“Verses”, an original tune, joins with the traditional "Morrison's Jig".
Musicians Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Baird (bass, vocals) & Keelan Purchase (accordion, 12-string guitar, bodhran, harmonica, vocals) banded together on the lovely isle of Newfoundland for sessions and shows.
For a flock of creators who live, literally, all over the map it’s a rare chance to slow the world a bit. “We had time to experiment, and think more about the larger picture musically,” says bassist & birder Dave. “It’s only the beginning. It’s just the first we’ve had opportunity to work the music out without much time restraint. It was fun, relaxed, and productive.”
Melding into one sound and performance experience the rawest of folk roots and the richest of arena rock – that barely begins to describe the originality and freshness of the quintet’s music and personality.
Debuting at Corner Brook, NL’s Rotary Arts Centre, RAC Theatre Co-ordinator Brad Randell observes, “The performance was absolutely magical.”
Rolling across the rock, captured fresh at the LSPU (Longshoremen's Protective Union) Hall in St. John's, NL, Canada – it’s music that’s food for the soul and fun for all.
"Welcome to Us 1", the concert’s first act, presents the brilliant bi-coastal band's more guitar-and-fiddle-centric tunes – live.
Composed by Allison Crowe
All the verses I know
Are song without a chorus
All the air I breathe
All these pages I’ve seen
They got nowhere to turn
The lake has run dry, try
and there you are
All these lies you’ve told
They come without a price
You’re not forgiven, it doesn’t matter
I didn’t have to think twice
All the darkness I’ve seen
I send over to yours
I’ll never understand
I’ve tried to hold you til you speak
And the waves go by, and eyes are sore
And I want it all, don’t ask for more
And the world is broken, out of
all I’ve seen
You’re the only one who’ll ask for me
And I know
And I know