Coverville – Birds of a Feather

Coverville!, the long-running awarding-winning podcast and radio program today presents its “Episode 883: On a dark desert highway, indie hodgepodge in my hair“.

Coverville’s Host and Producer Brian Ibbott kindly includes “the amazing, amazing, voice of Allison Crowe” – performing Leonard Cohen’s “Bird on the Wire“, in this collection that also features covers of Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Badfinger, the Allman Brothers, Sara Bareilles, John Prine, Rolling Stones and an instrumental of George Gershwin’s “Summertime“.

Over the years, this pioneering ‘cast has enlisted Allison’s recordings for cover stories on the Eurythmics, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Counting Crows, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and fittingly – her first-ever appearance on Coverville was in Episode 202 – when she and Peter Gabriel, Madeleine Peyroux, Laura Burhenn, The Pixies, Maxx Klaxon, kd lang, and Jennifer Warnes were heard in “The Leonard Cohen Cover Story“.

Allison Crowe – first-ever guitar performance in concert – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin, Ireland – Billie Woods foto

Episode 370, airing October 9, 2007, John Lennon’s birthday – is devoted to on-air chat with Allison Crowe, and spinning her covers of Counting Crows, Hunters and Collectors, Cyndi Lauper, and Joni Mitchell.

You can play, and download, all 883 Episodes of Coverville, and become a Citizen, online – and hear Coverville on KYCY 1550 AM in San Francisco every day at 2 pm. And, if you’re going that route, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

It’s a show you can check out any time you like – but you can never leave unhappy :)

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Shine a Light

Mick Jagger was still looking for some tea and sympathy, & long before Keith Richards was a tropical pirate, “The Glimmer Twins” and co. in The Rolling Stones were in the south of France, recording an epic song collection, “Exile on Main Street“. Here’s Allison Crowe and her live-off-the-floor take on one of those tunes, “Shine a Light“:
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When Allison Crowe created her “Tidings” album/CD, she brought together songs of spirituality, humanity, faith and redemption… from the sacred to the secular. Alongside traditional carols such as “Silent Night“, “In the Bleak Midwinter“, and “The First Noel“, she recorded her much-loved versions of “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen), “River” (Joni Mitchell), “In My Life” and “Let It Be” (The Beatles), “Angel” (Sarah McLachlan), and this song – written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, for the Rolling Stones’ 1972 masterwork, “Exile on Main Street“.

The Rolling Stones Fan Club Office saluted Allison Crowe’s recording of “Shine a Light” on its web home-page. The RSFCO, established in 1964, and run by fans for fans, lists news about the Stones’ first contract being up for auction, The Stones and Beatles induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Marianne Faithfull on tour, and other current items of interest to Stones Planet inhabitants.

Of Crowe’s release, the European-based RSFCO says: A new album by Canadian Allison Crowe (22 years) reached the record market in time for the Christmas sales. This star is an absolute outstanding singer, and her Shine A Light by Jagger/Richards is the whole album worth…”

Allison Crowe’s voice and piano-playing is accompanied by Dave Baird on bass and Kevin Clevette on drums. The session was captured by Producer/Engineer Larry Anschell (Pearl Jam, Sarah McLachlan, k-os, Bif Naked).

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