[VIDEO] Keep On Growing - LIVE, 8 March 1995 - NYC
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[LIVE REVIEWS] Summerfest 2015 - Milwaukee, WI - 24 June
-- REVIEW #1
By Erik Ernst
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sheryl Crow's 2013 album, "Feels Like Home," might have taken her down a country music path, and her catalog is filled with two decades of alternative pop and adult contemporary hits. But as she displayed with the soul, blues and dusty sun-kissed groove-inspired sounds in her headlining spot at the BMO Harris Pavilion on Summerfest's opening night, she might be better described as her era's first bona fide classic rock act.
Crow and her six-piece band casually emerged and eased into the opening "Maybe Angels." Dressed in blue bell-bottom jeans and a white fringed coat, Crow slung her acoustic guitar behind her back and let out a wail over the song's syncopation. During the rolling melody of "A Change Will Do You Good," Crow quieted the band to praise a fellow Big Gig headliner.
"What I wouldn't give to be in the audience where Mavis Staples is singing some songs," she sang. "Easy," one of the tracks from her country disc, leaned on steel and electric guitar but was a smooth summer rock groove at its core. On "Real Gone," Crow strummed an electric guitar as she sang an escapist tale before honking out a bluesy harmonica line. In the middle of "Can't Cry Anymore," she asked who had attended the Rolling Stones show and told a tale about a recent concert she'd attended. Miranda Lambert, who was standing a few feet from Crow, told her, "Mick Jagger's (butt) is smaller than yours." "Yep," Crow replied to the laughing crowd. "That's why he's Mick Jagger."
Sheryl Crow's old hits soak up the Summerfest support
By Liz Lincoln Steiner,
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Like a lot of people, I was a big Sheryl Crow fan back in the '90s. I saw her put on a great show at Lilith Fair in 1999, and I own her first four albums.
Considering that most of the crowd at her Summerfest concert Wednesday night looked to be in their 40s and 50s, it’s fair to say the same was true for most of them. Not surprisingly, the audience saved their cheers and dancing for the songs that put Crow on the map, while the excitement level in the BMO Harris Pavilion dropped noticeably when Crow played songs off her most recent 2013 album, "Feels Like Home."
For their part, Crow and her band also gave their most enthusiastic performances on the hits that made her a star. They only played three songs off the newest album, during which the band seemed to be going through the motions. But as they moved into familiar favorites like "Can’t Cry Anymore," the crowd got on their feet and swayed along. Each time they returned to the new songs, you could feel the energy draining away as the audience resumed their seats.
Crow had minimal banter with the crowd at the beginning, but seemed to ease into it as the concert went on. She joked about being a crappy parent because her kids don’t know who the Rolling Stones are, which drew applause. It’s nice to know even musicians screw up their kids’ musical educations. During "Members Only," when she asked who’s sick of politicians, she got one of her biggest cheers of the night.
Crow and her band hit their stride for the last third of the show. Playing hits like "If it Makes You Happy," "Soak Up the Sun" and "Every Day is a Winding Road," the crowd got to their feet and stayed there for the rest of the night. It was like Crow slipped into her favorite pair of jeans, and now she was comfortable and could rock. She looked like she was having fun, the band looked like they were having fun and the crowd reacted ... by also having fun.
My favorite part of live concerts is when musicians are up there and just start jamming like they’re in a practice session with no audience. In the current day and age of highly choreographed concerts requiring eight semis full of equipment to pull of a performance, it’s fun to watch musicians loosely improvising and having fun. So for me, the highlight of the concert was an extended guitar riff during "Every Day is a Winding Road." If the energy and cheering from the audience were indicators, I’m not the only one.
Crow’s voice has gotten deeper over the years, giving her songs a smokier quality. She’s also added a slight country feel to her sound, in keeping with her overall shift toward country music. In keeping with this image, she wore boot cut jeans – she has her own jeans brand now – and a white shirt with fringe on the shoulders. All she was missing was the cowboy hat. But for fans who aren’t into country, the changes are minimal enough that they wouldn’t be off-putting.
And if her songs have aged well, so has Crow herself. At 53, she was rocking as hard as she did when I saw her 17 years ago.
While the reserved section of the Pavillion wasn’t filled, enough people stood just outside the theater that could have easily filled all the seats. The BMO Harris stage provided a nice atmosphere for the concert, and the acoustics were perfect for the guitar-heavy songs. Mother Nature added an ideal backdrop of a cool night but lacking the chill you can get on the lakefront.
