Following the sad news that legendary soul musician Bill Withers had passed away, Sheryl Crow announced that she would release a cover of Wither’s “Lonely Town, Lonely Street”. The cover features alt-soul artist Citizen Cope and was produced by prominent record producer Steve Jordan.
Sheryl said “I love Bill Withers. His passing last week was a heavy blow, on top of the challenges we’re all facing just trying to live day to day right now.” She also added “Times like these remind us about what’s really important in life – love, family, living life in harmony with each other and our planet. Bill’s music was about that, and so much more.”
Withers, who died at the age of 81, originally released the song in 1972 off his classic album, Still Be, which also features the beloved hit singles “Lean on Me” and “Use Me”.
Both Sheryl Crow and Citizen Cope will be heading to Montana in the coming months, as Cope will be at the Wilma on May 22nd and Crow will return to the KettleHouse Amphitheater on June 7th. Crow’s last show at the Amp sold out in 2018.
We’re excited for the upcoming concerts, although they may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up to date on all events affected by COVID-19 here. Concertgoers are also welcome to consider donating tickets to affected events to the Supplemental Income Fund to help support hourly employee’s being negatively affected by the mandatory closure of restaurants & venues. Learn more about the fund and how you can help here.