be taped at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on September 21.

The airing date is not available at this time.

Source: ElvisCostello.info

 

Venerdi' 18 Settembre / Friday September 18, 2009

[MAGAZINE] HEALTH MAGAZINE - OCTOBER ISSUE

- -

[ CLICK TO ENLARGE ]

By Jancee Dunn
From Health magazine

Sheryl Crow is one of music’s biggest talents, but you’d never know it talking to her. The mom of 2-year-old Wyatt is more likely to chat about motherhood than about being a rock star (even President Obama has her music on his iPod). Despite her fame, she’s still the same down-to-earth girl from Missouri.

Not that Sheryl, 47, is afraid of the spotlight—she’s been an advocate for a ton of causes, including finding a cure for breast cancer, which she was involved with even before her own cancer diagnosis in 2006. (She’s now cancer-free.)

nd while she’s always been a fitness fanatic and sensible eater, Sheryl’s now even more mindful of preserving her health. In 2007, she opted for a less stressful life and moved to a farm outside of Nashville, where she lives with Wyatt.

This month, Sheryl releases a deluxe two-disc edition of her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club, stuffed with goodies like a bonus DVD, rarities, and B-sides. At the end of a busy day, she took questions submitted by Health readers. (“Great question!” she kept exclaiming, so kudos to you!)

Q: I’m a breast cancer survivor, and I’m wondering, are you doing anything special with your diet to stay healthy and cancer-free?
Sherry Lebed Davis, Lynnwood, Wash.

Sheryl: When I first got diagnosed, I went to this great nutritionist who specializes in disease prevention and well-being, and I still incorporate her tips like eating omega-3s—I eat salmon or other fish at least three times a week.

I eat a lot of walnuts, almonds, colorful vegetables, and prunes, which get such a bad rap but are loaded with antioxidants. I also drink pomegranate juice and keep a vat of tomato soup around or some kind of tomato sauce, because it has lycopene. Also, spices like cinnamon, which I throw into my cereal.

And one big thing I learned was that so much of wellness depends on your body getting rid of waste. So I eat a lot of Fiber One, which has 14 grams of fiber per serving.

Q: My mom was a two-time cancer survivor, and both times she was told that her attitude was the strongest tool she had. What has helped you most?
Kym Ott, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sheryl: It was a really personal blow, because I was newly out of a relationship and that made it more difficult to even fathom that I could be diagnosed with cancer. And this great friend told me one of the gateways to awakening is to allow yourself to experience your emotions.

As Westerners, we’ve gotten adept at suppressing them. It’s always ‘Try not to think about it’ or ‘Keep yourself busy.’ You push all that stuff down, and it manifests itself in other ways—whether it’s stress or disease. So my attitude was to grieve when I felt like grieving, be afraid when I felt like being afraid, and be angry when I felt like being angry. It also helped me to learn to say no to people. That’s been really liberating.

I kept my breast cancer tattoos—where the radiation was lined up on my chest. Once in a while I look at it to remind myself that I have to put on my oxygen mask first before I put it on anybody else.

Q: What’s it like when you go in for check-ups? Are you nervous? Do you take a friend?
Heather Lynn, Warwick, N.Y.

Sheryl: I totally get nervous. In between checkups, I rarely think about having had cancer. I am reminded of it because I get to speak of it a lot: I have the dubious honor of talking to women about being diligent, knowing their family history, and so on. But when I go in, it is a sobering moment when you’re waiting for the results.

Q: What is your prognosis?
Dinah Williams, Cranford, N.J.

Sheryl: I’m now sort of out of the danger zone, so I don’t think about it as much. Although recently I had to have my uterus looked at, and that was terrifying. It was like Oh my God, what if it spread? So it’s definitely part of my life now.

Q: What’s the best thing about being you?
Kimberly Lee, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sheryl: I have this great little boy who has enhanced my life in a million different ways. And I have a job I really love. And I live in a place where I’m surrounded by nature, which for me is my close connection to God.

Q: You have such a great body—what’s your exercise regimen like?
Megan Brown, Raleigh, N.C.

Sheryl: I try to do something every day that’s sports-related, and I like to be outside. I love riding my bike, and playing tennis, and paddle surfing. I don’t love going to the gym, but I’ll do it if it’s rainy.

Q: You always look so young. What’s your secret?
Rachel Westerfield, St. Louis

Sheryl: To be perfectly honest, genetics. My mom has really beautiful skin. Aside from that, I’d say trying to purge myself of stress.

But I definitely am embracing aging. When you shoot your face with Botox and stuff, you rob yourself of your ability to have youthful expressions, and that’s why sometimes people look a lot older.

And when you get plastic surgery, you start to look like everybody else: the big lips, the weird thing in the middle of your face where you’ve got fillers, and your eyebrows are up a little. I also have never spent a lot of time in front of the mirror. So as far as I know, I look like I’m 24, which is how I feel.

Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
Marianne McConaghy, Sun City, Ariz.

Sheryl: [laughs] Lay’s potato chips and Grey’s Anatomy.

Q: You were a backup singer on tour with Michael Jackson in the late ‘80s. What did you learn about fame—how to handle it, or maybe what not to do?
Veronica D. Brown, Camp Springs, Md.

Sheryl: I wasn’t famous at the time, so for me to witness what he went through, it would never have occurred to me that that would ever apply to my life. But the kind of fame that he had to endure—or, I guess at times, got to enjoy—isn’t the norm. None of that is relatable to me.

But I learned so much from watching him, about professionalism, about uniqueness, about artistry—things that set him apart from the rest of us. And it was a gift that I got to be witness to his greatness for 18 months. I got to see some of the crazier stuff, too—the fans, the kind of undoing of his identity and the re-doing of his identity, and how lonesome that must have felt.

Q: I’m coming up on 40 and single but have always dreamed of being a mom. What questions did you put to yourself to make sure you were ready?
Melissa Bigner, Charleston, S.C.

Sheryl: Not questions, necessarily. I had to let go of this picture I’d always painted about my life, about how it was going to be set up with a husband, a house, and all that. At the time I was considering adopting, everything else had sort of not worked. When you let go of the story you tell, a lot of times it creates a whole world of expansion for other things to come in. And I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, so I just had great faith that when that little person found me, that I would be ready and everything would be fine.

Q: If there was one piece of wisdom you could make sure your child has in his heart and could carry into the world, what would it be?
—Joan Steffend, Edina, Minn.