Overall, it was a fun way to spend an evening, revisiting old, familiar favorites with just enough changes to keep them interesting. And as Crow would tell us, that change will do us good.
[NEWS] Roger Waters, Sheryl Crow, Tom Morello to perform at MusiCorps concert
By Daniel Kreps
Rolling Stone Magazine
Roger Waters will host this year's Music Heals benefit concert at Washington D.C.'s DAR-Constitution Hall on October 16th. The event, an annual one-night-only concert to raise money for the charity MusiCorps, will also feature special guests Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow and Tom Morello. Tickets for the benefit concert go on sale June 26th at 10 a.m. EST at Live Nation.
MusiCorps is a non-profit organization that supports injured soldiers and their families. The charity also teaches wounded service members how to play instruments to help aid their rehabilitation process. Some of these musicians form the MusiCorps' Wounded Warrior Band, which Waters has helped mentor over the years. The former Pink Floyd musician has also performed with the veterans at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C.
"The work I have done over the last few years with these men and women has been some of the most rewarding work I have ever done," Waters said in a statement. In December 2012, Waters and the Wounded Warriors Band covered Levon Helm's "Wide River to Cross" at the Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert in New York. The following year at the event, Waters and the veteran band performed a rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
In addition to the Music Heals performance, the former Pink Floyd bassist was also recruited to headline this year's Newport Folk Festival, marking Waters' first-ever appearance at the long-running, iconic fest. Waters has already promised that he'll craft a "very special" set list curated especially for his Newport Folk Festival gig on July 24th.
[LIVE REVIEW] Live @ Tanglewood in Lenox, MA - 19 June
By Clarence Fanto
The Berkshire Eagle
22 June 2015
Sheryl Crow makes Tanglewood audience happy
LENOX >> The make-believe curtain went up on the Tanglewood summer season on Friday night, the earliest opening date at the Boston Symphony's summer home since 1998.
It was noteworthy as singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow's debut with the Boston Pops — she performed here with James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma in 2009 — and as one of the rare occasions when the orchestra and its versatile conductor Keith Lockhart have served as a backup for a rock star.
Crow brought her own six-piece band; her 55-minute set (followed by a series of encores without the orchestra) leaned heavily on her early hits such as "All I Wanna Do"; "The First Cut is the Deepest"; her first single from 1993 ("Leaving Las Vegas"), and the obligatory "If It Makes You Happy."
Wearing a demure wrap-around skirt and top, Crow was in fine voice, especially in the ballad "Always on Your Side," self-accompanied on the piano with a lavish orchestral accompaniment. That was one of the few times the Pops could be heard at all, as her high-octane band (not introduced during the set) blasted a percussive-heavy backing of its own.
The appeal of Crow's songs reflects her classical training in piano with a minor in composition.
In "Best of Times," with no orchestra, she played a mean harmonica with her band playing at full throttle. As she told the crowd, "guys seem to love girls who play the harmonica."
From a programming standpoint, the Boston Pops concept of the show was to appeal not only to Crow's legions of fans — she has sold a reported 50 million albums and is a nine-time Grammy winner out of 32 nominations — but to a Baby Boomer and older crowd of Pops devotees.
Hence, the 35-minute curtain-raiser of 11 Beatles classics, arranged and orchestrated by Chris Brubeck and several other Pops arrangers.
Lockhart, who excels in audience interaction, offered a concise Cliff Notes history of the group's six years in the limelight. He labeled John, Paul, George and Ringo as the most influential quartet of singer-songwriters in the annals of pop music, and that's no exaggeration.
He also offered insightful anecdotes — the luminous "Here Comes the Sun" from the group's swan song album, "Abbey Road," was written by George Harrison when he was highly frustrated by the bitterness surrounding the Beatles' impending breakup. He retreated to Eric Clapton's house, walked around the garden with a borrowed acoustic guitar, and wrote one of the Beatles' finest songs.
As for the arrangements, some were needlessly cute ("When I'm 64"), while others like "Eleanor Rigby," originally written for double string quartet, were too jazz-inflected or big-band in style. Nevertheless, several, notably the arrangement of "She's Leaving Home" credited to Brubeck, were spot-on.
No doubt, it was Crow, with nine Top-10 albums to her credit, who drew the vast majority of the robust crowd on a perfect, balmy evening.
