Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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August 24, 2011

Sam Roberts to Tahltan Nation.

Only a month and a bit left to go until I will have a little bundle of joy with me on my epic and not so epic journeys. Just got back from Iskut, B.C. where we danced our faces off to the Andy Louie Band at the Sacred Headwaters Festival. It was a long drive but scenic in all of its majestic beauty. As we drove farther and farther into the mountains I felt a sense of sadness knowing that this incredible wilderness is under siege right now due to its rich resources and potential for quick industrial grabs. I saw Mount Todogan in all its splendor and felt as though I should hold a vigil while traversing the Redchris/Fortune Minerals road. The tipping point is so near. When I close my eyes I can hear the new songs coming. They are mostly laments, pleas from the spirits in the trees for some solution to this mess. This is the last wild frontier. It is hard to take this on while trying to have a peaceful pregnancy. My only hope is that my child grows up with a love and respect for this land that will infect those around he or she. Please check out SPOIL by the talented Trip Jennings. http://vimeo.com/19582018

August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011

Music in the Park
Telkwa, B.C.
6 pm show!

August 11, 2011

Face The Music Concert Series
Bulkley Valley Exhibition Grounds
Smithers, B.C.
opening for Sam Roberts & The Trews at 7pm!

August 9, 2011

Hay is for Horses.

It is finally haying weather and I am too big to fit on the tractor. My 7 month Lil Frontkicker does not need any trauma from a roaring diesel tractor hitting rough spots in the field. Instead I am going to head to Telkwa this Thursday to play a set at Music in the Park before then heading to Smithers and opening for The Trews and Sam Roberts. This shall be an evening of incredible music and hopefully a cheese platter at some point.

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