"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

“Rita Hosking's concert exceeded our expectations. Her storytelling and songwriting were absolutely captivating.”
~Allison Whiting, presenter, NY  

5/5 Stars - Telegraph, and More Amazing Reviews 

Frankie and the No-Go Road is receiving superb reviews!  Check it out:

--5/5 stars from The Telegraph. "This music will make you think, it will sadden you and it will uplift you. In a world of Wetiko, it's good to have Hosking calling for a better life. Splendid. ★★★★★" says Martin Chilton, Culture Editor.
--4/5 stars from the UK's Observer (print) and Guardian (online.)  From reviewer Neil Spencer, "It emerges, alongside Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, as one of Americana’s finest concept albums."  Read here. 
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Frankie and the No-Go Road to releases today! 

Brand new album, Frankie and the No-Go Road, releases in the United States today, September 22nd!  Keep an eye out in the next couple weeks for an official music video, animated by Rita herself!  Frankie and the No-Go Road -- "a bold revitalization of the American spirit as seen through the hero's journey."

To buy the download, or CD in the U.S., please purchase from my shop at The No-Go Road page, from CD Baby on the "Music" page, or you can also order the download from  iTunes.

Pre-order Campaign Over, Goal Reached! 

Huge thanks to you all who supported my upcoming, 2015 release by pre-ordering!  Your faith in me helps to finish the project, and I'm very grateful.  I plan for a late summer release, and will let you know when I have a hard date.
For those of you who took extra steps to order poetry, songbook pdfs, illustrations, cover videos, songs or house concerts, I'm working away at those, joyously.  Please know you can email me with any questions, and keep in touch!  Thank you.

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Poetry and March 13 last day to Order! 

Hey all!  I'm so grateful for the numerous pre-orders of my new record and other creative tasks. All available at the NEW ALBUM page.   Here are a couple examples of a "Coyote" package I've made for supporters---a custom poem with a title of your making (and you may give me some more info, too), plus illustration, and new CD, pre-release.   Many thanks to the folks who allowed me to post!
  Heather, the River Rodeo Girl and Her Dogs
Strap snug and out of the chute,
her paddle digs into earth, heart, sky.
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Brewing in Austin 

I've been in Austin, recording! Woohoo (see photo) !  More news on this after the holidays.

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
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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!


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Upcoming Shows
Sat. Oct. 17 The Palms Playhouse, Winters CA Full band CD RELEASE CONCERT
Fri. Oct. 23 The Nevada Theatre, Nevada City CA Full band CD RELEASE CONCERT
Sat. Nov. 7 The Sutter Creek Theater, Sutter Creek CA Full band CD RELEASE CONCERT
Thurs. Nov. 19 Stirrin It Up North , Haile, Cumbria UK
Fri. Nov. 20 String Jam Club @County Hotel, Selkirk, Scotland
Sat. Nov. 21 Seven Arts, Leeds UK

"Parting Glass" from Little Boat

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