Sheryl: Respect is huge—respect for the planet and honoring and loving this organism that sustains all of us. And try to make every decision out of compassion, which encompasses how you treat the planet and every person.

Q: Your songs have helped me through heartache and loss in my life. What are the songs that you have looked to for inspiration when you’re feeling down?
—Jessi Nelson, Brighton, Mich.

Sheryl: It’s amazing to hear that, because at the heart of it all I still feel like just a normal person from Missouri, and the fact that what I’m doing impacts anybody that I don’t know is very awe-inspiring. I’ll tell you a funny story. Yesterday, I took Wyatt to My Gym, which is like Gymboree. And there was a version of “When You Wish Upon a Star” by,
I think, Take 6 on. And it just slayed me. I find that now the songs that I go to are songs that I grew up with like “Someone to Watch Over Me.” It’s comforting to me as a mother, and it’s comforting to me as a human being, that there is something bigger than myself out there.

Q: You seem to have such a happy disposition, what’s your morning routine like to get the day started in a positive direction?
—Heather Milam, Birmingham, Ala.

Sheryl: I meditate, so I try to get up before Wyatt gets up. If I don’t, then usually after breakfast and reading and activities with Wyatt, I’ll take him down to the barn, and I have a great farm manager who rides him around on the tractor or gets him busy feeding the chickens, and I’ll sneak off and meditate for 20 minutes. Then I usually work out around 10 or 11. My morning ritual is pretty much about Wyatt, because I work in the afternoon.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken, and were you glad you did?
—Heather L. Holloway, New York, NY

Sheryl: Physically, jumping off a cliff that was about 60 feet into water.

It was in Hawaii, for the video to “Soak Up The Sun.” That was terrifying, but it’s funny, the year I turned 40, I learned how to surf, I got out my dirt bike and started doing motocross again, and jumped off a couple of cliffs. And it was all ridiculous, but it made me feel really alive and exhilarated.

Q: What do you do to live a greener life? If there’s one environmental action you could get others to take, what would it be?
—Alice Chan, Rockville, MD

Sheryl: My farm is solar, and it irks me that the government doesn’t make it easier financially for people to be solar or wind-power-driven. We’ve got to start hounding our government to make it more feasible financially for people to go green. I have hybrid cars. We don’t use the dryer full blast, we don’t run the dishwasher unless it’s totally full. I reuse my tin foil. I like to picture at the end of the day everything that I’m sending off to a landfill. If you do that, you might be much more conscious on a daily basis.

Q: What’s your no-fail strategy for calming your son down if he’s cranky? Do you sing him a favorite song?
—Sally Amick-Russo, Holmdel, New Jersey

Sheryl: When he was really little, I’d turn on “Shine Over Babylon,” which is on my last record, at a pretty good volume and he’d relax and go to sleep. As he’s gotten older, I tickle his face, around his ears, his head, his neck, down to his toes. That really calms him down and he loves it. And it’s funny because my housekeeper used to do it to me when I was little.

Q: You have a little guy–why don’t you ever look tired? I’m a mom of two, and I’d love to know your secret!
—Brooke Ruddy, Johnston, Iowa

Sheryl: Maybe you’ve only seen pictures where I have lots of makeup on! When I wake up in the morning and see myself, I see a tired person a lot of times! But I think exercise really helps resurrect a tired body. I think getting the blood going is paramount.

Q:Do you feel like you’ve fulfilled your dreams at this point in your life?
—Valerie Davis, Dubuque, Iowa

Sheryl: No. I think the thing that continues to make me pursue the perfect song is the belief in myself that the best stuff is yet to come. As you pass through the next portal, you get some kind of understanding that the next stuff that you write is going to be more free and more truthful.

 


[BOOTLEG] LIVE AT THE MOUNTAIN WINERY, SARATOGA, CA - SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2009

LIVE AT THE MOUNTAIN WINERY
Mountain Winery Amphitheater
Saratoga, California, USA
September 2nd, 2009

CD Audio - Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording
Time: 88m 18s
Taper: Wilson66

Lineage: Nuemann KM140s > Sound Devices MP2 > Edirol R09 (16/44) > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC16


TRACKLISTING

CD 1

01. A Change Will Do You Good
02. Love Is Free
03. Leaving Las Vegas
04. Strong Enough
05. Good is Good
06. Can't Cry Anymore
07. My Favorite Mistake
08. The First Cut Is the Deepest (Cat Stevens)
09. Detours
10. Drunk with the Thought of You
11. Real Gone
12. It Don't Hurt
13. band intros
14. If It Makes You Happy

CD 2

15. Soak Up The Sun
16. Everyday Is A Winding Road
17. crowd
18. All I Wanna Do
19. Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin)


DOWNLOAD

Tracks 1 - 6 --------------------------------- [ DOWNLOAD ]
Tracks 7 - 14 ------------------------------- [ DOWNLOAD ]
Tracks 15 - 19 ----------------------------- [ DOWNLOAD ]

All tracks use lossless FLAC, linear PCM at the standard 1411 kbps (CD Audio)


ARTWORKS


Cllick to enlarge


Click to enlarge

 


[PIX & VIDEO] VH1 DIVAS - SHERYL CROW AND MILEY CYRUS "IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY"


[ GO TO PHOTO GALLERY ]

-

[ HD VIDEO ]

HD720 - 1280x720

Select HD 720p manually


[PICS] VH1 DIVAS - RED CARPET - HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES

Click to enlarge (1800x2500)

 


[PICS] VH1 DIVAS - RED CARPET


Photo: AP

[ GO TO PHOTO GALLERY ]

 

Giovedi' 17 Settembre / Thursday September 17, 2009

[NEWS] LA, LOS ANGELES TIMES MAGAZINE TO HOST "CONVERSATION ON HEALTH & WELNESS"

Sheryl Crow Set to Keynote Event and Grace October Cover

LOS ANGELES (Business Wire)

LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine (www.latimesmagazine.com) will host "Conversations on Health & Wellness," an intimate, immersive event devoted to mental and physical fitness, Saturday, October 10th at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.The event will be an experiential companion to the magazine`s October 4th health & wellness issue with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and cancer survivor Sheryl Crow giving the keynote and a
candid cover story interview in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"Getting and staying well is everyone`s goal," said LA Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar."We`re celebrating California`s emphasis on wellness with a day of personal stories, research updates, and a chance to learn about the newest
techniques - all at a beautiful seaside resort."

