Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mary 2011

This week, Allison Crowe has recorded three new originals: "Arthur" (not a Kinks kover); "By Any Terms"; and "Chasing the Rain". She's also recorded a cover.

"Cover Me" blog's Vincent Scarpa says: "Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe drops great covers every time we turn around." Scarpa brands this newest interpretation "a lovely acoustic tribute to one of America's most underrated songwriters. Patty Griffin would surely approve of this bare-bones delivery that exposes what are some of Griffin's finest lyrics."

You can hear the song @: Allison Crowe Records Patty Griffin's "Mary" (Cover Me Premiere)

And, here it is on YouTube with photos by Edward McCrea - Ladysmith Photography:

On her most recent Tidings concert tour, Allison Crowe performing "Mary", a song written by the sublime American singer-songwriter Patty Griffin. (She'd fallen in love with the song when US cable television program "Sons of Anarchy" featured it in its Season two episode "Balm".)

The New Year kicking in, Crowe pulled her piano stool over to the kitchen table, sat down and recorded this version simple and true.

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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you the best of health and times in the coming New Year!

Here's a live television performance of Whether I'm Wrong - from Allison Crowe's Tidings one-hour special which was broadcast each Christmas holiday season across Canada for years.


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