Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We have a voice, still...

In 2003, Allison Crowe and bandmates performed live in the Victoria, BC television studio of The New VI (later renamed A Channel) – for a nationally broadcast one-hour special called “Tidings”.
Allison’s set that night includes “Whether I’m Wrong” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTB07RkNzX4 – soon featured by the UNESCO-endorsed “New Songs for Peace” project @ http://www.newsongsforpeace.org/spotlight-200403.html and http://www.newsongsforpeace.org/songs-crowe1.html

This is the first song video of Allison Crowe we posted to a then new website called YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a6hmQbRcIM 

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Lisa's Song" - Live Series


Allison Crowe at Jazzhaus Freiburg - performing "Lisa's Song".
 
Maintaining hope and persevering in the face of great loss and sorrow - fittingly, here's a version live on Mother's Day.
 
This song's originally released on Allison Crowe's EP "Lisa's Song + 6 Songs":
 

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"Running for Home" - Live Series

Allison Crowe's bootleg series from Europe includes this video of her concert performance of a song by fellow Canadians, the Matthew Good Band.

"Running for Home", performed by Crowe, solo and with her band, at the start of this century, returns to her repertoire in this Spring 2014 concert tournee.
 
The song's originally penned by Matt Good and Dave Genn for their group's 1999 album, "Beautiful Midnight". 

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Easy" Allison Crowe - Live Jazzhaus Freiburg

Allison Crowe's bootleg video series continues here with a celebratory nod to this weekend's opening of "Newfoundland Vinyl" - the hit Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador production at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival (staged in Canada's beautiful Gros Morne National Park).


Allison Crowe enjoys curating and arranging the music - mining a treasure trove of tunes from the
 region - songs that cover a full range of genres and emotions. And when she tours the world Crowe carries the sounds of home to her international audience.
 
On this concert night at Jazzhaus Freiburg in Germany - she performs a song penned by Terry Skinner that's first recorded by Canadian country great Eddie Eastman (in 1979).
 
Allison Crowe recorded it for her album "Newfoundland Vinyl": http://music.allisoncrowe.com/track/easy (released, naturally, on vinyl LP).
 

On its release last year, Gery Deugaw, the super-dedicated cultural archivist behind "GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador" @ http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld - notes: "After all the years of travelling the Trans-Canada, Eddie Eastman was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour in 2010. Allison Crowe performs this song with the easy sound it needs to be successfully reprised in the 21st century."

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Friday, July 11, 2014

"Newfoundland VinyI: The 'C' Side" Opens

Allison Crowe (@Allison_Crowe), tweets: “Tech week for NL Vinyl this week – we open on Friday – and we are already SOLD OUT for opening night!”
Now it's opening night! The Western Star reports:

Crowe home again for ‘Newfoundland Vinyl’

Allison Crowe is back home again from international concert touring to serve as musical director of Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s hit show “Newfoundland Vinyl” at this year’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival.
“Newfoundland Vinyl’ is back!”  the theatre company says in a prepared release. “Allison Crowe has made this show into a perennial festival favourite. The vinyl Newfoundland hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s by Newfoundland's biggest recording stars are never-ending.”
This year’s production promises hits from Harry Hibbs’ “The Wild Rover” and Eddy Coffey’s “Area Code 709” to Corey & Trina’s “Northern Lights of Labrador
The show spins each Tuesday and Friday from Friday until Aug. 29. The cast features musicians/actors Colin Furlong, Craig Haley, Claire Hewlett, Amelia Manuel, Stephanie Payne, Keelan Purchase and Marquita Walsh, with Adam Christopher Brake as Ed.


The show is directed by Crowe and Jeff Pitcher.

Then on July 28, in a special solo performance, Crowe Sings "Newfoundland Vinyl" and more in the "Who's Darkening Our Door" Concert Series at the Warehouse Theatre in Cow Head.

For info on all Gros Morne Theatre Festival happenings between May 31-Sept. 13, call 639-7238 or toll-free 1-877-243-2899, or visit www.theatrenewfoundland.com


Backstage artists making theatre magic for Nfld Vinyl and Beauty Queen of Leenane sets... TNL
"Backstage artists making theatre magic for Nfld Vinyl and Beauty Queen of Leenane sets..." tweets Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador 

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

"I want to live..."

