Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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September 23, 2008

Blues Festival was Ace.

So I am feeling thoroughly scheisse kicked as I sit in the YVR airport at 6:30 am after traveling an entire previous day from Bathurst to Vancouver. I have managed to avoid being charged this far by Air Canada Luggage patrol and so have been feeling generous, giving out CDs to tired flight attendants. It is far from Christmas but I feel blessed and it IS almost Halloween. The show in Caraquet was really awesome. Suzie and Sue were spot on and we did a couple of the new tunes with Sue hammering her sweet licks and Suzie doing the same with some added harmonies. I truly love playing the Guitar Women show, mostly because it pushes me to hold my own. I also love how different we all are and contribute to the audio cornucopia from which the world feeds. I think I may pitch a similar line to Air Canada when they charge me again for my flight case.

September 20, 2008

September 20, 2008

Guitar Women Show
Caraquet en Blues
Caraquet, NB
w/ Sue Foley and Suzie Vinnick

September 19, 2008

Caraquet en Bleu

I have made the long journey from northern British Columbia to Caraquet, New Brunswick. I found Suzie Vinnick along the way...Montreal I think...and now we are about to sleep off the jet lag. Tomorrow starts with a walk to the famous bakery and then it is rehearsal time. Sue was passed out when I got here so she must have had a long drive from Ottawa. Okay...nighty nights.

September 11, 2008

Life is Good!

So I just had a rehearsal with the Mark Perry Band in Smithers. I am playing accordion for the next two gigs which is new for me. Well actually I used to play this instrument when I was eight and my strongest song was "Skip to My Lou". I had to play this song for 20 minutes straight during the maypole dance that took place at our local hall every May Day.
So tomorrow Mark Perry releases his seventh album and I am lucky enough to be on the bill as the mad scientist. Cajun accordion is a hard sport but I am keen to learn.
And last weekend was a cold but wonderfully wicked show for my community in the Lakes District. Shane Bowerbank pulled his double bass out of retirement and we did all the old ditties. I love playing gigs where Hank Williams and Johnny Cash tunes are approved of.
Alright, back to learning cajun and fighting my internal rhythm.

September 6, 2008

Lakes District Fall Fair
Burns Lake, B.C.
8:30 pm show

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