September 4 Darien Lakes, New York
Darien Lakes Arts Center
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 5 Cincinnati, Ohio
Riverbend Music Center
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 6 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
First Niagara Pavilion
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 7 Grand Rapids Township, MI
Frederik Meijer Gardens
2014 Tour
September 11 Atlanta, Georgia Aaron's Amphitheatre 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 12 Tampa, Florida
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphith.
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 13 West Palm Beach, Florida
Cruzan Amphitheatre
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 19 Montreal, Canada
L'Olympia
POP Montreal festival
September 20 Toronto, Canada
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 21 Detroit, Michigan
DTE Energy Music Theatre
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
October 26 Sligo, Ireland
Knocknarea Arena
Sligo Live Festival
October 27 Glasgow, Scotland
Royal Concert Hall
UK Tour
October 28 Gateshead, England
Sage
UK Tour
October 29 Nottingham, England
Royal Concert Hall
UK Tour
October 30 Manchester, England
Ritz
UK Tour
October 31 London, England
Royal Albert Hall
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[NEWS] WINE ENTHUSIAST magazine: 5 Questions for Sheryl Crow

She rocks stadiums, eats applesauce with her kids and her love of wine has led to a partnership with a Sonoma winery to raise money for breast cancer patients.

The Notes of Hope program with Chateau St. Jean allows folks to support breast cancer via drinking wine, yes?

Right. The winery is donating $1 from every bottle of wine sold during October to breast cancer charities. So I encourage people to enjoy great wine while supporting a great cause. As a survivor, you feel a connection with other women in similar circumstances, and anything I can do to help bring awareness to the cause is good, so I’m thrilled to be working with Chateau St. Jean.

Besides Chateau St. Jean, what’s in your cellar at home in Nashville?

I love sharing wine, so I keep a nice array. I want my selections to be varied, so if a guest asks for it—I like to have it available!


What are your favorite foods right now? What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve eaten in the last year?

I’m on tour with Rascal Flatts now and I love trying out local restaurants. I’m really enjoying the farm-to-table movement, and eating fresh food that’s sustainably farmed, and in season. I’m usually dining with my kids, so it doesn’t get too adventurous. Does applesauce count?


What’s the first meal you make at home when you get back from the road—and what’s the wine?

Comfort food like homemade mac ’n’ cheese, fresh salad that my kids can help pick the veggies for. I also love to entertain, and cooking for my friends and family when I get off the road is very relaxing. I might try a recipe from my If It Makes You Healthy cookbook, like a summer vegetable panini and pair it with a nice glass of chilled white, like a Pinot Gris or Chardonnay.


What are your favorite spots for wining and dining in Nashville?

It’s a wonderful place to call home, and the food and wine scene is booming with ingenious chefs and cuisine that’s making Nashville a food destination. Some of my favorite spots are The Catbird Seat, Tandy Wilson’s City House and Lockeland Table. And where there is excellent food here, there is excellent wine. Nashville really is a terrific city to explore both.

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[NEWS] Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts share Darien Lake bill on Sept. 4

Sheryl Crow does not look 52. You don’t need me to point this out. You can tell for yourself. More significantly, Crow doesn’t sound 52 either. Her voice remains strong and deeply emotive, and her sturdy blend of rock, folk, pop, country and white soul tropes remains as engaging as it has ever been. It’s because of this that Crow has been able to slide so easily between genre classifications, gracefully making herself at home in worlds often thought to be mutually exclusive.

Whether jamming with the Rolling Stones, getting gritty with Kid Rock, or giving fans of contemporary country music a workout, Crow comes across as the genuine article – a singer/songwriter who has proven herself to be both enduring and dignified.

Crow is sharing the bill with one of modern country’s most popular bands, Rascal Flatts, on that multiplatinum outfit’s current “Rewind 2014” tour. This makes sense. Like Crow, Rascal Flatts attained and maintained immense mainstream popularity by blending pop, rock and country genres into a highly accessible hybrid.

Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow and opener Glorianna will share the bill at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Tickets are $30.50 for general admission on the lawn, and $39.50-$60.50 for reserved seating (Tickets.com).

