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Event Archive - Vancouver Tidings Concert feat. Allison Crowe w. Juniper Watters: Allison Crowe, Juniper Watters

Sun. December 11th 2011 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 6:00 pm
$20 General / $15 Students & Seniors Advance ($22 / $17 Door)
Tickets at: Highlife Records,, Rufus Guitar Shop, Zulu Records
Presented by: Allison Crowe Music
Allison Crowe returns to St. James Hall, Kits' warm, acoustic, venue, together with guest artist Juniper Watters for this Winter's eve Tidings show. (Music - 7 pm + Doors 6 pm)

Expect plenty of rocking holiday cheer, laced with overtones of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, ...The Beatles and more when Allison Crowe delivers "Tidings". The internationally-acclaimed musician, born on Vancouver Island, and home in Newfoundland for years now, stirs together traditional Christmas carols and holiday favourites with an organic blend of rock, jazz, folk, gospel and soul. "Be prepared to be amazed," chimes Longtime NPR broadcaster Ross Hocker calls Allison Crowe's show, "The most honest, heartfelt, and directly intimate concert in my entire life."

Juniper Watters is a singer songwriter from Vancouver, BC. She is the consummate polymath whose various talents are equally matched by her emotional depth and sensitivity. She may dismiss the notion that her songs are all about love and longing but where she sees heartbreak, others are quick to feel inspiration. While her music is deeply personal, she taps universal tropes and melodies that make even the most hardened souls moist in the eye. (Her music can be enjoyed @ )

Watters' distinct sound makes for a fun, and diverse, fit with Allison Crowe - whom Italian radio calls: "Una voce incredibile per una forza della natura."

As a performing artist, Crowe is akin, in ways, to the late, great, Swedish
power-house soprano, Birgit Nilsson, about whom it's said "No record or CD
could quite prepare a listener for the real thing, live in the opera house".

Tidings is Allison Crowe's melding of the sacred and secular in "songs of
the season" and spirit. Some of the music is familiar repertoire, delivered
in singular style. Some is not like anything customarily heard in a
holiday-time concert.

Tidings viscerally surveys a musical terrain of carols - It Came Upon a
Midnight Clear, In the Bleak Midwinter, What Child Is This, First Noel, Silent Night, O Holy Night - performed with rare artistry and passion, and emotive arrangements, alongside the modern canon of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Lennon/McCartney+, and Allison Crowe's original songs, (including the just composed "Arthur", and the epic "Disease"), that draw on themes of
faith, hope, sorrow, joy, redemption, transcendence and more from life's well.

First staged in 2003, Tidings is an exciting experience shared by music-lovers around the world. This holiday season Allison Crowe w. Juniper Watters bring Tidings to:

St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue (at Trutch), Vancouver

Tickets now @: Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Dr.); Rufus' Guitar Shop (2621 Alma St.); and Zulu Records (1972 West 4th); & in Allison's online Box Office @

Tickets: $20 General / $15 Students & Seniors Advance (Door: $22 / $17)

NB Please anticipate service charges will vary at different locations

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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