By Jean Compton, Nanaimo News Bulletin (Canada)
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Europe loved her, as did Eastern
Canada and the U.S.
Allison Crowe is back from an overwhelmingly successful tour of Europe and is already planning a return trip for fall 2006.
“It was crazy,” said Crowe. “They love music over there. I had great audience response.”
After Europe, the Nanaimo singer/songwriter performed in Eastern Canada before speaking and performing at the invitation of the Canadian Studies Centre, Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Veteran broadcaster, Ross Hocker called her Bowling Green Concert “The most honest, heartfelt, and directly intimate concert in my entire life ... She is true to her mind, heart and spirit. She also has a most wonderful humour which envelops her audience.”
Staying true to herself and toughing it out as an independent artist is paying off for this hard-working and talented musician. She’s paid her dues and deserves every bit of her success.
Nanaimo got to enjoy a Christmas treat from Crowe last weekend, in what could become a seasonal tradition, with Crowe’s Tidings concert.
She performed original and traditional songs and was joined by special guests in a benefit for Nanaimo Youth Services Association and Woodlands secondary school.
Crowe says she’s working on a number of new songs and is planning some recordings as well as an extended Canadian and U.S. tour.
“It was so much fun getting out there,” she said. “That’s what I really love to do, get out and perform.”
Photo by Billie Woods