The event will address anti-aging, wellness & prevention, plastic surgery, fitness & nutrition, future medical treatments and more.Activities such as meditation, yoga, massage, beauty treatments and a sampling of products and equipment are included with the event.In addition to Crow, scheduled speakers include Laura Ziskin, co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer; Dr. Sue Smalley and Dr. Dan Siegel, co-founders of the Mindful Awareness Research Institute at UCLA; Dr. Tim Miller, plastic surgeon and Operation Mend founder, with Octavio Sanchez, Iraq War veteran; Dr. P.K. Shah, director of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher and author; Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness; Dr. Dennis Slamon, developer of cancer drug Herceptin; Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch; Dr. Soram Khalsa, proponent of integrative medicine and author of The Vitamin D Revolution; Anne Wojcicki, biologist and personalized medicine advocate; Ashley Koff, registered dietician and author; Brad Bose, personal training and fitness expert; Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, specialist in sleep disorders, aging and chronic illnesses.In addition, Emmy winner Tyce Diorio will present the piece he choreographed in honor of breast cancer for season five of "So You Think You Can Dance."

LA`s October issue will reveal how California positioned itself as the wellness awareness capital - as early as the 1880s - and how the state`s population flourished around hot springs and ocean breezes.An insider`s guide to spas that infuse indulgence with healthful techniques and dance classes that combineexercise and stress relief with eye-catching moves will be the focus of thepublication`s Style List and LA`s signature features and interviews will, as always, highlight Southern California`s most influential people, places and ideas - in print and online.

The event`s Supporting Sponsor is Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.Breakfast, lunch and a gift bag are included with ticket purchase and overnight packages are also available.For tickets and further event details, please visit www.latimesmagazine.com/events.

Follow us at facebook.com/latimesmagazine or on Twitter @latimesmagazine.

**LA`s October cover with Sheryl Crow will be available by request.**

About the Los Angeles Times Media Group

The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates include the Los Angeles Times (http://latimes.com), The Envelope (http://theenvelope.com), Times Community Newspapers (http://www.latimes.com/services/newspaper/mediacenter/releases/la mediacenter-factsheet-tcn2,0,346234.story), Brand X (http://thisisbrandx.com), LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine (http://latimesmagazine.com), Hoy (http://vivelohoy.com), and California Community News and reaches approximately 5.9 million or 44% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace.LATMG is part of Tribune Company, one of the country`s leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting.

The flagship Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 2 million and 3 million on Sunday, and a combined print and interactive local weekly audience of 4.5 million.The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for over 127 years and the fast-growing latimes.com draws over 10 million unique visitors monthly.Additional information is available at http://latimes.com/mediacenter.

Los Angeles Times Media Group
Hillary Manning, 213-237-2664
hillary.manning@latimes.com

 

 


[NEWS] TRUE BLOOD? TRUE FAN!

‘True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Talks Joining ‘VH1’s Divas’ & His Plans For Meeting Sheryl Crow

NEW YORK

Not everyone heading to “VH1’s Divas” show, set for broadcast on Thursday night, is female.

Joining host Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, Lauren Conrad, Martina McBride, Melissa Etheridge and Kathy Griffin is one very male celeb – “True Blood” hunk Ryan Kwanten.

“I guess I slipped through the cracks somehow,” the Australian actor laughed when Access asked him how he ended up on such a female-heavy bill. “It was a request that originally came from [the show].”

The actor, 32, revealed he’s very passionate about music, and the concept of the show.

“I’m a huge fan of just music in general and plus, I’m sort of into Sheryl Crow. I’m a huge Sheryl Crow fan along with the other women that are there,” Ryan told Access. “I just love the whole idea. My mum is very much an independent woman who doesn’t mind speaking her voice and speaking up for what she believes in and I think that’s also some of the deep-rooted themes of what the show is for.”

And at the event, the actor is hoping to cross paths with the “Everyday is a Winding Road” singer.

“I hope I get a chance to meet her when it all takes place,” he said.

But note to Sheryl — don’t expect a rehearsed opening line.

“I’ll just be me and say that I’m a fan and I hope she doesn’t think I’m an idiot,” he added.

Source: Access Hollywood (www.accesshollywood.com)



OMG! Ryan, we know you're excited to meet Sheryl... but... c'mon! ;-)

 

Mercoledi' 16 Settembre / Wedneseday September 16, 2009

[POSTER] BRIDGE SCHOOL 2009


 

[NEWS] VH1 DIVAS DUETS ANNOUNCED

  • Kelly Clarkson and Melissa Etheridge
  • Miley Cyrus and Sheryl Crow
  • Jordin Sparks and Martina McBride
  • Leona Lewis and Cyndi Lauper
  • Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder
  • Adele and ?

British crooner Adele is also set to sing with a surprise guest whose identity is still under wraps. Be sure to tune in to VH1 Divas, airing live on Sept. 17 at 9/8c, hosted by Paula Abdul.

 


From Sherylcrow.com:

Sheryl and Miley On TV : Thurs Sep 17th

| Posted by hudtm on 9/15/2009
Sheryl Crow special musical guest on VH1 Divas 2009

Tune in to VH1 this Thursday, September 17th to watch Sheryl Crow and Miley Cyrus perform together at the "VH1 Divas" concert which will be televised live on VH1 at 9:00pm ET/PT from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. Hosted by Paula Abdul, the “VH1 Divas” concert brings together the most talented ladies on the top of their musical game. The evening will feature a night of unforgettable performances from various performers, presenters and special guests.

As in previous years, this "VH1 Divas" special will raise funds for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997, more than $43 million worth of musical instruments have been donated to 1,600 public schools in 100 cities, improving the lives of more than 1.2 million children.

 


[SET LIST] WEST VANCOUVER, SEPTEMBER 12


Picture: sherylcrow.com

CHANGE
LOVE IS FREE
CAN'T CRY
MISTAKE
STRONG ENOUGH (with Sarah)
DETOURS
HAPPY
SOAK
WINDING ROAD

 

Lunedi' 14 Settembre / Monday September 14, 2009

[NEWS] SHERYL, NO DOUBT, JIMMY BUFFETT, CHRIS MARTIN SET FOR BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT

Sheryl, Chris Martin, No Doubt and Jimmy Buffett will be among the performers to take the stage for this year's Bridge School Benefit. The concert is set for October 24-25 at its usual spot, the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.

