Astrid Young/Rita di Ghent at broken Record

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Astrid Young/Rita di Ghent at broken Record

A couple of great songwriting ladies.

By Roots & Soul Music Promotions

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Starts on Fri, May 26, 2023 8:00 PM ADT


Broken Record 422 Queen St 422 Queen Street Fredericton, NB E3B 1B6 Canada

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Show at 8 PM

Tickets: $15 adv/$20 door


Astrid is a singer-songwriter with influences that range from classical to heavy rock, with a healthy dose of blues and country in between. Her discography dates back to 1984 and boasts over forty releases, including four solo albums and a multitude of credits as a side-musician and background singer. Through the years, she has played stages large and small, from the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Hollywood to Paradiso in Amsterdam, Rock in Rio, and everywhere in between. Citing her primary influences as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, and Black Sabbath, she plays a 12-string like it's a weapon and isn't afraid to change her strings on the day of a show. As a tip to her hard rocking roots, her solo acoustic shows have been compared to Alice In Chains Unplugged, and Music Connection Magazine once said she was “more closely related to Angus…” Music Express magazine describes her as “evocative, stunning, soulful… a gifted songwriter,” and Blues Hamilton rightly notes that there is “a musical surprise around every corner.”


Rita di Ghent is a Hamilton-born bandleader and songwriter. Since 1990, she’s been bringing her unique blend of jazz, song, and gritty poetry to stage, record, and airwaves, earning widespread acclaim that includes two nominations for “Jazz Vocalist of the Year” from the National Jazz Awards and a nomination for Montreal Jazz Festival’s Prix de Jazz for her groundbreaking album The Birth of Sprawl.

Rita formed her record label, Groove, in 1993, and quickly became known for her unique approach to songwriting, which she coined “Sprawl": a combination of traditional jazz, contemporary urban music, and painterly stories that continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

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