We have a great country-folk concert coming up next weekend! We hope you can join us for an evening of pure magical music with Rita Hosking Trio at the Foothills. It’s happening next Saturday, November 17th, and starts at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Northern California’s own Rita Hosking sings of demo derbies, forest fires, culture clash, the working class, and hope. In spite of recent challenges California has encountered, there is much to love as she sings about in “California” a song from her latest album, For Real:
A fair scent as her limbs sway, fir, cedar, oak and pine
She will call you to her gently, show you concrete cuts that make you weep
Guide you across her fertile valleys, and smoke beside you while you sleep”
Rita grew up in Shasta County, and remembers hearing her neighbors play instruments by ear. In school, she played the washboard and sang her first solo with the Farmettes. As a songwriter she focuses on what she knows, she takes the human struggling to survive, particularly in a beautiful place they live and uses it for artistic inspiration.
Stuart Mason, on a review of her song, “Come Sunrise,” had this to say: “…singer-songwriter Rita Hosking reflects her upbringing in rural Shasta County. Her breed of Nor Cal 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. The songs of Rita Hosking are as fragile as a newborn baby, and defiant as a West Virginia coal miner.”
Below is a sneak preview of Hosking’s musical stylings! This video was taken at an official showcase performance at the FAR West Folk Alliance Conference in Bellevue, Washington.
Come join us as we celebrate our California roots at the Foothills Events Center on November 17th! You can purchase tickets at Briar Patch, here at the Foothills Event Center, or by clicking the Buy Tickets Now button below. We hope to see you there!