– Jeff Miers

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[LIVE PIX] Stateline, Nevada - 24 August

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[LIVE PIX] Mountain View, California - 23 August

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Mountain View, California (USA)
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[LIVE PIX] Wheatland, California - 22 August

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[LIVE PIX] Fresno, California - 21 August

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Fresno, California (USA)
21 August 2014
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[VIDEO] Smokey Robinson and Sheryl Crow - "The Tears of a Clown"

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[VIDEO] Kimberly Williams-Paisley - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (helped by Sheryl Crow) #icebucketchallenge

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[VIDEO] Sheryl Crow Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge in a Hot Tub

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[NEWS] Sheryl featured on George Strait's Final Concert on CMT special



CMT will premiere an exclusive two-hour special, George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away, on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The event was filmed at Strait's final tour date in Arlington, Texas, in June, with an all-star cast.

The special includes Strait's performances with Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride. Strait's son George "Bubba" Strait Jr. also performed "Arkansas Dave," a song he wrote for his dad.

George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away is a historical account told through the music from the superstar's storied career. The special features new interviews with Strait, along with a selection of his No. 1 hits performed at the farewell tour, including "Fool Hearted Memory," "I Can Still Make Cheyenne," "Check Yes or No" and "The Cowboy Rides Away."

Strait's final date of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour on June 7 shattered indoor concert attendance records for North America with more than 104,000 fans there to witness the final night of his two-year tour. The reigning ACM and CMA entertainer of the year amassed more No. 1 singles than any artist in any genre and is the only artist to chart a Top 10 hit every year for 30 years.

Strait is the unambiguous "King of Country Music," having sold more than 68 million records and released 33 platinum or multi-platinum albums, the highest number of such certifications in country music and third-highest in any genre, following only Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He will continue to record new music for longtime label home MCA Records and plans to perform select dates across the nation.

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[LIVE PIX] San Diego, California - 17 August

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[LIVE PIX/REVIEW] San Bernardino, California - 16 August



By Fielding Buck
The Press Enterprise

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[...] Dressed in a sparkling white top and matching slacks, Crow managed to look relaxed and yet the hardest rocking woman in show business, especially when playing the harmonica in ”Best of Times.” Her nearly hour-long set ended with a feel-good tribute to California, "Soak Up the Sun," and her hit “Everyday is a Winding Road.”

Rascal Flatts' set began and ended with a few pyrotechnics, including sparks flying from Joe Don Rooney's guitar. But one of the most appealing parts of their act was a nutty, relatively quiet interlude in the middle when they brought their musicians up front to sing a capella on “Love You Out Loud" and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”

After that Crow returned to the stage and joined the trio sitting on stools to sing a hit of hers, "Picture,” and a hit of theirs, "My Wish." She urged the audience to get out their lighters, and a sea of smart phones lit up the darkness.

Crow and Gloriana came out again for the finale, “Life is a Highway,” to send the audience out into the parking lot with a glow.

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All I Wanna Do
Real Gone
Can't Cry Anymore
Give It to Me
Best of Times
Strong Enough
Redemption Day
It It Makes You Happy
Soak Up the Sun
Everyday in a Winding Road

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[PIX] Sheryl's New Car! (15 August)

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[LIVE PIX] Phoenix, Arizona - 15 August

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Ak Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, Arizona (USA)
15 August 2014

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[LIVE PIX] Salt Lake City, UT - 14 August

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Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)
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[PIX/REVIEW] Denver, Colorado - 13 August (Heyreverb.com)


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www.heyreverb.com

“I love Colorado,” shouted Sheryl Crow to a sold-out, 5,000-strong crowd at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield venue on Wednesday night. “I grew up skiing at Sunlight; do you know where that is?”

Crow and her band worked the crowd like pros, chasing away the chill in the air and perhaps even keeping away the weather, as the threatening rainstorm never rose past the occasional steady drizzle, and eventually passed without turning the venue into a mudbath.

