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Friday, March 13, 2009

News Roundup (Kingsnakes, Kathleen Edwards, Rita Chiarelli)

After a few years apart, the roots rock band, Crawlin' Kingsnakes have quite a few things to share on their blog.

They have released a limited edition (100 copies only) live CD, Rockin' the Casbah. It features a live 2004 reunion concert.

The band is planning to release a brand new studio album, The Lost Years, in the summer

Duke Foster is now their new bass player.



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The 8th annual Indie Awards were handed out on March 8.

Local songstress Kathleen Edwards (left) won for best Folk Artist.

Fred Eaglesmith was also nominated for the award.

Daddy Long Legs won for Best Blues Artist

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Hamilton Blues Legend Rita Chiarelli recently sent out a message to her fans. In it, she mentions her thoughts about 2008 and her plans for the future (including working on new album).

The full message from Rita:

Hello folks,

I’m writing to you from a hotel room in Vienna, Austria...every once in a while I like to share with you some great events...

First ..Let me say that 2008 was a “very good year”....2 nominations for ‘uptown goes downtown’ and another award for ‘cuore...the Italian sessions’..Some very cool gigs...2 tours of Europe....

2009 is looking even better....great festivals coming this summer, to some of these I’ll be bringing my seven piece band... I call it”the big blues band”...

3 nights with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony...

A return to Thunder Bay for a concert with the Thunder Bay symphony...
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For all upcoming concerts please check out: www.ritachiarelli.com

And...hey, I have finally booked studio time to record a new all original album....more on this later....

But getting back to where I am sitting at the moment...in Vienna....in two days I will perform an acoustic blues concert behind “the historic walls of Mozart’s house”!! This is part of ‘spring time blues in Vienna’..

Now I figure there has got to be some great inspiration at Amadeus’ house...where he wrote many great operas...(’le nozze di Figaro’)...and where he died....

So there you have it...an update will come when I get back to Canada...oh, I’m having some footage taken...so if I don’t look too tired, bloated, homesick, weary, I‘ll have it posted...

‘til soon....Rita

Links: Rita ChiarelliMore Rita Chiarelli Stories

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