The Crowe flies again
By Mike Bell, Calgary Sun, Friday, May 19, 2006
DREAMY… Allison Crowe brings her sweet, smooth voice and dreamy songs to Calgary tonight.
Seeing the country by riding the rails.
Instead of doing it with a bindle over her
shoulder and a can of beans in her belly, Allison Crowe is doing it
the right way.
The Canadian singer-songwriter is crossing the
country via VIA Rail, as part of her sea-to-sea Rock’n’Rail Revue.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” Crowe says of her
journey, which saw her, earlier this month, traveling straight from
Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, where she kicked off the tour.
Other than being a way for Crowe to see the
country and play some shows - she performs tonight at Cantos Music
Foundation - it’s also something of a metaphorical pilgrimage for
The 24-year-old is cementing her move from her
hometown of Nanaimo, B.C. to Corner Brook, Nfld., where she’ll be
moving in with her boyfriend, whom she met while touring out there six
Once she returns to her new home, Crowe says
she’s looking forward to throwing herself back into her songwriting
career and continuing work on a new album.
Musically, Crowe, her gorgeous vocals and
pristine piano compositions, draw inspiration from a wide variety of
As for the meat of her music, Crowe says there
she finds inspiration in the everyday experiences of her young life.
“I write as sort of a therapy and then it comes out that way,” she says. “I get to sing it, and that’s even better.”