Rita Hosking and One Button Suit, two local country-folk bands, will kick off the 2013-14 Thursday Live! season with a 7:30 p.m. concert Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Free concerts are planned on the first Thursday of each month at the hall.
Hosking’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. She won the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival and was a finalist in the ’09 Telluride Troubadour Contest.
In live performances, Hosking will play solo but most often appears as a duo with her husband Sean Feder on dobro and banjo, or as a trio or quartet dubbed Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack, featuring Feder (dobro/banjo) and Bill Dakin (upright bass). Recently, one or more of the couple’s daughters will often join in as well.
One Button Suit is a certified locally grown, Sacramento-based string band. One Button Suit features Kristen Juarez singing and playing fiddle, Brian Burke on lead guitar and Tom Shewmake on mandolin and vocals. Tim Tobias plays guitar and sings, Matt “Machine Gun” Milan drives the banjo, while Beau Jeffers holds down the bottom end with his bass fiddle.
Thursday Live! is sponsored each month by the Davis Odd Fellows Music and Concert Committee with help from KDRT. For more information, or to be added to the email list, contact Juelie Roggli at email@example.com or 530-219-5444. For more on Hosking, visit www.ritahosking.com/fr_home.cfm.