Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Introducing / Heirs + Grievances sneak peek

 Introducing / Heirs + Grievances - Allison Crowe and Band - sneak peek


So excited! My new full band album 'Heirs and Grievances' is off to the presses tomorrow! Here's a little sneak peak of what it's going to look like with the cover art proofs! Art by Lin Lin - cover photo by Billie Woods. Release date coming soon, as well as our European tour!

Allison Crowe @ https://www.instagram.com/allison_crowe


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Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day – celebrating the birth of the civil rights leader and marking the struggle for equality, justice and peace that continues today – here’s Allison Crowe with her guitar take on Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain”:


Paying tribute with piano – Martin Luther King Jr. Day musical celebration by Allison Crowe w. Patty Griffin’s paen “Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)”:


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Friday, January 01, 2016

2016

“Allison Crowe is an indie darling,” says Kyle Northrop, “grizzled veteran of the radio broadcasting industry”, in “iAm Indie: 15 for ’15”. Northrop’s album round-up for “BackLog Adventures” blog finds Crowe’s super, solo, “Sylvan Hour” keeping time with releases from Mountain Goats, Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes, Father John Misty and fellow Canadians Metric, & Ben Caplan among others. “With a voice on par with Sarah McLachlan or Joni Mitchell, Allison Crowe is a true hidden gem.”



A singular artist, touring and recording on her own for much of this century, in 2015 Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran) made the transition to fronting a freshly creative and exciting musical group featuring: cellist/vocalist Céline Greb, guitarist/vocalist Billie Woods, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Melanie White, and bassist Dave Baird.

This news lands Crowe in “Monday Magazine's Top 20 stories from 2015”: http://www.mondaymag.com/news/363877541.html Laura Lavin, Editor of Monday, arts and culture monthly of Victoria, (capital city of British Columbia, Canada) – traces Crowe’s path from school bands in her birthplace of Nanaimo, BC to current work with Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador in her home of Corner Brook, NL and Summertimes as part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival for which she musically directs TNL’s hit show, “Newfoundland Vinyl”: http://www.mondaymag.com/news/328960261.html (“Allison Crowe says so long to solo”).


2016 promises, firstly, “Introducing” / “Heirs & Grievances” – a double album, (one live set plus one studio set), from Allison Crowe and band – and then the galactically great show goes on the road. Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year!!

“Everywhere I look, (I say this very generally and broadly, but not vaguely), I see a lot of incredibly good and kindhearted people be really REALLY hard on themselves, in both words and actions, for no good reason and it breaks my heart. You deserve better. If you're going to resolve something for the New Year - whatever works for you - maybe add to resolve to try and give yourself some slack, because you're incredible. (I am most definitely also guilty of same, btw - and I do know that it's much easier said than done, but a reminder can't hurt hahaha) :) Anyways, just thinking of all my friends, and friends I haven't yet met, at the end of this year and want you to know how great you are. Yes you! XOXO PS if you resolve something and it doesn't happen - meh! You're still amazing! (And now, back to my coffee. I resolve to drink another coffee today.),” Allison


New Year's Countdown / Auld Lang Syne from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

Join Allison Crowe, family and friends ring in a New Year. (As well, Condor's birthday is five minutes following the count-down - on January 1st.)

This is not a dramatic recreation. This is the actual sound of celebration. Try this at home.

Dave Baird on bass. Kevin Clevette on drums. Allison Crowe may be on piano. You never know. A cast of many on vocals, horns, blowouts and other noisemakers and party favours. Frank Capra’s 1941 film “Meet John Doe” also makes the scene.

