"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

Family Trio heads Northeast in October 

The Rita Hosking family trio is taking a quick trip northeast October 17-26, hoping to catch the tail end of some fall colors!  It's our first trip to that area, so please tell your friends who may be in driving distance?We'll be doing mostly Rita's songs (including a couple new ones), but also a great mix of co-written songs, lovely instrumentals, and some original Kora Feder tunes.

Friday Oct 17 -- Victor NY Timberhouse Concerts
Saturday Oct 18 -- Wellsville NY  Wellsville Creative Arts Center
Sunday Oct 19… Read more

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!

"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 composed of guitar chords that are noted above the lyrics. 

In stock now.  Just click on the book cover to… Read more

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 lovely set of seven songs introducing the Californian's clawhammer banjo playing daughter, KoraRead 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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Oct 17 Timberhouse Concerts, Victor NY
Oct 18 Wellsville Creative Arts Center, Wellsville NY
Oct 19 Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Oct 23 House Concert, Brooklyn NY
Oct 24 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA
Oct 25 Common Fence Music, Portsmouth RI
Oct 26 Cots & Crackers H. Concert, Schuyler Lake NY

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.