Here is another one of my originals - Secrets: A song I wrote when I had a lot of stuff I wanted to talk about but didn't know how, so I wrote this instead - and it's definitely a longer song. These things aren't unrelated. (Also FYI once I get set up with more gear one day I won't have to sing the loud parts away haha but - for now - I'm loud and I apologize! ) (which is very Canadian of me) ?❤️?? #singer #newfoundland #songwriter #piano #music #dachshund
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 à “Ménilmontant” – a cinematic masterpiece from France, 1926.
“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!
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.
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!