Rita Chiarelli Band

Rita Chiarelli

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Golden Civic Centre

Unfortunately, due to circumstances impacting upon Rita’s touring schedule, we have had to cancel this date. We are working with Rita to hopefully re-schedul;e for next season.


Rita Chiarelli, Canada’s most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artist, has just released the soundtrack for her award winning documentary, Music From The Big House, her 9th recording. With a JUNO (a Canadian Grammy) award and 4 subsequent JUNO nominations, she is known across Canada as the “Goddess of the Blues.” Chiarelli is a gifted songwriter and an entertaining performer, but it is her soaring 3 octave voice that sets her apart from her peers, inspires awe and often tears in her audiences, and causes critics to gush. “a voice so blue it could make the angels weep”… “a voice that can growl at her demons or soar with the angels, a gift for lyric, an ear for melody and the heart to combine them.”  As if creating beautiful music wasn’t enough, Rita has entered the film world starring in the critically acclaimed Music From The Big House. She also developed the original concept for the film, one that takes Rita on a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love of the blues would lead her to a historic jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences.  Showing no signs of slowing down, Chiarelli continues to tour incessantly in North America and Europe.

Golden Panorama

Kicking Horse Culture • 250 344-6186 • Box 228, Golden BC V0A 1A0 • Located at 516 9th Ave. N in Golden, British Columbia