Rita Chiarelli: Friday, September 11. Doors open 8:00, Concert at 8:30, $20 at the door.
Performing 'roots and blues' from her Juno nominated recordings and highlights from the award-winning CD, Cuore - The Italian Sessions.
"Rita Chiarelli, 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." An accomplished singer songwriter, a gifted vocalist, and a skilled musician with a warm persona and a fine sense of humour, Rita Chiarelli's style defies definition. Although dubbed the goddess of Canadian blues by CBC's Shelagh Rogers, Chiarelli is equally comfortable whether belting out the blues, delivering her original material, crooning an Italian folk song, or wailing R&B or an Elvis Presley cover tune. At first listen, it's her voice - that three octave range - that garners all the attention. But Rita's songwriting is also outstanding; three of her four JUNO nominations have been for albums consisting largely of original material. Chiarelli creates her own unique sound that is a blend of musical influences. Her songs shimmer with blues- based rock undertones, jazz riffs, Cajun and country tinged melodies blended with a folk-roots flavour. Few can match the wide range of Chiarelli's vocal stylings and the consistently solid lyrics she pens. Rita Chiarelli is a gifted storyteller, lyricist, and master of poetic imagery.
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