In concert: Sheryl Crow at the Music Center at Strathmore
By Dave McKenna
Before Sheryl Crow took the stage at Strathmore for Wednesday’s show, roadies cranked up some smoke machines in hopes of giving the room a bluesy ambiance. But puffs of fake smoke couldn’t turn this ornate concert hall into a blues room any more than a new band and record could turn Crow into an R&B belter.
Crow is on the road promoting the CD “100 Miles From Memphis,” a tribute to the soul stylings of ’60s and ’70s pop. The disc’s title refers to the distance between Crow’s Missouri home town and the Tennessee R&B capital and is intended to add credibility to her latest project, the way a kid reared in Beverly Hills might title a rap debut “Just a Short Drive From Compton!” Crow opened with “Our Love Is Fading,” which cops its key lyrics from Norman Whitfield’s “(I Know I’m) Losing You,” a Temptations smash, and Holland-Dozier-Holland’s “Keep Me Hangin’ On.” The musical backing from Crow’s fine nine-piece band was similarly referential.
Crow has a right to get bluesy: She battled cancer and a tabloid dumping courtesy of Lance Armstrong at around the same time. But, plainly, she’s got a distaff version of the John Mayer Problem: She’s too good-looking to pull off the Blues Sister act. “You know I ain’t no beauty queen!” Crow shrieked while rendering the new CD’s title track. For better or worse, Sheryl, we know nothing of the kind. During a roughed-up version of her 1995 single “I Can’t Cry Anymore,” Crow yelled, “You ain’t gonna see me look at my BlackBerry all day long waitin’ for good news!” Tough to imagine Big Mama Thornton or Janis Joplin belting out that line.
Near night’s end, Crow threw a few of the catchy smashes that afforded her the freedom to try this crazy career switch, including “If It Makes You Happy” and “All I Wanna Do,” and Crow led the crowd on a singalong of the latter’s chorus — “All I wanna do is have some fun!” That line provides the only acceptable excuse for her new shtick.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Long Road Home
I Want You Back
.Thursday September 30, 2010
[BOOTLEG] LIVE AT MGM FOXWOODS - SEPTEMBER 25
Live at MGM Foxwoods
MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods
Mashantucket, CT (USA)
September 25th, 2010
CD Audio - Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording Time: 119m 39s Taper: Ringfedder Location: Parterre Left Center, 4th row
01. Our Love is Fading
02. A Change Would Do You Good
03. Eye to Eye
04. 100 Miles From Memphis
05. Can't Cry Anymore
06. Say What You Want
07. Strong Enough
08. Long Road Home
09. My Favorite Mistake
10. Summer Day
11. Everyday Is a Winding Road
13. Roses And Moonlight
14. If It Makes You Happy w/Brandi Carlile
15. Soak Up The Sun
16. Peaceful Feeling
17. encore break
18. All I Wanna Do/Got to Give It Up
19. I Want You Back
20. I Shall Believe
[LIVE REVIEW] MASHANTUCKET, CT - SEPTEMBER 25 (HARTFORD COURANT)
Sheryl Crow Delivers Strong Show At Foxwoods Resort Casino's MGM Grand Theater in Mashantucket
Sheryl Crow has made a habit of liberally mixing outside textures into her fluid mesh of folk, pop and rock, but with her latest album, she has made a dive into old-school soul territory that she has only sampled in the past. The 48-year-old's show Saturday night at the Foxwoods Resort Casino's MGM Grand Theater in Mashantucket was loaded with the stuff, and she made it the elaborate backbone of a fun, freewheeling two-hour program that mixed together hits and worthy detours.
Crow's new 10-piece band brought her material a fresh dose of wow factor, serving as a wellspring of fertile jams as it ignited from the outset of the propulsive "Our Love Is Fading," while Crow splashed keyboard lines across its face. The stout party churn of "A Change Would Do You Good" was thoroughly infectious, a swirl of horns and guitars that ladled R&B flavors across its groove.
There was the occasional longish detour, notably a rendering of "Eye to Eye" that was largely stuck in the mud, but for the most part the large arrangements sprawled in enticing ways. Guitarist Doyle Bramhall prodded at songs with electric jabs, helping drive the juicy "Say What You Want" as Crow's voice formed its smooth centerpiece.
Well-traveled bass player Tommy Sims kicked off an interlude of deliberate blues before handing off to Crow for the flowing "Long Road Home," her singing breezy but authoritative. Her poised exhalation of ballads made for pretty moments, from the sparse flutter of "Strong Enough" to shifts between breathy and bright moments in the easygoing "My Favorite Mistake."
Despite sporting heels sufficient to make an acrophobe sweat profusely, Crow danced gamely to her band's insistent concoctions, shimmying to the rousing "Everyday Is a Winding Road" and ascending a riser toward the rear of the stage to dance like a "Soul Train" regular during a long stretch of "Roses and Moonlight." Show-opener Brandi Carlile joined Crow for an enjoyable duet of "If It Makes You Happy," alternating lines with friendly gusto.
After rolling through "Soak Up the Sun" and "Peaceful Feeling" to close her set, Crow returned for an encore that fused an amped-up rendition of her "All I Wanna Do" with Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." A cover of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" was an ideal piece for her band to chew on and gave Crow a chance to work the high end of her voice, and her turn on piano for the escalating gospel of "I Shall Believe" closed in style a night that had plenty of it.
The early set by Carlile, who will perform Wednesday night at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, gave the headline set a run for its money with its buoyant, eclectic pop rock. The Seattle-based 29-year-old's flexible fusion of straight-on vocals and swooping falsetto recalled Sarah McLachlan's vocal approach with a bit more bite as she chipped in piano to the deliberate throb of "Before It Breaks," and her attempt to offer "Dying Day" without benefit of amplification showed the power of her voice to reach the back of the room, even as cries telling her to go back to the microphone pointed to the impatience of some audience members when asked to consider something out of the ordinary.
Brandi Carlile performs Wednesday at Infinity Hall in Norfolk. The 8 p.m. show is sold-out. Information: 860-542-5531.
Sheryl Crow's Saturday setlist: "Our Love Is Fading," "A Change Would Do You Good," "Eye to Eye," "100 Miles from Memphis," "Can't Cry Anymore," "Say What You Want," "Strong Enough," "Long Road Home," "My Favorite Mistake," "Summer Day," "Everyday Is a Winding Road," "Stop," "Roses and Moonlight," "If It Makes You Happy," "Soak Yp the Sun," "Peaceful Feeling," (Encore) "All I Wanna Do/Got to Give It Up Part 1," "I Want You Back," "I Shall Believe."
Source: Hartford Courant
.Sunday September 26, 2010
[VIDEO] INSIDE SHERYL CROW TOUR BUS
Video by Nayanna
.Saturday September 25, 2010
[FACEBOOK] PHOTOS FROM STEVVIE ALEXANDER
Let's get physical!
Chris Hudson (Tour manager and awesome photographer) with two pretty girls.
Victor Indrizzo (drummer) and Jeff Babko (keyboardist) from the Thieves
Sheryl with Stevvie, Amber Calhoun (asst tour manager) and other ladies.
[LIVE REVIEW] PORTLAND, MAINE - SEPTEMBER 24 (PRESS HERALD)
Concert Review: Tight Crow show keeps crowd on feet
Sheryl Crow's latest sound is a big, rollicking, '70s vibe dominated by horns and organ, strong guitar and plenty of funky wah-wah.
By Matt Wickenheiser firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Crow encored last night with the song that made her big back in ’93, “All I Want to Do,” a fitting return to the energized crowd, as the next line in the song goes, “is have some fun.”
For two hours Crow had fun on the stage of the Cumberland County Civic Center, smiling as she rocked the Portland crowd of 2,800. The audience was on its feet for Crow’s classics, and for some of the songs off her newly released “100 Miles from Memphis” album, as well.
Backed by her 10-person band, Crow’s latest sound came through loud and clear in concert: a big, rollicking, '70s vibe dominated by horns and organ, strong guitar and plenty of funky wah-wah. Her reputation for running a tight show is obviously well-deserved.
She opened with “Our Love is Fading” from “100 Miles,” with a disco-ball-esque version of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture revolving overhead (you know the one – the word “love” is in a block, and the “O” is tilted). Crow took the keyboard on the opening song, leaving it as she moved into “A Change Would Do You Good.”
Her energy started off a bit low, but grew over the two hours, peaking in the several songs ahead of the encore, and continuing strong into the encore itself.
She told the crowd she loved its “little town,” and said she wanted to live here. And in singing one of her top hits, “Strong Enough,” she gave clear specifications as to what she was looking for in a man: He runs an antique shop, drives a beat-up car, doesn’t mind raising a 3-year-old and a 4-month-old, and is vegan.
There’s probably a few who fit that bill in Maine
Crow played a number of songs from her new album, including the title track, “Eye to Eye,” “Our Love is Fading,” “Long Road Home,” Terrence Trent D’Arby’s “Sign Your Name,” the heavy-rotation “Summer Day,” and “Say What You Want.”
She displayed some of her famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) political inclination.
“I saw your rantin’ on TV today. I heard you tell me to reload,” the lyrics go, an obvious reference to former Alaskan governor and tea party fave Sarah Palin. “You got a lot of nerve to talk that way. Someone unplug the microphone.”
