Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Phoenix

Phoenix” rises next from Allison Crowe’s “Sylvan Hour”. Snow fell on Newfoundland, Canada this week – and, even in the cold and dark, we’re witness to irrepressible spirit and positive strength. Inspiration!


Phoenix from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

It’s said that “Meet John Doe” represents an attempt by Frank Capra, the great Italian-born American film director, (known for more care-free populist classics - “It Happened One Night”, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and others), to “work out his own fears and questions” about the future of the people. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story, this 1941 movie stars Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Edward Arnold and, as “The Colonel”, Walter Brennan (who rails against “the heelots” – the “greedy-guts’’ in our society, as Buffy Sainte-Marie calls them.)

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Friday, May 15, 2015

There Is


There Is from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

There Is” – time for the next revolution of Allison Crowe’s “Sylvan Hour”. For visuals we cut once more to “The Chase”. Michèle Morgan and Robert Cummings seek a way out in this 1940s film noir.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Case of You


A Case of You from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

Allison Crowe uncorks vintage “A Case of You” – off her “Sylvan Hour” album – with passion and artistry recognizing two great Canadian musical inspirations intertwined in the song – its writer, Joni Mitchell, and muse, Leonard Cohen. Cinematically, Frank Borzage directs the adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” –scenes hear featuring the film’s leading stars Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper and Adolphe Menjou.

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Effortless


Effortless” sailing from Allison Crowe's "Sylvan Hour" into scenes from “The Chase”, a 1946 film noir – screenplay by Philip Yordan based on Cornell Woolrich's novel, “The Black Path of Fear”. Directed by Arthur D. Ripley, produced by Seymour Nebenzal, the movie’s stars appearing here are French actress Michèle Morgan and American Robert Cummings.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

“Sylvan Hour is truly a masterpiece"

Sylvan Hour is truly a masterpiece” says pioneering culture blog Muruch.


“Allison Crowe’s new album… may be her best yet.”
Read the full review – and experience the music @ http://www.muruch.com/2015/05/allisoncrowe-sylvanhour.html 

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Sylvan Hour Chimes Darling Be Home Soon

This beautiful solo performance of "Darling Be Home Soon", penned by the great American songsmith and musician John Sebastian - a hit for The Lovin' Spoonful in 1967 - leads off Allison Crowe's Sylvan Hour. The video features scenes from the 1932 film adaptation of  Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" - directed by Frank Borzage and featuring here the wonderful Helen Hayes.



"Sylvan Hour" is now! Simply gorgeous. Gorgeously simple.

Allison Crowe music from the "sylvan castle" is available via:

Bandcamp @ http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/sylvan-hour
+ CDBaby @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/allisoncrowe12
+ Amazon @ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X0TZPDA
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sylvan-hour/id990555727
Spotify https://play.spotify.com/album/6aghUiFU1nE7ICTciRLodN and more.

Soon, everywhere :) 

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Muruch Seeks Music & Poetry for RAINN Benefit Album


Believing in one’s dreams and making them real – to help make the world a better place - is what Muruch, the culture blog, is doing now – “assembling an album of music and spoken word poetry solely to benefit RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network organization and helpline originally created by Tori Amos.

Muruch Presents: A Benefit Album for RAINN will feature music by Allison Crowe and Pamela Means, poetry by Muruch’s Editor Victoria and WV Poet/TED Talker Crystal Good with other contributions by artists and writers to be announced…”

Get  involved with this soulful project via Muruch’s website @ http://www.muruch.com/2015/05/rainn.html and on Muruch’s RAINN Fundraising Page @ https://fundraise.rainn.org/fundraise?fcid=454243

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