While Crow released a new album, “Feels Like Home,” in 2013 and played a few songs from it, much of the set consisted of her familiar older material. She opened with the first two songs from her second album, “Maybe Angels” and “A Change Would Do You Good,” before launching into her first huge hit, “All I Wanna Do” from her debut CD “Tuesday Night Music Club.” During “Change,” she gave her first shoutout to Colorado, saying, “The coolest people live in Colorado.”

Many of the songs were played straight up, including the country-tinged hit “Easy.” Others got new arrangements. “Strong Enough” started out quiet and tender, with Crow’s acoustic fingerpicking carrying out clearly over the packed venue.

Crow introduced “Redemption Day” by talking about how Johnny Cash covered it on a posthumous record, and during her performance, Cash’s recorded vocals sang the second verse, making the dark, death-centered lyrics seem even more eerie.

While the country stylings of songs like “Shotgun” and “Picture” mesh very well with Crow’s singing, she can also belt out the classic rock anthems. She and her band jammed seamlessly into Bad Company’s “Can’t Get Enough” out of “Nobody’s Business,” with Crow effortlessly singing a verse and chorus.

Crow’s band also frequently shone. On “If It Makes You Happy,” guitarist Peter Stroud riffed a twangy Telecaster line to great effect in between verses around Joshua Grange’s pedal steel playing, while Stroud and Audley Freed traded riffs during the bouncy “Soak Up the Sun.”

Crow ended with a classic rock double encore, first with a raring version of her hit “Steve McQueen,” then a fiery cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”

Setlist

Maybe Angels
A Change Would Do You Good
All I Wanna Do
My Favorite Mistake
Easy
Leaving Las Vegas
Strong Enough
Redemption Day
Best of Times
Nobody’s Business-> Can’t Get Enough
The First Cut is the Deepest
Shotgun
Picture
If It Makes You Happy
Soak Up the Sun
Everyday is a Winding Road

Encore
Steve McQueen
Rock and Roll

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[Mini LIVE REVIEW] Live @ SPAC - Saratoga Springs - 3 August



[...] Sheryl Crow and her band followed with a 10-song set packed with hits, including "All I Wanna Do," "Soak Up the Sun" and "Every Day is a Winding Road." Her set was the musical if not popular highlight of the night, as she and her all-star band offered solid songs, musical virtuosity and the confidence not to flaunt. Two decades after she was a headlining act, Crow exuded the positivity and class of a veteran comfortable with who she is and the music she makes.

By Andy Sink
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[NEWS/PIX/VIDEO] Sheryl visits Levine Children's Hospital - UPDATE



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[LIVE REVIEW] Musikfest - review #3


Sheryl Crow soaks Sands Steel Stage crowd with fun and musical fearlessness

by Jodi Duckett
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Sheryl Crow may have gone country, but she’s also pop and soul and and rock and roll and she blended it all seamlessly Monday night in a fun and musically outstanding concert at Sands Steel Stage at Musikfest.

Crow, a nine-time Grammy winner, has been at it since the early 1990s but she is no nostalgia act. While baby boomers flocked for the old hits like “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “If It Makes You Happy,” Crow's new country album has earned her a new crop of fans and she focused heavily on the younger cowboy boot and hat crowd.

Crow seemed to be in a great mood, looking fit and fabulous and with an ear to ear smile. She talked a lot (including about Bethlehem), introduced songs and interacted with her smoking hot band, which included keyboards, Hammond B-3, drums (Fred Eltringham of West Chester), bass, two more guitars. Players subbed in other instruments, including upright bass, banjo and accordian for a fantastic sound. Cool video complementing the songs was projected on a four-paneled screen behind the band.

This was Crow’s second show at Sands Steel Stage, and although the crowd – at 4,140 – was smaller than her 2012 show of more than 6,000, this was a better show.

I think it was because of the new music. Crow’s voice remains great and she has a big catalog of crowd-pleasing songs. But many of the concert's 20 songs were new – clearly country – although hearing them side by side with old songs made it clear that all her songs aren’t so far apart in style. And Crow seemed energized by them.