Other top names scheduled to perform at both concerts include indie-folk act Fleet Foxes, Australian hard-rockers Wolfmother, Gavin Rossdale and, of course, the event’s organizer, Neil Young. The Monsters of Folk, the indie-pop dream team of Conor Oberst, Yim Yames, M Ward and Mike Mogis, will also appear on both days.

Tickets are $39.50-$150 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday through 877-598-6659 and www.livenation.com.

Sheryl had already performed at Bridge in 1999.

Official Website: www.bridgeschool.org

 


[VIDEO] "IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY" - VANCOUVER, SEPT 12

 


[VIDEO] SARAH MCLACHLAN & SHERYL CROW - "ANGEL"

 

 

Domenica 13 Settembre / September 13, 2009

[LIVE PICS] AMBLESIDE PARK, WEST VANCOUVER - SEPTEMBER 12






 


[LIVE REVIEW] AMBLESIDE PARK, WEST VANCOUVER - SEPTEMBER 12 (THE PROVINCE)

Perfect day for Sarah McLachlan Foundation show
By Tom Harrison, The ProvinceSeptember 12, 2009 11:24 PM

The first thing anybody does at an all-day, outdoor festival is get the lay of the land.

At 2 p.m. it’s 26 C, and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. Check.

Ambleside Park, where the concert is taking place, is sold out. Check.

There are tents scattered throughout the park: crafts, foods and a beer-and-wine garden. Check.

Signs, such as those outside the merchandise tent, announce that all funds raised will go to the Sarah McLachlan Foundation. Check.

What a perfect day for Sarah McLachlan.

On stage is Dustin Bentall’s outfit, and with two albums out, Bentall’s profile is growing. Most of his set reflects the funky roots-rock of his idol, Neil Young, but his four-person group gets rowdy on its last song, "Six Shooter," which is the title of his second album.

At the Whistler Brewing stage, a few thousand onlookers show polite approval. The sound is good, and Bentall’s "Aw, shucks" modesty is appealing.

Meaghan Smith played initially to very few people, but a crowd of a few hundred slowly formed. Accompanying her on guitar was Jason Minto, who was introduced as her husband. Despite that, the first three songs dwelt on imperfect relationships. But she diversified and went as far as singing “Fly Me to the Moon” on a spooky omnichord. For the most part, her songs had a coy honesty that was light and playful.

At first glance, the Canadian Tenors are the odd man out on this mostly folksy bill. But the quartet adapted its brief set of classical pop to include a couple of Queen songs. There was yet another version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” a song that’s been wrung dry. But the dramatic “Remember Me” was a stirring way to leave the main stage.

Of the first half of the day, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland offered the most substance. While the lineups got longer for the food and beer or wine, the duo essayed their hybrid of blues, gospel and country. McClelland has a soulful voice and Doucet is an adept guitarist. Combined, they make a convincing folk-blues duo.

The Sarah McLachlan Foundation was created eight years ago, and has faced huge challenges. So the short set by her foundation band and choir was sort of a proving ground.

Ultimately, they showed there was still a lot of work to do. But the choice of contemporary pop makes them different. It was the more conventional “Let It Be” that was most effective, however. The Beatles song was made to be swept away by a choir.

Not everything worked — this is an amateur group that doesn’t have a lot of experience, after all, but there is no doubting how much they put into the presentation.

As the sun set, Sheryl Crow launched into “A Change will Do you Good.”

Somehow, it fit into the optimistic mood of the day. Crow’s music tends to be positive anyway, and if the theme of this concert is that music can make a difference, she and her band embody it.

She dueted with McLachlan, which added to sense of occasion.

With songs such as “If It Makes You Happy,” or “Every Day Is A Winding Road” form the core of a belief in overcoming adversity. This is why having her start the second half of the Sunshine Sessions was so appropriate.

Neil Young began sweet and gentle with a melancholy melody that set the tone for a laid-back performance. Although he did veer sharply with the next tune, “The Grim Story of Powderfinger,” he was back in form with “Pocahontas,” and then “Birds.”

The addition of Ben Keith and Pegi Young add to the sweetness as well as the country soul of the rest of his show, with such songs as “Long May You Run,” “Human Highway,” and “Hold Back the Tears.”

Young was more nostalgic than adventurous, staying with the tried and true rather than the unknown or new. As such, it made it easier for Sarah McLachlan to top the bill.

He didn’t bother to push buttons, and therefore left Sarah to push her own. But she didn’t have to.

The success of this day made its own point. She’s adored and her fans are loyal. Appearing with her band at the end of a long day is brave, though.

Cracked and breathy one second, soaring and wailing the next, Sarah McLachlan has invented her own style that continues to be seductive.

She’s still building a mystery, but it’s becoming clearer she is putting her convictions first.

Source: The Province (www.theprovince.com)

 

Mercoledi' 9 Settembre / Wednesday September 9, 2009

[NEWS] SHERYL CROW, CINDY LAUPER, MELISSA ETHERIDGE JOIN "VH-1 DIVAS"

VH1 Divas added a Dreamgirl and a trio of rockers to their lineup today as the network announced that Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper and Melissa Etheridge will all perform at the September 17th concert at Brooklyn, New York’s Academy of Music. Martina McBride will also perform on the special. The quintet joins a previously announced roster of lady vocal talent: Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Jordin Sparks and Adele. As Rolling Stone previously reported, former American Idol judge Paula Abdul will host the festivities, which will be broadcast live on September 17th on VH1.

If attendance records have any standing, Lauper has officially usurped Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige as the Queen of the Divas. This year’s appearance marks the third time Lauper will have performed at VH1’s special after featuring at both the 2002 and 2004 concerts. All the other 2009 performers are making their Divas debut. For Hudson, Divas represents yet another high-caliber appearance in 2009, with the Oscar winner following “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLIII with performances at the Grammy Awards, American Idol and the Michael Jackson memorial concert. This year’s Divas concert will be VH1’s first since a 2004 special in Las Vegas.

