Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
New Double-A-Side-Single, and Album Plans
Musician Allison Crowe, one of the world’s great songwriters and live performers, releases a double-A side digital single this Summer featuring a piano-based original song “Arthur” and an interpretation of Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)” on guitar.
The bicoastal Canadian artist is in pre-production of her eighth album - advancing a series of critically and commercially successful recordings. Her label, Rubenesque Records Ltd., is celebrating ten years of establishment-free creation.
In a recent interview with Helen Jayne Reid of CornerBrooker.com Crowe reveals some of the creative impetus to her next full-length release. She cites the heavier, industrial, production sound heard in “from the choirgirl hotel”-era Tori Amos, and the recordings of Nine Inch Nails. NIN’s Trent Reznor is also exemplary as a creator not bound by the corporate calculation of popular music today.
Recognizing the truth of John Lennon’s lyric, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”, Allison Crowe is giving a window of 12 – 18 months to solve intricate production puzzles with the current album collection of ten songs and a poem, "Snow".
While in pre-production this Summer, Crowe performs a single live show – as part of TNL's Gros Morne Theatre Festival concert series in Cow Head, near her Atlantic home of Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
Allison Crowe’s double-A-side single, “Arthur” and “Up to the Mountain” is set for release next month (July, 2011 – on iTunes et al).
Labels: Allison Crowe, auteur, chanson, compositeur, compositrice, Gros Morne, guitar, indie, interprète, musique, NIN, Nine Inch Nails, piano, rock, singer, songwriter, theatre, Tori Amos, Trent Reznor
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
"Wiener dogs, school treats and a slice of cheesecake"
Today, an extravaganza on Allison Crowe's "7 Thumbs Up" blog. It's the second birthday of Link, Allison's daschund pal. Today's post leads off with "Wiener-shaped Dog Cookies", (or is that "Dog-shaped Wiener Cookies"...), and flows into "Man-Woman-and-Everything-Else-Friend Churros and Chocolate Sauce", for lovers and friends, and "Savoury Cheesecake" for all creatures, great and small.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Meus amigos com Wedding Song
Friday, June 17, 2011
Little Light - cover colored by moomki
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
silence (82 seconds of) + Throw Your Arms Around Me v2
On this, a second version of the Hunters & Collectors' anthem Throw Your Arms Around Me on Allison Crowe's "Spiral" album, producer Kayla Schmah's mix enriches the encore - bringing Allison's vocals to the fore - after they'd been immersed in the pub-style-group-sing-along that wraps the first. Building up to one more, final, gorgeous, song production...
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Newest Last.fm Hall of Fame Singer-Songwriter Nod
Labels: Adele, Allison Crowe, Ani DiFranco, Carole King, chanson, compositeur, folk, Hall of Fame, interprète, Joni Mitchell, Last.fm, passion, Patty Griffin, piano, rock, singer, songwriter, Tori Amos
Saturday, June 11, 2011
No Matter the Battle
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Going Home Tonight
rolls from Pretzel Motors, shop of Axel Dollheiser, Allison's friend, driver, and oft-times road manager, to the home of Rubenesque Records, Allison's label - on Salt Spring Island, Canada.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Labels: Allison Crowe, Annie Lennox, auteur, chanson, compositeur, compositrice, Dave Stewart, Eurythmics, guitar, interprète, Joe Cocker, Kayla Schmah, musique, passion, rock, singer, songwriter, soul
Monday, June 06, 2011
Relay for Life
You can enjoy images of the event, shot by Allison and her bf, noted thespian, Adam Brake, at CornerBrooker.com
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Labels: Allison Crowe, auteur, chanson, Collectors, compositrice, Hunters, Hunters and Collectors, interprète, Kayla Schmah, musique, passion, piano, rock, singer, songwriter, soul, Throw Your Arms Around Me