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  • Sheryl Crow: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Sheryl Crow: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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    This Tiny Desk concert was part of Tiny Desk Fest, a four-night series of extended concerts performed in front of a live audience and streamed live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

    Dec. 3, 2019

    Stephen Thompson -- "I heard a big thing on NPR about the shrinking of the attention span and how now, with pop songs, everything has like six seconds before you gotta change it, because the kids swipe over," Sheryl Crow tells the crowd early in her Tiny Desk Fest concert. "I'm just gonna tell you right now: We're dinosaurs. ... And while the kids are all writing fast food — which is super-cool 'cause it tastes great, super-filling — we're sort of still writing salmon. We're the songwriters that are here to tax your attention span."

    Twenty-five years ago this fall, Crow was in the midst of a massive career breakthrough: Her inescapable hit "All I Wanna Do" was entrenched in the Top 5 — it would later win the Grammy for Record of the Year — and her 1993 debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club, was well on its way to selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. The years since have been similarly kind. A heavily decorated but eternally approachable star, Crow has released 11 albums and won nine Grammys en route to her latest, a duets collection called Threads.

    For NPR's Tiny Desk Fest, Crow and her crack band of rock-and-roll lifers performed a 35-minute set (including two unexpected encores) that featured new material from Threads and a handful of hits that have morphed over the years into pop standards. From the easygoing opening strains of "All I Wanna Do" to the rousing final notes of "If It Makes You Happy," we were in some of the surest hands in the business.

    SET LIST
    "All I Wanna Do"
    "A Change Would Do You Good"
    "Prove You Wrong"
    "Tell Me When It's Over"
    "Cross Creek Road"
    "Out Of Our Heads"
    "If It Makes You Happy"

    MUSICIANS
    Sheryl Crow: vocals, guitar, keys; Peter Stroud: guitar; Frederick Eltringham: drums; Robert Kearns: bass; Jen Gunderman: keys; Audley Freed: guitar; Joshua Grange: pedal steel

    CREDITS
    Producers: Lauren Onkey, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, James Willetts; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Kara Frame, Bronson Arcuri, Jack Corbett; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Zemoria Mathis; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Mhari Shaw/NPR

  • Jeremy Dutcher - Tiny Desk Concert On NPR Jeremy Dutcher - Tiny Desk Concert On NPR

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    Usually when you see an ipad set up on a piano it is meant for reading lyrics or music. Jeremy Dutcher used his to play a centuries-old wax cylinder recording of a song sung in Wolastoq, an incredibly rare language spoken by less than 100 people today. In the opening track of this performance Dutcher actually sings with his own ancestors, a nearly extinct people, while using modern looping devices and vocal processors in a remarkably artful way. 

    Jeremy's 2018 Polaris Prize winning album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa was one of NPR's top albums of 2018 and was also Bandcamp's album of the day for April 16 2019.

    "Dutcher came to create lush compositions which are part pop, part opera, and part electronic sampling of his own elders’ recorded indigenous chants, voices, drums, and even elder Maggie Paul’s voice—all anchored in place by the composer’s soaring, velvety voice. " full review on bandcamp

    "What makes the album so uniquely compelling is Dutcher's use of the archival recordings in his contemporary versions of the songs. On opener "Mehcinut (Death Chant)," Dutcher begins with piano and his voice; it is only later in the song that the archival recording of the same song comes in, an old voice joining his young one in song, as if the new version of the song is beckoning the older one back into existence and then lifting it up even higher with Dutcher's tenor." -Exclaim! Review

    And we have Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa in stock right and available to ship right now at High Road Records.

     

     

     

     

     

    Usually when you see an ipad set up on a piano it is meant for reading lyrics or music. Jeremy Dutcher used his to play a centuries-old wax cylinder recording of a song sung in Wolastoq, an incredibly rare language spoken by less than 100 people today. In the opening track of this performance Dutcher actually sings with his own ancestors, a nearly extinct people, while using modern looping devices and vocal processors in a remarkably artful way. 

    Jeremy's 2018 Polaris Prize winning album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa was one of NPR's top albums of 2018 and was also Bandcamp's album of the day for April 16 2019.

    "Dutcher came to create lush compositions which are part pop, part opera, and part electronic sampling of his own elders’ recorded indigenous chants, voices, drums, and even elder Maggie Paul’s voice—all anchored in place by the composer’s soaring, velvety voice. " full review on bandcamp

    "What makes the album so uniquely compelling is Dutcher's use of the archival recordings in his contemporary versions of the songs. On opener "Mehcinut (Death Chant)," Dutcher begins with piano and his voice; it is only later in the song that the archival recording of the same song comes in, an old voice joining his young one in song, as if the new version of the song is beckoning the older one back into existence and then lifting it up even higher with Dutcher's tenor." -Exclaim! Review

    And we have Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa in stock right and available to ship right now at High Road Records.