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Allison Crowe Trio w. special guest Billie Woods in Concert Allison Crowe (http://allisoncrowe.com/bio.html) returns to Salt Spring for a musical reunion and celebration. Its a joyously mutual love between the Nanaimo-born artist and islanders. I was astounded by her phenomenal singing range that swept from breathy whispers and lilting warbles to cascade into a soul-clenching roar, said Mitchell Sherrin in The Driftwood following Crowe's performance here as a teen in 2000. International acclaim for the vocalist, pianist, guitarist+, who's also home in Newfoundland (since 2005), launched with her 2007 turn on-stage at Scotlands John Lennon Northern Lights Festival before Carol Ann Duffy, Britains Poet Laureate, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Master of the Queen's Music. Calling her "awesome" and "spine-tingling, Festival Director Mike Merritt told the BBC that Crowe "put hairs on the back of your neck! She brought the house down." Since her last concert on our isle, (a sold-out show in Spring 2009), Allison Crowes thrilled audiences worldwide. Shes toured with Canadas Royal Winnipeg Ballet and, even, cameos in the Hollywood blockbuster Man of Steel. (Director Zack Snyder declares himself a major fan.) During these six years shes released eight albums embracing rock, folk, roots, jazz, Broadway, Celtic+ including the LP Newfoundland Vinyl from the hit stage show at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival for which Crowe serves as Musical Director (http://music.allisoncrowe.com) Special guest is Billie Woods (http://www.billiewoodsmusic.com) whose style is rooted in Canadas Pacific Northwest and infused with the warmth and vitality of cultural rhythms of Brazil. From home-base in Canadas banana belt shes blended a life of passions principally music and photography. Now 31, Billie Woods has been playing guitar since age 12. She cites classical guitarist Jose Gonzales and Mexicos Rodrigo y Gabriela among her inspirations. Super-simpatico, Billie Woods is a popular tour partner of Allison Crowe since 2005 as support artist and concert, travel photographer. She performs songs from her debut album/CD, Only So Far, along with a batch of songs still to be recorded. Ever wonder what it would have been like to listen to a gifted singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan in a small, intimate hall before she became Joni Mitchell? Dont fret the missed opportunity. Theres no need to turn back the clock. Check out Allison Crowe. ~ Robert Reid, The Record Jai rarement t bouleverse ce point par une voix fminine. Pure comme de la glace, puissante et mme violente quil est impossible de ne pas mettre son coeur en jeu en lcoutant fates place une virtuose nom de Zeus! ~ SplinterMuse No other artist has such a flawless record of artistic authenticity as Allison Crowe. ~ Muruch There are some voices that speak (or sing) for themselves. You know the ones. Voices where it doesnt matter what they sing. Voices where it doesnt really matter what instruments support them. Solomon Burke has such a voice. Jeff Buckley had it. Allison Crowe has it too. ~ Ray Padgett, Cover Me (Mashable, Spin+) "Una voce incredibile per una forza della natura." ~ Reset Radio Once famously described as possessing a style akin to Elton John meets Edith Piaf, the Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe is renowned for her ability to blend control and melodrama. ~ MOJO The most honest, heartfelt, and directly intimate concert in my entire life. I have been to hundreds of concerts of all sorts of music, but nothing like Allison Crowe! Allison has a special gift that is so very rare in musicians today. She is true to her mind, heart and spirit. She also has a most wonderful humor which envelops her audience. ~ Ross Hocker, WGTE/NPR Bereits mit ihren ersten Ansagen gewinnt die kanadische Songwriterin mit eigenem Label die Gunst des Publikums, lsst mit ihrem Koloratur-Lachen die Erwartung auf Weiteres ansteigen. Mit krftigem Zugriff spielt Allison Crowe das Klavier, zu dessen Klang ihre leicht rauchige, ausducksstarke, kurz: groe Stimme hervorraghervorragend passt. Manchmal erinnert ihr Spiel an die Tasten-Eskapaden eines Konstantin Wecker, dann wieder gibt es Momente, die an den Stil von Modest Mussorgsky's Bilder einer Ausstellung denken lassen." ~ Peter Baier, Sddeutsche Zeitung Songwriter and mistress of coversongs Allison Crowe beat out Johnny Cash, Ben Lee, Chantal Kreviazuk and Shawn Colvin covers of In My Life... Buy or download all Crowes albums via Rubenesque her own label and youll know why (Crowe's) one to watch for the next half-century. ~ Cover Lay Down Venue: All Saints by-the-Sea, 110 Park Drive, Ganges V8K 2R7 Tickets now @ http://www.allisoncrowe.com/shoptickets.html + soon @: Stuff & Nonsense (Fulford); Salt Spring Books + Saltspring Sound (Ganges) $25 General / $20 Students & Seniors Foto of Allison Crowe by Billie Woods
Bio: Billie Woods is more than just your typical classical guitar musician. The way she plays and the feeling she brings to her music gives it a life of it's own. She brings a fresh bold sound that her fans find intoxicating and light. Her rich velvet Voice and Guitar picking patterns make her unique ...See Full Bio