Friday, June 22, 2018

Link's 9th!!

My little guy is 9 years old today 🎂 he’s accepting all presents in the form of love ❤️ 🎉

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Now I’m 64 – Allison Crowe and Band W2U2

Where e’er you be – join in on this lovely Newfoundland parlour song. Allison Crowe and Band, from their freshly-released “Welcome to Us” recording, bring forth “Now I’m 64”. It’s a tune popularized by Atlantic Canada music legends Ryan’s Fancy, Harry Hibbs, Figgy Duff… and, now, us all:


Musicians Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Baird (bass, vocals) & Keelan Purchase (accordion, 12-string guitar, bodhran, harmonica, vocals) banded together on the lovely isle of Newfoundland for sessions and shows.

For a flock of creators who live, literally, all over the map it’s a rare chance to slow the world a bit. “We had time to experiment, and think more about the larger picture musically,” says bassist & birder Dave. “It’s only the beginning. It’s just the first we’ve had opportunity to work the music out without much time restraint. It was fun, relaxed, and productive.”

Melding into one sound and performance experience the rawest of folk roots and the richest of arena rock – that barely begins to describe the originality and freshness of the quintet’s music and personality.

Debuting at Corner Brook, NL’s Rotary Arts Centre, RAC Theatre Co-ordinator Brad Randell observes, “The performance was absolutely magical.”

Rolling across the rock, captured fresh at the LSPU (Longshoremen's Protective Union) Hall in St. John's, NL, Canada – it’s music that’s food for the soul and fun for all.

Fortune’s present audio-wise, and Allison’s SD (memory) card is filled with tracks to be mined and enjoyed. Sláinte!

"Welcome to Us 1", the concert’s first act, presents the brilliant bi-coastal band's more guitar-and-fiddle-centric tunes – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-1

"Welcome to Us 2", the concert’s second act, features the group's more piano-centric tunes – and encore – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2

"Welcome to Us Banter Bits" includes any chat, laughter, applause not found on the "Welcome to Us" albums on iTunes et al. A free download to complement the concert music: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-banter-bits

For our video wrapper here – hearty thanks to Alick Tsui Photography and Mind Palace Design.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Music + Theatre

Allison Crowe and Band celebrate 224 rousing years on-stage with this original traditional tune, “Rare Birds”. (…or is it 224 songs… best check Allison’s “ABC List”)
Rare Birds - Allison Crowe and Band W2U2 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

With Allison Crowe performing a song solo, closing act 2 of the concert at St. John’s LSPU Hall, her bandmates duck below – for a sartorial switch-up. These quick-change artists now return to join Allison for the encore:
Quick-Change Artists - Allison Crowe and Band W2U2 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

This Summer, Theatre St. John’s brings to the LSPU stage the Tony and Grammy-winning musical “Once”. Allison Crowe’s excited to join TSJ’s stellar cast and crew – Miranda MacDonald (“Girl”), Mike Cox (“Guy”) and more to be revealed between now and opening night. This show runs August 8-19 at the LSPU Hall. The event page is @ https://www.facebook.com/events/977798939050567

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Hallelujah – Allison Crowe and Band W2U2


Counting the human species alone there’s more than 7.6 billion Hallelujahs, really. When you start to consider all living creatures, the potential is infinite.

Here’s one take. Allison Crowe, live at the LSPU Hall in St John’s, Newfoundland with Leonard Cohen’s song. The rest of the band’s gone below to change into accordionist+ Keelan’s clothes… leaving Allison and the folks in the concert hall to carry harmonies in the chorus. It’s just one word:


Musicians Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Baird (bass, vocals) & Keelan Purchase (accordion, 12-string guitar, bodhran, harmonica, vocals) banded together on the lovely isle of Newfoundland for sessions and shows.

For a flock of creators who live, literally, all over the map it’s a rare chance to slow the world a bit. “We had time to experiment, and think more about the larger picture musically,” says bassist & birder Dave. “It’s only the beginning. It’s just the first we’ve had opportunity to work the music out without much time restraint. It was fun, relaxed, and productive.”

Melding into one sound and performance experience the rawest of folk roots and the richest of arena rock – that barely begins to describe the originality and freshness of the quintet’s music and personality.

Debuting at Corner Brook, NL’s Rotary Arts Centre, RAC Theatre Co-ordinator Brad Randell observes, “The performance was absolutely magical.”

Rolling across the rock, captured fresh at the LSPU (Longshoremen's Protective Union) Hall in St. John's, NL, Canada – it’s music that’s food for the soul and fun for all.

