A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show (CKCU 93.1 FM) placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same (2007-2012). From 2012-2014, "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" was broadcast on CHMR 93.5 FM (where it originated in 2005 as "Patchwork Blues"). This 'blog' was born in 2004 as a promotional tool for arts-related news when Geocites reclaimed its free websites.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
RITA CHIARELLI - HOMECOMING AND MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE SUCCESS
50 dates and 25 states! That's what "I did this summer'. My journey to the USA with Music From The Big House took
me from NY to Miama, California to Washington State, Indiana to New
Orleans and much more. And the film continues to screen in many cities
A very special 'welcome
to the enewsletter' and 'thank you' to the countless new fans who
came to see the film and hear me perform in their town.
And a very
huge 'thank you' to the amazing folks, film buffs, music fans and
artists, blues society and film society members, independent cinema
owners, arts lovers and patrons. To the theater owners, employees and
volunteers who through their passion and committment keep the
many magical independent theaters beautifully restored and maintained,
to all of you who support independent film and for that matter,
independent music - I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I came
back from the tour weary, yes, but mainly very encouraged energized
about the fact that all across the U.S. independence in art LIVES. And
for that I am truly grateful.
great times, places and folks we met have been captured in photos,
videos, reviews and fan comments and can all be found on the Rita's Facebook Official Fan Page.
Judging by the response received on the tour, it won't be long before I'm once again States-bound and maybe coming to your town!
MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSENOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!
Finally! Music From The Big House is now available on DVD for fans in Canada and the U.S. Matson Films, the film's U.S. distributor, will be handling online purchases via their website.
In addition to the full feature film, the DVD includes additional concert footage, bonus scenes and the These Four Walls video.
And please don't forget to get your copy of the Music From The Big House award winning soundtrack*
produced by Rita Chiarelli and recorded LIVE in Angola Penitentiary.
The CD includes some incredible additional live performances not
included in the film.
*Rita will be donating a portion of all proceeds from the sale of the soundtrack cd back to the music program at Angola Prison.