Saturday, September 24, 2016

Allison, LIN, Sarah & Dave Thrilling Live

Prepare for joy and fun, gravitas and levity in harmony, across Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast as a great artistic, journey courses on-stage again soon – when Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle & bodhran) and bandmates LIN (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitarist, vocals) & Dave Baird (bass) bring their “Introducing / Heirs+Grievances” tour to North America.
Experience the excitement of the group and its evolving sound live:
Sat., October 22 @ 7:30pm – Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre, Tofino
Thur., October 27 @ 7:30pm – Ladysmith First United Church, Ladysmith
Sat., October 29 @ 7:30pm – Charlie White Theatre, Sidney/Victoria
Thur., November 3 @ 7:30pm – Port Theatre, Nanaimo
Sat., November 5 @ 7:30pm – Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River
Thur., November 10 @ 7:30pm – Patricia Theatre, Powell River
Sat., November 12 @ 7:30pm – Heritage Playhouse Theatre, Gibsons (Sunshine Coast)
The quartet’s thrilling hybrid of Canadiana, Celtic, jazz, roots, folk, soul and rock flowed across Europe this Spring. It’s now somewhere else – be part of it all in-person and online:

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Why music? Why breathing?

Inside the cover of Allison Crowe and Band’s debut, “Introducing / Heirs+Grievances”.

The answer – literal and figurative! (To quote Homer Simpson, “It works on so many levels.”)

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Allison Crowe and Band Ready to Tour Again

Bandmates (left to right): Dave Baird (bass); Sarah White (mandolin, guitarist, vocals); Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle & bodhran): & LIN (cello, vocals) make a thrilling hybrid of Canadiana, Celtic, jazz, roots, folk, soul and rock. Prepare for joy and fun via the quartet's debut, "Introducing / Heirs+Grievances", and with the band in concert. Next tour dates for the musical revolution happen October/November 2016. 
Allison Crowe and Band following their most recent concert in Europe - next bring their singular sound live to Canada.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

"First Listen" on CBC Radio - Host Heather Barrett Chats with Allison Crowe

Allison Crowe and Band brought their new music live to audiences in Europe this Spring – performing sensational concerts in Germany, Slovenia, Italy, England and Belgium. Since then, Allison’s been go-go again - musically directing as well as singing and playing on-stage with TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival.
Now, as the Corner Brook artist readies with bandmates to tour the new double-album in Canada for the first time – Allison Crowe catches breath long enough for an engaging chat with Heather Barrett, Host/Producer of Weekend AM, CBC Radio One’s weekend morning show across Newfoundland and Labrador. Catch the conversation via our national public broadcaster’s super-handy web feature player:
It’s a special segment of WAM, called “First Listen”, which brings the islanders together to talk about, and share a couple of songs from, Allison and Band’s double-disc debut, “Introducing / Heirs+Grievances”.

Update: "First Listen" on CBC Radio with Host/Producer Heather Barrett now has up this delightful web-feature - with text as well as audio-play of the show's chat with Allison Crowe about her band's debut release. Tune in for a tracks from the live "Introducing" and studio set "Heirs+Grievances" as the amazing Allison and Band prepare to bring their music and joy to the world.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

"My life in a nutshell"

My life in a nutshell. #fiddle #knitting #coffee (not pictured here but prolific in quantity)

Allison Crowe on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/p/BKDu7tvhXmh)

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

"Introducing" Allison Crowe and Band

"Introducing”, the concert half of the debut album from Allison Crowe and Band is available for the first time digitally – on the music site of Rubenesque Records @ http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/introducing UK writer Mike Ferguson, (posting in “Some Diurnal Aural Awe”), anticipates audiences will be “royally entertained” by a show “full of the joy and fun that comes across on this cd's live offering”.

Together with the studio set, (“Heirs+Grievances”) that forms the physical CD collection, the music, (27 song tracks representing 20 unique song titles), delivers a thrilling hybrid of Canadiana, Celtic, jazz, roots, folk, soul and original rock that bridges vital originals with fresh interpretations of classics by Annie Lennox and Gary O'Driscoll.

"Heirs + Grievances is a gorgeous, full circle showcase of Allison’s growth as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her extraordinary voice is unrestrained and beautifully accompanied by her bandmates." ~ Muruch

“I don’t believe Crowe ever sings a song without an absolute personal commitment... This is an album that should and could develop a greater audience for Crowe beyond those who already adore her.” ~ Some Diurnal Aural Awe

“In the past, Crowe has devoted herself to trad folk, contemporary rock, Christmas songs and music of Leonard Cohen, all of which have merged into these two discs to create a portrait of an idealist — with the addition of her between-songs talk on the live recording revealing a bubbly personality.” ~ Tom Harrison, The Province 


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Friday, September 02, 2016

Allison Crowe and Band On Tour Soon - Stirring Anew the Magic of Introducing / Heirs+Grievances

Allison Crowe and Band will come together and be back on the road/stage this October and November stirring anew the magic of the Introducing / Heirs+Grievances Tour! Allison Crowe – vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran; Lin - cello, vocals; Sarah White – mandolin, guitar, vocals; and Dave Baird – bass. Concert details and more very soon!

l-r: Sarah White, Allison Crowe, Lin, & Dave Baird

Tour banner design by Lin. Foto by Allison.

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