She also did a bang on version of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” Note to Sheryl: If you ever get tired of singing your own stuff, you could make a living as a Michael Jackson impersonator. Really – scary good.
Highlights of the night include “Roses and Moonlight” from “100 Miles,” which featured a straight-outta-Motown-funk crescendo built on horns and heavy-caliber drums, with Crow alternating between go-go dancing on the upper riser and dominating the center stage.
Another show high point was Crow’s last song, a pared-down version of “I Shall Believe,” a gorgeous affirmation that’s almost spiritual in flavor and nature. The song climaxed with a stunning light show as drums and guitars jumped in, built on the organ’s foundation.
Brandi Carlile’s opening act was a definite bonus. Carlile, of Seattle, filled the civic center with her whiskey-voiced warble, feeding off the energy the crowd was throwing to her. She obviously has a strong and vocal fan base. And how cool is it that she plays flanked by twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth on lead and bass, two gangly look-alikes in snap-brim hats?
She belted out a number of her own songs, like “What Can I Say,” which has the plaintive chorus of “Time, time, ticking on me/Alone is the last place I wanted to be.” In “Again Today,” she laments how the “path of least resistance is catching up with me again today.”
Her set was a strong and solid 45 minutes, and included excellent takes on Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” and Alphaville’s “Forever Young.”
The Crow tour is set to appear at Foxwoods in Connecticut tomorrow, and heads to Europe in October.
Staff Writer Matt Wickenheiser can be contacted at 791-6316 or at:
Source: The Portland Press Herald
[NEWS] BIG ARTIST ON A SMALL STAGE (THE EAGLE TRIBUNE)
Big artist on a small stage
Grammy winner Sheryl Crow rocks Haverhill radio station audience
By Rosemary Ford email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Three radio stations in the country got a private concert experience with Sheryl Crow for a select group of listeners during her current tour.
The River, 92.5 FM, was one of them, thanks to its unique connection to Crow, who was in Boston last night for a concert at the Citi Center for the Performing Arts.
The 15-year-old station, which is based in Haverhill and broadcasts all over Greater Boston, played Crow from the beginning of her recording career, according to morning show host Rita Cary. As Crow's star rose, so did The River's.
The station, WXRV, has done many events with the Grammy winner of "Soak Up the Sun" fame, and as a result Crow performed at the Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge last night for a crowd of just 50.
Crow sang only three songs, but they were great ones. She also did a brief interview with Cary, who also hosts The River's Music Hall Rewind show.
"She was lovely," said Cary. "It was nice to ask her about where she grew up and her family." (For video of the interview, concert and our live Tweets visit eagletribune.com)
One of the questions Cary asked of Crow: You collaborated with some amazing people on your album — Keith Richards, Citizen Cope, Justin Timberlake. How did that happen?
Crow quipped, "I slept with all of them," before explaining that a lot of it was about good timing and luck.
During the show, Crow took questions from the audience — from "Who was her greatest mistake?" (She's said there were too many to count) to her fondest memories of Michael Jackson.
Crow toured with Jackson in the '80s. Her interview alluded to some YouTube footage, featuring some prime period couture.
One of her fondest memories with Jackson, was riding a pirate ship ride at an amusement park. Crow got pretty sick on the ride, but Jackson wouldn't stop it, thinking her illness was funny.
Crow is on tour to promote her latest album: "100 Miles from Memphis." She sang "Summer Day" along with a cover of Terrence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name" from that album. She ended the intimate show with her classic, "Everyday is a Winding Road."
Crow pays tribute to Jackson on her album — covering The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" in a bonus track that has her sounding like the late King of Pop.
Source: The Eagle Tribune
.Friday September 24, 2010
[NEWS] CONCERT IN KENNETT: MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE
Source: Daily Dunklin Democrat
[LIVE REVIEW] WANG THEATER, BOSTON - SEPT 23 (BOSTON HERALD)
Sheryl Crow electrifies crowd
By Jim Sullivan / Music Review
The Sheryl Crow Funk & Soul Revue.
Bet you never thought you’d see those words strung together.
OK, Thursday’s show at the Wang Theatre was simply billed as a Sheryl Crow concert. But as the lean 48-year-old singer/songwriter and her new 10-piece band took the stage, Sly & the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music” was thumping on the sound system. Crow seamlessly segued into her own hot-blooded, horn-driven “Our Love Is Fading” and “A Change Would Do You Good.”
Funk and soul dominate her new album, “100 Miles From Memphis,” and Crow played 11 of its 12 songs, including covers of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” (a tribute to Michael Jackson, who employed her as a tour backup singer in her younger days) and Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Sign Your Name,” which was capped off with a bit of the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.” Near the close of the two-hour show, Crow and her band extended and rearranged her 1994 hit “All I Wanna Do” into 10 minutes of grooving, steamy music, crammed with hot licks.
Turning up the electricity is a sassy and bold move for Crow, who up until now has tilted toward middle-of-the-road folk-pop. Perhaps some fans don’t cotton to this new Crow: The Wang was barely half full.
With her high heels, blue-and-black midriff-baring top and tight jeans, Crow was earthy, sexy and boho-chic. The woman is a serious songwriter - lots of love and loss in those songs - but she was not averse to shaking her booty. When opener Brandi Carlile came out to join her for “If It Makes You Happy,” it was a kick watching the two singers swap lines and play off each other.
Crow also proved herself a wily genre jumper. She touched on blues (“Strong Enough”), reggae (“Eye to Eye”) and, for her final encore, gospel (the gorgeous piano ballad “I Shall Believe”). Carlile played a fabulous opening set that mixed rock, folk and country. She and her quintet played a truly acoustic (no microphones!) version of “Dying Day,” and rocked the house with two Johnny Cash favorites, “Jackson” and“Folsom Prison Blues.”
SHERYL CROW, with BRANDI CARLILE
At the Wang Theatre, Thursday night.
Source: Boston Herald
[VIDEO] DAILY 10 - INTERVIEW
[LIVE REVIEW] CITI WANG THEATER, BOSTON - SEPT 23 (BOSTON GLOBE)
Crow brings smoky Memphis soul to Hub
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / September 24, 2010
For an established hitmaker, the decision on how much of a new album to play in concert is always tricky.
Last night at the Citi Wang Theatre, Sheryl Crow and her smoking new 10-piece band leaned heavily on her recent soul-flavored release, “100 Miles From Memphis.’’ It might have been a little too heavily represented for some in the two-thirds full crowd. The response was vocally enthusiastic but many folks stayed seated during even the most upbeat of new tunes. But, possible set list gripes aside, there was no quibbling with the spirited performance on display for just a shade over two hours.
A clearly jazzed and appealingly loose Crow showed her deep affection for the new material by singing with renewed gusto allowing her players to stretch on the Stax-inspired grooves of “Long Road Home’’ and “Summer Day’’ — heated with punchy horns and stinging guitar licks — and imbuing older songs with “Memphis’ ’’s smoky soul swagger.
Several songs took on extra heft in the live setting, including the bristling “Say What You Want,’’ while a few had trouble transcending their tepid recorded counterparts, including Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Sign Your Name’’
Among the older tracks that benefited from the R&B retrofit were a more darkly hued “Every Day Is a Winding Road’’ and a rich, full-bodied rendition of her vulnerable ballad “Strong Enough.’’ During the breakdown of that song Crow gave a lovely midsong shout out to a couple slow dancing in the aisles, which led to a funny improvised list of things the singer-songwriter would like in her dream man. Would-be suitors should know that driving a hybrid and liking children are a plus.
Given her own strong vocals, it was a compliment that Crow wished for the voice of opener Brandi Carlile. The young pop-rocker has estimable pipes and charisma to spare and gave a superb performance that included a rollicking cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues’’ and her own gems like “The Story’’ and a fully unplugged rendition of “Dying Day.’’ Carlile was clearly thrilled to join Crow later in the evening for a duet of “If It Makes You Happy.’’
Source: Boston Globe
.Thursday September 23, 2010
[MAGAZINE] SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD - OCTOBER ISSUE
Like the nearly 200,000 women newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year, pop star Sheryl Crow was shocked to learn she had the disease. Now almost five years in, this survivor — and new mom — wants to help women receive more compassionate and affordable breast cancer treatment.
Sheryl Crow squeezes every bit of energy her 5'3" frame contains into her guitar-playing and singing. And she has a lot of energy. Watch her strut the stage, blasting chords and working the crowd with a soulful growl here, a pop-inflected high note there. A spitfire with a six-string, she’s earned nine Grammys in her 20-year plus career. Offstage, this 48-year-old pumps that energy into her role as mother of two young boys and a venture that she hopes will rock the health world: the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center, a state-of-the art digital mammography facility that is part of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, a holistic institute dedicated to the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.
One of the main ideas behind the imaging center that bears Crow’s name and Pink Lotus is to provide a more compassionate setting for dealing with the disease than a traditional multi-issue health center. “At Pink Lotus, a radiologist reads your image right there on the spot so you don’t have to experience those nervous days of waiting,” says Crow, a breast cancer survivor herself. In addition, the centers provide acupuncture and massage services as well as on-site psychologists and support groups to help women process their diagnosis mentally and emotionally. There’s also a nonprofit in place to help those who don’t have insurance.
