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      October 17, 2017

      Tuesday   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

      68 Avondale Lane
      Avon, Colorado 81620

      Underground Sound: Allison Crowe

      "I love singing for people," says Allison Crowe. "It's a way to connect and share with others. Communication is crucial. Just being able to do what I do, to write and sing and perform, makes me feel not only alive, but incredibly lucky. Knowing at any moment everything could change, I don't take one second for granted."

      Crowe’s home is Corner Brook, NL. Her birthplace is Nanaimo, BC. From Canada’s coasts she’s taken the road less-traveled to harmonizing life as musician (voice, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), composer, arranger, audio engineer & producer.

      Ani DiFranco and Loreena McKennitt inspired the strong-willed Scorpio to create Rubenesque Records, her own label. Since 2001, via 26 albums, singles, EPs and compilations, Crowe’s oeuvre nears 200 unique tracks embracing rock, Celtic, folk, jazz, soul, Canadiana and Broadway.

      A visceral performer and singular songwriter, Crowe’s also acclaimed internationally as a supreme interpreter. Her vital takes on pop standards – Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Joni Mitchell's "River", The Beatles' "In My Life" – alongside lesser-known gems are applauded as "truly transcendent".

      "Expressing emotion is where Allison Crowe excels. Whether covering other artists... or performing her own songs... each track becomes alive and palpable," says Paris Voice. "The music is the woman,” observes another critic. “She communicates about love, death and life through her songs. Her voice is unmistakable, and in the same song she can be powerfully raw, yet hit a high note so delicately it slips through her lips and kisses your ear."

      "The way she splits those notes, it's like light through a prism – all the colours of a song," adds radio veteran Rick Dennis. Crowe’s headlined concerts on hundreds of occasions in over a dozen countries with Europe being her regular touring circuit.

      Billed before Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s Poet Laureate, and (the late) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen's Music, "Canadian angel Allison Crowe gave one of the weekend's most magical moments," relates The Scotsman. John Lennon Northern Lights Festival Director Mike Merritt recalls her "awesome" and "spine-tingling" performance "put hairs on the back of your neck! She brought the house down."

      Crowe’s toured with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performing the songs of Leonard Cohen to nightly standing ovations. And, as independent and underground as she is in her ways, the musician has fans in Hollywood. Director Zack Snyder flew Crowe cross-continent to cameo in “Man of Steel” (covering “Ring of Fire” on-screen in 2013’s Superman blockbuster). “I’m a big Johnny Cash fan. And I’m a big Allison Crowe fan," reveals Snyder. "So the combination to me seemed like an awesome opportunity if we could make it happen.”

      Back home, Crowe is Musical Director of "Newfoundland Vinyl" – a rollicking hit at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival each Summer. Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador Artistic Director Jeff Pitcher remarks: "No matter where she is in this world, that voice, that conviction, it crosses all borders."

      "Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make," says she.

      You can lend an ear.


      Delight in a rare USA concert performance drawing from Allison Crowe's well of Rock, Folk, Jazz, Celtic, Soul + more.

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      Showtime: 7:30pm

      "Allison Crowe is the best thing to happen to 'Me And Bobby McGee' since Janis Joplin changed Kristofferson’s lyrics. Comparing Allison’s version of “Me and Bobby McGee”... and (her original) “Wedding Song” leads to an unavoidable conclusion: Once you’ve heard one Allison Crowe song, You’ve heard one Allison Crowe song." ~ Allan Showalter, Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered (USA)

      "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? Don't fret the missed opportunity. There's no need to turn back the clock. Check out Allison Crowe." ~ Robert Reid, The Record (Canada)

      "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 (UK)

      "Get a piece of paper and write Tori Amos in the top left hand corner. Then write Patti Smith top right, followed by Stevie Nicks and Leonard Cohen (stay with me) in the bottom two positions. Then draw diagonal lines from their names to the centre, forming a big symmetrical cross. Here is where you will find Allison Crowe's music. The Canadian singer/ songwriter's trademark piano ballads contain heavy chords and spacious grooves, which underpin her powerful yet delicate vocals to great effect. There is an almost Celtic timbre to Crowe's voice, which is crammed full of enough emotion to make anyone weep, but is carefully used to also make them smile." ~ The Scene (Australia)

      "No matter where she is in this world, that voice, that conviction, it crosses all borders. She's one of those rare artists that fits into any culture, any community because she is who she is - an incredible talent." ~ Jeffrey Pitcher, Artistic Director, Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

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      Similar Artists: Elton John, Edith Piaf, Joni Mitchell, Pearl Jam, Modest Mussorgsky, Tori Amos

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