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"All the world's a stage" ~ April 22

 

 

Elvis Presley remarked: “You know someone said that the world's a stage, and each must play a part”. That someone’s Willie the Shake – and this coming weekend Allison Crowe plays the Nurse in Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador (TNL) and Sara...H McDonald Youth Theatre's production of “Romeo and Juliet”.

 

You’ll find a ladder to the show details, including a link to the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre Box Office (for April 27/28 shows), on TNL’s event page @ https://www.facebook.com/events/534879673579306

 

Directed by Adam Brake with Stage Management by Stefanie Power, this production “uses contemporary rural Newfoundland as a backdrop for the tension between the Montague and Capulet families. When the story is finished, the small town of Verona will never be the same.”

 

Romeo and Juliet - Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador (TNL) and Sara…H McDonald Youth Theatre

 

Rock and Roll’s Romeo, Elvis, the bard climbs a bird’s nest to bid, “Are You Lonesome Tonight”:

 

 

 

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"Silence" Allison Crowe and Band W2U1 ~ April 21

 

 

"Silence".

 

Silence – Allison Crowe and Band W2U1 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

"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

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

Superman turns 80 ~ April 18+

 

 

Superman celebrated his 80th here on Earth this week – though he remains universally ageless. As some know, in earlier days, Clark Kent had a job in the great north woods, working as a busser for a spell in the same road-house where Allison Crowe performed. The Cassidy Inn & Pub’s located a short drive south of the musician’s birth-place.

 

Another west-coast clan documented a bit of this time in a movie, and here’s a clip from the Warner Bros. collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrLI7lYeWhw

 

 

The Cassidy, as their film shows, was a tough place – frequented by bikers, truckers, miners and assorted locals. In the past couple of years the entire historic inn went down in a burning ring of fire.

 

In this companion clip from the Warner Bros. family library, Hollywood auteur, “Man of Steel” Director, Zack Snyder talks about how Allison Crowe came to be working in the historic Cassidy along with Clark Kent, Weaver and folks – dealing with the likes of Ludlow and assorted miscreants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSNBbrutoMY

 

 

By July 2016, when the historic Cassidy Inn & Pub went down in a burning ring of fire, Clark Kent (whom some know as Superman) was gainfully employed at The Daily Planet. Weaver and the rest of his bar staff had found other roles. Allison Crowe was making music at home in Newfoundland.

 

The sole item not claimed by the Cassidy blaze is this poster for a Community Meat Draw in aid of locals Doug and Mack.

 

Meat Draw - Man of Steel - Allison Crowe

 

 

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Tune-in CHMR's "Allison Crowe April" + NPR's "The Caravan" ~ April 19

 

 

The sonic flight crew at CHMR 93.5 FM Radio have Week 3 celebrations of "Allison Crowe April" on the launch-pad for lift-off tomorrow morning – zero hour 8am St. John’s, NL. Major DJs Reverend Jason Cantwell and FanBoy Mark Jabroni elevate the day with music from Allison Crowe and Band's new live-at-LSPU Hall release – "Welcome to Us" Acts 1 and 2.

 

Catch the cosmic cultural waves anywhere on our planet by tuning into “The Friday Morning Markout” @ https://chmrfm.weebly.com – 8am to 10 am Newfoundland Time {6:30am EST}. Rock-eting event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137581292972720

 

Allison Crowe April - CHMR 93.5 FM

 

NPR Red River Radio’s Bill Beckett takes us on “The Caravan” this Friday, April 20 – 9pm Louisiana, USA time. Join the ride where e’er you be on the planet – by listening in @ http://redriverradio.org/post/caravan-steve-howell-and-mighty-men-our-studios

 

Producer/Host Beckett lists the manifest: “This week on the Caravan we'll hear new tunes from The Royal Oui, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Alabama Shakes plus a couple from Julie Miller and Allison Crowe. We'll also talk with Monty Brown who gives us a Profile of Jesse Thomas & Leonard ‘Peaches’ Sterling on Blues at the Bottom and we'll feature Steve Howell and the Mighty Men in our studio to talk about and play some tunes from their latest release, called ‘Yes, I Believe I Will’."

