On Friday, October 16th 2009, the Rita Hosking Trio will play at the Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo, CA. Rita will be accompanied by mulit-instrumentalists Sean Feder and Bill Dakin. Kitchen tables, loggers, trailers, springs, loss, miners, culture clash, forest fires—Rita Hosking’s show is about all that and more, and always fierce and lovely. Her delivery is, to put it simply, intense. “From the first time I heard Rita sing, her voice gripped me and did not let go; a voice whose beauty speaks from a deep place of honest and raw and powerful emotion.” (Joe Craven.) Her voice, called a “soulful howl from the mountains” is calling attention around the country. “This California girl comes by her mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family’s frontier experience,” (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com.)
Rita’s recent accomplishments include winning the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon, title of Finalist in the 2009 Telluride Troubadour Contest, and main stage sets at the Strawberry and Kate Wolf Music Festivals.
Appearing with Rita at the Steynberg Gallery will be multi-instrumentalists Sean Feder and Bill Dakin. Sean plays banjo, dobro, and bass, and Bill Dakin plays upright bass and guitar. “Close harmonies and strong backup provided by [Rita’s] band round out a sound rooted firmly in traditional music but distinct to an artist with a particular lyrical love for the mountains and the lives they envelop.” (Adrienne van der Valk for the Eugene Weekly.)
The Friday, October 16th show will be at the Steynberg Gallery at 1531 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo, CA. Admission is $10, at the door. The show starts at 7:30pm.