Tonight Will Be Fine

Combining heart, soul and vision – in words, music and images – Allan Showalter, the much-loved Leonard Cohen+ blogger, presents this video:

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Allison Crowe performs Leonard Cohen’s song, “Tonight Will Be Fine“, accompanied by images from the fabulous and free-spirited photog Billie Woods, a painting by Vienna’s boki.b and pics of posters by dedicated German concert promoter “Andreas” – and North American rock poster legend Bob Masse.

And, there be a related DrHGuy blog post as well @ http://drhguy.com/2013/04/03/ten-women-singing-leonard-cohen-songs

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Wedding Song: V Day Playlist #5 of 7

Allan Showalter, erudite and entertaining MC at ‘1 Heck of a Guy‘, a Leonard Cohen-centric blog of rare scope, in comparing Allison Crowe’s cover of “Me and Bobby McGee” with this original, “Wedding Song” -

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- says such act “leads to an unavoidable conclusion: Once you’ve heard one Allison Crowe song, You’ve heard one Allison Crowe song.” The good doctor adds: “Turns out all the hype about about Allison’s vast tonal, thematic, and emotional range is true.”

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Wedding Song

One of the rootsier songs in Allison Crowe’s richly varied repertoire is the closer to her “Little Light” album/CD. “Wedding Song” – the title says it.

A slide show of Allison images, by the ab fab photog/musician Billie Woods, shot in an apartment in Vienna, Austria, the pair share while on tour, is on YouTube:

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Midnight

Here’s a song that’s had several incarnations – this is the first. “Midnight“, also recorded by Allison Crowe and trio (Dave Baird, Kevin Clevette) at Turtle, that afternoon in July 2001. Allison’s songs are pretty much all autobiographical. Some, like this one, contain verbatim passages of her life :)

The song video features a painting by tradigital artist boki.b of Wien, Austria:

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Canadian Crowe’s Annual Musical Migration Underway

Musician Allison Crowe, who calls Nanaimo, BC and Corner Brook, NL, home, is set for her annual European migration confirms European road manager, Camille Schmah.

The bicoastal Canadian tours Europe at least once or twice each year and her “Spiral” Europa Tournee 2010 takes flight this month – with concert visits to Frankfurt, Nijmegen, Aachen, Gentilly – Paris, Vienna, Florence, Berlin and Quedlinburg.

From a land that’s brought forth such legendary singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, this “old world” is witnessing a singular talent of a new generation.

With the release of her newest album, “Spiral“, UK music blog “We Write Lists” declares her “Canada’s finest songwriter” – building on acclaim from MOJO, TimeOut, the BBC and other UK media. Swedish reviewer Anna Maria Stjärnell says that on “Spiral“, Allison Crowe “sings her heart out. She’s made yet another album to treasure.” Underscoring one of her unique characteristics, this week, “Paris Voice” labels Crowe “one of the best interpreters to come along since Joe Cocker”.

Embodying songwriting, as well as interpretive, artistry of the highest order is rare enough. To these, Allison Crowe brings intense energy and honesty in performance – undoing any stereotypes of the modern singer-songwriter as purveyor of flaccid folk, plastic pop, or regurgitated  rock tropes.

Longtime Canadian radio and television personality, Rick Dennis, (now creator/host of CICV’s “Rick’s Country Classics and Folk Favorites“), told his radio audience, after Crowe’s appearance at “Special Woodstock“, this Summer: “You really have to see Allison Crowe live. The way she splits those notes, it’s like light through a prism – all the colours of a song.”

For select concerts on her upcoming Euro tour, Allison Crowe is joined by guest artists: Holland’s Leontine Snoeren; France’s Emily B. Green; and Canadian-Brazilian Billie Rocha-Woods. Details can be found @ http://www.allisoncrowe.com/tour.html

23.09 Jazzlokal Mampf – Frankfurt, Germany
25.09 De Lindenberg – Nijmegen, Netherlands
30.09 Aula Carolina – Aachen, Germany
02.10 Auditorium du Conservatoire  – Gentilly / Paris, France
08.10 Tunnel Vienna Live – Vienna, Austria
12.10 Teatro del Sale – Florence, Italy
15.10 Osterkirche – Berlin-Wedding, Germany
16.10 Blasiikirche – Quedlinburg, Germany

The essence, articulated by operators of Teatro del Sale in Firenze, home to famed Chef Fabio Picchi and Artist Maria Cassi, is “la ricerca della qualità della vita“!

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