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 an intensity of emotion, it's easy to see why she's often quoted as saying 'Why music? Why breathing?', notes pioneering music blog Muruch. That kind of artistic passion seems extremely rare these days.
Born November 16, 1981 in the harbour city of Nanaimo, BC, Crowe's home since 2005 is Corner Brook, NL. From the lovely isle of Newfoundland her reach is global. Millions of people enjoy her vocal, piano, guitar+ songs and music videos - on land, sea, and in the air - everywhere from an home-computer in the Gulf to a state ceremony in Tasmania.
Allison Crowe has a voice to fall in love with, says UK music industry journal Record of the Day. She is from Vancouver Island in Canada, descended from Scottish, Irish and Manx stock. She's exactly the sort of artist who can make serious headway on her own label and that's just what she's doing. Across the sea, Ray Padgett (Cover Me, SPIN, Mashable) observes: 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.