"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

Sat April 12 Manor Farm Concerts, Ardley UK
Sun April 13 Walthamstow Folk Club, London UK
Fri April 25 Coalesce Book Store, Morro Bay CA
Sat April 26 Castoro Cellars, Templeton CA
May 1 Krantz House Concert, Lexington VA
May 2 Fiddle + Bow Folk Music Society, Winston-Salem NC
May 3 Bedford Public Library Concert, Bedford VA
May 4 Village Concerts, Palmyra VA

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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 take you to the "shop" page and order directly from Rita.

Thank you!

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, Kora Feder, 18, who is blessed with mum's unerring delicacy of touch."
April 2013 issue of Acoustic Magazine~
"Timeless, unhurried elegance."
May 2013 issue of Country Music People Magazine~
"If there's any criticism of this album is the fact that seven tracks is not enough.  Little Boat leaves you wanting more." 4/5 Stars.
May-June 2013 issue of R2 Magazine~
"Many songwriters are attempting to ask questions about the morality of big business and of how the meek are expected to serve mutely, but few are doing it as succinctly or with as much humanity as is evident in this little manifesto."
And a sample of reviews online~

Martin Chilton for The UK Telegraph        Alan Harrison for No Depression
American Roots Music                                Rock and Reprise
Frank Gutch Jr.                                              Blabber 'n' Smoke
The Morning Star                                           Americana UK
Whisperin and Hollerin
 ***All banner/header photographs were taken by Sean Feder at the Hidden Church in Alleghany, California, September 2012.