 

NPR Red River Radio - The Caravan - Allison Crowe

 

NB It’s “Allison Crowe April” all month, and it’s been Mercury Retrograde much of this time as well – which seems to impact communications. So, I believe we can count on The Caravan riding Friday, April 20 at 9 p.m. (rather than on February 7 as indicated on some web-pages). And while "The Sheik of Araby" may not be aboard, it's confirmed that Allison Crowe and Band are delivering the freshest sound since four cool cats from Liverpool herded out into the world.

 

 

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 "Hopeless" W2U1 ~ April 18

 

 

Welcome to the unique genius of Allison Crowe and bandmates Céline Sawchuk, Sarah White, Dave Baird & Keelan Purchase - performing live, "Hopeless":

 

Hopeless – Allison Crowe and Band W2U1 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

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 "(Through These) Heavy Graces" W2U1 ~ April 14

 

 

With the mass corporatization of popular music since the 1960s, today’s troubadours may express candour of a type we usually associate with politicians.

 

In this age of fibreglass, gems are all the more precious.

 

Allison Crowe and Band’s “Welcome to Us” carries on its premiere month with this performance from Act 1, “(Through These) Heavy Graces”. Shining among the song’s lyrical truths, “I want to live, but I can’t shake death”:

 

(Through These) Heavy Graces – Allison Crowe and Band W2U1 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

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 "Whether I'm Wrong" ~ April 13

 

Allison Crowe April”, celebration of Week 2, was great fun on Radio CHMR this morning – with DJs Mark Jabroni and Jason Cantwell. Tech issues limited the hosts’ opportunity to premiere more of the newest release from Allison Crowe and Band – “Welcome to Us”. We can all tune-in next week for resumption of the music launch.

 

Going back to Allison Crowe’s classics, today’s “Friday Morning Markout”, closed with this song – the first ever posted online for the Canadian musician.

 

Composed in 2002/3 when Crowe was experiencing life in New York City, USA – a time of code orange, yellow and all – as the then government of POTUS George Bush, allied with Britain’s PM Tony Blair and the west’s “coalition of the willing” lied us into war – the illegal, unjust, and devastating invasion of Iraq.

 

Countless deaths later, we’re on yet another precipice. The song’s message of humanity is timeless:

 

Whether I'm Wrong - Allison Crowe live-in-the-studio from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

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 "Julianna" W2U1 ~ April 10

 

"Julianna" live!

 

Julianna – Allison Crowe and Band W2U1 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

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 "Hours" Allison Crowe and Band W2U1 ~ April 7

 

 

With the release of “Welcome to Us” Acts 1 and 2 – here’s “Hours”, the first song of the concert including intro by Greg House, MC and drummer, too.

 

Welcome to the collective creative genius and joy of Allison Crowe and Band!

 

Hours – Allison Crowe and Band W2U1 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

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 Allison Crowe April ~ April 5

 

 

"Allison Crowe April" kicks off tomorrow on CHMR 93.5 FM Radio’s "Friday Morning Markout". Tag-team DJs Reverend Jason Cantwell and FanBoy Mark Jabroni have a #SciFiOnTheRock launch on the pad. Tune in, online, from anywhere on the planet - https://chmrfm.weebly.com - @ 8am Newfoundland Time {6:30am EST} & prepare to MarkOut with FanBoy!

 

With two new albums, “Welcome to Us” Acts 1 and 2, from Allison and bandmates just released – anticipate some of the newest music and news to celebrate. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137581292972720

 

Allison Crowe April - CHMR FM

 

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 "Welcome to Us" Acts 1 & 2 ~ April 3

 

 

Welcome to Us” Acts 1 & 2 is now out in our world.

 

For such acts of creative genius, and just pure joy, take a bow Allison Crowe (composer, vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Baird (bass, vocals) and Keelan Purchase (accordion, 12-string guitar, bodhran, harmonica, vocals).

