Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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January 31, 2009

January 31, 2009

The Driftwood Hall
Telkwa Highroad
Smithers, B.C.
Tix available @ Mountain Eagle Books- Doors @ 8pm, "Tree Bomb" opens @ 9 pm
Cd Release Show w/ the RvZ Band- Joby Baker, Kit Johnson, Scott Atchison
Hosted by the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

Coldsnap Festival
Coast Inn of the North
Prince George, B.C.
the RvZ Band gets cold with The Sadies, The Fugitives, Jon and Roy, Rob Szabo
Youth Rock Band Workshop in the afternoon!
www.coldsnapfestival.com

January 29, 2009

Prince George. +8 degrees

It feels good to be back in ole PG. I can hear the sirens screaming in the distance and I can smell the good espresso just around the corner. There are pros to being in the big city after being cabined up in the back country of Francois. I am gearing up for a busy weekend of CD Release shows set to roll throughout select towns in the northwest. It's like the olympic torch relay but not. My neck feels slightly out as does my right hip but I brought a yoga mat in hopes that I may be able to fix myself before attempting any rock moves tomorrow night. I crashed quite hard while attempting to double pole- a dangerous manoeuver which propels a skier forward. I am helping out at the Omineca Ski Club. What can I say? I like coaching kids. I don't really ski that well but they offer hot chocolate and cookies on Saturdays so... It is a good balance to the rock and roll lifestyle. When I was a kid, I remember my teacher strapped on wooden skies to my gum boots. She then pushed me up to the race line and before I could ask questions, a gun went off and I began skiing in a forward direction. I made it about 10 m until my gum boot fell off and I lay there blocking the entire race for at least 30 seconds. It was traumatizing. I am giving it another chance.
So listen to Daybreak North on CBC Radio 1 tomorrow morning and hear the acoustic version of some of the new tunes.

January 25, 2009

100 Mile House- -30 degrees celsius

It is really cold outside. Almost hurts to breathe. I am helping out with the ski team and being their gopher for the weekend and BC Cup II races in 100 Mile House B.C. The kids are wonderful and their zest for life is infectious. I often find myself coaching when I am not touring.Seems to be a nice balance to the scale. Soon I will be off promoting the new album across Canada and then down to the States. I hope to end up in Germany right in time for spring and the blooming of wildflowers. Edelweiss? Dunno. Anyhow, the new album is getting some great radio play on CBC and CKUA which is very exciting. I am heading to Prince George next week to do a live CBC taping and the Cold Snap Festival. The following shows are with an incredible rhythm section. I am so lucky to have Joby Baker and Kit Johnson joining me for the northern weekend extravaganza. I think Smithers is sold out but I also hear they are easy at the door. If you are wanting to come, try to wave a $20 bill at the door girl!

January 23, 2009

January 23, 2009

CBC Radio Broadcast
Listen to CBC Radio 2 at www.cbc.ca
8 pm prairie time

January 14, 2009

Relix Magazine (USA)- February 2009

...Canadian songstress and slide guitarist Rachelle van Zanten, whose raw melange of blues, folk, Americana and serious guitar-shredding is currently shaking up an
audience of its own. Her sophomore album, Where Your Garden Grows, features an eclectic batch of personal, straight-from-the heart lyrics highlighted by intricate string and rhythm arrangements that should find a home in the ears of rock and roll junkies everywhere. With self-reflective lyrics to rival Lucinda Williams and riffs that recall '70s rock, van Zanten, "I put all of me onto this
record. It's honest, and I think that's what people are going to like
about it the most." by Jennifer Klein Read it!

January 6, 2009

Finally After One Year of HArd Work and Dreaming...

"Where Your Garden Grows" is finally here. I am so happy and have been skipping for the last couple of days. Thank you to my band mates, my family, my friends, my entire RvZ team, and to my chicken. You have all been so great during this process.
It is snowing 10 inches tonight so that means snow caves tomorrow. Oh and CD mailouts. I couldn't be happier.

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