Cowichan Newsleader- April 26, 2006
"Two for the Show: Maybe its the limitless expanse of sky that wraps around the landscape like a giant snow globe that serves to keep you grounded because, although folks in the Prairies appreciate virtuosity, they don't cotton to showboating. So you get musicians like Rachelle van Zanten playing dazzling slide guitar blues with supreme musical confidence and absolutely no attitude or ego.
And when it comes to that other stuff, well, let me tell you buddy, as a former long-haired rock aficionado I've seen my fair share of lightning-fast players during my long strange trip from the Prairies to the Coast.
Still, I had to shake my head in wonder at the buzz saw guitar riffs this young woman peeled off with effortless elan at the Duncan Garage Showroom during a rare solo escape from her regular gig as axewoman extraordinaire for Edmonton based "heavy petal" band Painting Daisies."