Source: Rolling Stone Magazine

Performers:
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Leona Lewis
  • Adele
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Jennifer Hudson
Special Guests:
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Martina McBride
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Cyndi Lauper

Martedi' 8 Settembre 2009 / Tuesday September 8, 2009

[VIDEO] "REAL GONE" - BUMBERSHOOT 2009

 

 

Lunedi' 7 Settembre / Monday September 7, 2009

[HD VIDEOS] BUMBERSHOOT - PART 2

 

Strong Enough

 

All I Wanna Do
(sweet sing-along!)

 


[VIDEOS] WOW!

Some excellent clips from Bumbershoot. Sound is a bit distorted, but the performance is totally AWESOME and definitely worth to watch it.

GO SHERYL!

(Thanks to AllWest4km!)

EIAWR

AIWD

MFM

 

Domenica 6 Settembre / Sunday September 6, 2009

[PICS] SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 5 (BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL)


Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com


Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com


Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com


Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com


Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com


Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Comment by the photographer:

"My last assignment of the day was Sheryl Crow on the mainstage, and it was a nice way to end the evening. Like the Rejects, Sheryl Crow was kind enough to work the stage and move for the photographers. There is really nothing worse from a concert photography standpoint, then an artist standing in one place for the allotted three songs. Thanks Sheryl!"

Source: http://bermanphotos.wordpress.com/

OK, gotta hit the keyboard bed now! I'm exhausted :-D

G'Nite Crowheads!

 


[LIVE REVIEW] SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 5 (BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL)

Old 97's and Sheryl Crow close day one of Bumbershoot country-style
September 6, 12:18 AMSeattle Live Music Examiner
Dan Coxon

There was a decidedly country feel to Saturday’s final two acts on the Bumbershoot Main Stage, thanks to alt-country pioneers Old 97’s and Missouri’s finest daughter, Sheryl Crow. Between them they offered some of the most polished and vibrant performances on the first day of the music and arts festival, and the vast age range in the audience spoke volumes about their longevity and appeal.

Opening with ‘Dance With Me’, one of the standout tunes from their most recent album Blame It On Gravity, the Old 97’s wasted no time in drawing the crowd from all parts of the festival grounds. They displayed an undeniable vibrancy and buoyancy as frontman Rhett Miller struck wide-stanced poses and threw himself around the stage, working his way through many of the band’s greatest hits alongside one track from his recent solo album, ‘I Need To Know Where I Stand’. By the time they closed their set with the bass-heavy and up-tempo ‘Time Bomb’ there was hardly a still foot in the stadium.

Sheryl Crow clearly knew that she had a tough act to follow, but opening with hit single ‘A Change Would Do You Good’ sent a clear message of intent to the swelling crowds. Crow may have previously appeared alongside Rhett Miller on an episode of 30 Rock, but there were no reenactments of ‘Kidney Now!’ tonight as she worked her way through her catalogue of hits with energy and precision. Covering most of her big singles, including ‘My Favorite Mistake’ and ‘Strong Enough’, she knew exactly how to play to Bumbershoot’s eager crowds.

Naturally she couldn’t avoid the obligatory references to Seattle’s weather too, and she even lapsed into a brief cover of Johnny Nash’s ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ at one point, but Crow connected most directly with the local fans when she made an impassioned appeal for everyone to pull down the recent posters of President Obama depicted with a Hitler-style moustache. Her observation that ‘no-one here is a Hitler’ met with cheers and applause, and it was encouraging to see an artist of her standing still prepared to speak her mind on stage. Every day may be a winding road for Sheryl Crow, but there’s no sign of her reaching the end of that road any time soon.

The organizers' choice of Crow to close the first day of Bumbershoot may have seemed an odd one, but it paid dividends as she put the finishing touches on an outstanding day of live music under a surprisingly clear sky. Maybe a change did us good after all.

Source: www.examiner.com

 


[LIVE REVIEW] SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 5 (BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL)

From the Seattle Times, by Marian Liu

Sheryl Crow, De La Soul bring chilly Bumbershoot night to a warm end

A report on the late acts of the first night of Bumbershoot 2009 — including Sheryl Crow, De La Soul, Eugene Mirman, Sick Puppies, Matt and Kim and more.

[...]

Sheryl Crow

At the end of the night, the golden-tressed singer-songwriter took the Mainstage in a cloud of manufactured fog. She sang some of her hits, including "Can't Cry Anymore," "My Favorite Mistake" and "The First Cut Is the Deepest."

Crow was warm and chatty with the audience. "Man, Seattle has some great musicians. Heart being at the top of my list. I like me some Eddie Vedder," she said. And then, looking at the audience: "And I love you."

She provided some political commentary, too, stating that posters she saw of Obama sporting a Hitler moustache were offensive — and asking people to please tear them down.

MORE

 


[LIVE REVIEW] SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 5 (BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL)

Sheryl Crow and De La Soul round off day 1 of Bumbershoot
September 6, 8:55 AM
Seattle Fine Arts Examiner Steve Clare

Sheryl Crow was the headline act to round off Day 1 of Seattle Bumbershoot festival. It would be fair to say that the Memorial Stadium wasn't exactly created for music, except perhaps the oompah brass bands that accompany every college sport known to man, but Sheryl Crowe filled the space as well as any muscial act I've ever seen or heard at this venue.

Sadly, she had less than the numbers her reputation deserved as poor weather forecasts diminshed attendance at the day's proceedings, and perhaps she suffered from competing a little with De La Soul who had good numbers on the Fisher Green stage.

They were lively, well intorduced and played to an enthusioastic house. Sheryl however played to a mildly interested and ludcicrously over stewarded audience but to her credit, she gave it everything.

A group called World Party with London accents appeared earlier and the start of the set was so drab that only the absolutely stunning site of the Space Needle under a full moon kept people at the stage. Simple rhymes, simple tunes didn't quite live up to the billing.

Not a bad start to the festival with Cordero stealing the show for us, but Bumbershoot is just so at the whim of the weather forecasr for those big numbers, and it doesn't look all that good for today either.

