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    Running for Home - Allison Crowe (tribute)

    Allison Crowe

    by Allison Crowe

    In her teen years, Allison Crowe alternated between band performances in her home-town of Nanaimo, Canada - at such venues as the Queen's Hotel - and, solo, singer-songwriter, gigs in Katz Lounge and other rooms. In both settings, she'd include covers of favourite current songs - including Radiohead's "Creep", "Raining in Baltimore" and "A Murder of One" by Counting Crows, and several songs from Pacific Northwest groups Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

    A fellow Canadian, also an iconoclast, Matt Good was a source of song inspiration. Here, from Allison Crowe's newest album/CD, "Little Light", is her interpretation of "Running for Home". This cover, a song originally heard on the Matthew Good Band's "Beautiful Midnight" album, remains in Crowe's repertoire today.

    Photo of Allison Crowe and her merry band climbing the bell-tower, Osterkirche, Berlin, Germany - by Billie Woods