Sunday, July 08, 2018

Hurt


This is what I recorded the other day - NIN’s  “Hurt”  (by Trent Reznor, on “The Downward Spiral”) - recently requested and also requested by a friend 20 years ago, - who have birthdays 2 days apart it appears - so, I figured it was about time - happy birthday, Josh, and Kristen ️ 
Sidebar: when I think of people I’d love to record with one day - Trent always is in my brain. Perfect Drug is my favourite music video. Pretty Hate Machine is one of the albums that helped me through teenagehood (Cause I am a huge Tori Amos fan if that wasn’t obvious hahaha) . #music #nineinchnails #trent_reznor #recordings #vero  #toriamos

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy Independence Day :)

Allison Crowe, live, with a tune and message from the great American topical songwriter Phil Ochs” “When I’m Gone”.

Happy Independence Day, everyone, and a special shout-out to all our dear friends in the USA who are celebrating this July 4th weekend.

Here’s to joy and peace :)

Photos by the wonderful Billie Woods.


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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Happy Canada Day!

A Case of You”, composed by Joni Mitchell about her times with Leonard Cohen, as first performed by Allison Crowe on CBC Radio’s “Sounds Like Canada” with host Shelagh Rogers – cover photo by Billie Woods captured on Pender Island. A combo Canadian as a plate of poutine in the snow.

Happy, peaceful, July 1st!


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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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