Wed, 26 September 2007
music from PodShow
Artist - Allison Crowe
Born 25 years ago, on an island, in the harbour city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, today Crowe’s force reaches ’round the world.
"Allison Crowe has a voice to fall in love with," says Record of the Day, the UK’s essential music industry news service. "She is from Vancouver Island in Canada, descended from Scottish, Irish and Manx stock. She's exactly the sort of artist who can make serious headway on her own label and that's just what she's doing."
Eight years of connecting with her audience through concerts and touring led the singer-songwriter to Ani DiFranco and Loreena McKennitt as models for creating her own record label. Since 2003, Rubenesque Records Ltd. has released five Allison Crowe albums: Lisa’s Song+ 6 Songs; Secrets; Tidings, Live at Wood Hall; and This Little Bird. Each has earned great critical acclaim and found heart-felt support. A true grassroots success, all of Crowe’s CDs continue to grow in popular appeal - as her music travels globally via the internet and more traditional distribution channels & media.
“The first thing you notice about Allison Crowe is her voice. Rich and dark, it seems to come from a place most singers can only dream of accessing. Then there are the songs. Filled with raw passion and accompanied by Crowe’s eloquent piano playing,? observes journalist Clodagh O’Connell. When this phenomenon ‘from the islands’ initially reached the mainland, O’Connell puzzled over a defining echo: “Elton John meets Edith Piaf??
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