"You all have a sweet spot here," she told the crowd. "I came here and wanted to call a real-estate agent until I spoke with my business manager."
Crow expressed awe at her presence with the Boston Pops, explaining that her mother "would be proud that I'm playing with legitimate musicians."
Having started as a commercial jingle writer and then touring with Michael Jackson as a backup singer, Crow defies categorization, with examples of hard rock, pop and country in her catalogue.
Given her recent health challenges, it's encouraging to see her at the top of her game. A real trouper, she is.
For the Boston Pops, it was the opener of a record six appearances at Tanglewood this summer (four of them led by Lockhart) and an example of the practical necessity of appealing to the widest possible audience, even if that means playing "third fiddle" to a venerable pop star and her own formidable band.
[VIDEO] Rolling Stones in Nashville backstage video
[VIDEO] I'll See You Again
Jimmy Tittle: Vocals; Guitar. Sheryl Crow: Accordion. Song performed at The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute:
A Celebration of Friends and Family. Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, 10 November 2003.
Note: Jimmy is the husband of Kathy Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash.
[PIX] With the singer Kelly McGrath at the Rolling Stones Concert Backstage
Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
17 June 2015
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[TWEETS] Snort, Nightmares and Divoces :-)
Yeah, but don't forget to call Kid Rock, add some whiskey and...
[PIX] At The Barn Studio yesterday...
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Sheryl with some amazing people: Joe Walsh, Vince Gill and Steve Jordan!
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[NEWS] Franklin's Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival starts with Nelson, Crow
By Jill Cowan
Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Weezer will head to Williamson County this fall as part of the first Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival's diverse lineup, organizers announced Tuesday.
The brainchild of Better than Ezra singer and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin, the festival is set to take place Sept. 26-27 at Franklin's Park at Harlinsdale Farm.
Other acts will include The Decemberists, Neko Case, Iron & Wine and Jimmy Cliff, as well as a slate of artists with local ties.
The idea for the festival dawned on Griffin — literally — as he was jogging through the 200-acre former Tennessee Walking Horse farm.
'It was this great moment: The sun came up over the rolling hills and natural amphitheaters," he said. "I thought, if I don't do this, someone else will."
More than a year later, Griffin said he's had to learn a lot, but he's thrilled to bring a unique event to his hometown of almost five years.
"It's amazing how many moving parts there are to a festival," he said. "Being in a band, I'm used to the other side. I have a whole new respect for promoters."
Griffin's co-founders, Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, contributed their own expertise to the process.
Wood, who has organized festivals in Texas, said that Pilgrimage will benefit from the city's place in the larger Nashville region, as well as its distinct identity.
"This festival kind of lives in the same duality Franklin does: It's independent and special, but it's also part of greater Nashville," he said.
Organizers have said that many of the acts will perform acoustic sets and do so on wood-clad stages. Another feature will be several unique artist collaborations, which the festival's website refers to as "Pilgri-mashups."
Wood said that, like New Orleans' Jazz Fest, good eating and drinking will also play an essential role in the experience.
A range of vendors, some from New Orleans — where he and Griffin have enjoyed the city's famed celebration of jazz and heritage — and most from Middle Tennessee, will serve Southern-inspired food and craft beverages.
And, Wood said, that means hot chicken.
"That all has to be at a festival like this," he said.
Festival-goers will also be able to browse a craft bazaar. Two-day general admission passes will cost $169, the event's website says.
According to a city event permit application for the festival, which was approved in November, organizers expect more than 15,000 attendees each day, though Griffin said tickets will be limited.
So before visions of Bonnaroo start dancing in wary residents' heads, Griffin emphasized that the experience would be different. Pilgrimage will end each day at 7:30 p.m., and there will be acts for kids.
"My thing was the festival landscape is reaching a saturation point, so you really have to think about the DNA of the festival to rise above the noise," Griffin said. "We knew something that has not been overdone is that Jazz Fest model — a family-oriented festival that can be cool for all ages without being watered down."
Mindy Tate, executive director of the nonprofit Friends of Franklin Parks, said she looks forward to a close partnership for years to come.
"It brings people to the Park at Harlinsdale Farm that might otherwise not choose to make a visit there," she said. "Once you're there, and you see the scenic beauty, it really brings in an appreciation for both the potential the park has, as well as the great gift that the City of Franklin has given (residents in preserving the farm as open space)."
