Sheryl Crow previews new album

“Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow previewed several songs from her forthcoming album “Be Myself” at a small-scale show Thursday at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. […] Concertgoers were required to check phones at the door or leave them in their cars so the evening might proceed without the now typical sea of cellphone screens hoisted in the air.”

Now that takes some moxie. Getting an LA audience to put down their mobile phones.

“(Crow) holds an increasingly rare spot in pop music: a female rocker who writes and sings, who is utterly comfortable navigating what remains predominantly a boys’ club, while staying devoted to voicing a woman’s perspective on life, love, politics and even social media. Her new album (“Be Myself”) will be released on April 21. Lady looks damned good at 55 (or any age)” [LA Times]