The Vilar Performing Arts Center will present folk rock artist Allison Crowe on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM as part of the 2017 Underground Sound series. Crowe is a multi-instrumentalist whose music embraces several genres, including rock, Celtic, folk, jazz, soul and Broadway. Single tickets are $28. The Underground Sound pass grants patrons tickets to all seven shows in the series and seven free drinks for just $100 (that’s a savings of over $160). Single tickets and passes are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).
“A voice to fall in love with” the UK Music Industry Journal has said of Crowe who is currently based in Newfoundland, Canada. 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, self-produced tracks.
A visceral performer and singular songwriter, Crowe’s also acclaimed internationally as a supreme interpreter, performing vital takes on pop standards including Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Joni Mitchell’s “River,” and The Beatles’ “In My Life.”
Crowe has 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 the film “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.”
“Whether covering other artists… or performing her own songs… each track becomes alive,” said the Paris Voice.
Other upcoming performances in the 2017 Underground Sound series include Bumper Jacksons (October 20), Jarabe Mexicano (October 26), Tierro with Bridget Law + WE DREAM DAWN (November 3) and Rob Drabkin (November 9). More information is available at www.vilarpac.org.