And Crow’s hair flinging encore – a searing version of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” something not too many women would tackle – cemented her continuing status as a force in music of any genre.

Her opening number was just as interesting -- “Maybe Angels,” not one of her biggest hits, but an older tune with a soulful style – heavy on slide guitar and Crow’s acoustic power -- that glues together the old and the new.

Crow slid right into another soulful number, “A Change Would Do You Good,” and made her first attempt to get the generally sedate crowd into action.

“I know it’s Monday night. Tomorrow’s Tuesday and of course Tuesday is the international party day, so you’re supposed to go into work late tomorrow,” she said.

Then came the first hit – 21 years old – the catchy “All I Wanna Do.”

At the end of the song, as Crow fumbled to trade her guitar for a mike, she dropped her guitar, creating a lighthearted through line for the night.

“I’m just glad that wasn’t a Martin guitar,” she said, referring to the Nazareth-based fine guitar maker that was a conversation throughout the concert. “Someone would be going home on a Greyhound tonight.”

Later, it became clear that she had cut her toe in the process. As someone helped her wipe off the blood, she said, “This is what I call a man servant. Every woman should have one.”

Crow connected with the crowd in that down-home country sort of way. She talked about the venue, recalling her visit two years ago, referring to the steel stacks and saying, “It feels strangely American here.”

She introduced band members and talked about their day in the region. She said a number of them visited the Martin guitar factory and that she took her kids to "Crystal Caverns," so it's not clear if she went to Crystal Cave or Lost River Caverns in Hellertown.

Newer songs on the set list included “Give it to Me,” “Best of Times” and “Shotgun” from her 2013 album “Feels like Home.” “Shotgun,” she said, came directly from a quote from her colorful, former trial attorney, 82-year-old rock band playing dad, who said “You’ve got to drive that car like it’s stolen and park it like it’s rented."

Among the other highlights: a jammin’ “Leaving Las Vegas” from her first album and her lovely ballad “Strong Enough,” which ended with Crow huddled with three of his musicians in a rootsy quartet.

And truly memorable – and I shouldn’t have saved this for last -- was Crow’s version of the Johnny Cash song “Redemption Day,” which was part of a posthumous Cash album released in 2010. The performance included verses by Cash, who she said was her friend, one verse sung together, and images of Cash projected on the screen backing the band. It was powerful.

A shout out to opener Kaitlyn Smith, a country singer songwriter whose opening set revealed strong vocals and catchy songs.

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[LIVE REVIEW] Musikfest - review #2



Review by George Wacker
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Midway through her hit song “A Change Would Do You Good,” Sheryl Crow’s guitar strap broke. The body of her acoustic landed squarely on her toe.

The nine-time Grammy award winning artist didn’t miss a beat at Musikfest, however, imploring the crowd to take over some singing duties until a guitar tech was able to bring her a fresh instrument.

“At least it wasn’t a Martin Guitar,” she said after the song ended.

The crowd exploded.

After a few more songs, including a vibrant rendition of her first hit “All I Wanna Do,” Crow’s guitar tech came back out, but this time it wasn’t to fix a guitar strap.

“My big toe is bleeding,” Crow said with a laugh, then motioned to the old Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces behind the stage. “I wish they were still working. I could have used some steel toed boots.”

Crow also mentioned how her band toured the C.F. Martin & Co. Factory in Nazareth earlier in the day and how she took some time off to visit Crystal Cave in Kutztown.

“This is a very unusual place to play,” Crow said as she looked out over the crowd. “It feels very American. We like that.”

Crow’s performance was very down-to-Earth, a fact that belies Crow’s body of work that includes millions of albums sold and worldwide fame. She created a warm rapport with the crowd before the time she was done with her third song. That fun, jovial atmosphere lasted throughout her performance that included a bevy of her hits like “Strong Enough,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” and more.

It was Crow’s second visit to Musikfest (she performed in 2012, but was forced to cancel a show in 2001) but it felt as though she lived down the street what with her candid remarks between songs and lighthearted banter with her band. She was comfortable, confident, and downright spectacular with each song.

