U.S. and U.K. Booking
Rita Hosking - rita@ritahosking.com


Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany Booking
Sandra Zuidema, LDM Bookings
sandra@ldmbookings.nl
06 4848 4608

U.K and Ireland Publicity
Geraint and Deb Jones, G Promo PR
gpromo@btinternet.com
44 (0) 1584 873 211

U.S. Radio and Publicity
rita@ritahosking.com

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  • Bonnie Rawson

    Bonnie Rawson San Diego Ca

    My husband bought a wifi, so we could tune in to KPFA, KPFK (Los Angeles), and WBAI, (in NYC) - I came home from work, and was listening to, "BAcK Forty", and Rita Hosking came on singing, "If you come 'round again" - I was TRANSFIXED!!! Today I called up KPFA, (BACK FORTY) and was told by the host, (when I asked if she could play that song, of your's, "If you come back again") that she'd ask you to play it next week, because you'd be doing an ON-AIR, "IN-STUDIO"!!!! Hope I'm off work, and at home, by then!!! If not, I'm going to see if we can record the show, with you singing/playing it LIVE!!!! I used to live up north (in Santa Cruz) until '95, (when they closed where we worked, and we all scattered to the wind, to find employment , elsewhere) and I was a faithful KPIG listener, and a faithful KFAT listener, before that - Listening to you, singing your song, was like a breath of fresh air ! I sit and hum it, HA!! You've got a really special sound!! One of my friends, (who was in a country band, and worked at Cymbaline Records, and LOGO"S Books and records (BOTH of them, )respectively, until they closed, I'm sure he is aware of you and your music !! I'll bet, "NO DEPRESSION" has covered you (among others) When are you gonna be playing in our neck of the woods, San Diego?! Man , what a show, if you, Peter Rowan, Robert Earl Keene, and James McMurtry, could ALL be on the same bill!!! I just wanted you to know , your ethereal voice has touched many, many people!! I just know it!! Thanks for your beautiful music! I want to put "if you come 'round again", on a continuous tape loop!! Laura said "She lives in Davis", (when I asked where you were from) They're luck to have you up there !! Man, what kind of harmonies could you and Nanci Griffith come up with, on the same song?! You're wonderful!! All the Best for a long, long successful career!!

    My husband bought a wifi, so we could tune in to KPFA, KPFK (Los Angeles), and WBAI, (in NYC) - I came home from work, and was listening to, "BAcK Forty", and Rita Hosking came on singing, "If you come 'round again" - I was TRANSFIXED!!! Today I called up KPFA, (BACK FORTY) and was told by the host, (when I asked if she could play that song, of your's, "If you come back again") that she'd ask you to play it next week, because you'd be doing an ON-AIR, "IN-STUDIO"!!!! Hope I'm off work, and at home, by then!!! If not, I'm going to see if we can record the show, with you singing/playing it LIVE!!!! I used to live up north (in Santa Cruz) until '95, (when they closed where we worked, and we all scattered to the wind, to find employment , elsewhere) and I was a faithful KPIG listener, and a faithful KFAT listener, before that - Listening to you, singing your song, was like a breath of fresh air ! I sit and hum it, HA!! You've got a really special sound!! One of my friends, (who was in a country band, and worked at Cymbaline Records, and LOGO"S Books and records (BOTH of them, )respectively, until they closed, I'm sure he is aware of you and your music !! I'll bet, "NO DEPRESSION" has covered you (among others) When are you gonna be playing in our neck of the woods, San Diego?! Man , what a show, if you, Peter Rowan, Robert Earl Keene, and James McMurtry, could ALL be on the same bill!!! I just wanted you to know , your ethereal voice has touched many, many people!! I just know it!! Thanks for your beautiful music! I want to put "if you come 'round again", on a continuous tape loop!! Laura said "She lives in Davis", (when I asked where you were from) They're luck to have you up there !! Man, what kind of harmonies could you and Nanci Griffith come up with, on the same song?! You're wonderful!! All the Best for a long, long successful career!!

  • Michael Deane

    Michael Deane Santa Fe, N.M.

    Latched onto a copy of BURN - surprised U aren't more well known!! Love first cut on album (SOMETHING U GOT) - rest of album isn't bad either....hahah.. GOOD LUCK - some people fall thru the cracks - ain't fair.....Rita - you are very, very good! Regards, Michael Deane/Marcia Sky down here in New Mexico mdsnapsem@gmail.com (retired photographer's email)

    Latched onto a copy of BURN - surprised U aren't more well known!! Love first cut on album (SOMETHING U GOT) - rest of album isn't bad either....hahah..

    GOOD LUCK - some people fall thru the cracks - ain't fair.....Rita - you are very, very good!

    Regards, Michael Deane/Marcia Sky down here in New Mexico
    mdsnapsem@gmail.com (retired photographer's email)

  • Kevin Wychopen

    Kevin Wychopen Tuolumne CA

    Just heard your interview with Beth Ruyak on Insight. Your song, hope I got the title right, Maybe Elvis reminds me of the powerful songs from the 60's protesting the insanity of our world. It should be played daily in the heartland and even though bludgeoning the conservative right is not going to help, I would feel better. Thank you for your song. It was amazing and sent chills over my 70 year-old body. I am a crisis counselor at a local high school and the students are so confused about what is real and what is not. I write an opinion column for a small Mother Lode newspaper, the Calaveras Enterprise. Here's a link to the paper http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/opinion/ Cheers and it was awesome to hear you for the first time.