Fortune’s present audio-wise, and Allison’s SD (memory) card is filled with tracks to be mined and enjoyed. Sláinte!

"Welcome to Us 2", the concert’s second act, presents the brilliant bi-coastal band's more piano-centric tunes – and encore – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Arthur – Allison Crowe and Band W2U2


Arthur” explores love and memory – and our fragile hold on each. From Act 2 of Allison Crowe and Band’s “Welcome to Us”:

Musicians Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Baird (bass, vocals) & Keelan Purchase (accordion, 12-string guitar, bodhran, harmonica, vocals) banded together on the lovely isle of Newfoundland for sessions and shows.

For a flock of creators who live, literally, all over the map it’s a rare chance to slow the world a bit. “We had time to experiment, and think more about the larger picture musically,” says bassist & birder Dave. “It’s only the beginning. It’s just the first we’ve had opportunity to work the music out without much time restraint. It was fun, relaxed, and productive.”

Melding into one sound and performance experience the rawest of folk roots and the richest of arena rock – that barely begins to describe the originality and freshness of the quintet’s music and personality.

Debuting at Corner Brook, NL’s Rotary Arts Centre, RAC Theatre Co-ordinator Brad Randell observes, “The performance was absolutely magical.”

Rolling across the rock, captured fresh at the LSPU (Longshoremen’s Protective Union) Hall in St. John’s, NL, Canada – it’s music that’s food for the soul and fun for all.

Fortune’s present audio-wise, and Allison’s SD (memory) card is filled with tracks to be mined and enjoyed. Sláinte!

Welcome to Us 1”, the concert’s first act, presents the brilliant bi-coastal band’s more guitar-and-fiddle-centric tunes – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-1

Welcome to Us 2”, the concert’s second act, features the group’s more piano-centric tunes – and encore – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2

Welcome to Us Banter Bits” includes any chat, laughter, applause not found on the “Welcome to Us” albums on iTunes et al. A free download to complement the concert music: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-banter-bits

Hearty thanks to Alick Tsui Photography and Mind Palace Design for the visuals.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Secrets – Allison Crowe and Linkers

Here is another one of my originals - Secrets: A song I wrote when I had a lot of stuff I wanted to talk about but didn’t know how, so I wrote this instead - and it’s definitely a longer song. These things aren’t unrelated. (Also FYI once I get set up with more gear one day I won’t have to sing the loud parts away haha but - for now - I’m loud and I apologize! ) (which is very Canadian of me) 🎹❤️🐶🎶 #singer #newfoundland #songwriter #piano #music #dachshund 


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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Skeletons and Spirits – Allison Crowe and Band W2U2

Allison Crowe (piano vocals) and bandmates Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, vocals), Dave Baird (bass) & Keelan Purchase (harmonica) bring forth “Skeletons and Spirits” – from Allison Crowe and Band’s fresh release, “Welcome to Us 2”.

Following a delightful visit with Allison and Linkers sharing fun with “Arthur” at home – https://vimeo.com/271562940 – from a dasching duo we embrace the collective joy and genius of a quintet.


Banding together on the lovely isle of Newfoundland for sessions and shows – for a flock of creators who live, literally, all over the map it’s a rare chance to slow the world a bit. “We had time to experiment, and think more about the larger picture musically,” says bassist & birder Dave. “It’s only the beginning. It’s just the first we’ve had opportunity to work the music out without much time restraint. It was fun, relaxed, and productive.”

Melding into one sound and performance experience the rawest of folk roots and the richest of arena rock – that barely begins to describe the originality and freshness of the quintet’s music and personality.

Debuting at Corner Brook, NL’s Rotary Arts Centre, RAC Theatre Co-ordinator Brad Randell observes, “The performance was absolutely magical.”

Rolling across the rock, captured fresh at the LSPU (Longshoremen's Protective Union) Hall in St. John's, NL, Canada – it’s music that’s food for the soul and fun for all.

Fortune’s present audio-wise, and Allison’s SD (memory) card is filled with tracks to be mined and enjoyed. Sláinte!

"Welcome to Us 1", the concert’s first act, presents the brilliant bi-coastal band's more guitar-and-fiddle-centric tunes – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-1

"Welcome to Us 2", the concert’s second act, features the group's more piano-centric tunes – and encore – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2

"Welcome to Us Banter Bits" includes any chat, laughter, applause not found on the "Welcome to Us" albums on iTunes et al. A free download to complement the concert music: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-banter-bit

Hearty thanks to Alick Tsui Photography and Mind Palace Design for the visual elements.

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