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Allison Crowe
Corner Brook, Newfoundland + Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
"Why music?" "Why breathing?"
Interests: "Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make."
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Secrets, Mona Lisa, hope + much more in 2017 from Allison Crowe and Band - new book, album & concerts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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Allison Crowe reflects on 15 years of Rubenesque Records. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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Rubenesque Records, Allison Crowe's label, turns 15! Celebrating with "Secrets" plus some special music releases, tours, concerts and more fun in the works. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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Allison Crowe & Band have just recorded a new album. Collectively, 27 song tracks (representing 20 unique song titles) will be released in the New Year from recent sessions at White Rock, BC’s storied Turtle Recording Studios and from a live concert in Vancouver, Canada. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Allison Crowe’s gorgeous voice brings tidings of comfort and joy with “Souling” – her 11th full album release. The artist, one of our greatest living musicians, singer-songwriters and performers, has always created authentic music. With this newest song set her voice is heard wholly a cappella. The songs themselves have a purity of expression – a 21st century take on music of faith and spirit – sounds and themes aired by carollers and soulers of old. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Allison Crowe's Vox
"16 Songs" Video Album from Allison Crowe Coming Soon: Unique playlist created to not advertise or commercialize a particular song track or album – but, instead, to share something new in music + film art Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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Allison Crowe's new music video series launches September 9, 2014. A magical mystery tour of music with visuals from great artists and innovators of the 20th and 21st centuries - film-makers, animators, painters, photographers and more… - it’s a multi-media expression of the artist’s mission to make "Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music." ( http://allisoncrowe.com/bio.html ) This 16 song video album pairs Allison’s originals with some singular interpretations - underscoring an observation of Allan Showalter, aka DrHGuy, delightful chronicler “On Life, Love, Lust, & Leonard Cohen” – “Once you’ve heard one Allison Crowe song, You’ve heard one Allison Crowe song." ( http://1heckofaguy.com/2009/01/27/wedding-song-allison-crowes-small-masterwork ) Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Allison Crowe's Vox
"Something to Crowe about" sings The Telegram - sharing word of the discerning culture blog, Muruch , naming two of Allison Crowe's albums among the best of 2013 and one of her new original songs its top pick for the year. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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“The difficult I’ll do right now, the impossible’ll take a little while”. That’s pretty much always been the way of musician Allison Crowe. This year proves ”weirdly typical” as ever for the amazing bi-coastal Canadian artist - to quote a phrase from one of 2013’s fine reviews. In it, Crowe’s released three peerless albums (“Newfoundland Vinyl”, “Heavy Graces”, and the compilation “Songbook”), musically directed a hit theatre show (TNL’s “Newfoundland Vinyl”), saw one song recording used brilliantly in a trailer for a major independent motion picture (“Hallelujah” w. “The Pardon”), and appeared, pretty much as herself, in one of the year’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters (“Man of Steel”). Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Allison Crowe's Vox
How does one of the world’s great musical voices, and most independent artists on the planet, land amidst a face-off between man and Superman in an Hollywood blockbuster? “I’m a big Johnny Cash fan. And I’m a big Allison Crowe fan. So the combination to me seemed like an awesome opportunity if we could make it happen,” explains “Man of Steel” Director Zack Snyder. “Allison and I had talked about trying to get some of her music in one of my movies whenever we could – and I thought, well, if I just put her in the film then there’s no way that it won’t work. So, that’s where you get Allison from.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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“It has the timeless beauty of a classic folk album,” writes Muruch about 'Newfoundland Vinyl' - the newest record from musician Allison Crowe. “The album is full of dazzling melody and such an unique charm.” Alluding to the rare path taken by the artist to achieve success, the review continues: “I’m starting to think Allison Crowe’s DIY folk style is Canada’s answer to Ani DiFranco.” Allison Crowe’s enjoying fun this Summer in movies, too, as “Man of Steel” opens around the globe. Crowe has a cameo in the new Superman epic directed by Zack Snyder – performing Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” in a scene that unfolds as Clark Kent /Superman – embodied wonderfully by Henry Cavill – searches for his place in this world. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Singular artist flies to “Man of Steel” red-carpet Premiere - before the Zack Snyder-directed epic Superman movie adventure thrills on big screens world-wide starting June 14, 2013. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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Allison Crowe has completed recording her newest album - to debut June 25, 2013. This new release, the 11th from Crowe's Rubenesque Records, is the first to be available as a vinyl LP. Crowe reveals her inspiration - working with Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, which celebrates the 18th Annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival when its season runs this year from May - September. "I am so grateful to have been asked two years in a row to put together songs and musically direct for a show called 'Newfoundland Vinyl'. I get to work with extremely talented and fun people each Summer in a gorgeous setting - Cow Head, NL," says Allison from her home in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. "From the vast and encyclopaedic sea of beautiful music to come from, and out of, Newfoundland and Labrador, here is a collection of some of the songs from this year's show." Music and comedy come together in this theatre production, written and directed by TNL's Artistic Director Jeff Pitcher. TNL announces: "On the heels of last year's runaway hit we present the all new 'Newfoundland Vinyl - The Flip Side!' ...the cast returns with more hits than a bagful of hammers!" Nail more on this show and other GMTF events online now @ http://www.theatrenewfoundland.com/play_Vinyl.html (and related pages). Full details on Allison Crowe's new album coming in May. