"Muruch.com for RAINN" Benefit Album Features Three Allison Crowe Songs ~ July 30
Culture site Muruch, one of the web’s longest-serving supporters of music, this month launched its dream-project into the world – a benefit album for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network organization and helpline (originally created by Tori Amos):
“Muruch.com for RAINN moves from the horror of sexual trauma to the incredible courage of survival, benefits the most worthy cause and is a magnificent, genre-crossing collection of music, poetry and art.”
“Muruch’s musical mascot Allison Crowe (she sang ‘Ring of Fire’ in Man of Steel) donated not 1 but 3 songs to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can hear the first, ‘Words,’ below and get it along with 24 other mp3s by donating $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page.
“The album also features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, My Brightest Diamond, Amanda Palmer, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.”
The first song from Allison featured is “Words” - http://www.muruch.com/2015/07/wordsrainn.html – described this way by Muruch when it capped the blog’s list of Top 50 Songs of 2013:
“Though Allison apparently only took up the fiddle for the recording of this album, she already sounds like a folk fiddle pro in the standout track ‘Words’. What a lush piece of work that song is! There’s a touch of Celtic folk in the instrumentation, haunting backing vocals and a slow building, seething tension until Allison unleashes her wail toward the end of the song.”
“Scared”, is second in the trilogy of songs Muruch presents on its benefit album http://www.muruch.com/2015/07/scaredrainn.html Of this track, released on Allison’s debut disc, “Six Songs”, the musician says:
“This song is about not being afraid to stand up for yourself and what you believe in, to speak out even in the most adverse of circumstances.”
“Phoenix” is the third song Muruch includes from Allison’s on the benefit album - a song recording from “Sylvan Hour” - Allison Crowe’s album released this Spring - http://www.muruch.com/2015/07/phoenixrainn.html
Enjoy the music – in audio and video – and, please, support the Muruch.com for RAINN project and cause :) Thank you!