Posted On 24 Oct 2017
Last night, (Monday, October 23rd) the Grammy-winning musician, Sheryl Crow, performed at the Hollywood venue, Fonda Theatre. Along with entertaining the packed crowd with her incredible repertoire of new and older hits, she also talked about her involvement with the non profit, organization, Stomp Out Bullying. Dedicated to changing the culture for all students, it works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyber-bullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. Sheryl Crow has given her support to Stomp Out Bullying along with several other celebrities in hopes to bring greater attention to this worldwide issue.
Since exploding onto the global stage in 1993 with her multi-platinum “Tuesday Night Music Club” album, the one-time music teacher and studio vocalist from Kennett, Missouri has become the finest female singer-songwriter of her generation. Crow has released ten studio albums, two compilations, a live album, and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and earned nine Grammy Awards.
For about an hour and a half, Sheryl Crow sang some of her biggest and most beloved songs. With barely enough room to move on the floor, the sold out venue full of mostly older adults sang and danced right along with the artist. Wearing a simple black Blondie tank top and glittery black jeans, the artist looked cool and relaxed on stage.
She opened the show with her hit “Everyday Is A Winding Road” from her 1996 eponoymous album and then moved onto “A Change Will Do You Good” from that same collection. Soon after, she exclaimed, “Now we get to back to when we were wee children” and then played “All I Wanna Do,” “Run Baby Run” and “Strong Enough” from her breakout album, “Tuesday Night Music Club.” During “My Favorite Mistake,” Sheryl put down the guitar and moved closer to the stage with her mic. Right away, it was clear that she has taken very good care of her voice as she effortlessly belted out these favorites. She also occasionally moved over to the piano at the back of the stage. Crow is indeed one performer who takes full advantage of the whole stage.
Half way through her set, she shared the number to text Stomp Out Bullying with a pledge to the non-profit. “As a mother of two sons, I think about bullying a lot so this cause is very important to me. It’s great for us to be here to raise awareness to bullying.” After this, she transitioned to her newest single, “Be Myself,” off her latest and tenth studio album also called “Be Myself” out now via Warner Brothers Records.
After singing “The First Cut Is The Deepest,” it was interesting to hear Crow share a story about being woken up late one night to go out and meet Cat Stevens who wrote that song. She learned a lot about him and where this song came from.
Throughout the show, Sheryl Crow was incredibly energetic and light on her feet. It’s obvious just how much fun she continues to have year after year performing. She seemed grateful to be up there and grateful for the audience’s attention. She is truly a seasoned performer and one who has only gotten better with age.
Check out her Tour Dates Here: Sheryl Crow Official Website