Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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July 31, 2006

Ani, Dar, Feist, and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Ohhhhhhhhh. Theresa where are you? Oh yah, Glastonbury. It was such a magical, fairytale weekend. I am so blessed. Thank you to all 300 people who bought my album. I hope you play it on 11 and it makes you joyous in good reverberation. This was by far the BEST festival I have ever played. Thank you to Kerry for believing in me and booking me. Thank you to Feist for your words of encouragement. Thank you Vishwa Mohan Bhatt for loving my slide work...I LOVE YOURS TOO! Thank you to Jamie for fixing my amp. Thank you Nancy for being my tour manager for the weekend. Thank you to the Westin Hotel for my king size bed and bath tub. Thank you Ani, for watching my set. Thank you. I am on a high and will never forget this weekend EVER!

July 28, 2006

Feist, Dar, and Chantal

I was able to catch the entire thursday night of mainstage at the Calgary Folkfest. It was grande let me tell you. My highlight was of course Feist. I have been waiting to see her play for a long time now and there she was. Following her was the Broken Social Scene. I saw them play at the Glitterhouse Festival In Germany and that show was peanuts compared to this one. I think they were prehaps more on or stoked or something. Their musical soundscapes had the crowd of 10,000 mesmerized, jumping, screaming. I loved every second.
On saturday I get to do a workshop with Feist as well as Chantal Vitalis and her Crack Band. I am excited for that to take place. And I just noticed in the program that I am opening for Dar Williams on the main stage on Sunday night! Okay, so now I need new rock pants for sure. Perhaps sparkles...not sure.

July 27, 2006

July 27-30, 2006

Calgary Folk Festival
Calgary, AB
www.calgaryfolkfest.com

July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006

Music in the Park
Brentwood Bay, B.C.

July 17, 2006

July 17-21, 2006

Rocker Girl Camp
Victoria, B.C.
www.rockergirlcamp.com

July 16, 2006

Rocker Girl Camp RAWKED!!!!!!

Words from Theresa Delicato-"Okay...well, I have lots to say about Rocker Girl Camp. What I always say, I always say one thing about RGC- That to inspire anyone in life, especially children, is the most amazing thing that anyone can be apart of and I always walk away having these kids inspire me. Does that make sense?"
Yep it does. i am elated. Dialated. No elated. Related? FATED. It was a full on, ovaries to the wall week. The songs that they wrote were radio hits and their attire would have made even the most fashionable rockerette conform. Lots of studded belts. I had fun and the goals were met- to make 38 girls smile and laugh and have fun while learning what it takes to be a rock DIVA. This includes playing their own guitar solos, bass solos, drums solos..are you picking up what I am putting down?
"Oh me? Okay... totally," said Theresa Delicato. " Yah, I agree. They rocked. Have you seen my vaccuum cleaner bag?"
No.
"Can you help me move this?"
No, it has nails sticking out of it.
"That's why I wanna move it. Get off your ass."
Okay. Owe. My leg.
Tomorrow is another week of ROCKER GIRL MANIA in Victoria, B.C. My most coolest friend, Lyndell Montgomery, from the Ember Swift band is coming to bassify. Yummy. Then we rock out together in Brentwood bay. Good times.

July 13, 2006

Digger, Rocker Girls, and Corb Lund

My best friend, Digger, passed away right after I left for Edmonton. He was a good dog and was with me on all of my adventures. He protected me from many a bear, cougar, and moose and was always near when it was time to move the cattle. He shall be missed dearly.
Now I am in full on Rocker Girl Camp mode. The camp is going way smoother than last year and the stress level is mych lower. I am having a blast as are the other instructors. Today we had Corb Lund as our special guest along with his manager and wife, Deb Dilworth. It was a great session and focused on what it takes for a band to go from the local scene to the International scene. I could relate to everything they said. It takes soooo much time and money to make it fly. Okay, I am way too tired. Just got back from the Gold Record party that Stony Plain Records threw for Corb. SOOOO cool!

July 10, 2006

July 10-14, 2006

Rocker Girl Camp
Edmonton, AB
www.rockergirlcamp.com

July 3, 2006

Hay Hay Hay

It's 34 degrees and I am so brown. It's hay season and it is in full on swing!
Had a great time in Smithers playing at the Old Church with Jake Jenny on drums and Ian Olmstead on bass. Thank you Mark and daughter Marie Perry for the show. You are both so generous! Got to ride a super huge horse the following day and experienced the strongest extended trot ever! Jane, our Northern B.C. dressage and jumping DIVA took me out to experience Konan....a 17 hand Trikainer I think. It was grand and made me love big, athletic horses that much more.
Then it was time to drive south to Burns Lake for the the Canada Day show. Super hot and sweaty, myself and the band played a power 1 hour set for hundreds of residents of the Lakes District area. So much fun and so great to see my teachers, babysitters, and highschool friends again.
Now I am going full on organizing Rocker Girl Camp in between cutting and raking hay. Saw a deer today limp towards me, get a small fawn out of the hay where I was just about to cut and take it away! Whoa, that was close. I think I ran over a baby bird today too! Oh, and Digger the dog killed a squirrel at the beach. I am too soft for this.

July 1, 2006

July 1, 2006

Canada Day Celebration
Burns Lake, B.C.

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