Tate said that a long-awaited horse arena, which had its groundbreaking in February, should be complete in time to serve as one of the stages.
Pilgrimage won't be the first festival this year to use the park's expansive greens and historic barns as a backdrop: The Americana Music Association's Cross County Lines festival is set to take place there for the second year in a row on May 30.
That event, according to its permit, is expected to draw more than 5,000.
Reach Jill Cowan at 615-664-2150 or on Twitter @jillcowan.
[VIDEO] Sheryl Crow and the Time Jumpers - 15 June 2015
Sheryl Crow made a surprise guest appearance at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville to sing When "Did You Stop Loving Me” with Vince Gill & the Time Jumpers. It was both hilarious and awesome.
[LIVE PIX] Private Show - Lake Charles, Louisiana - 13 June
Photo: Sarah Blankemeyer
Photo: Sarah Blankemeyer
Photo: Sarah Blankemeyer
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L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, Lousiana (USA) 13 June 2015 -
[VID] Do you remember the stunning lady C? :-)
Lady C is is a black and white tobiano, double registered as a Tennessee Walking Horse and a Spotted Saddle Horse. This stunning horse is the ambassador horse of Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH). Lady "C" was generously donated in 2010 to FOSH by Sheryl Crow. Ms. Crow commented on Lady C's new position with FOSH: "I donated my horse "Lady C" to FOSH because I believe in her new role as Ambassador horse and know that she will help to promote sound training principles that create an enduring relationship between the horse and the human. The positive reinforcement methods that "Imagine a Horse" used in "Lady C's" education in exhibition trick training, and the sound principles that guide FOSH, are both so congruent with what I believe. As I have come to know individual Tennessee Walking horses, I love their minds and their generous and willing nature. I wish Lady C the best as she shares the next chapters of her life with FOSH and Sue DeLaurentis of "Imagine a Horse."
[VIDEO] Willie Nelson & Sheryl Crow - "If I Were a Carpenter" (Studio)
This 2007 cover was buried deep in some dark forgotten corner of my mind :-)
Cover featured on "Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash", a tribute album produced by John Carter Cash and released on June 19th, 2007 under the Dualtone record label. "If I Were a Carpenter" is a song written by Tim Hardin and released in 1967. In 1970 a duet by Johnny Cash and June Carter went to number 2 on the country chart.
[VIDEO] Mee and STUFF!
[PIC] What a Cool Mom! :-)
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[PIC] Sheryl with Bill Weir
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CNN host Bill Weir and his production staff visited Sheryl's Barn in Nashville yesterday. It is likely she will apper in an upcoming episode of The Wonder List with Bill Weir, a new series aired every Sunday on the CNN US at 10p ET/PT. -
[PIC] BUILD-A-THON: GIT-R-DONE!
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[PIC] "All I want to do... is hang out with Sheryl Crow and the RCA dog"
Sheryl with CNN's senior producer Cassius Michael Kim
("The Wonder List"; "New Day")
The Barn, Nashville, TN - 3 June 2015
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[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Recalls Getting Grounded in Jonesboro
Very early into her hit-filled set list May 22, Sheryl Crow promised the Riverfest crowd an Arkansas anecdote from her time growing up in the Boothill of Missouri.
A couple more songs into the show, the pride of Kennett, Missouri, paused for story time at Little Rock’s First Security Amphitheatre.
“The first time I ever got grounded in my whole life was [because] I went to a movie with a boy, all the way to Jonesboro, Arkansas.
“While I was in that movie, there was a snowstorm. But I wasn’t supposed to be at the movie. I wasn’t supposed to go out of town.”
Thanks to the weather, what should have been an easy hour’s drive back to Kennett turned into a slow-rolling slog.
“So instead of getting home at 10 [p.m.], which was my curfew, because I had gone to Jonesboro, Arkansas, I didn’t get home till 12:30 [a.m.]. And I got my butt whipped.”
Despite the outcome of her teenaged misadventure, Crow bears no ill will toward our state.
“And I love Arkansas, and I mean it,” she proclaimed.
Crow, who calls Nashville, Tennessee, home these days, said she enjoyed goofing off in town riding bikes, eating pizza and visiting the Museum of Discovery earlier in the day.
We understand her two sons, Wyatt Steven, 8, and Levi James, 5, got the run of the museum during a private tour.