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Whether I'm Wrong - Allison Crowe live television performance

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Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe performs, live-in-the-studio, for one of her national television specials - "Whether I'm Wrong" - her song featured by the UNESCO-endorsed 'New Songs for Peace' project.

This song is found on Crowe's album "Secrets" and, a different, also live, version is on her double-CD-set "Live at Wood Hall".


Whether I'm Wrong ~ Words & Music by Allison Crowe

Don't want to raise my head
The world is covered in rage
Voices calling out in anger
Entering erratically into another age

Shadow puppets on the wall
I don't know who to believe
In the darkness standing tall
With a smile upon your face

And I have a right, to
Have a voice, have a say

Whether I'm wrong, or whether I'm right
It doesn't really matter anymore
You've put up a wall
You've put up a fight
And now it seems we've forgotten
What all that was for

Whether you don't want to
Or whether you can't see
What is right in front of your face
Time is running out
And we're already losing ground
With the human race

I don't want to raise my hand
I don't know why I'm scared to say
Feel like I want to call out
Feel like I want to run away

And I don't know why anyone
Should have to suffer anymore
Well, I don't know a whole lot of anything
But I do wonder what all of this is for

And you have a right, too
To have a voice, have a say

Whether I'm wrong
Or whether I'm right
It doesn't really matter anymore
I've put up a wall
You've put up a fight
And now it seems we've forgotten
What all of that was for

Whether you don't want to
Or whether you can't see
What is right in front of your face
Time is running out
And we're already losing ground
With the human race Show less
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Heavy Graces Play

"Heavy Graces" is a new song set from Allison Crowe - and with this collection she's writing, singing, playing piano, guitar, doing percussion, engineering and production, album art, photography -- and, for the first-time ever, adding fiddle to her palette!

"Heavy Graces", an album which includes new songs from the pen and soul of Allison Crowe, alongside her interpretations of tunes composed by Leonard Cohen and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.


Allison Crowe enjoys working with today's film directors -- this year, Tom Anton on "The Pardon", and Zack Snyder for "Man of Steel" -- and their amazing production teams. Via online videos, there's now opportunity for artistry and fun to combine music and movies from an earlier era.

Songs in this collection from the Canadian artist are accompanied visually by a series of excerpts from silent and classic b/w films from directors D.W. Griffith, Josef von Sternberg, Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman.

Newfoundland Vinyl Play

Here's the music from Allison Crowe's "Newfoundland Vinyl" LP, the 11th release on Rubenesque Records Ltd.


As Musical Director for TNL's production of "Newfoundland Vinyl: The Flip Side" at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, the Canadian musician, born in Nanaimo, BC, on the Pacific, is active now in her Atlantic setting, curating and arranging songs for this Summer's GMTF cast.

It's a rich and varied collection harvested from the island region's popular music and oral traditions. The album's 10 tracks traverse parlour songs to country tunes and folk favourites, songs of land and sea that share the strength and the struggles, the joys, heartbreaks and the humour of people.

As well as being a premiere songwriter, musician and performer of original material, Crowe's recognized as one of the great modern interpreters of song - via her internationally-acclaimed and much-loved versions of songs by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, and plenty more greats - Allison Crowe's singular performances deliver familiar and much-loved songs afresh and with renewed joy.

Crowe's just returned to her home in Corner Brook, NL, after attending the World Premiere in New York City of "Man of Steel", the Zack Snyder-directed Superman epic in which she has a cameo - as a musician performing "Ring of Fire", a song made famous by Johnny Cash. MoS is currently the #1 box office draw on planet Earth. (Had things not gone so wrong on Krypton, it'd surely be a smashing success there as well.) Next she rolls on to Cow Head, in Gros Morne National Park -- and says:

"I am so grateful to have been asked by Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, two years in a row, to put together songs and musically direct for a show called 'Newfoundland Vinyl'. As part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, I get to work with extremely talented and fun people each Summer in a gorgeous setting - Cow Head, NL. From the vast and encyclopaedic sea of beautiful music to come from, and out of, Newfoundland and Labrador, here is a collection of some of the songs from this year's show."


The GMTF season runs May 31 through September 14 - and "Newfoundland Vinyl: The Flip Side", written and directed by Jeff Pitcher, is on the boards July 12 - August 30, 2013!

Spiral - Allison Crowe Play

Follow the yellow-brick road of song, cinematic in scope, visceral in nature, thinking, feeling, courageous and fun - rock, pop, folk, soul, roots.

Here be the 14 songs/tracks that together make Allison's Crowe's newest album/CD, "Spiral".
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