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. 
--4/5 stars from Maverick Magazine, "more authenticity and integrity than you can shake a stick at."
--Songlines Magazine writes "arresting lines and images come thick and fast. Her songs are observational, political and philosophical in an unaffected, organic way." 
--MotherChurchPew said this: "she narrates the legacies of the working class flawlessly, walking the line between literary genius and front-porch-storyteller with great precision.  The album unfolds in a timeless manner, almost as if it would if Walt Whitman had chosen to wield a banjo instead of a pen."
--in-depth review and great summary, "an insightful and inspirational journey' by Folk Radio UK 
--Belfast's Culture Hub Magazine
--excellent in-depth feature by For the Country Record
--from Stuart Mason, "a force of nature," Fiddlefreak Folk Review
--Ireland's music, art and culture magazine, Pure M
--Bruce Hayden of Sierra Roots Music says, "it's an album to listen to, not to listen at."
--from the Rocking Magpie, "It’s a brave man who compares any singer-songwriter to Nanci Griffith in her heyday; but I can place my hand on my heart and say Rita Hosking is certainly a contemporary; and with Nanci’s health problems she certainly fills that void with aplomb."

 

2 comments

  • hugoduggan@yahoo.com

    hugoduggan@yahoo.com NW London

    Hi Rita I very much enjoyed your concert last night (at the somewhat less than salubrious venue, KPH!!). Next time I want to see you somewhere that does justice to your talent. It was still a beautiful intimate experience and I loved your songs and stories, but most of all I love your voice and you had excellent accompaniment! I mentioned to you at the interval that I had only ever heard that one track played by Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 Country programme (22/10/15) and he listed your gigs so I was able to book online for last night immediately on hearing you! The power of music............I have been on a high all day, you really raised my spirits!! Loved every minute of last night. Hope to catch up with you again. I will be singing your praise to my friends when I go back to Ireland next week (they would love you over there!) Best wishes Hugo Duggan

    Hi Rita
    I very much enjoyed your concert last night (at the somewhat less than salubrious venue, KPH!!).
    Next time I want to see you somewhere that does justice to your talent. It was still a beautiful intimate experience and
    I loved your songs and stories, but most of all I love your voice and you had excellent accompaniment!
    I mentioned to you at the interval that I had only ever heard that one track played by Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 Country
    programme (22/10/15) and he listed your gigs so I was able to book online for last night immediately on hearing you!
    The power of music............I have been on a high all day, you really raised my spirits!! Loved every minute of last night.
    Hope to catch up with you again. I will be singing your praise to my friends when I go back to Ireland next week (they would love you over there!)
    Best wishes Hugo Duggan

  • Rita Hosking

    Rita Hosking

    Many Thanks Hugo! We certainly hope to catch up with you again, too. Many wonderful wishes to you and yours~

    Many Thanks Hugo! We certainly hope to catch up with you again, too. Many wonderful wishes to you and yours~

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