 

Welcome to Us 1 - Allison Crowe and Band 500px

 

The music is now on Bandcamp (Act 1:
http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-1 + Act 2: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2 ), CD Baby
( http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AllisonCrowe ), iTunes (
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/allison-crowe/id15902153 ), Spotify, Amazon and all places you find music online.

 

We’ll be sharing the band’s sounds, from the rawest of folk roots to the richest of arena rock, over coming weeks.

 

Right now, here be a look at the creators – Allison, Céline, Sarah, Keelan & Dave – via the album covers from Mind Palace Design.

 

Welcome to Us 2 - Allison Crowe and Band 500px

 

 

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Suite Sound of New Allison Crowe and Band ~ April 2

 

 

Kiss the joy as it flies with the release this month of two new albums of music in concert – “Welcome to Us” Acts 1 and 2 – from Allison Crowe and Band (on Rubenesque Records Ltd.).

 

Here, now, is a suite of songs opening W2U2. Film montage ŕ “Ménilmontant” – a cinematic masterpiece from France, 1926.

 

Suite: I Might / Back to Black / Shifts of Light / Tones in Transition / I Am the Air / Lisa's Song – Allison Crowe + Band W2U2 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

I Might” features Céline Sawchuk on vocals. Allison Crowe sings lead on the suite’s next four vocal tunes: “Back to Black”, “Shifts of Light”, “I Am the Air” and “Lisa’s Song”. Creating the albums’ 22+ song tracks be: Allison (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline (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" (W2U1), 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" (W2U2), the concert's second act, features the group's more guitar-and-fiddle-centric tunes: 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 

 

All available worldwide starting April 3, 2013.

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

 "Circular Reasoning" ~ April 1

 

 

There's a wonderland of new music coming this month from Allison Crowe and Band. Before it all hatches, today's bunny trail leads to an Easter egg from years past – "Circular Reasoning" through the looking glass.

 

Circular Reasoning from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

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 "Gerald Thomas' Burnt Potato" ~ March 25

 

 

Tatties, patates, kartoffel… whatever you call ’em – communicating in an universal language is the potato (even tho’ they speak to us only with thine eyes).

 

Gerald Thomas’ Burnt Potato (Les Patates Brűlées ŕ Gerald Thomas)” is composed by the late, great, fiddler, Émile Benoit, who’s born in Black Duck Brook, Dominion of Newfoundland. The title alludes to a stove-top incident involving Benoit’s friend and fellow musician, Memorial University of Newfoundland Professor of Folklore, Dr. Gerald Thomas.

 

Maestro chef on the tune here is accordionist+ Keelan Purchase and it’s an appetizer for the fun to come when Allison Crowe and Band’s “Welcome to Us” Acts 1 and 2 are served-up worldwide. April 3, 2018 is “official” release date for W2U1 and W2U2. The music’s served hot whenever Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and all get cooking.

 

Gerald Thomas’ Burnt Potato (Les Patates Brûlées à Gerald Thomas) – Allison Crowe and Band W2U 1 from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Baird (bass, vocals), and Keelan Purchase (accordion, 12-string guitar, bodhran, harmonica & vocals) meld the rawest of folk roots and the richest of arena 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.

 

For our video wrapper here – hearty thanks to Alick Tsui Photography and Mind Palace Design.

 

 

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Band Jam Pop Tarts ~ March 23

 

I thought I couldn't be more excited about the upcoming release of two music albums from Allison Crowe and Band... but seeing what the group is enjoying about their "jams" - bring it on home

 

Tweets Allison:

 

Made a buncha food with the band tonight - capped off the jam with a bitta jam in these vegan homemade pop tarts from @hotforfood #music #food #vegan #bands (I can’t trust my oven not to burn the sides of stuff but they were freaking delicious)

 

Allison Crowe and Band Jam Pop Tarts

 

 

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Peace, Love and Understanding ~ March 23

 

 

“Where are the strong, and who are the trusted. And where is the harmony, sweet, sweet harmony.”

