Happy birthday, Sheryl …
This Tiny Desk concert was part of Tiny Desk Fest, a four-night series of extended concerts performed in front of a live audience and streamed live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
Sheryl Crow releases her sophmore album — and my favorite — on September 24, 1996.
Unlike her debut album, this one is all hers — written and produced by her and her alone.
It includes “Redemption Day,” a song that Johnny Cash took a fancy to and recorded just before he passed away. Sheryl included it on her latest release, “Threads” as a duet and it’s a damn show-stopper.
Decent line-up (sarcasm mine) …
The concert will take place at 5:30pm on Sunday, 10 November at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Covers can be banal. This one is anything but.
The festival that put women first debuts on July 5, 1997. Formed by Sarah McClachlan, the festival donated over $10M to charity over its run from 1997-99 and in 2010. (It also introduced me to The Dixie Chicks on two nights — Milwaukee and Minneapolis — in 1999.)
McClachlan brought Lilith Fair to a close in 2011 citing changing musical tastes and changing demographics. I think she was premature.
I like how they include some of the artists of today to connect to those who helped blaze the damn trail.
Heart’s Nancy Wilson
“I think this year is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music”
The sisters weren’t speaking to each other for a while (that’s another story) but like all good families they’ve pushed all that bad stuff behind them.