“I know it’s Monday,” Crow said, again while switching guitars. “But, Tuesday is international party day, so, it’s going to be okay if you go into work a bit hungover.”

Even if you didn’t imbibe in alcohol at Crow’s Musikfest 2014 show, you surely had a hangover the next day; the one you get after one of Musikfest’s most memorable Sands Steel Stage performances to date.

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[PIX&REVIEW] Musikfest - Bethlehem, PA - 4 August

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Sheryl Crow calls former Bethlehem Steel 'strangely American' during rousing Musikfest show


By Sarah Peters
The Express-Times
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Sheryl Crow brought her brand of rock with a dose of twang and a twist of funk to center stage during a show full of personal touches at Musikfest in Bethlehem tonight.

The sound of a factory whistle announced her arrival onstage to perform "Maybe Angels." She wore a gray button down tank top vest and jeans with a floral pattern. It wasn't long before Crow appeased the crowd with some of her biggest hits, launching into "All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun," for her third song.

After her Grammy-nominated "My Favorite Mistake," she announced that she dropped her guitar on her way to the show tonight for the first time in 24 years of touring. It was the first of several personal anecdotes she shared during the show.

She expressed admiration for the looming former Bethlehem Steel factory -- which she called "strangely American" -- especially its history producing war tanks, much of the New York skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge.

But her Lehigh Valley love affair wasn't limited to Bethlehem. She mentioned several times the tour her band enjoyed of the C.F. Martin & Co. guitar factory in Upper Nazareth Township.

The audience showed her grace when she later asked, seemingly unaware of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem next door, if there's gambling in Bethlehem to segue into her old hit "Leaving Las Vegas."

The audience ate up her free-spirited hits, but her talent shined when she performed "Redemption Day," a song she said she wrote in response to visiting troops in Bosnia. She said Johnny Cash called her to ask her what inspired her to write the song, and her performance featured him using a recording they made together before his death.

The show had a few jarring transitions, like when Crow went from the serious, thoughtful "Redemption Day," to the rollicking rock number "The Best of Times." For the latter, she broke out a harmonica and wailed on it. She strutted across the stage for a few lines and then nailed it on the harmonica again.

The mostly middle-aged crowd bopped along in their seats throughout the show but didn't seem to get really engaged until closer to the end. A crowd around the stage during "Soak Up the Sun," along with people at their seats stood waving their arms, clapping their hands above their head and even fist-pumping. It was one of several times during the show she held her mic out for her fans to sing along.

Crow seemed to have the most fun herself during "Every Day is a Winding Road," her finale that she ended by blowing kisses to the audience and taking a bow while her band kept jamming. She came back to the stage without much delay for an encore, a high voltage rendition of "Rock and Roll."

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[NEWS] Sheryl Crow confirms Hoffman's Playland visit on Twitter

LATHAM, N.Y. -- Sheryl Crow has confirmed on Twitter that she visited Hoffman’s Playland over the weekend.

Crow posted a photo saying “it's true & we had a blast... until I almost threw up on the tilt-a-whirl! Thanks for a fun day!”

The owners of Hoffman’s Playland confirmed in July that the park would officially close at the end of the 2014 season.

David and Ruth Hoffman say that if they do not receive the right offer from a prospective buyer by August 1, then the 18 amusement park rides would be sold by Norton Auctioneers.

For many, the closing is a sad announcement considering Hoffman's Playland has been a staple in the Capital Region since the 1950's. The 2014 season ends on September 14.

The Hoffman’s will submit a plan to the town of Colonie to redevelop their land for retail and residential buildings.



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[LIVE PIX] @SPAC - Saratoga Springs, NY - 3 August

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[NEW] Musikfest 2014: Guitarist Todd Wolfe looks back on touring, writing with Sheryl Crow


By Dustin Schoof
The Express-Times

Guitarist Todd Wolfe has fond memories of his tenure touring the globe with Sheryl Crow.

Crow's current trek tonight brings her back to Musikfest in Bethlehem, where she headlined in 2012.

