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Sheryl Crow Hosts House Concert Benefitting MusiCares
Crow brought out her longtime collaborator Jeff Trott to join her and her band for the performance. The group played through 13 of her biggest hits, including classics such as "If It Makes You Happy," "Long Way Back," "Soak Up The Sun," "A Change Would Do You Good," and "My Favorite Mistake." She also added in songs from her latest album, Be Myself, including the title track, "Alone In The Dark" and "Roller Skate." Appropriately, she closed with "Everyday Is A Winding Road."
Peter Frampton, Jewel, songwriter Marc Beeson, A&R executive Tracy Gershon, Academy of Country Music CEO Pete Fisher, and Recording Academy and MusiCares President/CEO Neil Portnow were among those attending the one-of-a-kind concert.
"Sheryl's been a great friend to the Academy for many years," Portnow told Billboard. "As MusiCares has evolved and developed more and more artists learned about us, loved the mission and found ways to participate. ... Sheryl is very aware what the organization does and now that we've embarked on this program we call 'House Concerts,' it's an opportunity for artists to participate in a new and different way. What Sheryl is doing is a little out of the ordinary in a good way because she's opened up her home for us and hosted this event right here."
All proceeds raised from the concert will benefit the life-saving work of MusiCares, which provides health and human services programs to musicians in need, including financial assistance, access to medical treatment and addiction recovery resources, and disaster relief funds. For those in attendance, it was a worthy cause to get behind.
"We've had two people that work for me, that if it weren't for MusiCares, wouldn't be here," Frampton said. "It's very near to my heart. They've been so incredible. You give back where you can. It's amazing what they can do."