 

Invited by Ray Padgett, Editor/Founder of “Cover Me”, to re-imagine a song for the blog’s 10th Anniversary celebration – Canadian musician Allison Crowe chose this Nick Lowe classic:

 

(What's so Funny 'bout) Peace, Love & Understanding from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

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 Happy St. Patrick's Day ~ March 17

 

 

St Paddy’s jam with the band does my heart good loves playing music with ye crowd #music #bands #jamsession #family #newfoundland

 

St. Paddy's Band Jam l - r: Sarah White, Allison Crowe, Keelan Purchase

 

From the neat little town they call Corner Brook, Allison Crowe ties up the musical sentences with “Black Velvet Band”:

 

 

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I Never Loved a Man... ~ March 9

 

“Allison Crowe’s cover of I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You), written by Ronnie Shannon and popularized by Aretha Franklin, is my favorite version of this classic song,” says Allan Showalter in sharing the music via “Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered:

 

Cohencentric - Allison Crowe - I Never Loved a Man

 

https://www.facebook.com/ashowalter1/posts/10215558571538709

 

LaJay Alexander, a friend and musical colleague of the late songwriter, notes: “Hello all, the young lady did a jam up job on the song, Ronnie Shannon would have loved it.”

 

 

 

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International Women's Day ~ March 8

 

Live on International Women’s Day – Allison Crowe’s voice/piano/song accompanied by Fernand Léger’s visual sequence from the 1940’s surrealist, Dadaist+ cinema of Hans Richter and collaborators – “Dreams That Money Can Buy”.

 

“The energy of 'Disease' can easily provide electricity to a small country for a decade" wrote one European reviewer. Today, as ever, it’s "Power-house intense."

 

 

Disease from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

Captured in concert (March 8, 2008) by Larry Anschell (Engineer, Producer) and Brad Graham (Co-Engineer).

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 "How to Think about Music, Lesson 1" ~ February 18

 

 

Musicologist David Goza, DMA, Visiting Associate Professor of Music at University of Oklahoma, notes:

 

“I'm starting a new educational series to give my students some ways to think about music, and I'll probably post them here from time to time. This one involves a heartbreakingly beautiful performance of Leonard Cohen's ‘Hallelujah’ by Allison Crowe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIMOdVXAPJ0)."

 

 

Dr. Goza, who teaches World Music at OU’s state-of-the-art facility, in his posting expresses "nothing but admiration for Ms. Crowe's extraordinary artistry.”

 

In turn, Allison’s honoured and grateful that her performance of Leonard Cohen’s song is part of, and launches, this wonderful new series.

 

 

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Purr-fect Fun ~ February 17

 

 

I had so much fun being a cat hanging out with other amazing cats this past month or so and I’m so sad it’s over!! Thank you to everyone on the crew and band and cast for just being wonderful hi my name is Allison and I musical theatre. And thank you Jill for taking this photo! #musicaltheatre

 

CATS! - Allison Crowe & co. - February 17, 2018

 

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Saturday Night ~ February 10

 

Just having a casual night at home watching the Olympics. Oh btw come see CATS at the ACC Feb 15-17 th #catsthemusical #cats #newfoundland

 

CATS - Allison Crowe - Jellylorum makeup 2018

 

 

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 Cohencentric on Joan of Arc ~ February 10

 

 

On this February day, with so much in the air, “Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered” blog kindles poetic fires with Allison Crowe’s “Joan of Arc” interpretation - click on the image below:

 

Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered - Joan of Arc - Allison Crowe

 

 

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 CATS ~ February 7

 

 

C (high and low) is for Cats. And Cats is for Corner Brook this month – as Dance Studio West celebrates 20 years in the charming and charmed NL community with a production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”.

 

The source book, by poet T.S. Eliot, recently marked its 80th anniversary broadcast in the United Kingdom, where it’s an holiday tradition – first airing on BBC radio on Christmas Day 1937.

