on Walk Right In
Tuesday October 18, 2011
and on The Eclectic Woman Show
Thursday October 27, 2011
From the riveting and award winning documentary and recorded live at the Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary comes the soundtrack of Rita Chiarelli’s Music From The Big House!
From acclaimed director Bruce McDonald, comes a rare and exclusive musical journey. Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love of the blues would lead her down legendary Highway 61 to a historic jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences.
This musical journey is a glance into what used to be the bloodiest prison in America, but now gives lifers something to live for through the power of music. In contrast to sensational stories of convicts, we witness remarkable voices of hope as their love of music radiates humanity and redemption on their quest for forgiveness.Download Interview