The first Sheryl Crow Imaging Center opened in the Beverly Hills branch of Pink Lotus in August. Crow looks forward to Pink Lotus branching out beyond its southern California base in the next few years. “Part of going through breast cancer treatment is learning how to voice what you need and surrounding yourself with people who are positive,” says Crow, who received her diagnosis in 2006, at the age of 44.
An Activist Is Born
Like many women who receive a first-time diagnosis of breast cancer, Crow was shocked when she got the word — puzzled even. “I didn’t have a history of the disease in my family,” Crow told P&C. “When they found complications on my mammogram, the radiologist said, ‘We’ll keep an eye on it. Come back in six months.’ But my OB said, ‘Let’s not wait six months. Why would we do that?’ And the cancer turned out to be invasive.”
Crow was immediately sent for a lumpectomy, followed by seven weeks of radiation. “It’s a real show stopper when your doctor tells you you have cancer,” she says. “It brought me to a place of introspection and reflection. I think most women will attest to the fact that when they’ve been diagnosed, there’s a lesson in it. For a lot of us, it’s about learning to say no when we need to and allowing other people to nurture us. Allowing myself to put myself first was my breast cancer lesson.”
Something of an accidental activist, Crow began devouring all the information she could about the disease. When asked about last year’s announcement by the American Cancer Society that a baseline mammogram at 40 isn’t a must for an average-risk woman, the singer’s energy fires up. “I wanted to find out how the doctors I know felt about it,” says Crow. “A hundred percent of the doctors that I feel are the most reputable in the field still contend that at age 40 (or 35 if there is a history), women should have one. When you’re talking about detection being our only hope until we find a cure, it’s better to err on the side of precaution.”
Personal and Public
Crow’s diagnosis was perhaps made more difficult to deal with because of the public nature of her life. Just weeks before, she had gone through a painful breakup with her fiancé, cyclist Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France and a testicular cancer survivor. Crow chose not to discuss that situation with P&C, but she observes, “I don’t know if stress caused it, but I think it had a role in the timing of my breast cancer.”
These days, her life is centered on the fulfillment of being a mom to two adopted sons, Wyatt, now 3, and Levi, 6 months, who travel with her when she’s on tour. In a return to her roots (she was born in Kennett, MO, two hours from Memphis), Crow chose to give up the hectic pace of Los Angeles in 2006 and relocated to a working farm outside of Nashville, TN. “My objective is to instill in my kids the values that my parents instilled in me,” she says. “I want my kids to grow up not being spoiled and to understand what it means to work and to be grateful and generous.”
And Crow is still just as devoted to her craft as she was when she got her first big break — as a backup vocalist for Michael Jackson’s Bad World Tour in 1987. Her smash hit “All I Wanna Do” followed seven years later and thrust her to center stage. Earlier this year, she released her seventh studio album, the vintage soul-inspired “100 Miles from Memphis.”
Spreading the Word
Despite her packed schedule, Crow remains energized about maintaining her health and sharing the wealth of information and wisdom she’s gained. She continues her meditation sessions, which she’s done daily for 13 years, and early next year, she’ll release a cookbook she’s co-writing with chef Chuck White, who specializes in healthful recipes that purportedly boost immunity. "I can walk through an airport, and someone will invariably say to me, ‘I am a breast cancer survivor,’” says Crow. “Women in the breast cancer community want to talk about it, and I want any woman who’s embarrassed or afraid to know that she’s not alone.”
As a survivor at four years plus, Crow finds herself in a unique position to focus not only on her own life, but on raising awareness among others. “They say five years is cured so I feel like I’m on my way to being able to say that it’s not coming back. I have an opportunity now to share something important with my fanbase, which is predominantly women: the need to be diligent about mammograms, be familiar with your family history, and know the terrain of your breasts. I want women to be armed with as much information as possible because prevention is the closest we have to a cure until we actually have a cure.”
Sheryl Crow performs Sunday at Radio City
BY KARA YORIO
WHO: Sheryl Crow and the Thieves, with Brandi Carlile.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday.
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., Manhattan; Ticketmaster, livenation.com or radiocity.com.
HOW MUCH: $50.50-$126.
Sheryl Crow is having a blast.
But shouldn't the mother of two little boys be tired, harried, distracted? Shouldn't the political activist be oozing frustration and unmistakable disappointment a day after primaries across the country? Maybe, but there's not even a hint of any of that coming from the other end of the phone.
The 48-year-old single mother is touring the country with 3-year-old Wyatt and 4-month-old Levi and couldn't sound more relaxed.
"We're just a traveling circus basically," Crow laughs after detailing all the comforts of home that are on tour with them to keep Wyatt happy and little Levi fed, changed and sleeping comfortably.
When she adds that it's actually been "easy," one wonders if the sleep deprivation of the mother of an infant has gotten to her. But Crow seems authentically energized, revitalized, happy to talk about her sons and her new band, the Thieves, as well as her view of life and on this chaotic world.
This week Crow's circus hits New York City with a Sunday night show at Radio City Music Hall. And for fans who have seen Crow before, she promises this will be a new experience. After all, the entire tour has been that way for her.
"I have a brand-new band and it's a new record and people are on their feet from the beginning to the end — dancing and celebrating," she says a few hours before a show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. "It's really been unique. I've not experienced anything like this."
Even the old songs are getting new treatment and a great response.
"We get a huge reaction for 'Every Day Is a Winding Road,' " she says. "We're doing a real soul take with the horns and everything. It's like a huge party."
Released in July, "100 Miles From Memphis" is a soul-inspired album that finishes with a cover of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back." Her tribute to Jackson – her first employer, when he hired her to be a backup singer on the "Bad" tour – channels Jackson's voice in a way that makes you forget Crow hadn't found that strength of voice throughout the album.
Crow and the Thieves often play "I Want You Back" at the end of a show. It's the perfect way to end the musical celebration Crow considers this album and tour. It is a decidedly different feeling from her last album, "Detours." That was as much political statement as musical one, and she was told that while the music was great, nobody wanted to hear the message.
"100 Miles to Memphis" isn't completely without political statement, though. "Say What You Want" is a not-remotely-subtle opinion on the country's current state. But nobody at A&M Records dissuaded her from including it.
"My record label … I don't know what to say about my record label. … They're sort of more into Lady Gaga probably than my kind of music," she says. "So for better or for worse, I kind of get left to my own devices."
Don't be surprised if Crow ends up releasing a children's album or one day drops out of the music scene altogether to focus on being an environmentalist and political activist. This is not a farewell tour and Crow doesn't have a master plan, but she's going where her journey takes her, and one day that will no doubt take her off the stage.
"There are so many different opportunities to make music and do important things, to make a difference," Crow says. "I'm glad to be doing what I'm doing right now. It feels right. I feel like I'm having an impact. But I'm also very drawn to doing work that has meaning, that's not about entertaining masses or transporting people out of the lives that they're in for two hours."
Crow shouldn't shortchange the impact of transporting people, even if it's just for a couple of hours. Besides, everybody loves a good party.
[NEWS] NETHERLAND SHOW MOVED TO 013 POPCENTRUM IN TILBURG
The Sheryl Crow concert on Wednesday October 20 has been moved from the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam to 013 in Tilburg.
Purchased tickets remain valid for the new location. Tickets can be returned till October 15, I you cannot attend the concert in 013. All ticket buyers will receive an email with more details on returning your tickets.
Source: Live Nation
[PICS] TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO - SEPT 21
.Tuesday September 21, 2010
Sheryl Crow: The Playback interview, Memphis, Michael Jackson and more
By Kevin O'Hare/blog.masslive.com/playback/
Perhaps you thought that Sheryl Crow’s big break came when she released her seven-times platinum debut album “Tuesday Night Music Club” in 1993.
Maybe you thought it was when she sang backup with Michael Jackson on his “Bad” World Tour in the late 1980s.
In truth, Crow’s first big break came when the former schoolteacher got to sing a local jingle for a McDonald’s commercial, which is one of the many milestones she reflected on recently when being interviewed during a brief break in her current tour.
The tour, which will take her to the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Sept. 25, is in support of her soulful new album “100 Miles From Memphis.”
Crow, who has sold more than 35 million records worldwide, talked of her upbringing near Memphis, working with Michael Jackson, Keith Richards, Justin Timberlake and others, being a cancer survivor, dealing with the tabloids and much, much more during the wide-ranging interview.
Q. Thinking back to when you were a kid, when did you become aware that there was some very special music happening in Memphis?
A. I knew early on, mainly because my parents were musicians. There was always music in the household. Where I’m from is such a small place, Memphis was our big city. While people don’t travel as much as they do now, if you went to Memphis it was a big deal. So we took a lot of pride in what came out of Memphis as if it was our own. So I always knew a lot of the names that are well known for having been from Memphis, like Al Green, Otis Redding, Sun Studios, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins. I was just always aware of what Memphis was well known for musically.
Q. Your hometown was in Kennett, Missouri, about 100 miles from Memphis. Do you have recollections of your early visits to Memphis?
