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Allison Crowe Trio w. Billie Woods Celebrate Canada Day: Allison Crowe, Billie Woods

Wed. July 1st 2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM doors at 7:00 PM @  Pender Islands Community Hall Pender Island BC (All Ages) 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM doors at 7:00 PM
$25 General / $20 Students & Seniors
Tickets at: Talisman Books & Gallery, Southridge Farms Country Store, http://www.allisoncrowe.com/shoptickets.html
Presented by: Rubenesque Records
Allison Crowe’s singular musical talents and integrity combine to produce one of the most amazing recording careers and live concert performers of our era. Global appreciation of the vocalist, pianist, guitarist+ - whose recordings and videos enjoy tens of millions of views and plays online – has been established by legendary concert appearances – such as her 2007 turn on-stage at Scotland’s “John Lennon Northern Lights Festival” before Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s 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 Pender visit, (a sold-out show in 2009), Allison Crowe’s thrilled audiences worldwide. She’s toured with Canada’s 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 she’s 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/)

This coming Canada Day, Crowe brings to the stage a brand-new musical combo featuring: bassist Dave Baird, a much sought-after jazz, funk, and rock player who’s performed with Kings Without, Wunderbread, The Thieves and the Canadian Tenors. As well as playing on numerous of Allison Crowe’s internationally-acclaimed recordings, including the album “This Little Bird” – Baird, a Nanaimo native, is a premiere birder on the big island.

And - from Germany’s Black Forest region, Celine Greb has been playing cello since age five. After performing for great audiences at the Peter und Paul Fest Bretten, with the popular ensemble ‘Sudden Inspiration’, and elsewhere across Europe, especially in tandem with her Father, keyboardist, René Hertenstein, she makes her North American debut here this Summer.

Special guest this July 1st is Billie Woods, joining the trio on guitar, and performing her own solo set, is Salt Spring Island’s Billie Woods (https://billiewoodsmusic.bandcamp.com/) whose style is rooted in Canada’s Pacific Northwest and infused with the warmth and vitality of cultural rhythms of Brazil. From home-base in “Canada’s banana belt” she’s 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 Mexico’s 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.

Celebrate this Canada Day with the amazing Allison Crowe, her trio - Celine Greb (cello) and Dave Baird (bass) - plus special guest artist Billie Woods in the friendly acoustics of Pender Islands Community Hall.

“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

“J’ai rarement été bouleversée à ce point par une voix féminine. Pure comme de la glace, puissante et même violente… qu’il est impossible de ne pas mettre son coeur en jeu en l’écoutant… faîtes place à 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 doesn’t matter what they sing. Voices where it doesn’t 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, lässt mit ihrem Koloratur-Lachen die Erwartung auf Weiteres ansteigen. Mit kräftigem Zugriff spielt Allison Crowe das Klavier, zu dessen Klang ihre leicht rauchige, ausducksstarke, kurz: große 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, Süddeutsche 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 Crowe’s albums via Rubenesque – her own label – and you’ll know why (Crowe's) one to watch for the next half-century.” ~ Cover Lay Down

Venue: Pender Islands Community Hall, 4418 Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island V0N 2M1

Tickets: Talisman Books & Gallery (4605 Bedwell Harbour Road), Southridge Farms Country Store (Port Washington Road) + http://www.allisoncrowe.com/shoptickets.html (Online) - $25 General / $20 Students & Seniors

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"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." "Allison sings with such... more info
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