Canuck indie singer-songwriter Allison Crowe pays tribute to one of her great inspirations, Joni Mitchell, in this live performance of River ~ a song from Mitchell's timeless album, "Blue". The song appears on Allison Crowe's "Tidings" album.
"An intensely moving rendition of "River," one of my favorite holiday tunes. When the artist sings the crystalline, sorrowful line "I made my baby cry," you can almost feel the tears welling up inside." ~ Carol Swanson, ChristmasReviews & Professor of Law at Hamline University (USA)
"One of my favorites; there is a pinch of Shawn (Colvin) in Allison's voice, except imo Allison has more punch and emotional bite in her vocals. She makes singing this song seem easy, and anyone who's tried it will tell you it's not." ~ Bob Muller, Joni Mitchell Discussion List (USA)
"truly transcendent" ~ Joseph Blake, The Times Colonist (Canada) http://music.allisoncrowe.com/track/river