A. Oh yeah, absolutely. Our trips to see Santa Claus were in Memphis at the Goldsmith’s Department Store. That’s the thing we always looked forward to. We would go there to get ready for school and shop. It truly was the big city. I do remember it when segregation started happening and how Memphis really changed so I have very strong and precious memories and memories of Memphis radio, listening with my sisters.
Q. You had Keith Richards playing guitar with you on “Eye to Eye” from the new album. Tell me a bit about that experience.
A. Well I’ve known him for years but it’s always astounding to me when I think about it that I know him and he even knows who I am. It’s always a treat when I get the opportunity to play with him or even be around him. Having him come in to play was remarkable. He’s very much into reggae music, he’d just come from Jamaica and was just wonderful having him playing it. It’s just wonderful having him around.
Q. A lot of people, including me, first saw you when you were singing with Michael Jackson on the “Bad” tour, but only realized several years later that you were that singer. When you think of that experience now what comes to mind? And what was it like doing “I Want You Back” on the new album?
A. I have particularly special memories of that. He’s not around anymore and when he passed people were recalling memories they had of him. I am lucky that I have memories that nobody else has. Of being able to watch him from the side of the stage and getting to sort of witness his divine uniqueness. Having grown up really idolizing the Jackson 5, and watching their television show. My first record was “ABC.” It’s kind of funny that we recorded that song (“I Want You Back”) not even consciously. It was on the back end of a Marvin Gaye song and the rhythm track was so similar that I just started singing it and the bass player fell into the bass line. The next thing we knew, we’d recorded it. It just seemed like a nice homage, so that’s what we did.
Q. A couple of years ago there was some confusion as to whether you might be joining Fleetwood Mac. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had somewhat differing views between the two of them of the story. What’s your version of that and even hypothetically would you have done it?
A. The only comment I would make about it, because I know what the truth was - and I know that Lindsey and Stevie differ as do Lindsey and I - I would just say that I’m a huge fan of theirs and I would love to play with them. They don’t need me to join the band. Obviously they are Fleetwood Mac without me. But to actually play with them or to tune their guitars or to adjust Mick’s seat. I’m not beneath dusting a stage where they perform. I love them.
Q. You just recently did an exclusive performance for MLB.Com. How big a baseball fan are you?
A. Oh my gosh. I grew up with the St. Louis Cardinals, I’m a huge fan, my whole family is. I’ve not been as committed a follower in the past few years but I always keep up with the Cards. We’ve had a lot of great players come out of there, I was around during a really wonderful period when Willie McGee, Ozzie Smith and Andy Van Slyke, so many great players were playing.
Q. The song “Say What You Want” has some lyrics that are pretty clearly inspired by Sarah Palin. You had blogged about her in 2008. What is it about her, more than other politicians, that seems to get you so fired up?
A. I don’t know if it’s even really about her. The song is really about how our sense of what leadership is has changed. I think of leadership as being – a powerful leader is one who inspires you to do greatness and to be the best that you can and to aspire to do what’s not been done before. I just think that leadership in the past few years has become about cynicism and being snarky and sarcastic and not really being about facts and knowing what’s going on. I can’t say that she was the most informed candidate. I think we’ve entered a slippery slope of what great leadership is. Just because you have a microphone and can create an audience by inspiring fear doesn’t mean you’re a great leader and I feel our country deserves the best of the best.
Q. Perhaps a less expected collaboration on the new album finds you with Justin Timberlake (a Memphis native) on a cover of Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Sign Your Name.” How did that come about?
A. That’s an interesting story. Over the last five records, which I’ve produced myself, I’ve worked in my own home studio. But there’s something luxurious about being in a public studio, where you get to run into other artists. So I happen to be working at Henson (studio in Los Angeles) and ran into him (Justin) in the hallway and I said “Come in here and listen to this.” He immediately heard the Memphis connection and volunteered to do backups on it which was just a little serendipity by virtue of being in the same studio. I love the guy, can’t speak highly enough of him. He’s immensely talented and knows so much about music, he’s just great.
For Kevin O'Hare's full review of Sheryl Crow's new album, click here.
Q. For awhile you were in the tabloids a lot, mostly as a result of your relationship with Lance Armstrong. Is that part of the price of celebrity or is there a way for a well known singer to have relationships without them ending up as tabloid fodder?
A. I live in Nashville now and I feel very lucky to be in a place where the paparazzi don’t hawkishly lurk. I can have a life that is for the most part normal. And my kids can do normal things and not have their picture taken, which is one of the things thatall the websites that are geared around kids of celebrities. There are definitely ways. When you have two people involved who are well known it’s trickier, but people do it, you just can’t live in Los Angeles or New York.
Q. I think “Peaceful Feeling” is one of the strongest songs on the new album. Tell me a bit about how that one came about?
A. This record for me was about emotion, vulnerability and openness. I think soul music has typically been sensual music, music that’s about desire. Although you have so many great writers like Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding who were writing socio-political songs, my objective was still to remain in the emotional space. Even though there are a couple of political lyrics I guess. But this song for me is a celebration of what I hope we are heading towards. While everything seems exponentially more chaotic everyday, we have to find a way to manifest peace. Peace within to manifest peace without.
I had an opportunity to sit with the Dalai Lama recently and I asked him “How do you raise children when the world seems like such a chaotic place?” He said, “You be peaceful.” As a parent you practice peace and your children observe that and that becomes an observation that they can implement. If that means meditating in front of them or being quiet in front of them and them understanding what that is, then that’s not foreign as they become evolved human beings.
Q. You’re a cancer survivor. After having gone through that, what kind of influence did it have on your music?
A. Everything in your life informs your music and for me that was a very challenging time and it ultimately dictated that I refine my life. The result of that was the “Detours” record. I felt a real strong sense of urgency about my writing, about writing about the truth, writing about things that people were writing about and the obvious elephant in the room that people weren’t talking about. I had a three month old at the time, I just felt there were so many things to write about that were important for me and music is great for that.
Q. Is this the biggest band you’ve ever toured with and what do the players bring to your sound?
A. The biggest band I ever toured with I had a string section under the direction of David Campbell with the “Wildflower” record. That was probably the biggest. This is 10-piece group. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had. The people are great, musically they are astounding. No two shows have been the same. It’s just really fun…it’s an extremely inspiring situation and I’m just loving every moment of it.
Q. While many people assume the Michael Jackson tour was your first big break, you were an elementary school teacher before that when you scored your first real success singing a commercial for McDonald’s?
A. Uh-huh (laughs)
Q. I believe you made $40,000 for the one commercial at a time when your salary as a teacher was $17,000 for the year?
A. That’s right. There is all kinds of commentary to be made about that. There’s a lot more money in advertising than there is in teaching. For me it was kind of a catalyst for me moving to Los Angeles, feeling that while I’m young I should move and try to make my mark before I really settled into teaching and getting married and having kids and all that. It was an unusual situation in that I recorded a jingle that was actually a regional commercial out of Chicago. It got picked up and went network. What can I say? It gave me the opportunity basically to move to Los Angeles and try and get other jingle work and try and get other recording gigs. That’s how I got the Michael Jackson tour and from that, went on and started pounding the pavement to get my own record deal.
Q. What did you enjoy the most about teaching and in terms of pure job satisfaction, how does it compare with the career you eventually chose?
A. I love teaching and I feel like it’s the most important job. When I hear about legislation for teachers, I always still consider myself to be a teacher and I always fight for those causes. I feel like it’s the most important job that anyone can have. And if you want to look at what the future of our country looks like, step into the classroom. It’s an extremely important job, I loved it and I felt like I was a good teacher. But it’s a very different thing. As a musician you’re much more selfish, obviously. You’re writing for your own sense of self-expression and the satisfaction comes in different ways. It comes out of a great gig or a connection with someone who said that your music meant something to them. As a teacher, seeing children learn, and seeing a light go on is uniquely and personally gratifying like nothing else because there’s a ripple effect that goes along with that. So I would say that both have merit.
Q. How far does the U.S. leg of this tour go, and what happens next?
A. I think it’s going to go through the first of October then we go to Europe. After that it’ll be the odd events before Christmas. And then I’m hoping in the spring we’ll go back out, maybe right after the first of the year perhaps. In the late spring, we’ll release “Vol. 2” (of “100 Miles From Memphis”) because we’ve got quite a lot of material, we’ll finish it up and put out “Vol. 2” from these sessions…we’ve got a lot to choose from.
.Monday September 20, 2010
[NEWS] RENO SHOW RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER!
Singer Sheryl Crow has announced she will be returning to Reno for a concert at Silver Legacy Resort Casino this fall. Fans will be able to see Crow live in the Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m.
Crow had been scheduled to perform at the Reno Events Center on Sunday, September 12, but was forced to cancel due to an illness that affected her throat. Tickets for her previous show may not be exchanged for tickets to the November 13 performance. Seats for the September 12 show are being refunded at point of purchase. Contact your individual ticket distributor for more information.
Crow’s previous performance was also scheduled with Special Guest Brandi Carlile. The new show on November 13 will be a more intimate production with Crow performing exclusively for guests.
Photos: Splash and De Lupardis S.S. & Fettuccini (L.A.)
