Wednesday, July 1 ~ Songs Sung Summer
It's pretty much Summertime here in the northern hemisphere. Canucks celebrate Canada Day today, and the big Independence Day holiday happens this weekend in the USA.
Allison Crowe is celebrating this period of great artistic success and reaching new milestones in her progress as an independent musical force. The band, recently formed with guitarist Billie Woods, bassist Dave Baird and percussionist Laurent Boucher, is a rocking combo.
These are exciting times. Thank you for listening, writing, and being in touch in all ways.
July and August will see a focus on writing, recording, bike-riding, and all 'round fun. (Live touring resumes in the Fall.) Marking this moment, here be a selection of repertoire-spanning tunes.
Photographic images by Billie Woods and the illustration accompanying the "Midnight" audio is by "tradigital" artist boki.b - from Vienna, now living in sunny Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Rust never sleeps, so, to keep check on a bureaucracy targeting creators and educators, using as props the dual straw men of terrorism and illegal immigration, follow the peace-flame to the Visiting Artists and Academics Petition:
The petition was launched earlier this year by the London-based civil liberties group, the Manifesto Club, with the endorsement of dozens of the UK's top artists and educators - led by sculptor Antony Gormley and peers. It's since been signed by over 6,000 people, including recent signatories Ana Lynch (Scissor Sisters) and Stephen Frears (film-maker), tango dancers, neuroscientists and many more concerned parties.
For some Summer+ reading, you can download and read the report: "UK Arts and Culture: Cancelled by Order of the Home Office"