On the eve of the release of her new album, Feels Like Home, nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow delivered a powerhouse performance in the ornate Grand Ballroom of The Plaza. In a taping for an episode of Live from the Artists Den, Crow tore through eighteen songs at the New York City landmark, leading her six-piece band in a career-spanning set that ran from her breakthrough hit, “All I Wanna Do,” right up to her new single, “Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely.” Whether seated for a three-song acoustic set or blowing an electrifying, rocked-up harmonica solo, Crow thrilled the invited audience of 600. The episode will air on public television in early 2014.
Since the release of her first album in 1993, Sheryl Crow has become one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed artists of the last twenty years. Born in Missouri, Crow got her start as a backing vocalist for Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Don Henley before the release of her breakout debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club. The album garnered Crow three of her nine total Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, while such singles as “All I Wanna Do” topped radio charts. Subsequent releases produced more hits, including “Everyday Is A Winding Road” from her 1996 self-titled follow-up album, “My Favorite Mistake” from 1998′s The Globe Sessions, the duet “Picture” with Kid Rock, and “Soak Up The Sun” from 2002′s C’mon C’mon. On September 10, 2013, Crow released her eighth studio album, Feels Like Home. The album shot into the Top Ten of both the Billboard 100 and Country Albums charts and produced Crow’s first Top 20 single in the country format, “Easy.”
The Plaza is one of the most celebrated hotels in the world and a designated National Historic Landmark. Designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the French Renaissance chateau-style building opened in 1907 on the southern border of Central Park, and originally served as a residence for wealthy New Yorkers. Since its inception, the Plaza has been the site of numerous historic meetings and events. In 1964, the Beatles stayed at the hotel during the band’s first visit to the United States, and in 1966 Truman Capote hosted his famous Black and White Ball there. From appearing in some of the most beloved works of fiction of the past century – including F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby and Kay Thompson’s series of Eloise children’s books – to such classic films as Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, the Plaza has cemented its place as an icon of New York City.