Pandora Pours a Cuppa "Newfoundland Vinyl" ~ October 25
In this country you may remember the vintage Red Rose Tea commercials – and the punch-line, “Only in Canada, eh? Pity.”
Pandora Radio provides an aural treat with a similar exclusivity – it’s available only in the USA. Pandora, offering our American friends internet-based, personalized music streaming, serves a good selection of music from Allison Crowe. This week it’s started playing the songs of “Newfoundland Vinyl”, Allison’s album steeped in the songs of Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s hit show of the same name – a perennial favourite at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival.
"It plays like a lovely, vintage collection of traditional Irish and Canadian folk ballads, lively sea chanteys and drinking songs, parlour songs and country tunes with surprising retro, girl-pop harmonies woven throughout. The album is full of dazzling melody and such a unique charm... It has the timeless beauty of a classic folk album," says Muruch / No Depression blog.
Tea-lovers enjoy particular tastes, aromas and colours. Music-lovers, naturally, are just as discerning.
Pandora matches music with audiences based on the Music Genome Project – “the most sophisticated taxonomy of musical information ever collected”. Pandora characterizes Allison’s Newfoundland brew with such descriptors as: “folk roots”, “a subtle use of vocal harmony”, “acoustic sonority”, “extensive vamping” and “triple note feel”. Savour it whenever and however!