It's "Tag der Deutschen Einheit" - Day of German Unity – today and Allison Crowe, one of the great performing artists of our time, or any time, launches her newest concert tour in Frankfurt amidst a wave of national celebration. As well as being present to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall and the re-union of West and East Germany in 1990 – Axel Dollheiser, Crowe's European Road Manager, reports this visit to the continent will include a few pints at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Concert performances this month by the Canadian singer-songwriter, vocalist-pianist, Allison Crowe and special guest musician, and photographer, Billie Woods, include:
03.10.2012 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Jazzlokal Mampf 05.10.2012 – Berlin, Germany @ Evangelische Osterkirche 10.10.2012 – Mons, Belgium @ SHAPE Club 13.10.2012 - Inning Am Ammersee, Germany @ Inninger Spectacel 17.10.2012 – Florence, Italy @ Teatro del Sale 19.10.2012 – Quedlinburg, Germany @ Palais Salfeldt
Before embarking on this tour, for the past year Crowe's been extremely active in North America where she's served as Music Director of Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador's “Newfoundland Vinyl,” a rollicking hit at this Summer's Gros Morne Theatre Festival. As well, she's super-busy off-stage with movie projects, including a “Tidings Live” documentary, directed by film-maker Peter Buckle, set to premiere in December 2012.
On-stage, Crowe's performed “Hallelujah” for the World Premiere run of “The Doorway: Scenes from Leonard Cohen” – the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's thrilling, new, Cohen-inspired ballet. This November, she rejoins the RWB as the dance, choreographed by Jorden Morris (“Moulin Rouge”), delights audiences again - and she'll perform "Hallelujah" solo as well as duet on "Bird on a Wire" with Cris Williamson, the legendary American singer-songwriter, activist, and independent music trail-blazer.