New Voices In Slide Guitar.
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New Voices In Slide Guitar is an 'in the round, festival style' concert
tour by 4 of acoustic music's most adventurous musicians from Canada and
the United States. The three musicians will perform songs together and
individually in this exciting exploration of the history and future of
slide guitar in blues, bluegrass, Hawaiian, Indian, jazz and other
styles of music.

The following instruments will be part of the evening:

Ivan Rosenberg - dobro, banjo.
Rachelle Van Zanten - slide guitars, guitar.
Doug Cox: dobro, weissenborn, mohan veena, national mandolin, guitar.
Steve Dawson: dobro & guitar

The musicians are also available to give workshops on their instruments.


Doug Cox is a roots music renaissance man. This composer, multi-instrumentalist and music programmer has carved-out a diverse career as a recording artist and as a session and touring musician.

He has played festivals, clubs and concert halls across Canada, the United States and around the world from the Sore Fingers Music Camp in England to the Baseball Hall of Fame (with Chuck Brodsky) in Cooperstown, New York. Cox was the first Canadian Dobro player to be invited to perform at Dobrofest in Slovakia and the first-ever Dobro player to be featured at the Montreal Jazz Festival (with Todd Butler.)

Doug is currently signed to the Northern Blues Label. His newest CD release is a collaboration between Doug with South Asian Music masters Salil Bhatt, Ramkumar Mishra and very special guest, Grammy Winner, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Although primarily known as a Dobro player, Cox also spends time on the Guitar, Weissenborn and National Mandolin. With his feet firmly grounded in the traditions of Blues and Bluegrass music, each project Cox involves himself with leads into new musical directions.


Steve has evolved into a musical chameleon, whether appearing with his group Zubot and Dawson, the avant-folk quartet The Great Uncles of the Revolution, blues legend Jim Byrnes, performing his own solo shows, or producing acclaimed albums in the studio.

On stages ranging from Dobrofest in Slovakia to the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival and almost every major music festival in Canada, Steve is constantly striving for unique sounds and approaches to acoustic music.

His instrumental abilities have landed him on stages with artists as diverse as Bob Brozman, Gil Scott-Heron, John Lee Hooker, Oregon, David Lindley, Long John Baldry, Oh Susannah, and Francois Houle, to name just a few.


Rachelle is an up and coming Canadian icon- "as both a songwriter and a slide guitar player van Zanten is turning the heads of music industry folk the world over" (Nextfest 2005). Van Zanten's charismatic stage presence is infectious and charming, leaving her audience feeling inspired.

In 1996 Rachelle joined forces with Daisy Blue Groff, Carolyn Fortowsky, and Kim Gryba to form the renowned Canadian rock quartet, Painting Daisies. Simultaneously, van Zanten heard the inimitable slide guitar stylings of Lester Quitzau and immediately began to develop her own slide guitar technique.

Over a span of 11 years, the group recorded 4 rock albums in between touring Iceland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, 36 States of America, and 7 provinces of Canada. While co-fronting the band, Painting Daisies won "Entertainer's of the Year" for the 2001 Prairie Music Awards beating out Jann Arden, Nickleback, and Wide Mouth Mason. In 2003, van Zanten's penned, "Walking Home Lately", was the song that lead to winning top prize in CBC's "Great Canadian Music Dream" competition, over 4000 acts.

In 2005 the band performed their final show in September leaving van Zanten with opportunity to craft a solo recording and tour her new material. "Back to Francois" was recorded that same year with Island Music Awards, Producer of the Year, Joby Baker. As a solo performer, van Zanten and her slide guitar are gracing the international stages alongside such greats as Sylvia Tyson, Colin Linden, Sonny Rhodes, and Alison Brown.