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Allison Crowe's music + imagery of movie-makers, silent film magicians, impressionists, surrealists, realists, lovers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Allison Crowe's touring year – including concerts in Europe and Canada, as well as ballet, and theatre productions – is wrapped up at home and focus turns to film projects involving the internationally acclaimed musician. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Allison Crowe - ready for Halloween fun as Gemma Teller Morrow, the matriarch character portrayed by Katey Sagal in the television series "Sons of Anarchy". Coincidentially, or not, biker mamas Katey and Alley have each recorded Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire" - herewith, for your trick or treating pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT99PIa2H7U - Katey Sagal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ik8_WNTfz4 - Allison Crowe Allison Teller Morrow - foto Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Musician Allison Crowe and her tour-mates, photographer-musician Billie Woods and road manager-driver Axel Dollheiser, depart today from lovely Quedlinburg, birthplace of the German nation. This marks the final point in a magical concert tour – the stuff of legend. Andreas Wiesentau reports of last night’s show “there was applause, applause, applause, applause, applause, applause, applause, applause!” The standing ovations, and, on average, three encores a night, across this European tour are emblematic of a deep, and broadening, love between artist and audience. Thank you, danke, grazie, merci – Mampf, Frankfurt, Osterkirche, Berlin, SHAPE Club, Mons, Inninger Spectacel, Inning am Ammersee, Teatro del Sale, Firenze, Palais Salfeldt, Quedlinburg – and all the people of Germany, Belgium, Italy, and all countries, encountered in every way!!! May we meet again :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
For the next 10 days, October 18 – 28, 2012, the Foundation’s eBay gallery displays more than 100 artworks - all proceeds from the sale of which benefit kidney research in Canada. Since its inception, more than $100,000 has been raised for the cause by this artful approach. In this year’s gallery Allison’s “Northern Lights” hangs with creations by a wide range of Canucks, including: a meditative rocker who helped Allison get her start in recording music – Bif Naked; Food Country chef Michael Smith; wrestling’s Bret “Hitman” Hart; musician and man of letters, Leonard Cohen; comedians Elvira Kurt, Ron James and Brent Butt; New York Islander hockey centre, John Tavares; and the Kidney Foundation’s own Linda Garwood. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Published in the print edition of "Süddeutsche Zeitung", Germany's largest national subscription daily newspaper, is this review of the latest concert in the tour of Allison Crowe and Billie Woods. The article, penned by kultur journalist Peter Baier, is not yet translated into English language. Still, any discussion of Allison's musik that references Leonard Cohen and Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" has a solid grasp of things, so, we're happy now, and will only become more happy :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Musician Billie Woods shows another of her creative sides - as a photographer - in this foto album of the concert tour which launched last night in Frankfurt, Germany. Here's Allison Crowe pictured at Mampf, Mischi's legendary jazzlokal. This is one of a series of images in a foto album you can explore on facebook - click here! Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
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Allison Crowe's newest tour launches today in Frankfurt. Accompanied by fellow Canuck, musician-photographer, Billie Woods, & Road Manager, Axel Dollheiser, Crowe performs in Germany, Belgium & Italy. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
Allison Crowe sings to be free. Herewith, Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the Wire". The bi-coastal Canadian musician's lyrical interpretation is, characteristically, both, powerful and intimate. Crowe's singular way of communicating emotion, not sentimentality, once more takes wing with Cohen's weighty words and waltzing melody... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
This year, 2012, has seen much excitement and beauty emerge from choreographer Jorden Morris’ creation of Leonard Cohen-inspired ballet for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (which first brought Cohen's works to stage as dance/theatre with 1970s Brian Macdonald-choreographed "The Shining People of Leonard Cohen"). Following the success of his “Dance Me to the End of Love” pas de deux, a sensational highlight of the 2011 Genie Awards telecast – featuring dancers Sophia Lee and Jaime Vargas – Morris' contemporary dance, “The Doorway - Scenes from Leonard Cohen", enjoyed its world premiere this Spring. Pierre Meunier, reviewer for La Liberté, says of this newest RWB Cohen ballet: "Chacune des cinq scènes est un petit bijou." (English translation: "Each of the five scenes is a small jewel.") Among those most delighted with news of these works by Morris and company is Holly Bright, Artistic and General Director of Crimson Coast Dance Society, based in Allison Crowe’s birthplace of Nanaimo, BC, Canada. “How wonderful that this collaboration has arisen! RWB are amazing and well-loved across the country as is Allison! I hope I get the opportunity to see it!,” Bright exclaimed upon Allison Crowe teaming up with the RWB to perform “Hallelujah” in “The Doorway”. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
This weekend, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings "The Doorway - Scenes from Leonard Cohen" to Northern Manitoba for performances as part of a new program. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox
"Spine-tingling." That's how Holly Harris, dance reviewer for the Winnipeg Free Press, describes this performance of "Hallelujah". Corps de Ballet member Sophia Lee, fresh from a lead role as "First" in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Mark Godden's "Svengali", here dances Leonard Cohen's modern song classic. Allison Crowe sings and plays piano on-stage with Lee in the world premiere of "The Doorway", choreographed by Jorden Morris. RWB Soloist Jo-Ann Gudilin (nee Sundermeier), "Mother" in "Svengali", dons the blue dress to perform "Hallelujah" with Crowe on alternate dates. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at Allison Crowe's Vox