[VIDEO] RANCHO MIRAGE - SEPTEMBER 18 - ENCORE
[RADIO] SHERYL ON KPRI SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 19
57 minutes - 96 kHz
Intro - All I Wanna Do (studio)
DJ Crow "A Case of U" - Joni Mitchell
"You Can Close Your Eyes" - James Taylor
DJ Crow "Way Over Yonder" - Carole King
"It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" - Bob Dylan
DJ Crow "Trouble" - Ray LaMontagne
"Harvest" - Neil Young
DJ Crow "Jackson" - Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
"Coal Miner's Daughter" - Loretta Lynn
DJ Crow "Chain of Fools" - Aretha Franklin
"Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield
DJ Crow "Take me to the River" - Al Green
"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - The Temptations
[LIVE REVIEW] MURPHY, CA - SEPTEMBER 17
Sheryl Crow Wows the Foothills ~ By, Charity Maness
Murphys, CA....Sheryl Crow, winner of nine Grammy Awards, rocked the Ironstone Vineyards Amphitheater at the final concert of the season for Ironstone, singing many songs from her very large repertoire along with a few from her recently released “100 Miles from Memphis” album. Her talent certainly not limited to one genre, she reaches across generational lines touchy all that hear her music. Claiming her love of all genres comes from her love of anything with a drum beat, quoted as saying, “If it doesn’t have a drum beat, you can just forget about it.” ....
Opening for Sheryl was G. Love and Special Sauce a band with an interesting take on R&B, a mixture of a little hip hop, a little soft rap, and a touch of old time rock and roll. This four man band from Philadelphia had the crowd dancing and screaming for more. G. Love, aka Garrett Dutton, showed off his multiple talents on guitar, vocals, and harmonica, proving that harmonica is not just for country or blues.
Security was on their game when the crowd went wild as Sheryl entered the stage. The people stood in their seats and danced in the isles, undulating to the rhythmic sounds and memorable songs. Sheryl stopped briefly to tell us all how lucky we were to live in such a beautiful area, saying that she and her son enjoyed their visit to Murphy’s. She invited the crowd to join in song with her, smiling her broad smile, as the crowd acquiesced readily joining in at full volume.
With musical parents, father a trumpeter and mother a pianist, it was a pretty good chance that Sheryl would be bitten by the music bug. While in High School Sheryl was an honor student and enrolled in FFA, going on to college to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition, performance and education. After graduating college Sheryl became a music teacher which allowed her the time to sing in bands on the weekends. Starting with jingles and moving to back up vocals in 1987 for Michael Jackson, Sheryl was on her way. Today Sheryl Boasts 9 Grammy’s, 3 American Music Awards, and 1 People’s Choice Award, to name a few.
[LIVE REVIEW] SANTA YNEZ - SEPTEMBER 16
Review: Sheryl Crow at Chumash Casino
September 19, 2010 3:06 pm
By COLIN P. JONES
Sheryl Crow reminds me of Neil Young, in the sense that the reigning queen of rock bends and challenges musical genres every time she steps into the studio. While this shows lots of creative moxie, it doesn’t always translate to her live performances.
That was apparent early on at the Samala Showroom, a cozy 1,400-seat venue at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez that consistently brings the best big-name talent to the Central Coast year round. Looking more like a Vegas lounge singer than rocker chick in her high heels and frilly blouse, Crow struggled to find her stride, clumsily mixing new songs with old staples such as ‘Change Will Do You Good’, ‘Can’t Cry Anymore’ and ‘Strong Enough’.
But it wasn’t for lack of trying. After all, you don’t bring an 11-piece band on the road if your goal isn’t some serious sonic pleasure. However, the audience didn’t help either, staying seated despite Crow’s pleas to clap and dance. With a large security force that resembled the Mossad keeping the peace, maybe they were feeling a little tentative.
Turns out, it was a focus on Crow’s new album, 100 Miles from Memphis and its catchy ‘Summer Day’ and title track that seemed to get the band, Crow and the crowd out of their collective funk. Except for ‘Day’, it’s a rootsier departure from previous poppy songwriting that meshed perfectly with the horns and harmony singers that Crow has added for this tour. While she is certainly an accomplished musician, this allowed Crow to focus more on singing and dancing.
These new songs set up the payoff concertgoers were looking for: familiar hit tracks like ‘My Favorite Mistake’ and ‘Everyday is a Winding Road’. Lead guitarist Chris Bruce, who looks like Prince and plays like Hendrix, nearly stole the show with an amazing solo on ‘Long Road Home’. It seemed to wail and reverberate through the theater walls into the entire casino, likely shaking up even the most seasoned gamblers.
At this late point in the show, security pulled the ropes at the front, allowing concertgoers to rush the stage and get a close up with their idol. Crow brings out a nice mix of young and old fans but it was mostly the younger females who took advantage. This is a nice touch by the Chumash staff, a regular one that somewhat alleviates the inhibitions you feel from the lack of alcohol and tight seating. Still, the Samala remains a gem in a less than stellar, albeit improving, Central Coast concert scene.
Soon, Crow and her band had the crowd whipped into a frenzy as they dove into spirited renditions of ‘If it Makes You Happy’ and ‘Soak up the Sun’. Always smiling and engaging, the singer/songwriter seemed genuinely pleased by the cheers and overall adulation. Leaving the stage a la Elvis as the band played on, Crow soon returned to sing her signature ‘All I Wanna Do’ with a unique arrangement that probably keeps her from sleepwalking through that one.
But it didn’t matter: the audience was hooked by now. Expecting her to depart after the big hit, Crow surprised everyone by singing the Jackson 5 classic ‘I Want You Back’. Then she moved to a piano that seemed to magically appear, serenading everyone with a passionate ‘I Shall Believe’, a forgotten classic from her first album that seemed to awe the band as well as the crowd.
By the end of the 2-hour plus concert, we all did. In Crow that is.
[NEWS] SHERYL, ERIC AND THE DIAMONDS MADE FROM RAIN
Sheryl Crow first had the honor of meeting Eric Clapton in 1989 when she was working as a backup singer for Michael Jackson. In the years since, she's not only jammed with him on multiple occasions -- both at her shows and his -- but also, the two have developed a genuine friendship. So it shouldn't have been that big of a shock to her when Clapton e-mailed, asking if she'd sing on a track called 'Diamonds Made From Rain' for his new album. But Crow maintains that she was surprised by the request -- after all, friends with him or not, he is still Eric Clapton.
"Eric emailed me about singing on his record. I think they were almost done with it and I got an e-mail asking me if I would sing on a song called 'Diamonds.' And I happened to be talking to [songwriters/producers] Justin [Stanley] and Doyle [Bramhall II] about producing my record and so I went over and I got to hear some of Eric's record and was just blown away by it. It just had everything that I love about what Eric does. It kind of went through the gambit of styles that he's been know for through the years all the way, you know, from the '60s and '70s, the classics, the blues, more pop stuff, it really sort of, for me, was kind of a look back but with new music. Kind of a look back over the different styles that he's made his own. So it was really for me a huge compliment that he asked me to sing on the song, and the song is absolutely gorgeous." -- Sheryl Crow
Source: Spin & AOL Music
[NEWS] WHAT'S COOKING?
[NEWS] DJ CROW
.Friday September 17, 2010
[NEWS] UPPER DARBY SHOW POSTPONED
Singer Sheryl Crow’s show Sept. 28 at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby has been postponed, promoter Live Nation has announced.
Live Nation says the show will be rescheduled for early 2011. Tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date. Ticketholders should hold on to their tickets or refunds can be requested at the point of purchase.
Live nation said the postponement was due to “a scheduling conflict,” and released no further details.
But Crow posted a message on her website Monday saying that “last week she contracted a virus from her oldest son. It developed into acute laryngitis. The result has been that her vocal cords quickly became extremely inflamed and swollen.”
The message says Crow “was barely able to complete her performance in Los Angeles” on Sept. 10, and “the otolaryngologist [Ear Nose and Throat specialist] that attended her on site was very explicit in his advice.
“In order to avoid long-term injury to her vocal cords that could in any way jeopardize her career, I have placed her on complete voice rest for forty-eight hours along with additional anti-inflammatory medication,” the message quotes the doctor as saying. “She will be re-examined on Sept. 13, 2010, at which time I am an optimistic that she will be able to resume her scheduled performances."
Crow postponed concerts in Las Vegas on Sept. 11 and Reno on Sept 12, but was given the green light to continue her performances starting at Saratoga, Calif., on Tuesday. She was scheduled for six more shows before the Tower Theater, including tonight in Murphys, Calif., but the status of those is unclear.
Crow back in 2001 canceled a sold-out show at Bethlehem’s Musikfest festival just three days before the concert, saying she was sick. But Crow showed up a day after the show’s date at a New York party to celebrate Tony Bennett’s 75th birthday.
[LIVE REVIEW] GREEK THEATER - SEPTEMBER 10 - #3
Review of Sheryl Crow live at the Greek Friday Sept. 10th
LA Music Examiner
Sheryl Crow dazzled the Greek in Los Angeles on Friday night. Sick with the flu caught from her young child, Sheryl set her sights on fun rather than perfunctory musical perfection. In doing so, she achieved the rare show that included truly entertaining spectacle along with musical substance.
Her abilities as a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist are well known. And her blues harmonica and gospel-like piano profiled the range of her musicianship.