    Just heard your interview with Beth Ruyak on Insight. Your song, hope I got the title right, Maybe Elvis reminds me of the powerful songs from the 60's protesting the insanity of our world. It should be played daily in the heartland and even though bludgeoning the conservative right is not going to help, I would feel better. Thank you for your song. It was amazing and sent chills over my 70 year-old body. I am a crisis counselor at a local high school and the students are so confused about what is real and what is not. I write an opinion column for a small Mother Lode newspaper, the Calaveras Enterprise. Here's a link to the paper http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/opinion/ Cheers and it was awesome to hear you for the first time.

  • Sharon Shoemaker

    Sharon Shoemaker UC Davis

    I so enjoyed your presentation and songs at our Rotary Club this fall and want to ask if you might consider playing for my program board at Season's or after our Conference on either the evening of Feb 22nd or Feb 23rd. We will feature Pam Ronald at the Conference. Please call to discuss details. Thank you. Sharon Shoemaker, spshoe@mac.com or 530.848.6733 m

    I so enjoyed your presentation and songs at our Rotary Club this fall and want to ask if you might consider playing for my program board at Season's or after our Conference on either the evening of Feb 22nd or Feb 23rd. We will feature Pam Ronald at the Conference.
    Please call to discuss details. Thank you.
    Sharon Shoemaker, spshoe@mac.com or 530.848.6733 m

  • ann r

    ann r grass valley

    Loved your show last night in GV! Hope you come visit us again soon! It was a treat to see Pete S playing too!

    Loved your show last night in GV! Hope you come visit us again soon! It was a treat to see Pete S playing too!

  • Barbara Spikes

    Barbara Spikes Brookings, Oregon

    We went to see you sing last night. You were just as wonderful as ever. And the addition of your husband's music was great. So many beautiful songs. Thanks you for sharing your gift with the world. Barbara and Dan Spikes

    We went to see you sing last night. You were just as wonderful as ever. And the addition of your husband's music was great. So many beautiful songs. Thanks you for sharing your gift with the world. Barbara and Dan Spikes

  • Mark Schultz

    Mark Schultz the Netherlands

    Really enjoyed the show in Bree. :-)

    Really enjoyed the show in Bree. :-)

  • alan

    alan Morro Bay

    Come back to the Central Coast.

    Come back to the Central Coast.

  • George Fredson

    George Fredson Redding, California

    Sorry, I forgot to include a couple links with my message to you regarding the California State Veterans Home (below). https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetHomes/Pages/Redding.aspx https://www.facebook.com/VHCRedding

    Sorry, I forgot to include a couple links with my message to you regarding the California State Veterans Home (below).

    https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetHomes/Pages/Redding.aspx

    https://www.facebook.com/VHCRedding

  • George Fredson

    George Fredson Redding,California

    Greetings Rita! I'm looking forward to your concert March 19th in Redding with the Oaksong Society. I always enjoy seeing you and hearing about your musical adventures. I thought I'd throw this out to you and see if you are interested... Another one of my famous "hair-brained ideas" but surprisingly enough many of them actually materialize and put a lot of smiles on folks faces. This may be a good opportunity for you to fill your "Karma Bank" to overflowing and get some really good press. We have an $88 million dollar facility here in Redding, filled with retired Veterans, the California State Veterans Home . I have been providing them with music from local and some touring bands that are willing to come and put on an afternoon show for about an hour. If you have any notion that this may be something you'd like to do we have plenty of time to set something up for either the Friday prior to your concert or even on that Saturday on the afternoon of your concert. I usually try to get media coverage which always helps attendence at the concerts and is usually appreciated by the performers. I just recently booked a great touring Bluegrass Band from North Carolina, Nu-Blu, that stopped here on their way back from Portland on their "Left Coast Tour" and played for the Retired Veterans before their concert last night. The residents enjoyed the show beyond belief. It will be weeks before they can get the huge smiles off of their faces I'm sure. If this all sounds like something you'd be willing and able to do please contact me at or call me at (530) 604-8706. With the kindest regards, George Fredson Publicity Chair California State Old Time Fiddlers Associaton, District 6 California Bluegrass Association Member

    Greetings Rita!

    I'm looking forward to your concert March 19th in Redding with the Oaksong Society. I always enjoy seeing you and hearing about your musical adventures.

    I thought I'd throw this out to you and see if you are interested...

    Another one of my famous "hair-brained ideas" but surprisingly enough many of them actually materialize and put a lot of smiles on folks faces. This may be a good opportunity for you to fill your "Karma Bank" to overflowing and get some really good press.

    We have an $88 million dollar facility here in Redding, filled with retired Veterans, the California State Veterans Home . I have been providing them with music from local and some touring bands that are willing to come and put on an afternoon show for about an hour. If you have any notion that this may be something you'd like to do we have plenty of time to set something up for either the Friday prior to your concert or even on that Saturday on the afternoon of your concert. I usually try to get media coverage which always helps attendence at the concerts and is usually appreciated by the performers.

    I just recently booked a great touring Bluegrass Band from North Carolina, Nu-Blu, that stopped here on their way back from Portland on their "Left Coast Tour" and played for the Retired Veterans before their concert last night. The residents enjoyed the show beyond
    belief. It will be weeks before they can get the huge smiles off of their faces I'm sure.

    If this all sounds like something you'd be willing and able to do please contact me at or call me at (530) 604-8706.

    With the kindest regards,

    George Fredson
    Publicity Chair
    California State Old Time Fiddlers Associaton, District 6
    California Bluegrass Association Member

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