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Island singer to perform in Alert Bay
 North Island Gazette (Canada)
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Island singer to perform in Alert Bay
 
 

The music of Allison Crowe will ring out in Alert Bay the May long weekend.

By Gazette staff
May 12 2005

Catch Allison Crowe before she leaves the country.
The Vancouver Island chanteuse will bring her diverse range of music to Alert Bay for two shows May 20 and 21.
The shows start her Canadian summer tour. Then she'll embark on her debut European concert tour.
Crowe appeals to all generations, and her music can be heard regularly on CBC Radio, college radio and "indie" stations.
She's appeared on the Vicki Gabereau show, and MTV, and been featured in a range of publications including Macleans magazine, The National Post, and The Globe and Mail newspapers.
Her one-hour television special, Tidings, is broadcast each December across Canada on The New VI.
"With the soul of Janis Joplin and the tenderness of fellow Canuck Sarah McLachlan, Crowe rocks with her own unique brand of roots charm," says Exclaim magazine.
"Allison Crowe has a voice to fall in love with," notes UK music trade journal Record of the Day.
In concert, Crowe's diverse repertoire ranges from her many original songs, through interpretations of music by such artists as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Tori Amos, and Ani DiFranco, with an occasional Broadway show tune or Pearl Jam cover adding to the mix.
On Amazon.com, the world's largest online store, Crowe's recordings are among the top downloaded tracks in categories as varied as Alternative Rock, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriter, and Traditional British & Celtic Folk.
Crowe's singer-songwriter debut, Secrets, proved popular immediately upon its release in Spring 2004. Following a fall tour across Canada and into the northeastern U.S., the album made it onto critics' year-end "Best of" lists south of the border.
Her holiday album, Tidings, which came out shortly before Christmas, achieved additional international acclaim with Crowe's version of Cohen's Hallelujah among those songs receiving raves in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe.
Advance tickets for Crowe's Alert Bay shows are $15 and available through the Lodge, the Nimpkish Hotel and the Looking Good salon.
Tickets will be $20 at the door.
More information, and directions, can be obtained from Brenda Holden at 974-2026, or Scott Bonner and Nina Hopper at 1-800-255-5057.
See www.allisoncrowe.com for more about the singer.