Friday, March 31, 2006
Sheryl Crow | Time to ‘Soak Up the Sun’
Much like the upbeat tempo and sunny lyrics of many of her songs, Sheryl Crow is an
enthusiastic and effervescent performer coaxing her audiences into sing-along and clap-
along mode. Her fresh take on folky and rootsy rock dominated the airwaves in the
Nineties. With an armful of new tunes at the ready, hopefully she will be found on stage
and in the studio and out of the tabloids.
Growing up in the Midwest, Crow once taught music to autistic children. After moving
to LA and working as a session vocalist, she finally landed a recording contract. She
released her fifth studio album last fall entitled ‘Wildflower’, a sophisticated,
introspective collection of songs. Crow has come a long way from her days as a backup
singer for Don Henley and Michael Jackson.
Since moving to California, Sheryl Crow has taken that west coast vibe and integrated it
into her music. She is at her best when her songs evoke that feeling of hangin’ at the
beach with friends and beers. Tunes like ‘All I Wanna Do’ ‘Steve McQueen’ and ‘Soak
Up the Sun’, all make you wanna jump in the convertible and head down to the ol’
swimming hole for a game of volleyball.
After postponing concert dates earlier this year when she was diagnosed with breast
cancer, Crow has completed successful treatments and is looking forward to getting back
on the road at the perfect time to enjoy her songs, summertime.