LINCOLN CITY – “In scorching form” (UK Telegraph), Northern California’s own Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope. From major CA music festivals to Bob Harris’s BBC show, Hosking is moving audiences around the globe with her stories in song and doubly sweet and sinewy voice, “a captivating performer,” (R2 Magazine.)
Oregon Coast audiences will be able to hear this fireball for themselves next Saturday, Aug. 31, when Rita Hosking performs with her band, Cousin Jack, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The show begins at 7 pm, and tickets ($15 in advance, $17 at the door) are on sale now at the center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. They can also be purchased over the phone by calling 541-994-9994.
Hosking’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. Honors include winner of the ’08 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the ’09 Telluride Troubadour Contest, and more. “This California girl comes by her mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family’s frontier experience,” (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com) and Hosking’s fans call her “the real deal.” A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, she grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.