Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hold Back - Allison Crowe

Hold Back - Allison Crowe
Video sent by rimbaud22ca

From Allison Crowe's newest album, "Little Light", comes this song - "Hold Back".

"I would chew my arm off to sing like Allison," says West Virginia, Mountain Stage-loving music blogger Muruch. "Though I guess that would make it difficult to shred a piano like she does, which seems to be half the fun" - referencing, respectively, "Hold Back" ~ and "the
fervent, mesmeric, piano-hammering extended version of 'Disease' " ~ both songs on Crowe's newest CD.

"She is reminiscent of some of the great women vocalists who shaped rock music in the late '60s and early '70s. Allison's emotional delivery is unique in today's music," is how music industry veteran, and manager to Bif Naked, Peter Karroll's earlier framed it.

Images accompanying this vid are almost all shot by Canadian photographer and musician Billie Woods.

The image of Allison onstage in New York City (at the piano on darkened stage) is by Ben Strothmann.

Pics of Allison as a child are courtesy the Crowe family photo album.

"Ever wonder what it would have been like to listen to a gifted singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan in a small, intimate hall before she became Joni Mitchell? Don't fret. There's no need to turn back the clock. Check out Allison Crowe." ~ Robert Reid, The Record (Canada)