Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Band

Happy band :)  l-r: Allison Crowe, Sarah White, LIN, Dave Baird – after rocking the house in the fabulous Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre. Thank you, Tofino, Ucluelet, Ladysmith, Sidney and Victoria, so far, on this tour. Thank you, world! :)

Foto courtesy of the fountain of friendship that is Coco Éclair :) Paintings by Jin Chung.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Road's Ahead for Allison Crowe and Band

What’s bound to be among the most legendary, and fun, musical tours ever is launched next week.

Musician Allison Crowe is moving into a new home right now, adding to pre-tour excitement in Newfoundland – before reuniting with bandmates LIN, Sarah White and Dave Baird on Vancouver Island, British Columbia – for the first run of “Introducing / Heirs+Grievances” concerts in North America.
Allison notes: "taking a break from packing and moving to get some work done lol #touringbands

Allison Crowe on Instagram @ 

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

"Why Music? Why Breathing?" The Celtic Music Fan Reviews Allison Crowe and Band's Debut

“I have not heard of anyone who sings with the vulnerability or childhood innocence and the piercing intensity of Edith Piaf the way she does, well at least not in this lifetime,” says writer/editor Baxter Labatos, founder of “The Celtic Music Fan”, in a review of Allison Crowe and Band’s debut. “It is quite amazing how she can do so many things with her voice. She’s a woman with a guitar who belts out like Aretha Franklin, a bodhran player with soul in her heart and, yes, a pianist with the grace of a classical performer.”

Of “Introducing / Heirs+Grievances”, the double-disc now coming to North American audiences in concert, the percipient international blogger sums up: “The powerful voice and instrumental prowess will delight fans and new converts of Allison Crowe’s artistic genius.”

Enjoy the full review – and the music @ 

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Arthur - Allison Crowe and Band Euro Live Bootleg Sparkles in Cohencentric Setting

Gem of a music-lover’s blog, “Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered”, reveals facets of artistry on display in a rare bootleg of Allison Crowe and Band. The recording, just unearthed from an European audio-trove, features the quartet performing a song sparkling in the diamantine prose of Allan Showalter, Cohencentric’s master wordsmith:

“ ‘Arthur’ is elegantly, efficiently lapidarian, interweaving deeply personal questions of devotion and loyalty, Arthurian legend, intense romantic longing, and, of course, sex. It is, in a word (albeit a conveniently coined term) – Cohenesque. The video for ‘Arthur’ is also a visual treat, featuring sweet, awkward, altogether fetching clips from home movies, shot in Johannesburg and the Natal Coast of South Africa, of the honeymoon of two young people of my own parents’ generation.”

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