Stephen Cooke, Halifax Chronicle Herald (Canada)
September 8, 2005
LESS THAN A WEEK after the Rolling Stones played Magnetic Hill comes an
artist who received the band's stamp of approval on their website for a
cover of one of their songs.
Vancouver Island's Allison Crowe got some worthy attention when her cover
version of Shine a Light (from the legendary Exile on Main St.) got the
official nod from the Stones (or at least, their official fan club), and
she returns to Nova Scotia this weekend with her new double CD Live at
Wood Hall. Recorded in March at the Victoria Conservatory of Music's
auditorium, the disc is an impassioned set of originals and wide-ranging
interpretations of tunes by the likes of Kris Kristofferson, John Lennon
and Jerome Kern, with just Crowe's piano and dramatic voice.
Crowe plays an intimate pair of shows on her Sea of a Million Faces tour
starting on Friday night at the unusual, but quite cozy, setting of Pilot
House Cafe and Cottages in Boutilier's Point. Call 1-866-766-2233 for
more details. You can also catch Crowe on ASN's Breakfast Television on
Friday morning, if you'd like to get a free sample of what her music is
Then on Saturday, Crowe comes to Halifax to perform at the acoustically
sumptuous Music Room on Lady Hammond Road, with Meaghan Smith and Jason
Mingo. It doesn't hurt the room features a Steinway grand piano either,
but Crowe's supple vocals would sound good with a Pianosaurus.
Tickets for this show are on sale at Sam's on