Rita Chiarelli set to play in Golden

One of Canada’s most highly acclaimed artists will be playing live at the Golden Civic Centre when the Rita Chiarelli Band plays on March 7.

One of Canada’s most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artist will be playing live at the Golden Civic Centre when the Rita Chiarelli Band plays on March 7.

Over her career Chiarelli has won a Juno  award and had four subsequent nominations,

Chiarelli is known across Canada as the “Goddess of the Blues” and is well known as a gifted songwriter.

The one thing Chiarelli is not; is predictable because she has released Cuore, a recording of traditional Italian folk songs, which won the World Music category at the prestigious Canadian Folk Music Awards; Uptown Goes Downtown Tonight, a highly acclaimed collaboration with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra; and Music From the Big House, a documentary movie filmed in Louisiana, at Angola prison, which premiered in New York and L.A.

Chiarelli has also entered the film world. She was the lead in the critically acclaimed Music From The Big House, for which she developed the original concept for the film. The movie took Chiarelli on a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a. Angola Prison.

Over the past decade Chiarelli has won every major Canadian blues award, including multiple Maple Blues awards, CBCs Great Canadian Blues Award, Toronto Independent Music Awards, Hamilton Music Awards, Manitoba Blues Society and the Hamilton Blues Society’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Most recently Chiarelli was awarded the prestigious Maple Blues ‘Blues With A Feeling Award’ for Lifetime Achievement.

To learn more about the show check out www.kickinghorseculture.ca or to purchase tickets drop by The Art Gallery of Golden.