Sheryl Crow has defined the essential place of a woman in Rock since releasing her 7X PLATINUM-certified TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB and self-titled Best Rock Album Grammy-winning follow-up. Raw, rue and to the point, her lean approach to life with a freedom and euphoria that defied the rules that made the BMI Songwriter of the Year a go-to multi-instrumentalist inspiring musicians and music fans alike.
But Rock & Roll is at its best live, and that’s where the nine-time Grammy Awards® winner really shines. At a time when concerts have been suspended, Crow delivers LIVE FROM THE RYMAN & MORE. The guitar-forward concepts that defined almost three decades of the most indelible songs for driving hard, chilling out and making one’s mark on the world bristles with the kind of brio that translates those performances no matter the space consumed.
A new track will be available every two weeks leading up to LIVE FROM THE RYMAN & MORE‘s August 13 release via The Valory Music Co. Pre-order now for instant access to “Everyday Is A Winding Road.”
From the first propulsive downstrokes of “Steve McQueen,” Crow takes control of the moment. Recorded over five nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Los Angeles’ cutting edge Ace Theatre and the legendary Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, the songwriting superstar delivers a masterclass in Roots music — from Rock, Pop, Gospel, Blues that is psychedelic in places and Country in others — as well as friendship and the joy of being alive. Joined by friends, influences and rising stars such as Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Lucius, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, Amanda Shires and Stevie Nicks, LIVE FROM THE RYMAN & MORE captures a zeitgeist of knowledge, power and the rapture of utter freedom stretched over some of the tersest playing this side of The Rolling Stones.
Drawing on songs from across her prodigious career, LIVE FROM THE RYMAN & MORE finds Carlile and Morris harmonizing on “If It Makes You Happy,” Nicks guesting on the Country-forward “Prove You Wrong,” Harris adding shimmering angst to “Nobody’s Perfect,” Isbell joyously throttling Bob Dylan’s “Everything Is Broken” and Lucius creating a bluesy Gospel tension on “Run, Baby, Run.” The immediacy surges throughout the performances, but ultimately Crow’s voice and what she does with it defines these songs.
Just as compellingly, this 27-song set – captured live in 2019 — demonstrates the songs from her critically lauded THREADS and match the potency of LIVE FROM THE RYMAN & MORE’s signature tracks, including “Strong Enough,” “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up The Sun” and her transcendent version of Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut Is The Deepest.”
Crow will promote the live project with numerous high-profile media appearances, including American Idol on May 23 and Good Morning America on August 13. She will also host “Sheryl Crow: The Songs And The Stories – A Live Solo Performance,” a one-time global livestream on June 18 at 12pm EST/11am CST.
Rolling Stone pronounced Crow “in the midst of a deserved critical renaissance,” The Los Angeles Times cited “the defiant perspective of a woman adventurer in pursuit of herself” and The New York Times proclaimed her recent work “built for loudness-wars radio and women’s self-sufficiency,” all testifying to the potency of THREADS. An album seeking truth as well as connection, purpose as well as entertainment, it stands purposefully alongside her previous PLATINUM and MULTI-PLATINUM TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, SHERYL CROW, THE GLOBE SESSIONS and C’MON, C’MON.