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Alderville musician launches career

Cecilia Nasmith

By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today


The April 24 event in Cobourg that will launch Cale Crowe's new EP may be just the beginning of a whole career in the world of music.

The Alderville First Nation resident is currently enjoying the music-business management program at Durham College. But he loves performing as well.

EP stands for Extended Play, which is the term for a release that has more than one track but is not as long as a full studio album or LP (for Long Play).

Crowe's is called Stars and Promises.

“All five tracks were written and composed by myself. There's a bonus track, but I will not disclose details about that. I'll keep it secret for now — people will just have to buy it to find out more about it,” he said in a recent interview.

The music has elements of folk, rock, country and even indie rock, he listed, reflecting the music he's grown up with — old-school country, hair-metal bands, electronic artists and today's hot names like Ed Sheeran.

“I've been writing music eight years now, taking stuff that happens in my life and putting it out there in my songs,” Crowe said.

“This EP is possibly one of the most raw things I have done — it's very open, very real.”

He is enjoying the Durham College program, which offers the chance for hands-on projects to have real-world impact. For example, he has been involved in the release of a Thunder Bay band called The Honest Art Collectors that is already hitting the charts.

“It's something I've always danced around in terms of choosing a career. I attended two schools prior to deciding to come to Durham College,” Crowe said.

“I never quite felt like I was doing the right thing. I always questioned whether I was on the right track. I took the 2013-2014 school year off to do some soul-searching and put it all out there as to what I wanted to do.

“That's when I started getting into live performances — playing at bars in Peterborough is where I first started playing live. It really took off from there.”

Whether he continues in the world of music behind a microphone or behind the scenes, he said, he's happy to know he will be part of that world.

Stars and Promises has already had a launch April 10 at Oshawa's Moustache Club with another Cobourg-based act, the Gentlemen Husbands. He also launched at a Peterborough club April 12 with special guests Nubs and Hilary Iris.

On April 24, things should get underway at Kelly's Home Like Inn (205 Third St., Cobourg) at about 9:30 p.m., and there's no cover for the evening.

Crowe's EPs will be on sale for $10, and he'll autograph them if requested.

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