"Authentic American folk-music to stir the soul."
No Depression
Jan. 20 Davis, CA Stonegate Country Club - SOLD OUT
Jan. 26 Folsom, CA  Folsom Opry House
Jan. 27 San Jose, CA Foothill Community Concerts
Feb. 1-3 Elko, NV National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

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Frankie and the No-Go Road to release 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.
 ***Background image of Rita at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA is by Rik Keller of Rik Keller Photography.