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Rita Chiarelli and her band Sweet Loretta

Saturday, October 1, 8:00 PM
Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites
360 Great Northern Rd

Rita Chiarelli is Canada's most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artist. With a JUNO (a Canadian Grammy) award and 4 subsequent JUNO nominations, she is known across Canada as the "Goddess of the Blues".

Chiarelli is a gifted songwriter and an entertaining performer, but it is her soaring 3 octave voice that sets her apart from her peers, inspires awe and often tears in her audiences, and causes critics to gush. " a voice so blue it could make the angels weep"... "a voice that can growl at her demons or soar with the angels, a gift for lyric, an ear for melody and the heart to combine them". 

Over the past decade Rita 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 Rita was awarded the prestigious Maple Blues 'Blues With A Feeling Award' for Lifetime Achievement.

Sweet Loretta, Rita’s “rockin” all female band:

Carrie Chesnutt – Saxophone

Morgan Doctor – Drums

Rebecca Hennessy – Trumpet 

Carlie Howell – Bass

Elena Kapeleris – Saxophone

Lily Sazz – Keyboards


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