Source: http://www.examiner.com

 


[SET LIST] SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 5 (BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL)


CHANGE
LOVE IS FREE
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
GOOD IS GOOD
CAN'T CRY
FIRST CUT
MISTAKE
DETOURS
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
HAPPY
SOAK
WINDING ROAD
---------------------
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL



CLICK TO ENLARGE


source: http://irishking.livejournal.com/450586.html


source: http://irishking.livejournal.com/450586.html

:: COMMENTS FROM TWITTER

Shelbyjune: Bumbershoot was fun. Sheryl Crow is a babe and I love Seattle weirdos. Wish Adam could have come! We got lucky with no rain though! SHIT YAH

theatersimple: #Bumbershoot - sound on main stage SOOOO much better than last year! And shows running on time - LOVE that! (Sheryl Crow was great)
HotRod2180: sheryl crow i gotta say was phenominal. she has a tremendous voice and presence. cant wait for tomorrow
nallyo: My feet are killing me. Surprised by how good Sheryl Crow was - encored w/ Zep's "Rock & Roll". Also, new band to listen to: The Old 97s.
robertwademusic: Sheryl Crow ended a great first day at bumbershoot 09!!! She was Fantastic...
crickontour: Sheryl Crow was good, De La Soul rocked the house, and some kids I'd photographed earlier in the day cam up and gave me a hug. #Bumbershoot
RyanLeeV: Sheryl crow is fucking hot and sexy. Nice!
kimruehl: Day 1 highlights: Carrie Rodriguez, Elvis Perkins, Rhett Miller's Cramps impersonation, Sheryl Crow's Zeppelin cover #bumbershoot
NascarCutiepie: Sheryl Crow was so fabulous. Cannot wait to see James Taylor!!!!
GenevieveMC: i don't know what's grosser, the fact that i just sang along at a sheryl crow concert or the fact that i'm at a sheryl crow concert...
choitoy: "Everyday Is A Windin Road". You know, the crowd seems pretty sedate for a Sheryl Crow concert at #Bumbershoot
jakehartsfield: http://twitpic.com/golsj Sheryl Crow is ROCKIN Bumbershoot in Seattle! Sounds even better from up here in the VIP booth... ;)
thetylerbryant: Sheryl Crow rocks.
rockstarmojo: Sheryl Crow.....HOTTTTTT. That is all
justzheng: Bumbershoot newsflash: Sheryl Crow rocks!
choitoy: "Detours" and "Hard to Take a Stand". I wonder which is the bigger show at #Bumbershoot, Sheryl Crow or De La Soul? I see more tweets for
Brandon_E: Sheryl Crow slams Obama haters at Bumbershoot and people leave? Seattle? Really? Geeze people
cbroat: YES! Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow. Worth the cost of admission right there. #Bumbershoot
canaussiegirl: Ashamed that I am loving Sheryl Crow at #Bumbershoot. Know every song! Can't leave.
ryansgr8: Sheryl Crow is excellent live in concert with the Space Needle in the skyline nearby
mbruchas: We are listening to Sheryl Crow live from Bumbershoot. Can ear her loud and clear in Cap Hill
thetylerbryant: Watchin Sheryl Crow with @caleb_crosby and @jakehartsfield. She's playing bass. I think it's hot.
timpfarr: Sorry Sheryl Crow... you're not worth standing on my feet for... I'm off to the nosebleeds! #bumbershoot
jemerson15: My favorite Sheryl Crow song: took your car, drove to texas, sorry honey but I suspected we were threw, and I can't cry anymore.
Lacao: Missed out on Sheryl Crow tonight. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA she fucked a dude with one ball
abrunsonburner: Sheryl Crow on the main stage... Love her!
A8ster: I totally did not realize how many of Sheryl Crow's songs I liked... whoa
trobinson82: http://twitpic.com/goepl - Polly pocket sized sheryl crow leaving las vegas
foreverxlove: is seeing Sheryl Crow! so glad i decided to stay :
RofflesWaffles: Watching sheryl crow at bumbershoot. Decent o_O
DownToParty: For some reason I'm more excited for Sheryl Crow than All American Rejects and Katy Perry earlier. Probably because of the gays!
Shelbyjune: @aliv2411 I love you too! We're definitely going to be as awesome and look as good as Sheryl Crow when we're 50. No doubt about it!
lilkaraokediva: #Bumbershoot - SHERYL CROW = PERFECTION!!! My voice is toast!!!!!!!
lilkaraokediva: WOOOOO...Had so much fun working for @bumbershoot!!! Saw Sheryl Crow after I got off.....WOOOOO!!!! FANFREAKINGTABULOUS!!
rock247music: Bumbershoot did not care for my Twitter updates. Sheryl Crow was amazing. One of my top 2 female performers to see.


[LIVE REVIEW ] CENTRAL POINT, OREGON - SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 (BRITT FEST)

Sheryl Crow takes Britt audience on tour of her music
September 05, 2009

By Bill Varble
Mail Tribune

Sheryl Crow was gabby.

"I'm just feeling like talking tonight," she told a nearly full house Friday night at a Britt-presented show at the Lithia Motors Amphitheater.

She talked about the winding road she had a couple years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, got engaged to Lance Armstrong, got un-engaged from Lance and adopted her baby, Wyatt.

"It's the detours that help you figure out who you are," she said.

Which was all by way of introducing "Detours," a rootsy tune with a country bounce from the album of the same name.

Wearing tight jeans and spangly heels, long, blond hair falling over a black vest, she talked about jogging around Medford, about breakfast at the Red Lion, about taking Wyatt to the park (he liked it). She also said she'd never been here before, and nobody corrected her, unlike the other night at Britt when Diana Krall wasn't sure if she'd been here or not and the crowd told her she had. Crow played at the Britt Pavilion 15 years ago, when her first album, "Tuesday Night Music Club," was still fresh.

This visit came a day before the singer was to perform at Bumbershoot in Seattle and just a week before she is scheduled to join Sarah McLachlan and Neil Young in a benefit called Summer Sessions at Ambleside in West Vancouver, B.C.

Crow opened Friday's show with "A Change Will Do You Good," a moderate rocker from her self-titled 1996 album.

She asked if there were any gamblers in the crowd. Strippers? Drinkers? This led into the power pop of "Leaving Las Vegas" (sample lyric: "Life springs eternal on a gaudy neon street/not that I care at all/I spent the best part of my losing streak/in an army jeep for what I can't recall") .

Crow's set consists of loud, tight performances of short songs delivered in a sturdy mezzo-soprano with considerable range. She sometimes plays an acoustic Gibson, sometimes plays bass, sometimes puts her hands together and urges the audience to boogie, and even plays a little mouth harp.