But above all, backed by a remarkable and very large band, Sheryl brought in the funk and entertained to the max. Only the E Street Band is even comparable in terms of long, tight prearranged jams that bring the crowd to a fever pitch. Songs like a “A Change Would Do You Good” indeed did do everyone good with these new arrangements. Her new album 100 Miles from Memphis describes not only where Sheryl grew up, but where the soul of her current sound finds its heart.
Engaging, funny, and subtly political throughout the evening, Crow’s message of love, hope and change mixed with a riveting, fearless live performance. Despite her great melodies and lyrics, she proved the degree to which she is ultimately rhythm-based as a musician and the extent to which she is also a true entertainer at heart.
It is rare to see an artist combine the left wing confessional singer-songwriter politics of, say, an Ani DiFranco with the sexy, rhythmic rock charisma of a Mick Jagger type band leader, but, even when so severely ill that she had to cancel her very next gig, Crow demonstrated the consummate combo of big band bravado and singer-songwriter sensitivity. Only Bruce Springsteen comes immediately to mind as someone holding anything close to this kind of range as musician and show stopping performer.
Crow’s act followed Malibu’s Colbie Calliat, the daughter of Fleetwood Mac co-producer Ken Colliat. She received strong hometown support as she performed a pleasant set that included her Grammy-winning duet (co-written with Jason Mraz), a rocking cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” and a rendition of “Bubbly” that warmed the crowd from the toes to nose on this surprisingly cool September night.
[NEWS] CROSSROADS 2010 DVD - BLU RAY DISC - TRACK-LISTING
-Bill Murray Introduction with Eric Clapton
1. Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton - Promise Land
2. Sonny Landreth - Z Rider -SLIDE GUITAR
3. Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Traveling Shoes
4. Joe Bonamassa & Pino Daniele with Robert Randolph - Going Down
-Bill Murray introduces Robert Cray
5. Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughn & Hubert Sumlin - Killing Floor
6. Jimmie Vaughn, Robert Cray & Hubert Sumlin - Six Stings Down -TEXAS BLUES
-Bill Murray introduces ZZ Top
7. ZZ Top - Waiting For the Bus
8. ZZ Top - Jesus Just Left Chicago
9. Doyle Bramhall II - Gypsy Blood
10. Doyle Bramhall II - In My Time Of Dying
11. Gary Clark Jr - Bright Lights 12. Sheryl Crow w/ Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr - Long Road Home
13. Sheryl Crow w/ Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr - Our Love Is Fading
14. Bert Jansch - Blackwaterside
15. Stefan Grossman with Keb Mo - Mississippi Blues
16. Stefan Grossman with Keb Mo - Roll 'N' Tumble -COUNTRY MUSIC
-Bill Murray introduces Vince Gill
17. Vince Gill, Keb Mo, James Burton, Earl Klugh, Albert Lee - One More Last Chance
18. Vince Gill, James Burton, Albert Lee, Keb Mo, Earl Klugh - Mystery Train 19. Vince Gill, Keb Mo, Albert Lee, James Burton, Earl Klugh & Sheryl Crow - Lay Down Sally
20. Earl Klugh - Angelina
21. Earl Klugh - Vonetta
-Bill Murray introduces John Mayer
22. John Mayer Trio - Who Did You Think I Was
23. John Mayer Trio - Ain't No Sunshine
-Bill Murray introduces Derek Trucks
1. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band - Midnight In Harlem
2. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band featuring Warren Haynes - Comin' Home
3. Warren Haynes - Soulshine
4. David Hidalgo and Cesar Rojas featuring Derek Trucks - Don't Keep Me Wondering
5. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band featuring Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rojas, Chris Stainton - Space Captain
-Bill Murray introduces Buddy, Jonny & Ronnie
6. Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood - Five Long Years
7. Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood - Miss You
-Bill Murray introduces Jeff Beck
8. Jeff Beck - Hammerhead
9. Jeff Beck - Nessun Dorma
-Bill Murray introduces Eric Clapton
10. Eric Clapton - Crossroads
11. Citizen Cope & Eric Clapton - Hands of the Saints
12. Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
13. Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck - Shake Your Money Maker
14. Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Had To Cry
15. Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Voodoo Chile
16. Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Dear Mr. Fantasy
-Bill Murray introduces BB King
17. Finale: Eric Clapton, BB King, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa, and others - The Thrill Is Gone
[NEWS] THE MIDTERMs: SHERYL CROW CONCERT FOR BOXER (VARIETY)
By: Ted Johnson
The calendar of candidates swinging through L.A. is getting so populated over the next few weeks that some night have two and even three events competing against each other for Democratic donor attention. Last night it was Jack Conway, running for Senate in Kentucky, at the home of Steven and Dayna Bochco; tomorrow night it is Alexi Giannoulias, running for Barack Obama's Illinois seat, at the home of Ken and Lissa Solomon. Raising money today was Robin Carnahan, running for an open Senate seat in Missouri.
No one has been more aggressive in raising money, and over a longer period of time, than Barbara Boxer. She anticipated a tough race --- she was raising Hollywood money in earnest back in 2007, when it looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger may be eyeing her seat --- and has collected more than $700,000 from industry sources, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
On Sunday, Sheryl Crow will perform for Boxer at a fund-raiser at the Beverly Hills home of Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie, with tickets starting at $250 per person. Co-chairs include Clarence and Jacqueline Avant, Rob Burkle and Sim and Debbie Farar.
Mindful that so many are maxed out to Boxer, Beverly Hills real estate agent Joyce Rey is hosting a fund raiser for Brave New Films' "Unmasking the Real Carly Fiorina," ostensibly to get it some airplay. During the 2008 campaign, Robert Greenwald produced a series of vids on John McCain called The Real McCain, but this video is an effort to argue that Fiorina is to the Tea Party right.
Source: Variety (Sept 14)
.Tuesday September 14, 2010
[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW AND THE THIEVES - PROMO VIDEO
.Monday September 13, 2010
[VIDEO] SIGN YOUR NAME - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
[LIVE REVIEW] GREEK THEATER - LOS ANGELES #2 (SPIN MAGAZINE)
Sheryl Crow Soulful in Los Angeles
By Kevin Bronson for SPIN
Considering everything Sheryl Crow has been through the past few years -- a battle with breast cancer, her tabloid-chronicled breakup with Lance Armstrong, her high-profile roles as a foot soldier for Barack Obama and as an adoptive mother -- it's no surprise the 48-year-old songstress has done some soul-searching.
What's remarkable is the soul she found. It's the musical variety, the kind that echoes in the catalogs of Motown greats and Stax Records, and it's the territory Crow mined for her new album 100 Miles From Memphis.
On Friday night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the only thing standing between Crow and a makeover as an R&B diva was motherhood.
"My little boy got the flu this week, and I got it too. But I'm here," the former Michael Jackson backup singer told the audience, sipping something ostensibly medicinal out of mug. "I'd be worried if this was 'American Idol' -- I wouldn't be winning tonight."
Her fans would be hard-pressed to agree. Crow's broad smile flickered to a grimace a couple of times, and her velveteen voice went Peppermint Patty occasionally, but the nine-time Grammy winner traipsed through a two-hour set like a warrior, even engaging in some modest bump-and-grind with backup singers Stephanie Alexander and Nayanna Holley.
The concert leaned heavily on material from the new album, which derives its name not just from the music but from Crow's upbringing in the Missouri bootheel town of Kennett, about 100 miles from Memphis. Crow performed all but one song from the new disc while virtually ignoring material from three albums released between 2002 and '08, C'mon C'mon, Wildflower and Detours. The comfort food on this chilly night, of course, were four hits from 1993's Tuesday Night Music Club, a couple of which were suitably funked-up.
Improvisation lightened the mood. She opened "Strong Enough," with the familiar lyric, "God, I feel like hell tonight," interjecting "... and I mean it," and she induced the crowd into several sing-alongs. But whenever her infirmity seemed to prevent Crow from doing the heavy lifting, her 10-piece backing band picked up the load.
Her co-writers for eight of her new songs, Doyle Bramhall II and Justin Stanley, were featured prominently -- Bramhall and fellow guitarist Chris Bruce dueling on the new album's title track, and the whole ensemble sizzling deliriously on "Roses and Moonlight" and the Terence Trent D'Arby-penned "Sign Your Name." Crow had plenty in reserve for piano ballads "Stop" and the evening-ending "I Shall Believe."
"Please say honestly you / won't give up on me," Crow sings in that song, and on a night she cast herself as, at minimum, a believable soul singer, there wasn't much reason to.
Most striking about the set by opener Colbie Caillat was how much the Malibu-bred songstress looked like a young Sheryl Crow. Comparisons stop there, though -- except for the single "Lucky" (co-written by Jason Mraz), the only other memorable moment was her cover of "Go Your Own Way," a song that Caillat's father, Ken, co-produced for Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s. She'd do well to heed that song's entreaty.
