Be sure to catch Sheryl Crow on tour this month in the U.S. and Canada with longtime Epi fan Robert Kearns on bass. Crow recently announced that her final full-length LP will be out in 2019 and will feature duets with Keith Richards, Steve Nicks, and the late Johnny Cash. "Albums as an art form are a little bit of a dying art form. People are more interested in singles," Crow told Consequences of Sound
. "I’ve made the decision in my head that the record that comes out next year will be my last full album. I’ll just start putting songs out… to put out really pertinent songs that feel immediate."
Check out Crow's tour schedule at her website
and read our classic interview with Mr. Kearns
"The first Epiphone bass I ever owned was given to me back in the 90s,
" Kearns told Epiphone
. "My buddy Audley Freed and I had this band Cry of Love that we formed in North Carolina. There was an Epi rep back then who came and gave me a Rivoli Bass. They had reissued those and I loved it and kept it for the longest time. I don’t remember how I parted ways with it. I must have needed some money (laughs). But that was the first bass I ever owned that was a hollowbody and I loved the sound. So, I’ve always gravitated towards those type of basses ever since. When the Jack Casady came out at that time I went for it. For my money and for my ear, I think the Jack Casady is one of the best sounding production basses out there. I just love it. Other basses don’t have the bottom end."