Wolfe -- whose own band will perform Sunday on the Americaplatz stage -- first met Sheryl Crow years before her debut album made her a household name. The two were introduced in 1987 during Michael Jackson's concert at the Meadowlands, when Crow was a back-up singer for the late pop icon.

In 1990, Wolfe, a native of New York and a frequent, and popular, draw in the Lehigh Valley blues/rock circuit, moved out to Los Angeles on Crow's request and collaborated with the latter on a handful of songs. A demo was put together and shopped around to different labels but was continuously passed over.

The musicians went their separate ways but, as fate would have it, Crow and Wolfe's paths would cross again three years later while Crow was working on what would become 1993's "Tuesday Night Music Club." (The album, Crow's first, would generate six singles and has since gone seven times platinum in the U.S.)

"The next thing I knew she was in St. Louis putting together a (touring) band," Wolfe recalled.

Crow traveled to Los Angeles with her manager to meet with Wolfe and asked Wolfe to join her on the road. "I was a little hesitant at first, but I thought let's give it a shot," he said.

Wolfe would remain a member of Crow's touring band for the next five years -- he co-wrote the song "Hard to Make a Stand" -- before leaving in 1998.

"There were so many great things about that ride," Wolfe said. "It was different for me because I was never in cover bands or Top 40 bands."

As album sales rose, so did the amount of high-profile gigs and on-stage guest stars, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Emmylou Harris and late The Band drummer Levon Helm.

Wolfe recalled opening up for The Rolling Stones ("That was a total gas," he said) and joining Crow on a VH1 "Honors" special. The show featured Wolfe alongside Crow, Helm, Harris, The Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan and singer-keyboardist Steve Winwood jamming to a cover of The Band's "The Weight." (The song had become a staple of Crow's live concert.)

"For me it was surreal being in the dressing room and looking over at Steve Winwood and letting him know where to solo," Wolfe said. "He was a guy I grew up idolizing."

Wolfe said he hears from Crow "once in a blue moon" and the two occasionally bump into each other. "I get updates on what's been going on," he said.

"Sheryl's very clever. She knows how to craft tunes," Wolfe said. "She has this way, we'd start playing something and I think she gets more into, not the actual lyrics, but (being) the melodic leader and seeing how that needle will run ... She's great at that and taking riffs and songs and putting it all together."

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[NEWS] Musikfest 2014: Sheryl Crow says she is still learning as she prepares for return to Bethlehem

Bill Adams
The Express-Times

Returning to Bethlehem is comparable to coming home for Sheryl Crow.

Though she is a native of Missouri, Crow says she finds comfort and kinship in performing in front of Lehigh Valley audiences.

Crow will come back, after a two-year absence, to the Sands Steel Stage on Monday to headline Musikfest. Crow performed there in 2012. (She was scheduled to headline Musikfest in 2001 but canceled due to medical reasons.)

"They (ArtsQuest) asked me to come back and I was excited to accept. I have friends in Bethlehem," Crow says during a recent phone interview. "It's always fun for me to come back. It's beautiful."

Crow says she still keeps in touch with her former guitarist, Easton resident Todd Wolfe, but has not discussed an on-stage reunion at Musikfest. Wolfe performed with Crow from 1993 to 1998 and collaborated with her on the song "Hard to Make a Stand."

The 52-year-old singer-songwriter says fans who attend her Musikfest concert can expect to hear her hits -- which include "All I Wanna Do," "If It Makes You Happy," "Every Day Is a Winding Road," "My Favorite Mistake," "Soak Up the Sun" and "Picture," her 2002 duet with Kid Rock. Songs from her 2013 album, "Feels Like Home," will also likely make it into the set list.

"We always try to play the songs people know," Crow says. "We've been playing quite a lot of new material when we get a chance, obviously. But you don't want to overload with new (songs)."

Though Crow has long stitched together her songs with pieces of folk and country, "Feels Like Home" marks Crow's first full foray into the latter genre. She says living in Nashville for close to a decade inspired her to cross over.

