Rita Hosking is an American composer and musician based in Davis, California. She plays Americana and bluegrass styles of music with both standards and original songs.
She played Seven 18 months ago last year to a largely unknowing audience – and by the time the show had finished, they knew they’d welcome her back anytime.
Rita sings original mountain roots music –soulful ballads and old time drive– with a voice that evokes awe towards the power of people and place. And it is that voice that really grabs your attention – a kind of cross between the haunting delivery of Gillian Welch and the richness of Iris Dement. Altogether, Rita is a talent that you just don’t come across every day.
She will be accompanied by her husband Sean Feder on dobro and banjo and on selected songs by their daughter Kora.
We’re delighted to welcome them back to Seven on this short tour to promote their 2015 release CD ‘Frankie and the No-Go Road’
“The first thing that hits is the strength and power of Rita Hosking’s voice, and the fierce passion it contains. The soulful lonesomeness of mountains and a yearning come through in these songs”
“Her breed of North California country folk ain’t quite old-timey, and it ain’t quite bluegrass, but damn it’s sweet. For fans of Emmylou and Gillian, this one’s a safe bet”
“Hosking keeps it beautifully raw and real in the pitchy tradition of Emmylou Harris or Lucinda Williams. Musically, her bluegrass-tinged performances harken back to the best of American music without mimicking the greats”
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