16 Frames, a young, generic-sounding L.A. pop outfit, opened for Crow. It's singer/guitarist Steve Sulikowski's band, and the name refers to the speed at which film runs through a projector. A number called "I'll Be Better When You're Gone" stood out among the group's set of break-up tunes, but the set was uninspired in general and featured a spectacularly misguided cover of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

Crow is everywhere these days. But she taught music in elementary school and made McDonalds commercials before touring as a backup singer to Michael Jackson on the Bad tour in the late 1980s. She soon wound up in an ad hoc music collective that gave its name to her first album, which was produced by Bill Bottrell, another member of the group, and which spurred controversy over just what was written by whom. She got the idea for "All I Wanna Do" from a poetry book she found in a used book store near L.A.

Friday she sang a lot of old songs. A pleasing "Strong Enough," also from the first album, was countrified and challenging. A moment later she was singing about not crying anymore when the song morphed into the old Johnny Nash tune "I Can See Clearly Now" and began loping along in reggae time as if in salute to Jimmy Cliff.

"It's a goog thing I have people up here telling me what to do," she joked as a roadie passed her a guitar.

She played bass on Cat Stevens' "The First Cut is the Deepest" and told a story about a 6-foot 4-inch transvestite banned from a Pomona, Calif., coffeehouse.

Crow and the band had launched into a large-contoured performance of "If It Makes You Happy" when deadline called a reviewer away.

Crow is often billed as outspoken, as if she's a contrarian somehow going against the grain, when in fact her music is safe, accessible, user-friendly pop. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it just strikes you as you hear these competent arrangements of these pleasant songs. Once again, the vocals were a bit muddy in the reserved but clearer in the sweet spot on the lawn.

Source: Mail Tribune (http://www.mailtribune.com)

 


[PICS] GUITAR RACK - ST. LOUIS, JULY 11, 2009


click to enlarge

 


[SET LIST] CENTRAL POINT, OREGON - SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 (BRITT FEST)


Picture: sherylcrow.com

CHANGE
LOVE IS FREE
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
PICTURE
GOOD IS GOOD
CAN'T CRY
FIRST CUT
MISTAKE
DETOURS
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
HAPPY
SOAK
WINDING ROAD
-------------------------
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL

Lithia Motors Amphitheater

danielisrad: Standing sidestage as Sheryl Crow plays her set. I am blown away by the musicianship of her and her band.

tanberg_17: Sheryl Crow puts on the best concert EVER!!

wrecklessgirl: sheryl crow's amazing organist with scraggley hair, wearing a vest ... is my new boyfriendnotboyfriend.

Kelisweet: Just got bacck from a sheryl crow concert. It was really great. Kinds loud tho Lol my ears are still ringing



Venerdi' 4 Settembre / Friday September 4, 2009

[SET LIST] SARATOGA - SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 - 2nd SHOW


Picture: sherylcrow.com

CHANGE
LOVE IS FREE
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
GOOD IS GOOD
CAN'T CRY
FIRST CUT
MISTAKE
DETOURS
DRUNK
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
HAPPY
OUT OF OUR HEADS
SOAK
WINDING ROAD
-------------------------
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL

Mountain Winery :: Saratoga, CA (2nd of 2 shows)

 


[SET LIST] SARATOGA - SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 - 1st SHOW


Picture: sherylcrow.com

CHANGE
LOVE IS FREE
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
GOOD IS GOOD
CAN'T CRY
FIRST CUT
MISTAKE
DETOURS
DRUNK
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
HAPPY
OUT OF OUR HEADS
SOAK
WINDING ROAD
-------------------------
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL

 


[SET LIST] SANTA ROSA, CA - SEPTEMBER 1, 2009


Picture: sherylcrow.com

CHANGE
LOVE IS FREE
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
PICTURE
CAN'T CRY
FIRST CUT
MISTAKE
DETOURS
DRUNK
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
HAPPY
OUT OF OUR HEADS
SOAK
WINDING ROAD
-------------------------
NO-ONE SAID
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL

Wells Fargo Center :: Santa Rosa, CA

 


[SET LIST] LIVERMORE, CA - AUGUST 30


Picture: sherylcrow.com

CHANGE
LOVE IS FREE
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
PICTURE
CAN'T CRY
FIRST CUT
MISTAKE
DETOURS
REAL GONE
HOME
HAPPY
OUT OF OUR HEADS
SOAK
WINDING ROAD
-------------------------
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL

Wente Vineyards :: Livermore, CA

 


[RADIO INTERVIEW] THE MOUNTAIN 103.7 FM - KMTT RADIO SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 3, 2009


http://www.1037themountain.com/

LISTEN TO IT

 

OR

[ DOWNLOAD IT ]

8:14 min - 7,5 mb - 128 kbit/s 44.1 kHz

 


[QUOTE] POPULATION 485

 

I am in a motel. Running the basic cable. This video comes on. "Home," by Sheryl Crow. Everything is shot in black and white, that lustrous black and white with the silvery spray-paint sheen. Sheryl is singing at a demolition derby. The possibilities of heaven expand. The derby cars are jouncy and spring, tagged with ads for pressure washers and muffler shops. The drivers careen with earnest idiocy. Heads bobbling, radiators fuming, they smack each other tremendously, in stark contrast to the wistful adagio of the music. The camera cuts from the cars to the grandstand, dwelling on faces. Every face is different, but they share the patina of hard living. Wrinkles and wind scour. Pale brows and burnt napes. A women's skin, jerked and cured by a lifetime of cigarettes. A thin nosed child with bad teeth. A stiff-backed man with guarded eyes. A girl, maybe out of high school, pregnant and beaming, the old lady she will become already evident in her uncomplicated face. The boyfriend's hand, meaty and tan, cupping her belly. This is a powerful human study. Every countenance is proof of common verity. Proof of how station, time, and circumstance shape our visage. Every day I see these faces.

Sheryl, of course, is beautiful. She is exempt from our verity. She is standing amid the sheet metal and the dust and the hardscrabble rednecks and she is singing her soft, sad song, and - in a juxtaposition perhaps confirming the existence of God - she is wearing leather knee-boots and an abbreviated nightie. Between her hemline and her boot tops there is an equine stretch of thigh as to imply a lifetime of mystery and wonder. The song is ending. Cut to Sheryl standing atop a hay bale - O ineffable image! - at the lip of the mud boggers' racing pit. A beastly four-wheel-drive slams into the slurry. It screams through the frame, lifting a vast, chocolaty curtain of ooze, which obscures, then breaks (in delicious slow motion) over Sheryl, legs tad astraddle, head tipped back, arms held wide.