"I just felt like I was surrounded by so many people encouraging me to make a record committed to the country tradition," Crow says. "A lot of my hits have been steeped in that country rock thing. It is the first record I made that was intended to be formatted to the country format, so to speak. It was quite a joy to make."

'Night' time

Crow -- who got her first taste of fame as a backup singer for Michael Jackson on the late pop icon's 1987-89 Bad World Tour -- last year celebrated the 20th anniversary of her Grammy Award-winning debut album, "Tuesday Night Music Club." The album has since been certified double-platinum and turned Crow into a household name; it spawned the hits "All I Wanna Do," "Leaving Las Vegas," "Strong Enough" and "Can't Cry Anymore."

Crow says the two-plus decades since the album's release still feel surreal. "It's gone by so quickly. Some nights I feel like I've played this material for 50 years. Other nights it feels like the record just came out," Crow says. "I think careers these days don't enjoy that kind of longevity because of our nature for quick soundbites and transcendence into fame."

The 20 years that have passed since "Tuesday Night Music Club" have found Crow performing and collaborating with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks.

"Any of the people I've performed with are on my bucket list to perform with again," Crow says. "I've been spoiled to perform with so many (artists)."

Crow remembers being woken up in the middle of the night by a phone call from Mick Jagger asking if she would join the band for their pay-per-view concert in Miami. "I thought it was a joke," Crow says. "Then he called back a week or two later and I was on a private plane, which I'd never seen before, playing in front of 65,000 people."

There is still plenty to accomplish. "I have more to do. ... I do feel like the next record is going to be more satisfying than the last one and I feel that way about every record I make," Crow says. "I'm continuously still learning."

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Who: Sheryl Crow
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Sands Steel Stage, Musikfest
Tickets: $40, $30
Info: musikfest.org

SOURCE: lehighvalleylive.com

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[LIVE PIX] Bristow, Virginia - 2 August

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Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, Virginia (USA)
2 August 2014
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[LIVE PIX/REVIEW] Cleveland, OH - 1 August

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Can't Cry Anymore

My Wish - with Rascal Flatts

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[...] But it was middle act Sheryl Crow who surprised the most. At 52, she's the wily veteran in this lineup, able to cross genre lines in a single bound.

Her 10-tune set was highlighted by her hit "If It Makes You Happy'' and a Grand Ole Opry-take on "Strong Enough'' in which her entire band gathered around a single microphone to sing.

She also gave the boys in Rascal Flatts what-fer, joining them onstage for a cover of her hit with Kid Rock, "Picture,'' and on their own tune, "My Wish.'' She truly is, as LeVox repeatedly said, "the legend, Sheryl Crow.''

- Excerpt from Cleveland.com


Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (USA)
1 August 2014

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[PIC] At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum - Cleveland, OH - 1 Aug

"Yesterday we toured @rock_hall. LtoR: Shelby our Tour Guide, Jimi Hendrix's coat, Yours Truly."


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[LIVE REVIEW] Sheryl Crow, Elmwood audience have some fun (Roanoke, VA - 31 Jul)


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By Tad Dickens
The Roanoke Times

Fun fact: multi-platinum performer Sheryl Crow’s first hit, “All I Wanna Do,” featured steel guitar. The soulful singer with the pop-rock lean has always had a little country in her music.

These days, Crow is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and has recast herself as a country performer, where steel guitar was a regular part of the equation. So far, the commercial results haven’t been up to the standard Crow set over the past couple of decades, even if the music should fit right into a modern country music playlist.

Not that any of this mattered to the 4,300 people who came to Elmwood Park to see Crow and her band on Thursday night. They just wanted to have some fun, as the song goes, and she gave it to them in a hit-filled set that ran about an hour and 45 minutes.

It was a good coming out party for the recently renovated Elmwood Park. The show, with tickets selling for $15, thanks to sponsorship from the city, sold out the day it went on sale in April.



Crow seemed to be having fun, too, pushing the set well past the scheduled 90-minute run time. The concert included an early mistake that showed her human side.

