Sarah White: mandolin, guitar+ & vocals – Alick Tsui Photography
Nurtured by the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Sarah White sings and plays mandolin, guitar, guitar-banjo, tenor ukulele and bouzouki. When not performing music on-stage, Sarah’s hard at her longtime gig as a theatre stage manager and technician (earning her BFA. in Theatre Stagecraft from MUN’s Grenfell Campus). With Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador (TNL), as well, she serves as Assistant Company Manager / Assistant Production Manager. Sarah and Allison first met and teamed up at TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival – much music and comedy have since ensued.
Dave Baird: bass & vocals – Alick Tsui Photography
Dave Baird grew up a couple-of-doors away from Allison Crowe – and the pair have been playing together, in a wide range of combos, since high school band days. The Nanaimo, BC native, versatile on acoustic and electric bass, is a much sought-after jazz, funk, and rock player – and teacher – who’s performed with NMA Big Band, Wunderbread, and The Canadian Tenors among others. As well as playing on numerous of Allison Crowe’s internationally-acclaimed recordings from “Lisa’s Song + 6 Songs” (2001) to “Introducing / Heirs + Grievances” (2016) – Dave’s renowned as a premiere birder on Vancouver island, Canada.
Keelan Purchase: accordion, guitar, harmonica, bodhran & vocals – Alick Tsui Photography
Transplanted Newfoundlander Keelan Purchase, (he entered this world in Guelph, Ontario), has lived most of life on the lovely isle – making his home in Corner Brook, NL for these past dozen+ years. Asked by Allison at the band’s recent LSPU Hall concert about the instruments & accoutrements surrounding him, Keelan shares: “I got two boxes (accordions). I got a harmonica. I got an amp. I got a drum. I got a guitar. I’ve got capos. I’ve got a song in my heart and a dream – to be the next Frank Willis!” (the legendary “One Man Band from Newfoundland”). “Working on it ;)” he adds good-naturedly. An actor (working on a Theatre degree at MUN/Grenfell), and regular TNL / GMTF cast-member, Keelan’s button accordion magic has also enlivened the Stratford Theatre Festival’s production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (in Stratford, ON).