Our Love Is Fading
A Change Will Do You Good
Eye to Eye
100 Miles From Memphis
Can't Cry Anymore
Say What You Want To
Long Road Home
My Favorite Mistake
Sign Your Name
Every Day Is a Winding Road
Roses and Moonlight
If It Makes You Happy
Soak Up the Sun
All I Wanna Do / Got to Give It Up / I Want You Back
I Shall Believe
Source: Spin (www.spin.com)
[NEWS] FUTURE CONCERTS: ALL GOOD FOR SHERYL
Last week Sheryl contracted a virus from her oldest son. It developed into acute laryngitis. The result has been that her vocal cords quickly became extremely inflamed and swollen. She was barely able to complete her performance in Los Angeles on Sep 10th. The otolaryngologist (Ear Nose and Throat specialist) that attended her on site was very explicit in his advice.
"In order to avoid long-term injury to her vocal cords that could in any way jeopardize her career, I have placed her on complete voice rest for forty-eight hours along with additional anti-inflammatory medication. She will be re-examined on September 13, 2010, at which time I am an optimistic that she will be able to resume her scheduled performances."
For that reason Sheryl had no other choice than to postpone her concerts in Las Vegas on Sept 11th and Reno on Sept 12th. Ticket holders for both these shows should retain their tickets and check either the venue's websites or www.sherylcrow.com for further news.
As of today (Sep 13th 2010) Sheryl has been given the green light to continue her performances starting from Saratoga, CA on Sep 14th.
See you then!
.Sunday September 12, 2010
[SLIDESHOW] LIVE AT THE GREEK
[LIVE REVIEW] GREEK THEATER, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
Sheryl Crow strong despite sickness at the Greek
By David Hall
FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Some fans may look at Sheryl Crow as an invincible icon, given her success as a singer-songwriter -- nearly two decades of acclaimed performances, an unwaveringly dedicated fan base and a solid grip of Grammy-winning hits (nine since 1995) -- plus her winning battle against breast cancer four years ago. Yet she's still at the mercy of nature's sometimes unforgiving whims.
Case in point: Crow's return to L.A.'s historic Greek Theatre Friday night, which might have sounded superb from start to finish if not for the obviously fettering effects of the singer's current bout with the flu.
"If this was American Idol, I wouldn't be winning tonight," she said after letting more than a handful of typically soulful lines go dry during "A Change Would Do You Good."
Based on my perspective as a casual Crow listener, however, I might not have even noticed such hiccups if she hadn't been so blatantly honest about her illness, reminiscing with the crowd between songs about the health risks of raising two kids while cradling a cup of tea.
[More...] In fact, the sultry swagger of Crow's dynamic band -- including a funk-infused horn section, dueling drummers, a set of sensuous backup singers and the smooth, blues-bleeding licks of onetime Eric Clapton and Arc Angels axeman Doyle Bramhall II -- gave the show just enough consistent oomph to excuse any of the brief rough patches in Crow's voice. Besides, those were often played off with bits of tasteful humor; the opening lyrics of "Strong Enough," for example, contained an entertaining quip: "God, I feel like hell tonight ... and I mean it."
Somewhat unexpectedly, Crow rarely touched an instrument, save for some keyboards on the set opener "Our Love Is Fading," some simple strumming for "Long Road Home" and "If It Makes You Happy," and a couple turns behind a grand piano during "Stop" and the encore-closing "I Shall Believe."
At first, Crow's guitar-free dancing and strutting seemed like a desperate attempt to invoke some sort of fresh, pop-diva persona, further punctuated by her seductively short, silver-sequined shorts that refracted stage lights like a disco ball. But by the end of the set -- which spotlighted every track but one from Crow's latest soul foray, 100 Miles from Memphis -- it was clear she had no such aim.
Instead, Crow evoked the admirable spirit of a big-time hit-maker turned humble songwriter, jesting about excitement over her new single "Summer Day" getting major play in grocery stores, just before basking -- while looking out at her audience with a coy, Cheshire Cat grin -- in the roaring singalong response to her 1996 hit "Everyday Is a Winding Road." While she's modest to the core about her career status, Crow seems to know it will take much more than one flu-flubbed night for her following to fade.
Though the tunes of opening act Colbie Caillat didn't (and may not ever) summon the feelings of timelessness that were entwined with Crow's performance, the rising but laid-back pop star nevertheless charmed early-bird fans, who stood and sang faithfully during hook-laden tracks like the Grammy-winning "Lucky" (co-penned with its original duet partner, Jason Mraz).
Alongside cuts from her 2007 debut Coco and last year's Breakthrough, Caillat also offered a new, resoundingly '90s rock-flavored track, "Before I Let You Go," from her still-untitled upcoming record (slated for a February 2011 release, according to the singer). It served as a finely-crafted, amped-up barometer for the singer's burgeoning career.
Setlist: Sheryl Crow at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Sept. 10, 2010
Main set: Our Love Is Fading / A Change Would Do You Good / Eye to Eye / 100 Miles from Memphis / Can't Cry Anymore / Say What You Want / Strong Enough / Long Road Home / My Favorite Mistake / Summer Day / Sign Your Name / Everyday Is a Winding Road / Stop / Roses and Moonlight / If It Makes You Happy / Soak Up the Sun / Peaceful Feeling Encore: All I Wanna Do > Got to Give It Up (Marvin Gaye cover) / I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover) / I Shall Believe (piano only)
Source: Orange County Register (www.ocregister.com)
.Saturday September 11, 2010
[SLIDESHOW] LIVE IN AUSTIN, TX - AUG 28
[NEWS] LAS VEGAS AND RENO CONCERTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED/CANCELLED
The new show date will be announced soon.
“I have to apologize to my fans for this postponement. I am more surprised than anyone that it hit me so quickly, but at the same time I expect to recover just as fast,” said Sheryl . “I look forward to performing in Vegas soon and putting on a great performance for all of you at The Joint.”
[VIDEO] LORETTA, SHERYL & MIRANDA - COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER
[VIDEO] TAVIS SMILEY - FULL SHOW
22 Min. - 16:9
[NEWS] Q&A - THE GUARDIAN
Sheryl Crow, 48, grew up in Missouri. She worked as a music teacher and was a backing singer for Michael Jackson. In 1993, she released her debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club, which won three Grammys. Since then, she has sold more than 35 million records worldwide. Her latest album is 100 Miles From Memphis. Next month she releases her new single, Sign Your Name, and performs in the UK. She lives near Nashville with her two adopted sons.
When were you happiest?
This morning, when I had both my sons in bed with me.
What is your greatest fear?
My sons growing up not being able to go in the ocean. We spend a lot of time in Florida and the oceans down there right now are a mess.
What is your earliest memory?
In my crib hearing my mom and my aunt in the kitchen laughing.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My mother, because now I have two sons and I have help around me – including my family – I can't imagine having four little ones under the age of nine, as she did.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My inability to cook.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Forgetting my lyrics on national TV.
What is your most treasured possession?
Photographs of my parents when they were young.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Sarah Jessica Parker.
What is your most unappealing habit?
I bite my cuticles.
What is your favourite smell?
What is your favourite word?
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
The pregnant nun.
What is the worst thing anyone's ever said to you?
That I am a terrible singer.
Cat or dog?
Dog – I have three.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Grey's Anatomy, and Lay's potato chips.
What do you owe your parents?
My sense of compassion.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My sons, Wyatt and Levi.
Which living person do you most despise?
Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.
What is the worst job you've ever done?
Waiting tables was the hardest work.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
The 60s. Some of my favourite music came out of that period.
When did you last cry, and why?
Two weeks ago. A good friend told me her husband's cancer came back.
How do you relax?
I am a big meditator.
What is the closest you've ever come to death?
My cancer was caught at such an early stage, I never felt I was going to die, but it certainly gave me a new perspective on my life.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That at 48 I feel as peaceful and serene as I ever have in my life.
What keeps you awake at night?
What we're doing to the planet.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Not to sweat the small stuff.
.Thursday September 9, 2010
[TV PREVIEW] TAVIS SMILEY
.Wednesday September 8, 2010
[VIDEO] STRONG ENOUGH - RED BUTTE GARDEN
[VIDEO] I SHALL BELIEVE - RED BUTTE GARDEN
[NEWS] WHEN CELEBRITIES "STAND UP TO CANCER" THE RESULTS CAN BE MIXED
"We suggested that the new guidelines could actually be a blessing in disguise on the road to a new era of participatory medicine and personalized care. In our view, Melissa Etheridge got it right when she said: "We, women, have to start looking at ourselves and taking control of our health back...It's understanding your health...When someone tells you that you don't need a mammogram until you're 50, you know what, you take charge of that [decision]." Similarly, Sheryl Crow has said: "I encourage all women everywhere to advocate for themselves and for their future. See your doctor and be proactive about your health."
We completely agree with Ms. Etheridge and Ms. Crow that the key is to be a well-informed consumer who actively pursues a dialog with their healthcare providers about what is best for them, given their family medical history and all of the environmental factors that affect their personal health and well being. Our companion site, Resounding Health, is an important tool with which women can do online research about whatever health issues concern them and save the results for sharing with their families, healthcare providers and each other. [...] Let's look at some celebrity cases and consider how the guidelines might have affected them. [...] There is no public information about Sheryl Crow‘s family medical history. If there was no family history of breast or ovarian cancer among the Crows, she is the only celebrity whose preventive medical care might have been affected by the new guidelines, since she falls below the new cutoff age for routine screening."
[TV] SHERYL & THIEVES TO PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
Sheryl & The Thieves will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno September 21st.
