"Once in a lifetime you hear a voice so blue it makes the angels weep... that voice is Rita Chiarelli" fellow performer Ronnie Hawkins noted - and as such the RAREARTH Jazz and Bluesfest (August 8 & 9, 2009 in Vernon BC ) line up is blessed to include the "Goddess of Canadian Blues."
Rita Chiarelli is an accomplished singer songwriter, a gifted vocalist and skilled musician. Add a fine sense of humour and warm personality and you have all the ingredients for an outstanding performance. Rita is equally comfortable belting out the blues, delivering her own original songs, wailing an R&B or Elvis cover tune or crooning an Italian folk song.
When you first experience Rita Chiarelli it is her voice - with its 3 octave range that will steal the spotlight... later to be astounded by her song writing which has been the cause of three of her four JUNO nominations. Beyond the blues arena, Chiarelli formulates her own individual sound that is a blend of musical influences. Her songs shimmer with blues based rock undertones, jazz riff and can incorporate a Cajun country tinged melodies blended with a folk roots flavour. Few performers can match the wide range of Chiarelli's vocal stylings and the consistently solid lyrics she pens. She is a gifted storyteller, lyricist and master of poetic imagery.
Her new CD - "Back to Blue" is currently being "road tested" on tour and we will be keen to hear her perform at the RAREARTH Jazz and Bluesfest in Vernon BC. Chiarelli is slated to open up for Headliner Buddy Guy at this unique family friendly festival.
Check back for more updates on the festival and the performers!
Yours in Real Estate,