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2006:  Friday, May 12 ~ Hail Hail Rock'n'Rail "From Sea to Sea"

Rock'n'Rail Revue "From Sea to Sea" VIA Rail - photo by Reena Kudhail

The Canadian ~ Rock'n'Rail romance starts here!

Allison Crowe is ready to launch her transcontinental "Rock'n'Rail Revue" ~ a tour of Canada from sea-to-sea by train. With the gracious and generous support of VIA Rail Canada, the artist, at home from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, rolls into:

Vancouver, BC ~ May 14 - Pacific Central Station - Mother's Day
Edmonton, AB ~ May 18 - CKUA studio (Radio)
Edmonton, AB ~ May 18 - Yardbird Suite
Calgary, AB ~ May 19 - Cantos Music Foundation
London, ON ~ May 24 - A-Channel Morning (TV)
London, ON ~ May 24 - CHRW studio (Radio)
London, ON ~ May 25 - Aeolian Performing Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON ~ May 27 - Arts Court Theatre - fund-raiser for Vision
Theatre and Canines With a Cause
Montreal, QE ~ May 28 - La Sala Rossa
Halifax, NS ~ June 1 - ATV's Breakfast Television (TV)
Halifax, NS ~ June 1 - Fairview Heights School - "Pizza and Piano"
Halifax, NS ~ June 1 - CBC's "Mainstreet" (Radio)
Halifax, NS ~ June 2 - The Music Room - fundraiser for Fairview Heights
Elementary School Choir
Halifax, NS ~ June 3 - First Annual Maritime Beatles Event
Boutilier's Point, NS ~ June 3 - The Pilot House
Corner Brook, NL ~ June - Corner Brook Cafe (TV)
Corner Brook, NL ~ June 7 - Gitanos'
St. John's, NL ~ June 8 - Out of the Fog (TV)
St. John's, NL ~ June 10 - CBC Weekend AM (Radio)
St. John's, NL ~ June 11 - Bianca's

"People moving People."

"Allison Crowe has a voice to fall in love with." ~ James Barton, Record of the Day (UK)

"Rich and dark, her voice seems to come from a place most singers can only dream of accessing. Then there are the songs. Filled with raw passion and accompanied by eloquent piano playing" ~ Clodagh O'Connell, The Vancouver Courier (Canada)

"Allison Crowe's blend of blues, rock, gospel, pop and jazz makes her a nightmare for music-store clerks paid to sort CDs. But her debut, Secrets, earned the singer-songwriter from Nanaimo, B.C., much acclaim." ~ John Intini, Macleans (Canada)

"J'ai rarement été bouleversée à ce point par une voix féminine. Pure comme de la glace, puissante et même violente... qu'il est impossible de ne pas mettre son coeur en jeu en l'écoutant... faîtes place à une virtuose nom de Zeus!" ~ SplinterMuse (France)

"I have never been so moved by a woman's voice. Pure as ice, powerful and even violent... it's impossible not to put your heart at stake when listening to her... behold this new virtuoso. By Zeus!" ~ SplinterMuse (France) English translation

"A confident, powerful voice, infused with passion. With the soul of Janis Joplin and the tenderness of fellow Canuck Sarah McLachlan, Crowe rocks with her own unique brand of roots charm." ~ David McPherson, exclaim! (Canada)

"Allison Crowe is a stunningly talented performer. Her voice celebrates the music with a bluesy rock-gospel intensity; her controlled vibrato, silken rasp, and powerful projection rivet your attention. This is no casual background music... be prepared to be amazed." ~ Carol Swanson, Professor of Law at Hamline University, Music Reviewer (USA)

"...the most honest, heartfelt, and directly intimate concert in my
entire life." ~ Ross Hocker, WGTE/NPR (USA)


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