After opening with the spooky, UFO-inspired “Maybe Angels,” she meant to kick off “A Change Would Do You Good,” but instead started the acoustic guitar rhythm to “All I Wanna Do” before stopping herself.

“I’m off to a really good start,” she said, launching back in.

“I’m starting to get my act together,” she added after the song was over. “You go from tucking your kids into bed, on the bus, [and] then you come out and play.”

Later, one of her two adopted boys sprinted out on stage for a few seconds, wearing a big headset to protect his ears.

“He’s cheap labor on the road,” she said, joking.

Otherwise, it was all about music, and aside from that one miscue, the show was tight, powerful and rocking.

Crow, who always had one of the best and bluesiest voices in the pop music world, retains her range, elasticity and ability to improvise while never taking away from the songs themselves. Her work on “My Favorite Mistake,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “If It Makes You Happy” and “Strong Enough” was proof plenty of that.



Her six-piece band, including guitarist/ bandleader Peter Stroud and recent addition Audley Freed (Black Crowes) on second guitar, was a soul-rock machine behind her.

And yes, there was plenty of what some people would call country these days, from her latest album, the 2013 release “Feels Like Home.” She told the crowd that “Shotgun” was inspired by something her father used to say: “Drive it like it’s stolen, and park it like it’s rented.”

The crowd responded well to numbers from that disc, including “Easy,” “Nobody’s Business” and “Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” – none of which had helped Crow crash the country chart in the way another former pop act, Darius Rucker, has done in recent years. Frankly, it’s mystifying. Don’t ask me to explain country radio, its relative dearth of female stars or its audience’s buying habits.

Crow used the last of those new numbers to kick off her encore, then closed with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll,” her voice a full-on siren wail.

In a night full of sing-alongs, Crow’s voice was the one worth hearing.

Opener Caitlyn Smith, from Nashville by way of Minnesota, showed big pipes of her own – minus the headliner’s range – and songwriting chops, too. Included in her 30-minute set was “Wasting All These Tears,” which she co-wrote and which landed in the top 10 country singles chart as a hit for Cassadee Pope.

REBECCA BARNETT | The Roanoke Times

REBECCA BARNETT | The Roanoke Times

REBECCA BARNETT | The Roanoke Times

REBECCA BARNETT | The Roanoke Times

SOURCE: The Roanoke Times
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[NEWS] Sheryl Crow rocks Roanoke

First ticketed show in Elmwood Park sells out, wows crowd

WDBJ7 Anchor/Reporter Nadia Singh
WDBJ7.com

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The concert may be over, but those who live here are still reeling after Sheryl Crow's performance Thursday in Elmwood Park. They're impressed with not only the performance, but the venue.

Roanoke has attracted large acts in the past, but Thursday's concert was one of the biggest for Elmwood Park. Those who attended say the concert showed off the city's ability to pull off a big-name show.

She's won nine Grammys and Thursday night, Sheryl Crow brought her talent To Roanoke's Elmwood Park.

The park underwent a close to $5 million renovation that included seating for thousands and a facility that could the likes of Sheryl Crow.

"This is our first ticketed event so we hope it's going to send a message to other promoters so they can bring more stars, more acts and more performers here into Elmwood Park," said Roanoke's mayor, David Bowers.

"Finally, Roanoke has some outdoor venues and some big artists coming here, I'm very excited," Lisa Worrell told WDBJ7.

For those vendors working the concerts that will be held here throughout the year, say it's a win-win situation for the city, businesses and the local economy.

"This is great for business, it gives us the exposure We're out here, they can sample some of our food," said 202 Market/Stefano's Executive Chef, Meghan Gill.

Those who live here in Roanoke say the city itself is a draw making it attractive to visitors, "There's a change in Roanoke and people like what they see, there's a lot to do," Bowers told Your Hometown News Leader.

"I think the city is evolving, I think the city's getting bigger," Worrell said.

"I think we offer a lot more than people give us credit for and I think that people around here take take advantage of that," Rick Stephens told WDBJ7.

4,300 tickets were sold for the show. The city expects to draw more large name acts to the park in the future.

SOURCE: WDBJ7
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