May 21, 2011, 12:08 pm
Here's a little concert review of the Sheryl Crow show in Eugene on May 20, 2011 from KINK Listener Cynthia Orlando.
Crow & company deliver solid setlist
By Cynthia Orlando
Dressed in jeans, a black sparkly top and a crowd-pleasing smile, rock superstar Sheryl Crow, her 6-member band, and two accompanying vocalists put on a great show at Eugene's Hult Center for the Performing Arts Friday night.
Crow and company opened the show with "Our Love is Fading" from her new "100 Miles from Memphis" release, then barreled into "A Change Would Do You Good." The show continued in a similar vein for the 2-hour setlist which included many of her heavyweight hits including "Soak up the Sun" and "Everyday is a Winding Road."
Sizzling renditions of "My Favorite Mistake" and "Steve McQueen" got the sold-out audience into the dance mode, and Crow got the crowd into a sing-a-long during '"If It Makes You Happy." "Strong Enough" was another concert highlight.
Sometimes a good concert reminds you of songs you haven't stopped to listen to or appreciate much for a while; Crow's vocals and her band's powerful delivery of the "The Difficult Kind" from "The Globe Sessions" was just such a song at Friday's show. She also threw in a beautiful, artistically arranged and very memorable version of the song "Mississippi" by Bob Dylan, and wound up the evening with "I Shall Believe" from "Tuesday Night Music Club."
At ease with herself, the band and the audience throughout the evening, Crow proved that while she may be approaching 50, she's not likely to slow down anytime soon.