We have a voice, still…

In 2003, Allison Crowe and bandmates performed live in the Victoria, BC television studio of The New VI (later renamed A Channel) – for a nationally broadcast one-hour special called “Tidings”.

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Allison’s set that night includes “Whether I’m Wrong” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTB07RkNzX4 – soon featured by the UNESCO-endorsed “New Songs for Peace” project @ http://www.newsongsforpeace.org/spotlight-200403.html and http://www.newsongsforpeace.org/songs-crowe1.html

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This is the first song video of Allison Crowe we posted to a then new website called YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a6hmQbRcIM

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Bauerfeind – zdf.kultur features Allison Crowe and remixers

Christian Hufgard (Musikpiraten e.V.) sends word on a program broadcast by German tv channel zdf.kultur. He notes:
“German tv produced a spot about remixing/mashups and the FreeMixter. Allison Crowe as its patron has been featured – and a couple of remixes:
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1408600/Bauerfeind-am-14.-August-2011 (Starting at 08:17)”
Bauerfeind am 14. August 2011
Von angesagten Nerds, digitalen Gutmenschen auf Soforthilfe-Suche, Samples und Kopien mit Recht und der wunderbaren Joy Denalane. Schaun wir mal, dann sehn wir schon!
The Beatles, Danger Mouse, Jay-Z,  Allison (a clip of her “Hallelujah” video appears at about 11:43), and sounds of remixers Jeris, Salvatore-J, Incoherent Mumble Train and more.
Wunderbar! Danke Christian, ZDF and to all involved! Enjoy :)

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Arthur / Up to the Mountain – Double-A-Side from Allison Crowe

Allison Crowe releases a double-A-side single – two new song recordings available world-wide for enjoyment in audio and video formats.

In the terrestrial sphere, “Arthur” has its world premiere on CBC Radio’s “On the Go” program. Show Host Ted Blades promises to carry things “Up to the Mountain” tomorrow.

Blogger “Muruch” is helping Allison Crowe celebrate the music release, and 10th anniversary of Rubenesque Records Ltd. – with the online premiere of Allison’s two newest song recordings. And, as a treat for the next couple of weeks, the music is a gift from Muruch

Over at “1 Heck of a Guy” the two song videos make their debut along with this explanation: “Allison Crowe has often been featured on this site, in part for her gorgeous voice and in part for her exquisite songwriting.”

Both of those elements, DrHeck, says, are on display in this new release:

Arthur” – Playing her vintage upright-grand piano, at home in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, Allison Crowe sings of love weighed through life and time.

Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)” – Already a lover of American singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, Allison Crowe’s introduction to this Griffin tune came from Canadian rock and soul musician Bob Benvenuti when the two Canucks performed at a Christmas “Tidings” concert together. Crowe brings it on home with guitar and vocals – performing as her own Jordanaires for back-up.

Rubenesque Records Ltd., Canada’s most independently successful music label, celebrates its 10th anniversary with this characteristically passionate performance pairing.

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Here, above, is “Arthur” -  as it’s heard on the new release.

NB The single version of “Up to the Mountain” is on guitar. We’re fortunate to also have this video of a piano performance – Allison live-in-the-studio – “Out of the Fog” in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Warmest thanks to the team behind this popular news and arts magazine – Michael Fisher, Television Producer, Bruce Lane, camera – and all the OotF crew at Rogers television.

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Crayon and Ink (live)

Launching the second night/disc of “Live at Wood Hall” is “Crayon and Ink“. As with all of Allison Crowe’s songs and performances, its beauty doesn’t need me to reflect anything. So, I’ll just move to the back of the hall, and share the music. There is a banter/applause track – it’s applause only, and we can clap along…

Welcome to the weekend!

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This video performance is Allison Crowe’s first national television performance – broadcast across Canada in January 2002.

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Lisa’s Song

Lisa’s Song” completes this debut EP/CD – “Lisa’s Song + 6 Songs“. In Summer 2002 Lisa Marie Young is abducted during a night out with friends in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Allison Crowe returns home from tour to learn her high-school friend is missing. (More on this tragedy @ Lisa’s Page) Allison’s trio are invited into Seacoast Sound where Rick Erickson records this performance ripped from the soul.
This performance video is from an one-hour television special, “Allison Crowe: Inside Pandora’s Box“, broadcast across Canada:
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Crayon and Ink

Song of today, from the “6 Songs” session, is an epic favourite of many – “Crayon and Ink“. Recorded live-off-the-floor by Allison Crowe, and bassist Dave Baird and drummer Kevin Clevette. Artwork for this EP (Extended Play) CD, and its subsequent editions is by Allison, with the cover photo by Gord Christmas.

The video here is of the first national television performance by Canuck singer-songwriter Allison Crowe. Broadcast across Canada on January 28, 2002, this live segment introduced a country to the singer-songwriter from Nanaimo, B.C. Show host is Vicki Gabereau ~ Canada’s “Queen of Chat” (northern counterpart to such American talk-show hosts as Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.) Allison Crowe is accompanied on her song “Crayon and Ink” by bassist Dave Baird and drummer Kevin Clevette – the same combo that’s heard on Crowe’s debut EP, “Lisa’s Song + 6 Songs“.

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