Rita Hosking, an award-winning singer/songwriter and former Davis teacher, is releasing her fourth full-length album, “Burn,” this month. She’ll celebrate with her friends and fans at a CD release concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters.
Hosking’s last CD, “Come Sunrise,” was honored as Best Country Album in the 2010 Independent Music Awards, and she returned to the same producer, Rich Brotherton of Austin, Texas, to make “Burn.”
The music is Americana/country-folk, featuring Hosking’s band members well as Austin musicians. And like her last records, “Burn” packs emotional punch — “a sledgehammer to my heart,” says music critic Frank Gutch Jr.
From Emerson Junior High history teacher a couple years ago to full-time musician, Hosking has kept a busy schedule that includes national and overseas touring, often with her two children.
Saturday’s show will feature members of Hosking’s band, Cousin Jack — Sean Feder on dobro and banjo, Bill Dakin on upright bass and Andy Lentz on fiddle.
Tickets are $20, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; Watermelon Music, 527 Main St. in Woodland; and Pacific Ace Hardware, 35 Main St. in Winters. Tickets also will be sold at the door, if available.