Check it out
Who: Rita Hosking with Cousin Jack
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters
Info: Visit www.ritahosking.com or call 530-795-1825
Rita Hosking’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. Locals have a chance to enjoy both aspects at a CD release concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters.
Hosking’s honors include winner of the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the ’09 Telluride Troubadour Contest and more. A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, she grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.
Her latest release, “Burn,” is a fiery follow-up to “Come Sunrise,” which won Best Country Album Vox Pop in the 2010 Independent Music Awards. “Burn” was recently placed in the top 10 Young Female Artist releases for 2011 by No Depression magazine, and listed as a Hidden Gem of 2011 by the U.K.’s Observer.
And now, Hosking is on to the next release, “Little Boat,” which features seven new, original songs. “Little Boat” features Hosking, Sean Feder, Kora Feder and Rich Brotherton playing Hosking’s songs at Ace Recording in Austin, Texas. Her and Sean’s daughter, Kora (age 18), even co-writes a song with her mom on this record, “Where Time is Reigning.”
At the Winters concert, Hosking will be accompanied by her band Cousin Jack, which features musical and life partner Sean Feder on melodic banjo, dobro (resophonic guitar) and harmonies; Andy Lentz on honeyed, crisp fiddle; Bill Dakin on soulful upright bass and harmonies; and special guest Kora Feder on clawhammer banjo and harmonies.