Friday, May 27, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Going Home Tonight - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances
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Now - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances
Crowe’s cameo in the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster finds her performing in a north woods road-house where Clark Kent toils bussing while Lois Lane tracks the elusive hero. In creating the visual album for this year’s debut release from Allison Crowe and Band, “Heirs + Grievances”, it’s a natural to look to Lois & Clark for footage that fits “Now”:
Now - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Turtle on KISM + Times Colonist - Allison Crowe In the News
About 22 minutes into the program, you’ll also hear a new recording from Allison Crowe and Band. Starting in 2001, to date Crowe has teamed up with Turtle on several singles, one EP, three albums and three double-albums. Videos of the artist performing “Hallelujah” and other songs from “Tidings” live-in-the-studio, enjoyed by many millions of people around the world, show Turtle’s studio when it was located beach-front in White Rock, BC. “Introducing / Heirs + Grievances”, the just-released debut double-disc from Allison and Band is recorded live-in-concert by Brad Graham and in the studio’s new, forest, location by Larry “Turtle” Anschell. For their ‘ears’, their integrity, and their special attunement to her honest style of music-making, Crowe and musical partners love working with the Turtle crew.
Introducing “Lisa’s Song” for the KISM radio show, Anschell provides insight into Crowe and her ways: “This was a live recording off-the-floor. She tends to just like to lay it down as real as can be… She’s really an amazing talent. Whenever I hear her, I get goose-bumps. And, you, know, that doesn’t always happen… being as jaded as we are in the recording business. When you’re struck just by real talent it’s an amazing thing.”
In print this holiday weekend, the convivial “Scene and Heard” column in The Times Colonist newspaper, based in BC’s capital city of Victoria (named for the same Queen we celebrate today), updates readers with word on Allison Crowe’s activities from “Newfoundland Vinyl” to her band’s new record release: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/music/hermann-s-hosts-bluegrass-stars-bob-moses-returns-to-canada-1.2260599
TC rock music+ scribe Mike Devlin notes the video series for “Heirs + Grievances” is building on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/album/3932431 Today we’ll add the eighth song vid to this visual album.
Labels: Allison Crowe, Brad Graham, Canada, KISM, Larry Anschell, Mike Devlin, Newfoundland, Pearl Jam, Pooner Clark, recording, Sarah McLachlan, Soundgarden, studio, Surrey, Times Colonist, Tonye Aganaba, White Rock
Saturday, May 21, 2016
On the Air - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances
Still, there can be perks for a traveling troubadour. Behold the PanAm ‘Jet Clipper’, one of such aircraft checking in for decades at Gander International, Newfoundland’s hangars for refuelling on trans-Atlantic flights. It spirits passengers and crew in style.
On the Air - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.
Allison Crowe and Band’s just-wrapped concert trip to Europe touched souls in Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Belgium and England. “On the Air”, written when Crowe was a teenager, still packs great emotional weight – and soars now without some personal baggage of early flights.
Why - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances
An essential question raised in “Why” – the Annie Lennox song covered here by Allison Crowe and Band – and via the poetry of Jean Vigo’s 1934 film “L’Atalante” (from which the accompanying visuals are drawn).
Why - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.
A 13-song video series for Allison and Band's debut album is now unspooling on facebook (as a playlist) and on Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/album/3932431 as an album (that's complete when the song “Silence” posts online Friday, June 3, 2016).
“Introducing / Heirs + Grievances”
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Oceans - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances
Crowe’s approach to music-making, along with bandmates Céline Greb aka Lin Lin, Billie Woods, Sarah White and Dave Baird – on record and on-stage – is so true, as well, that in an industry of processed audio and calculated everything, the sound of Allison Crowe and Band is refreshingly real as that of the natural world.
Oceans - Allison Crowe and Band - Heirs + Grievances from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.
Labels: 2016, Allison Crowe, Atlantic, band, beauty, Billie Woods, British Columbia, Canada, Céline Greb, Dave Baird, folk, harmonies, joy, music, Newfoundland, Oceans, Pacific, rock, Sarah White, soul