[HD VIDEO] SHERYL CROW ABC CHANNEL TV COMMERCIAL "I WANT YOU BACK"
Check out an exclusive sneak peak of Sheryl Crow ABC Channel TV commercial to promote the upcoming new seasons of Extreme Makeover Home, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers and Sisters. The commercial shows Sheryl covering “I Want You Back”. The whole Sunday night premieres begins on September 26th at 7pm on ABC with Extreme Makeover Home then a new season of Desperate Housewives and finally a new season of Brothers and Sisters.
.Friday September 3, 2010
[RADIO INTERVIEW] SHERYL ON MIX 94.1 FM (LAS VEGAS) - 2 SEPT 2010
Sheryl told Mark and Mercedes, the morning team at KMXB-FM, 94.1, that her manager has had talks about her headlining in Las Vegas. "I wouldn't be opposed to it. I think it's kind of cool." Sheryl added that she wouldn't do it for a very long time.
[LIVE REVIEW] RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER (DENVER POST)
Live review: Sheryl Crow @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
By Candace Horgan and Joe McCabe
Judging by her comments at Red Rocks on Tuesday night, Sheryl Crow clearly likes Colorado. At one point, she sang some varied Colorado geography to the audience, asking if anybody was from “Denver, Boulder, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, Crested Butte …” There was also the obligatory, “What altitude are we at?” during a pause in “Can’t Cry Anymore,” and a, “This is my favorite place to play in the whole world.”
Driving into the parking lot, there were signs posted saying cell phones were not to be used for taking pictures or video, and that all recording and photography was prohibited. This prohibition was zealously enforced by the security guards, who shut down anybody they saw taking photos with a cell. Diva much? What’s next? Make people go back to their cars before coming into the theater to leave their cell phones there?
Given that attitude, I was ready for a little negativity during Crow’s concert. I really wanted to find something bad about it. I just couldn’t. From the moment she stepped on stage behind her not-quite-big-enough-to-be-the-Large Band and ripped into “Our Love is Fading,” she was a consummate professional. Her luminous smile and generally upbeat, positive vibe radiated out from the stage like the last brilliant gasp of summer.
Crow is touring in support of her latest album, “100 Miles from Memphis,” and she played much of the material from that CD, including the reggae-ish “Eye to Eye,” the Terence Trent D’Arby cover “Sign Your Name,” and “Say What You Want,” on which Crow’s backup singers soared into the upper registers on harmonies.
Crow’s band impressed all night. Justin Stanley shifted around between drums, guitar and piano. Doyle Bramhall II added beautiful slide guitar to a hypnotic “Strong Enough” and sang harmonies on several songs. Guitarist Chris Bruce played a fierce, almost Jerry Garcia-like wah solo on the long “Roses and Moonlight.”
Of course, there were plenty of old favorites, particularly from Crow’s self-titled second album. “A Change Would Do You Good” was the first familiar bit of Crow, but she really rocked out on “Every Day is a Winding Road” and “If It Makes You Happy.” The perfectly polished “Soak up the Sun” had Crow roaming the stage and doing plenty of call outs to the crowd, who sang along joyously.
Much of the newer material had a disco/funk feel to it. Crow reinforced this on the encore, launching first into “All I Wanna Do,” before letting the back-up singers take the stage for a brief cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” Crow followed with a cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” sounding so like the late King of Pop it was scary.
Despite the newer, funkier side, Crow shined best when she reached back to her roots on a transcendent “I Shall Believe,” her voice aching with longing and regret. Structuring the song with just her on piano at first, you could feel it build until the band crashed in for an epic finale.
[NEWS] SHERYL TO APPEAR ON LORETTA LYNN TRIBUTE ALBUM
Loretta Lynn has revealed the artists she personally chose to participate in an upcoming tribute album set for a Nov. 9 release on Sony Music. Lynn picked Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Allison Moorer, Paramore, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, the White Stripes, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack to perform her hits with the producer and musicians of their own choosing. Additional details will be announced soon. "I am so happy that these singers wanted to do this record," Lynn said. "I love 'em all, and it was so great to hear all the different ways they did my hits. I hope people like it as much as I do and we sell a bunch of records!"
Source: CMT News
.Thursday September 2nd, 2010
[LIVE REVIEW] SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - SEPTEMBER 1
Sheryl Crow’s Garden grows
Review » Singer-songwriter goes back to first love at sold-out Red Butte Garden.
By david burger
The Salt Lake Tribune
Sheryl Crow was much more than 100 miles from Memphis on Wednesday night at Red Butte Garden, so she brought Memphis closer, in a thrilling set that drew a full house and even Gov. Gary Herbert.
I was not in a position to see if there was any gubernatorial grooving going on, but Herbert couldn’t be faulted if he was, because many of those on the lawn were shaking it like a Polaroid picture.
The sultry 48-year-old’s new record, “100 Miles From Memphis,” is a return to Crow’s early love of the music she grew up listening to on drives from her small town of Kennett, Mo., to the capital of soul and R&B music — a day and age when Polaroids were the preferred way to take pictures, rather than cell phones,
The singer-songwriter, in skinny jeans and a sparkly red-and-black blouse, brought along a powerful, dynamic 10-piece band with two back-up singers, a trumpet and saxophone, and at some points two drummers. It was a flexible unit; for example, it easily and smoothly made the transition to a the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” at the end of “Sign Your Name.”
Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of her new record, but in a live setting the songs became brassier, slinkier and irresistible, proving that live performance usually trumps records.
Best of all, Crow seemed more confident and comfortable singing the demanding vocal melodies than she had shown on the album, where she seemed tentative and her voice was thin and pitchy,
More than half of the set was from “100 Miles From Memphis,” but in between the new songs were some of her biggest hits from her past, including “Strong Enough” and “My Favorite Mistake.”
The highlights of the set included the revamped versions of her war horses, giving them a freshness while never stripping them of the qualities that made them catchy in the first place. The only misstep was when the huge band overwhelmed the simplicity of “If It Makes You Happy,” but other than that, the reboots of the hits were inspired.
Of particular note was one of the best set designs and innovative lighting technology I’ve see at Red Butte Garden.
Most performers fail to take advantage of the beautiful setting, but Crow’s crew lit up the foliage and trees behind the stage, adding an organic feel to the organic music.
It was a gorgeous night.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
.Wednesday September 1st, 2010
[INTERVIEW] SHERYL CROW INTERVIEWED BY ERICA FROM 105.9 RADIO
Source: Alice 105.9
[SLIDESHOW] SHERYL CROW AND THE THIEVES @ RED ROCKS - AUG 31
[LIVE REVIEWS + PICS] RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER
Morrison, CO - Sheryl Crow returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre and proudly told the packed house “Red Rocks is my favorite venue to play in the world” a nice nod to what music fans consider one of the most stunning natural concert venues. At 48 years young, the beautiful Sheryl Crow could easily be the staring lead in a Hollywood motion picture, not to mention she has an amazing voice and stage presence.
One of America's favorite female singers feels the love in Morrison
August 31, 2010
Lance: you seriously made a mistake buddy. At age 48, Sheryl Crow is still absolutely beautiful, and fit as a fiddle, and the singer-songwriter is still putting out hits like nobody’s business. Sheryl Crow descended upon the majesty of Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday night to the complete joy of all her long time fans. Adorning her long curly blond hair, light blue eyes, and putting out that Americana vibe with her slightly westerny style Crow was out to prove that she is not slowing down (or getting any less good looking) anytime soon.
I found this super nice story on the facebook wall of Desi, a new fan of Sheryl:
"NOW. Sheryl Crow is one of my new favorite people that ever existed on the planet. Honestly, I came to the concert mainly for Colbie (even though I was rather disappointed by the whole experience with her), but decided to stay for Sheryl's part just for the heck of it, and let me tell you, I am SO glad that I did. That girl can SING. She is 100 thousand hundred million times better live than she is on her tracks, and she's pretty good there. I had NO idea that she was so amazing. Like, really. I was blown away. After the show, I decided that I had to meet her and get her to sign my guitar so that maybe a molecule of her talent would transfer to me haha. I waited a long ass time after the show (about 2 1/2 hours) until she finally came out. She got out of the van that was moving her to her tour bus and I said (in a normal speaking level) "Hey Sheryl, will you sign my guitar?" and she says "I would LOVE to sign your guitar!" (after introducing herself (as if she needed an introduction, but it was a nice gesture anyways) and asking my name and a little bit about me) and proceeds to ask me if I play, to which I respond "Oooh yeah". She goes "haha cool, will you play me something?" SHERYL CROW ASKED ME TO PLAY HER SOMETHING. SHERYL CROW asked ME. Of course I couldn't pass that up! So I sit down on the pavement because my guitar doesn't have a strap, and I start to play. I look up and I kid you not, Sheryl is sitting on the ground too, literally less than a foot away from me, giving me her full and undivided attention. Unfortunately, one of her band members came up before I even got to the chorus and grabbed her and said to me "sorry hunny, the busses are leaving", and told me to stop, even though Sheryl was still listening. She said apologized over and over and said that she really liked what she heard and told me to never give up. I got a picture with her and a hug and it was SO worth the wait. She is one of the most beautiful people inside and out."