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Crowe to Ukee Benefit

Singer Allison Crowe comes rolling into Halifax from Nanaimo via Newfoundland. Shannon Webb-Campbell catches a ride on the entertainment car.

By Keven Drews, Westcoaster.ca, August 17, 2006 (Canada)


It wasn’t a tough decision to make.

When Allison Crowe was asked to perform a benefit concert for the West Coast Resources Society, the well-known Canadian musician just couldn’t say no.

Crowe, age 24 and a long-time resident of Nanaimo, knew Lisa Young, a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First nations who disappeared from the Harbour City in 2002.

More than four years later, Young is still missing.

“It seems like a natural fit,” said Crowe, of the concert. “If I can help, I think I should.”

Aug. 25, Crowe will give a solo performance in the Ucluelet secondary school band room.
Currently recording in Corner Brook, Nfld., Crowe will play guitar and piano and give members of the audience a taste of her new CD, called This Little Bird.

“There will mostly be a lot of new stuff,” she said.

Crowe said she went to school with Young, who was in the same grade.

Young, she added, would come out to some of her shows.

After Lisa went missing, Crowe wrote a song specifically for her friend. She called it Lisa’s Song.

“Now I’m really close to the family,” said Crowe.

Crowe will release the CD, which she describes as having a more folksy-rock sound, Oct. 9.
Advance tickets are $15, general, $10, students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at the Crow’s News, Words end Book Sellers in Ucluelet, and at Beaches Grocery, the Common Loaf, Wildside Booksellers and the Enchanted Gift Shoppe in Tofino.

For more info call Jan or Margaret at the WCRS at 250-726-2343.