November 30, 2006
The Garage Showroom
201-330 Duncan St
The Garage Showroom
201-330 Duncan St
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir Street
A great team based in Barcelona and southern Sweden....releasing 'Back to Francois" in Scandanavia for February 1st, 2007.
An hour of sleep, then up and out into -30 degrees and onto the airport. We then arrived to find a snow storm hammering into Victoria, the Garden City. Ouch.
We had loads of fun out in the west. Calgary was smashing, Banff was mountainous, Lethbridge was groovy, and finally Edmonton hit home. This was Joby, Hamish and Helena's first time experiencing this kind of cold. We bought parkas and huddled together like cows in the barn. I am going to sleep now for a few hours and then will get more detailed.
"As thrilled as she is with her new album, van Zanten is already looking ahead to an impending recording session in the UK with Mick Glossop, who has worked on albums for everyone from Frank Zappa to Lloyd Cole. Van Zanten and Glossop bonded over a shared love of Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadd-Da-Vida" and Glossop invited van Zanten's trio to be the first to record in his brand new recording studio over in England." by Eden MunroRead.
The Power Plant
University of Alberta
$12 @ door, doors at 8 pm
all ages show
314 8 Street South
tix $10 in advance
Engineered Air Theatre
Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
205 8th Avenue S.E.
tix available at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone: 403-777-0000
hey hey, I should have quit you such a long time ago... LEd Zep is helping take the edge off. It is storm central here is big Island city. My band members are all out and bout getting pick ups and a mini-protools system so that we can record the up and coming tour as well help Joby keep his job:) Thank you so much to Keystone Entertainment for helping us get back on the road. The van shall be superb. I am stressed and having a hard time finding my happy place but luckily I have my knitting with me. Even Hamish is knitting now. Helena made a hat and a scarf within 20 minutes meanwhile Hamish and I have 2 inches knit!
Okay, need to get posters sent off.
Rachelle van Zanten may groove like Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top, but she's not your typical rock star.
"I'm into healthy living, running on trails, hanging out with my dog and going fishing in my canoe. Read it baby...
Joby Baker (CAN) on drums
Hamish Tesco (UK) on bass
Helena Arlock (SWE) on cello and keys
It is almost 1 pm and I am killing time waiting for Helena to arrive all the way from Sweden. Then we have a blissful 5 hours in the airport before Hamish arrives from Heathrow, UK. Then it's off to Victoria for 3 days of rehearsals. I had a wonderful 5 days off up north, hanging out with the fam and the animals. It was serious snow and bad roads so I was lucky to make it to Vancouver on time. I am really looking forward to the great shows coming up. World class players coming to your town...
Because of the hurricane winds and record breaking rainfall, the tap water is unsafe to drink so i am suffering from lack of caffeine. It's good for me though. I should be in detox!
"Best known for her efforts with the rock quartet Painting Daisies, Rachelle van Zanten has come a long way from her bluegrass upbringing in the foothills of northern British Columbia. For over a decade, this Canadian slide guitarist and songwriter has been working out her soulful blues riffs and turning heads in the folk music industry. When the award-winning Painting Daisies dissolved in late 2005, van Zanten seized the opportunity to launch her solo career, recording her "fresh and rootsy" solo debut Back to Francois with producer Joby Baker. Baker has since assumed the role of bass player, accompanying van Zanten on an exhaustive tour that has thrust this up-and-coming artist into the international limelight." Read it!by Christine Leonard
CBC Radio 1
The Key of A with Katherine Duncan
5-6 pm Alberta Time
So I screamed like a girl when I heard that Bob Harris played "I WIll Be Numb" on BBC Radio II in the UK! Thank you Bob for liking the Canadians! Yes, it has been a fruitful journey here in the UK. I travelled from north to south and then east to west and then back north again (don't ask). I saw the sights and smelled the smells. Mick Glossop came to our rehearsal on Oxford and helped us arrange some new material for the London recording in December. I was overwhelmed with excitement. Before I knew it I was on a flight back to Canada. Sad times.
But now I am playing sold out shows with Ellen McIlwaine and Sue Foley so life ain't all that bad. These women kick my butt every night and make me want to lock myself away to woodshed for a month. They inspire me to go to new heights. Thanks ladies.
Off to soundcheck now.
57 Jubilee dr.
w/ Ellen McIlwaine and Sue Foley
$20 - 66 tickets only!
57 West Street
w/ Ellen Mc Ilwaine and Sue Foley
Centre Point Theatre
w/ Sue Foley, Roxanne Potvin, and Ellen MclIwaine