"Heartfelt country soul set by someone who's quietly become one of the best."
~Maverick Magazine
"Authentic American folk-music to stir the soul." ~No Depression

Midwest, UK, Southeast Highlights 

We were lucky to be guests of the Detroit Institute of Arts this spring, and played in the central room surrounded by Diego Rivera's incredible mural!  And in the UK, a photo in front of the Henry Tudor House in Shrewsbury--we played in a room built in 1428!   And in the Southeast we enjoyed lots of sightseeing (see daughter Hava at the Lincoln Memorial), great shows, and community radio at WTJU!

UK Tour April 2-13 

UK dates coming up!  April 2014.  See "Shows" page for specifics, and lovely screenprinted keepsake below, Asbestos Press.

"Top 10 Country Albums of 2013" --UK Telegraph 

Thank you Martin Chilton of the UK Telegraph for naming Little Boat as one of the top ten country albums of 2013!Here's the article: Top 10 Country Albums of 2013"A mini album but one that shows again that Rita Hosking, who writes interesting, original songs and has such an expressive voice, deserves to be better known," --Martin Chilton, Cultural Editor for the UK Telegraph.

New! The Rita Hosking Songbook 

Now available!  The Rita Hosking Songbook is the complete collection of lyrics and guitar chords for all of Rita's published, original songs.  That's 49 songs from five albums--Are You Ready?, Silver Stream, Come Sunrise, Burn, and Little Boat.  The 60 page songbook, color covered with a black and white interior, comes with wire-o binding for laying flat while you play. This is not sheet music -- it's… Read more

NPR's Weekend Edition Podcast

Rita's ghost song "She's Waiting," from her award-winning album Come Sunrise, was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition on Sunday, October 27th.  Here's the archived link at NPR Weekend Edition, Rita Hosking FeatureAnd listen to or download the song in its entirety below--Happy Halloween!

Reviews for "Little Boat" 

Little Boat was the #7 Top Album on the Folk DJ List for March 2013, and Parting Glass is tied for #3 Top Song--way to launch, Little Boat! For April, Little Boat was #8 Top Album, and Rita #9 Top Artist!  April 5th's Daily Mirror~"She's been called the best kept secret in country-folk and Rita's razor-sharp songs and great live performances bear out the claim.  As does this short but oh so sweet, lean and… Read more

On Songwriting 

  Many thanks to Rick Jamison for including Rita on his site, "On Songwriting."  See the On Songwriting Website for Rita's interview, as well many others well worth the read.     
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May 4 Village Concerts, Palmyra VA
May 8 The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
May 10 Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek CA
May 16 Devil Mountain Coffeehouse, Walnut Creek CA
May 29 Kilaga Springs Lodge, Lincoln CA
June 7 Strawberry Ice Cream Social, Upper Lake CA
June 21 Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival, Brethren MI
June 22 Rhubarbary House Concerts, Harbor Springs MI

Rita and Kora Feder singing Where Time is Reigning from Little Boat

Audio Interview, click below:
            
 ***Background image of Rita and guitar was taken by Rik Keller of Rik Keller Photography.