Part of a series of bootleg videos - Allison Crowe live in Jazzhaus Freiburg.


The Canadian musician performs "Through These Heavy Graces" - the song which gives title to her most recent album: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/heavy-graces

Naming "Heavy Graces" one of the top albums of 2013, pioneering music blog Muruch says: "The original song lyrics on Heavy Graces seem to deal most often with regaining control of one's own life, venting anger at and breaking free from oppressive influences and starting fresh with integrity intact. Whether such fierce and independent themes were born from the death of a relationship or Allison's brief brush with Hollywood, it seems our favorite independent singer-songwriter is more determined than ever to forge her own path. I predict we'll be seeing Allison Crowe not once but twice on our best of the year list."

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Allison Crowe’s State of the Union this Canada & Memorial Days, Pretzelfest & Independence Day

To share this holiday: some music - Allison Crowe’s “Northern Lights”, with the photographs of David Cartier, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmSs7Apu9Cs plus recipes from Allison for Toutons and for Rosemary Bread (you can make in a pot or, improvising, a skillet): http://7thumbsup.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/beaumont-hamel-canada-day-rosemary-bread-and-toutons
 

North Americans mark an especially commemorative week – starting, eh, in this land of ours with Canada Day and, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial Day – Newfoundlander, comedian+ Rick Mercer notes the poignant dichotomy of July 1: “On the day we are supposed to be celebrating the flag, the flags are flying at half mast” in his blog @ http://rickmercer.blogspot.ca/2005/07/memorial-day-in-newfoundland.html This week rolls ahead with Pretzelfest, July 3 on Salt Spring Island, BC and rockets with July 4, Independence Day, celebrations across the USA.
 
Where e’er you be, and whatever the occasion, may you and yours know peace and joy alongside the best of health and times. Sláinte!
 
Here at Rubenesque Records we’re invigorated by Allison Crowe’s most recent, sensational, concerts in Europe. Now home, Allison’s already deep into production of this year’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival – as Musical Director of Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s hit show, “Newfoundland Vinyl”.
 
TNL proclaims:
 
Newfoundland Vinyl” is back! And this time it’s “The “C” Side”. Allison Crowe has made this show into a perennial Festival favourite. The vinyl Newfoundland hits of the 1960's, 70's and 80's by Newfoundland's biggest recording stars are never- ending. From Harry Hibbs’ “The Wild Rover” to Eddy Coffey’s “Area Code 709” to Corey & Trina’s “Northern Lights of Labrador” Allison manages to lay bare the simple and beautiful melodies and lyrics of our most talented artists.”
 
The show spins each Tuesday and Friday from July 11 - August 29 at the GMTF – and the “incredibly talented and versatile cast”, says Allison, features the wonderful performing roster of musicians/actors: Colin Furlong, Craig Haley, Claire Hewlett, Amelia Manuel, Stephanie Payne, Keelan Purchase, and Marquita Walsh. With Adam Christopher Brake as Ed.
 
The show’s stellar cast is supported by a shining set of northern production lights: Director - Jeff Pitcher/Allison Crowe; Musical Director - Allison Crowe; Stage Manager - Effie Parsons; Set Design - Derek Butt; Costume Design - Lindsay Code; Original Sound Design - Dirk Ave; Original Lighting Design - Johnny Cann; and Sound Coordination & Lighting Coordination - Laura Penney.
 
On July 28, 2014, in a special, solo, performance, Allison Crowe Sings "Newfoundland Vinyl" and More - in GMTF's "Who's Darkening Our Door" Concert Series.
 
For info on these, and all, Gros Morne Theatre Festival shows (May 31-Sept. 13, 2014) - call 709-639-7238 or toll-free 1-877-243-2899 + visit http://www.theatrenewfoundland.com
 

To celebrate with the latest music and more from Allison Crowe, anyway, anyhow, anywhere you choose: http://music.allisoncrowe.com + http://www.youtube.com/user/Adrian22 + http://www.allisoncrowe.com/bio.html

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