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Allison Crowe’s latest addition to her discography reflects the inspiration Newfoundland and Labrador has had on her since she moved to the province’s west coast.
Crowe is originally from Nanaimo, B.C., but opted to move clear across the country to Corner Brook eight years ago.
She has been prolific in her musical career ever since, releasing several albums, playing numerous live performances in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world, as well as even making an appearance in “Man of Steel,” the latest blockbuster Superman movie.
Her newest album is titled “Tarry Trousers” and was released this week. A press release announcing the work described it as “an addictive variant of a centuries-old song of the seacoast.”
The album shows Crowe’s expanded musical interests from voice, accompanied by guitar and piano, to the inclusion of traditional Newfoundland and Labrador instruments like fiddle and tin whistle.
Next up for Crowe will be a return to the international concert stage in May with her eight-concert “Heavy Graces” tour of Europe. Those performances will include shows in Bernau, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Neunkirchen, Inning, Florence, Münster and Potsdam. For most of these dates, Crowe will be joined by special guest artist and super-simpatico tour partner, Billie Woods.