 

Taking paws from Johnny and Linkers for the show’s run of February 15 – 17, Allison Crowe purr-forms as Jellylorum (named after one of Eliot’s own cats) and Griddlebone – joining the glaring of cats and litter of kittens on-stage at the city’s Arts and Culture Centre.

 

Be part of the intrigue – tickets for CATS are now on-sale at the ACC. Directed by Amy Andrews and Stephen Perchard, choreographed by Amy Andrews, Candice Pike, and Jessicah Blanchard, with musical direction by Kevin Hennessey. Poster designed by Daniel Tucker (aka Alonzo): https://artsandculturecentre.com/cornerbrook/Online

 

CATS - Corner Brook 2018 - Allison Crowe Jellylorum

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

 Hours - Allison Crowe and Band - "Welcome to Us" ~ February 3

 

 

2018 will see the release of Allison Crowe’s “Fluttering”, an illuminating book of poetry/prose, and Allison and band will unite on one continent or another to advance the exciting sounds of “Rare Birds”, their next studio album.

 

First to hatch, though, is “Welcome to Us” – a sensational and fun album of music captured live at the LSPU (Longshoremen's Protective Union) Hall in St. John's, NL, Canada. Here’s a preview from Act 1 (the guitar-based songs – piano-centric songs comprise the second act). Enjoy!

 

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

Scared #tbt ~ January 18

 

 

Pioneering music/culture blog Muruch, posted this past Autumn about a song/video, which had not been added to the video gallery here (on Vimeo and facebook) – until today! Composed by Allison Crowe in her teens and recorded live-off-the-floor in 2001 by her trio, “Scared" was made into a video early in 2003 by Angela Kendall and Brian Dutkewich of Transmission 2.

 

The song, Allison says simply, “is about not being afraid to speak up for yourself”.

 

“In light of the recent news regarding sexual harassment in Hollywood, Allison Crowe’s anthem about speaking out against sexual assault seems an appropriate #tbt pick this week. Allison’s ‘Scared’ was featured on Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album and was an big inspiration for our RAINN fundraising campaign,” notes Muruch @ http://www.muruch.com/2017/10/tbt-allisoncrowe-scared.html #throwbackThursday #tbt #metoo

 

Scared - Allison Crowe music video from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

Up to the Mountain ~ January 15

 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on this date in 1929, and his message is given musical tribute in this song from Patty Griffin, performed on piano – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWmud1OGkuA – and guitar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8gCHhR-eVs – here by Allison Crowe.

 

“The time is always right to do what is right,” MLK

 

 

 

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Happy Golden Days ~ January 9

 

 

Turns out that musical soul sisters Allison Crowe (piano, guitar & vocals) and Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), this holiday season just past, not only charmed the birds out of the trees with their concert performances – they also brought out the “tapers” – those dedicated folks who preserve cultural happenings on record for posterity.

 

Pretty much from the start of Allison Crowe’s public life, she’s been appreciated by tapers/traders – sometimes known as bootleggers, and often first-or-succeeding generations of Deadheads – fans of The Grateful Dead.

 

The first Allison bootlegs start around 2000/2001 with the appearance of Deadhead and taper Brad Norman aka Condor at concerts and in-stores. With gusto, Condor’s torch passed to AudioArchivist John MacMillan and others in this music-loving community.

 

We’ve recently enjoyed a bounty of song/video recordings posted by Victoria, BC’s MacMillan aka Bootleg Santa, and, now, a recording made by one of his confreres has emerged – this being a remarkably intimate capture of Allison & Céline’s sold-out “Tidings” concert at the Cultch last month in Vancouver, BC.

 

Taper Leif Henderson shares this show with us on his “Dead Perspective” YouTube channel. It’s two hours of “Tidings” music and merriment – reflected in the sepia tones of those golden days of yore:

 

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

O Holy Night - Tidings Time ~ January 2

 

 

Bootleg Santa John MacMillan drops his final "Tidings" parcel down the chimney Allison Crowe and Céline Sawchuk bring home "O Holy Night".