Gelukkige nuwejaar! Ilufio ètussé! Gëzuar vitin e ri! E glëckliches nëies! عام سعيد aam saiid! Shnorhavor nor tari! Amokitanone! Yeni iliniz mübarək! Aw ni san'kura! Mbuee! Urte berri on! З новым годам Z novym hodam! Shuvo noboborsho! Asgwas amegas! Mbembe mbu! Nauka sal mubarak hoe! Bonne année! Sretna nova godina! Bloavezh mat! честита нова година Chestita nova godina! Hnit thit ku mingalar pa! Sun lin fi lok! Bon any nou! Malipayong bag-ong tuig! 新年快乐 Xin nian kuai le! Bledhen nowedh da! Pace è salute! Sretna nova godina! šťastný nový rok! Godt nytår! Sale naw tabrik! Mbu mwa bwam! Gelukkig nieuwjaar! Happy New Year! Feliĉan novan jaron! Head uut aastat! Eƒé bé dzogbenyui nami! Mbembe mbu! Bamba mbou! Gott nýggjár! Manigong bagong taon! Onnellista uutta vuotta! Mikudo xwe yoyo! Lokkich neijier! Bon an! Dioul mo wouri! Feliz ano novo! გილოცავთ ახალ წელს Gilocavt akhal tsels! Frohes neues Jahr! Καλή Χρονιά Kali xronia! Sal mubarak! Rogüerohory año nuévo-re! Bònn ané! Barka da sabuwar shekara! Hauoli makahiki hou! שנה טובה Shana tova! Ombura ombe ombua! Nav varsh ki subhkamna! Nyob zoo xyoo tshiab! Boldog új évet! Gleðilegt nýtt ár! Obi anuri nke afor ohuru! Selamat tahun baru! ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᓄᑖᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦᓯ Ukiumi nutaami quviasugitsi! Ath bhliain faoi mhaise! Buon anno! Sugeng Warsa enggal! あけまして おめでとう ございます Akemashite omedetô gozaimasu! Aseggas ameggaz! ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದ ಹಾರ್ಧಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು Hosa varshada hardika shubhashayagalu! Nav reh mubarakh! Zhana zhiliniz kutti bolsin! Sur sdei chhnam thmei! Ngethi cya mwaka mweru! umwaka mwiza! ЖАӉЫ ЖЫЛЫӉЫЗДАР МЕНЕН Zhany zhylynyzdar menen! 새해 복 많이 받으세요 Seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo! Sala we ya nû pîroz be! Mvhura zompe zongwa! Sabai di pi mai! Felix sit annus novus! Laimīgu Jauno gadu! Bón ànno nêuvo! Bonana! Laimingų Naujųjų Metų! Gelükkig nyjaar! Omwaka omulungi! E gudd neit Joër! Среќна Нова Година Srekna nova godina! Arahaba tratry ny taona! Selamat tahun baru! Nava varsha ashamshagal! Is-sena t-tajba! Kia porotu te ano ou! Kia hari te tau hou! Navin varshaachya hardik shubbheccha! Kaoha nui tenei ehua hou! Ose:rase! Шинэ жилийн баярын мэнд хvргэе Shine jiliin bayariin mend hurgeye! Wênd na kô-d yuum-songo! Umyaka omucha omuhle! Naya barsha ko subhakamana! Ngeu' shwi pong mbeo paghe! Jostouse anna! Godt nyttår! Bon annada! Subha nababarsa! naya sar Mubarak! Ungil beches er rak! Bon anja! Nawe kaalmo mobarak sha! Gelukkig Nieu jaar! سال نو مبارک Sâle no mobârak! Szczęśliwego nowego roku! ਨਵੇਂ ਸਾਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ Nave saal deeyan vadhaiyaan! Bun di bun onn! Baxtalo nevo bersh! Un an nou fericit! С Новым Годом (S novim godom)! Ia manuia le tausaga fou! Luholâš uđđâ ive! buorre ådå jagev! Lihkolaš ođđa jagi! Leklvaz ođđ eeˊjj! Buerie orre jaepie! Nzoni fini ngou! Bonu annu nou! Bliadhna mhath ur! Срећна Нова година Srećna Nova godina! Mwaha mwema! Goredzva rakanaka! Nain saal joon wadhayoon! ශුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා Shubha aluth awuruddak weiwa! Omaka t'etcha kin washte kte ni! Srečno novo leto! Dobir leto! Sanad wanagsan! Feliz año Nuevo! Wan bun nyun yari! Mwaka mzuri! Gott nytt år! Es guets Nöis! Manigong bagong taon! Ia orana i te matahiti api! соли нав муборак Soli nav muborak! Assugas amegaz! இனிய புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் Iniya puthandu nal Vazhthukkal! Yaña yıl belän! నూతన సంవత్శర శుభాకాంక్షలు Nuthana Samvathsara subhakankshalu! สวัสดีปีใหม่ Sawatdii pimaï! Tashi delek! Sanat farah wa khare! Tshidimu tshilenga! Itumelele ngwaga o mosha! Posa varshada shubashaya! Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun! Gluk in'n tuk! Vyľ Aren! Щасливого Нового Року / З Новим роком Z novym rokom! Naya sal mubarak! Yangi yilingiz qutlug' bo'lsin! Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới! Ene boune anéye! Bone annéye! Blwyddyn newydd dda! Bon lanné! Dewenati! Nyak'omtsha! אַ גוט יאָר A gut jor! Eku odun! Barka'n da djiri tagio! Unyaka omusha omuhle!


Allison Crowe Music Notes


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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

In My Life” - those with us, those absent or departed. Sharing love, joy, and peace:



Allison Crowe takes us on a magical musical tour with The Beatles and more on “Tidings”: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/tidings

Salt Water Music’ has crested the air-waves on CFRC 101.9 FM sailing out of Kingston, Ontario since May 2007. Rob Carnell, the show’s captain and DJ embarks on Fridays, 6 – 8pm EST with a vessel full of the finest music from Canada’s East Coast.

