Bowersox mini concert features “Holy Toledo”Written by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Bowersox is back in Northwest Ohio, her first stop — FOX Toledo for an exclusive on-air concert.
Bowersox played three songs for the FOX Toledo viewers, two of her own and one Janis Joplin hit.
She kicked off her mini concert with “Holy Toledo.” After the song , a teary eyed Bowersox shared with the audience that their cheers were the loudest she’s every received for something she wrote.
Next was “Grey Hair Rock Star,” written about Toledo artist Bobby May , and ending the concert was “Bobby McGee.”
Following her performance she signed autographs with fans in attendance.
One fan, William Beebe, spoke with Bowersox about their shared battle with diabetes.
“It was really cool because I’m a diabetic and I told her about the new diabetes pump I have and I showed her,” he said.
Beebe also invited Bowersox to participate in a local diabetes walk in October and she shared her e-mail address with him to get more information, he said.
Emily Avaritt, a sixth grader at the Toledo School for the Arts where Bowersox attended high school, gave Bowersox a hand-drawn picture of her.
“She said ‘wow that’s really good,’ it was cool,” Avaritt said.
Tim Stahl, owner of Papa’s Tavern where Bowersox played, was another who came to show support.
“It’s just nice for her to see us here– that familiar face. We wanted to let her know that everyone back at Papa’s Tavern is pulling for her,” he said.
Following May 12′s comments by Bowersox about wanting to visit Papa’s Tavern and play with her bassist Frankie May, reporters have been lined up in front hoping she’ll make an appearance, Stahl said.
While at FOX, Bowersox shot promotional videos and sat down with anchors Laura Emerson and Shaun Hegarty to answer some questions.
The Elliston native shared that she’s still the same girl, just with more makeup and motherhood always comes first. She also said she doesn’t know when her dreads will go, but when they do, she’d like to have a charity event to cut them off.
To view the full interview, visit FOX Toledo.
While her shoot of promotional footage the good humored Bowersox jokingly pointed at the camera and said “Stay Classy San Diego, I mean Toledo.”
During that time, she also shared she’s received many of the T-shirts with her name on it, but is puzzled as to whether or not she may wear them.
“Can I wear this? It’s promoting me. It’s like a name tag,” she said.
May 14, is Crystal Bowersox Day in Northwest Ohio – which Bowersox jokes is “weird.” More coverage of the parade and Bowerstock to come.