Awards should be arranged.

Behind her, my people rise to their feet and cheer.

Gawping at the TV, I make a noise. Sounds a little like a walrus.

- From Population 485 by Michael Perry

 


[MAG] ALIVE (ST. LOUIS AREA MAGAZINE) - AUGUST COVER

I'm looking for the interview. I didn't find it on the internet. If you have it, please contact me, thanks!
EMail: missouri62@gmail.com

 

Martedi' 1 Settembre / Tuesday September 1st, 2009

[LIVE REVIEW] JAMES TAYLOR AND FRIENDS @ TANGLEWOOD (BERKSHIRE EAGLE)


picture: billskillman

Taylor Mania at Tanglewood
By Clarence Fanto, Special to The Eagle
Updated: 08/31/2009 06:09:26 AM EDT

After 40 years as an iconic songwriter, performer and recording artist, it's no surprise that James Taylor puts on a great show. With more than 200 songs and covers in his wide-ranging repertoire and one of the tightest, most polished bands in the business, Taylor's appeal cuts across multiple generations. His voice remains richly textured, thanks to the healthy lifestyle he adopted after years in a wilderness of fire and rain.

The five-day "James Taylor and Friends" extravaganza ranks as a career high-water mark, a triumph of precise planning and first-class execution. Kim Taylor, now an additional backup singer and Boston Symphony trustee, conceived the complex project and her husband gives her major credit for masterminding it.

Taylor Mania opened Wednesday evening with a compelling workshop showcasing his master percussionists, Steve Gadd and Luis Conte, and closed yesterday as he shared the stage with the Boston Pops and John Williams. In between, there was an Ozawa Hall performance featuring Taylor in some rarely-heard songs and spotlighting his backup singers (collaborators, actually) as they demonstrated their considerable vocal and instrumental skills.

There were two amped-up Shed concerts, considerably enhanced by guest artist Sheryl Crow and superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and even a penetrating panel discussion with Taylor, Crow and Williams, moderated by Boston Symphony Managing Director Mark Volpe.

Among the moments of comic relief: When one of those annoying audience females shrieked "I love you, James!" he responded without skipping a beat: "Seems like a public place to say it, but I love you too." Also, his pre-intermission advice to the audience: "Talk among yourselves and catch up on your correspondence while we go backstage and watch the clock."

Taylor favors a slow build, opening each of the two 75-minute Shed sets with his crooning, folk- and country-tinged ballads and climaxing with percussive, hard-driving, rafter-rattling rockers. His sound system, a bit heavy on the reverb, was well-balanced except during Crow's segments, when most of her lyrics were difficult to fathom.

There were too many high points to enumerate.These magic moments, in no specific order, were especially memorable:

n "Shed a Little Light," the encore at the Thursday concert was preceded by a moving dedication to Ted Kennedy. Taylor's appeal for brother and sisterhood, written in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, still resonates strongly for the power of its humanitarian message.

n A similarly affecting tribute to Kennedy near the end of yesterday's performance featuring "Lonesome Road," beautifully realized by Taylor and members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. The Pops-Taylor pairing, a mellow "Best of JT" compilation, included some well-conceived new orchestrations. It was preceded by a Williams-Pops sampler from "Superman," "Harry Potter," "Star Wars," and Enrico Morricone's "Cinema Paradiso," as well as Williams's own Kennedy tribute, his Elegy for Cello and Orchestra, with an outstanding solo by the BSO's Martha Babcock. In typically generous fashion, Taylor and his band rewarded fans -- some of whom were delayed by traffic -- with more than a half-dozen solo encores, ending with "Close Your Eyes" and, appropriately, "Traffic Jam." With great fervor, he urged the crowd to come back often to experience the joys of Tanglewood.

n The hard-rocking, revival-meeting powerhouse grouping of "Up on the Roof," "Your Smiling Face" and "How Sweet It Is" (a duet with Sheryl Crow) on Friday and Saturday. The energy level was at a fever pitch both nights and the overall effect, enhanced by creative lighting and set design, was hypnotic and transformative.

n Yo-Yo Ma's sweetly soaring cello accompaniments to "You've Got a Friend," "Fire and Rain" and Crow's achingly sad, haunting "Wildlower." Ma and Taylor even collaborated on an arrangement of Schumann's "Traumerei" ("Dreaming"), a unique reverse crossover. Ma is perhaps the only classical luminary accorded rock-star treatment by pop-concert crowds.

n Sheryl Crow's high-energy reprise of her hits, "My Favorite Mistake," "If It Makes You Happy," "Strong Enough," "Hard to Make a Stand" and "All I Want to Do," with Taylor serving as backup. Despite apparent audio-mix challenges, her hard-edged blend of anger, despair, joy and fierce independence came through and added an extra dimension; the musical chemistry between Crow and Taylor was dynamic and palpable. A return engagement is eagerly anticipated.

n Kate Markowitz's "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" (with Taylor on guitar) and country fiddler-vocalist Andrea Zonn's "Galilee Road" and "Frozen," during the Thursday night Ozawa Hall showcase for the band. Also: Arnold McCuller's performances of "Chance" and "Love Will Prevail" from his own album.

n The half-dozen percussion students from the Berklee School in Boston who presented brief samples of their work to Gadd and Conte at Wednesday's master class; they responded with gently-phrased, yet well-targeted critiques.

n The personal reflections by Taylor, Crow and Williams at the Saturday discussion on their careers and personal lives, as well as the future of popular and classical music -- especially JT's reflections on how life on the road nurtures and sustains him because of the feedback from the audience.

n Arnold McCuller's gospel-tinged, stratospheric solo near the end of "Shower the People," always a highlight, always too brief.

n Finally, the tripleheader encores on Friday and Saturday night -- "Mockingbird" and "All I Wanna Do" with Crow and Taylor in tandem and, of course, the benediction -- "Sweet Baby James," with the "turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston" line that always summons heartfelt cheers from the audience here.

The five-day mini-festival turned out to exceed expectations -- a tremendous gift not only to the BSO and Tanglewood but also to the legions of admirers who continue responding to Taylor's artistry, sincerity, authenticity and tight connection to his public.

Source: The Berkshire Eagle (www.berkshireeagle.com)