 

And the AudioArchivist left this link for a "Tidings" 21-video playlist –  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWKRKyd8VspZcOUKG-X-ygZ2N2pzmqIDM –  'fore he's heard to exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight, "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Song - Tidings Time ~ January 2

 

 

Joni Mitchell composed an iconic event-and-era defining song without attending Woodstock. More recently, Allison Crowe’s penned “Wedding Song” – and skipped the nuptials. Here, in the latest bootleg video from AudioArchivist John MacMillan’s timeless series, Allison and Céline Sawchuk perform the tune in concert:

 

 

 

 

 

Tochter Zion - Tidings Time ~ January 2

 

 

In the newest video from the “Tidings” concert bootleg series posted by AudioArchivist John MacMillan, Céline Sawchuk and Allison Crowe perform, a cappella, “Tochter Zion”. This popular German Advent song and Christmas carol is based on choral movements from a pair of George Frideric Handel’s oratorios (“Joshua” and “Judas”).

 

 

 

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Hallelujah - Tidings Time ~ January 1, 2018

 

 

Hallelujah” – “Allison Crowe's version is a living thing, a meditation and a celebration and a benediction" noted a reviewer when first she recorded Leonard Cohen’s now-universally-recognized classic. Over 15+ years essence is in the blood like holy wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 New Year's Moon ~ January 1, 2018

 

 

So pretty right now  #moon #britishcolumbia

 

New Year's Moon - Allison Crowe - January 1, 2018

 

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

 Let It Be - Tidings Times ~ January 1

 

 

Now, "a Paul song" from The Beatles' repertoire – Allison Crowe and Céline Sawchuk live from the "Tidings" concert bootleg series served up by AudioArchivist John MacMillan this holiday season.

 

 

 

 

 

What Child Is This (Greensleeves) - Tidings Times ~ January 1

 

 

Traditional, non-traditional, it’s all part of “Tidings” – Allison Crowe and Céline Sawchuk here in concert – as recorded by AudioArchivist John MacMillan's "Tidings" bootleg video series:

 

 

 

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Skeletons and Spirits - Tidings Times ~ January 1

 

 

When the heart takes us where we're better not to be - bouncing back with "Skeletons and Spirits', Allison Crowe and Céline Sawchuk live in AudioArchivist John MacMillan's "Tidings" bootleg video series.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa's Song - Tidings Times ~ January 1

 

 

Always in our hearts and thoughts - this year Lisa's Mother Joanne left us as well - and the course toward truth and peace remains challenging as ever.

 

In the continuing "Tidings" bootleg video series, here's Allison Crowe and Céline Sawchuk with "Lisa's Song":

 

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

La Vie en Rose - Tidings Times ~ January 1, 2018

 

 

When first Allison Crowe traveled from her island of birth to the mainland, a perceptive journalist, Clodagh O’Connell, wondered of her sound – “Elton John meets Edith Piaf?”

 

Now some 15+years later Allison, accompanied by Céline Sawchuk, takes flight with a signature song of Piaf, The Little Sparrow. It’s the latest gem from AudioArchivist John MacMillan’s “Tidings” bootleg video series:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song for a Winter's Night -Tidings Times ~ January 1

 

 

From the canon of Canadiana, Allison Crowe and Céline Sawchuk perform a Gordon Lightfoot song first released in 1967 – part of the ongoing “Tidings” bootleg video series captured by AudioArchivist John MacMillan.

 

 

 

 

Allison Crowe Music Notes

 

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -Tidings Times ~ January 1

 

 

Céline Sawchuk, accompanied by Allison Crowe, performs this Christmas tune introduced to the world by Judy Garland. It’s the latest in the “Tidings” concert bootleg video series from AudioArchivist John MacMillan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disease -Tidings Times ~ January 1, 2018

 

 

Audio Archivist John MacMillan has Act 2 of “Tidings” to share in 2018. Here’s Allison Crowe’s original rocker “Disease” spiked with “Carol of the Bells” and other songs of the season.

 

 

 

 

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Allison Crowe's Digital Download Shop

Allison Crowe's music in digital + physical formats ~ click here

 

 

 

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