Sharing barrels of fun and life’s true tales, today’s Christmas episode carries sounds of Dawn Chubai, Ian Sherwood, Coco Love Alcorn, Stephanie Beaumont’s Sea and Be Scene, Sleepy Driver (we’ve all been there post-meal!), and, says the good ship’s manifest, a full cargo of tunes from Allison Crowe’s “Souling” album – which serves up a cappella such traditional favourites as “The Wexford Carol” (from the full menu @ http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/souling-bonus-tracks-edition ) - and, for dessert, a treat from Crowe’s “Tidings Concert http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/tidings-concert
 


This evening, park your sleigh, join Santa, the reindeer and us all for a joyous ride with Rob Carnell on Canada’s “Salt Water Music”. Climb aboard from anywhere in the world - listen online @ http://www.cfrc.ca from 6 to 8pm EST tonight (check your local clock and compass for coordinates).



"Silent Night" - Allison Crowe from "Tidings".



he jolly elves at “Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered” are well into the spirit of the season. And they have on their juke-box music from a certain bi-coastal Canuck, as the blog notes: “Allison Crowe’s resonant, rich, gorgeous voice seems as much a manifestation of Christmas as an instrument for singing holiday songs.” We join now Santa’s helper at the blog, Allan Showalter, and sing in Christmas!



ho, ho, ho... and mistletoe

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song” brings us together ’round the musical hearth. Yule know this tune penned by Mel Torme and Robert Wells. It’s paired here with the Fleischer Studios 1936 Color Classics animated short “Christmas Comes But Once a Year”.


The Christmas Song from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

This a cappella performance is on Allison Crowe’s just-released “Souling (Bonus Tracks Edition)” – an album which expands upon a cherished release of last Christmas. To “Souling” Crowe’s added one more traditional carol plus characteristically distinct colourings of secular songs popularized by Elvis, Eartha Kitt, Louis & Ella, Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder among others: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/souling-bonus-tracks-edition

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Allison Crowe is on Muruch.com's Top 10 albums of 2015 - twice!

Murúch, the pioneering blog that’s been sharing music and culture notes with the world since 1999, has been making a list – and checking it twice for releases from Allison Crowe.

Muruch.com’s Top Albums of 2015” is coming to town – online you can enjoy all twenty discerning picks via playlists and widgets from Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud @ http://www.muruch.com/2015/12/2015albums.html

Sylvan Hour - Allison Crowe album cover (400px)

"Allison’s supernaturally agile and exquisite voice is especially stunning" on Sylvan Hour

Clocking the top ten albums of the year, Murúch’s fine hand points to “Sylvan Hour” at #10. “Recorded live in a log-cabin in the Canadian wilderness during a cross-country journey, Allison Crowe’s new album, Sylvan Hour, may be her best yet… Allison’s extraordinary voice is in its purest state accompanied only by guitar and piano,” says the site’s original review. “The music seems to rise from deep with her chest, sometimes ripping out of her throat in full roar, other times being restrained and shaped with the skill of a master sculptor. Sylvan Hour is truly a masterpiece.” http://www.muruch.com/2015/05/allisoncrowe-sylvanhour.html


2015 is the year that Murúch branched out into music supervision – curating, assembling and releasing a collection of visual art, music and spoken word poetry to benefit RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network organization and helpline originally created by Tori Amos. “Muruch.com for RAINN” features contributions from two dozen artists including: Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, My Brightest Diamond, Pamela Means, Jen Hopper, Poe, Johnette Napolitano and Allison @ http://www.muruch.com/2015/11/rainnbenefit.html

Murúch has long been a champion of independent creators and, in a range of music genres, has an history of supporting new and left-of-centre artists who’ve gone on to broader public appreciation - acts such as Gaba Kulka, Amanda Palmer, She & Him, Lorde and Soak.

The blog’s profound understanding, and sharing, of music by Allison Crowe is so constant and resonant that Murúch, launched 15 years ago in West Virginia, sails o’er the bounding cultural main with a bi-coastal Canuck at the bow as musical mascot.

Muruch.com Presents: Allison Crowe (album cover 400px)

Curated collection of Allison Crowe's Greatest Makes Muruch's Top Albums of 2015

Capping more than a decade’s worth of releases by Crowe as a, primarily, solo artist, #3 on the Top Albums of the year list is a joint expedition across frontiers, the blog’s newest curation: “Muruch.com Presents: Allison Crowe”: “this spectacular, career-spanning collection features Allison Crowe’s most magnificent original songs as well as her mesmeric interpretation of ‘Hallelujah’ and other classic covers. Muruch.com also created the album’s cover art from photographs taken by our Editor in Newgrange, Ireland.” http://www.muruch.com/2015/10/allisoncrowealbum.html

Tune in, turn on and voyage this holiday season and beyond with the year’s finest albums – from Allison Crowe, Beth May, Alessia Cara, Rhiannen Giddens, Brandi Carlile and more - as chosen by Murúch.

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