Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
8:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
$49.00 – $95.00 Buy
Multiple GRAMMY®-winner and humanitarian, Sheryl Crow returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, February 14th!
Multiple GRAMMY®-winner and humanitarian, Sheryl Crow returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. This will be Ms. Crow’s first concert performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall since her sold-out show in April 2008.
Free-spirited, fearless and fierce, Sheryl Crow has garnered nine GRAMMYs®, performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, released seven studio albums which sold more than 35 million records worldwide, saw the launch of her very own clothing line Bootheel Trading Co., is a cancer survivor and passionate humanitarian and has performed for President Obama! From humble beginnings as a jingle and back-up singer, Crow has reached the pinnacle of professional solo success.
Crow’s debut, the seven-times-platinum Tuesday Night Music Club, hit #3 and earned three GRAMMYs®--Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the classic All I Wanna Do. The album also featured Strong Enough, Can’t Cry Anymore, and Leaving Las Vegas.
1996’s triple-platinum Sheryl Crow (#6) earned the GRAMMY® for Best Rock Album and, for If It Makes YouHappy, Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. 1998’s platinum The Globe Sessions (#5) also garnered the Best Rock Album GRAMMY®, as its Everyday Is A Winding Road and My Favorite Mistake both reached the Pop Top 20.
The new millennium brought 2002’s platinum C’mon C’mon (#2), whose gold Soak Up TheSun peaked in the Top 20 and Steve McQueen again nabbed her a Best Female Rock Vocal Performance GRAMMY®. The 2003 greatest hits compilation, the four-times-platinum The VeryBest Of Sheryl Crow, was also a #2 charter, featuring a new recording, a cover of Cat Stevens’ The First Cut Is The Deepest. 2005’s platinum Wildflower (#2) featured the duet with Sting, Always On Your Side. On her 2008 release, Detours, Crow explores both personal and global issues. Produced by Bill Bottrell (who last worked with Crow on her 1993 debut, the seven-times-platinum Tuesday Night Music Club). Crow unveiled her soul stylings on her seventh studio set 100 Miles From Memphis. Growing up in Kennett, Missouri, 100 miles from Memphis, Crow grew up listening to the irresistible soul sounds on the radio coming out of Memphis in the late '60s; (Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T, Aretha Franklin and early '70s; Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone and Aretha Franklin), all of whom shaped the artist Sheryl Crow is today.
Part of the key to Holly Williams’ success as a singer-songwriter is that it’s never been her mission to try and live up to the legacy cast by her famous and prolific father and grandfather – Hank Jr. and Sr., respectively – nor has she spent a lot of time trying to live it down. The respect that Holly has garnered as an artist over the course of many years spent building an international fan base, and the release of two acclaimed albums, 2004’s The Ones We Never Knew (Universal South) and 2009’s Here With Me (Mercury Records), has come on her own terms, based on her own sound. Indeed, to paraphrase Freud, sometimes a last name is just a last name.
The Highway finds the 31-year-old artist putting a distinctly personal spin on universal themes like love, loss, conflict, family and desire. The Highway is heavy with references to memories of simpler times and beloved relatives; ruminations on lives destroyed by addiction; our shared need to love and be loved; and an earnest longing for the road.