Rita Hosking Trio and Evie Ladin Trio | Friday, January 31, 2014

Rita 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 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the 2009 Telluride Music Festival 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 Rita’s fans call her “the real deal”. A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.

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Tickets also available at BriarPatch Co-op in Grass Valley, Yabobo in Nevada City, and Mother Truckers on the San Juan Ridge
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
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Rita began recording and publishing in 2005 with Are You Ready?, and followed in 2007 with Silver Stream. Come Sunrise, Rita’s 2009 record, won Best Country Album Vox Pop in the 2010 Independent Music Awards. Burn, from 2011, was placed in the top 10 “Young Female Artist releases for 2011” by No Depression magazine, and listed as a “Hidden Gem of 2011” by the UK’s Observer. Both Come Sunrise and Burn were produced by Rich Brotherton–producer, engineer, and guitar player in the Robert Earl Keen Band. Rich’s studio in Austin, Texas, Ace Recording, is where Rita recorded her most recent album as well. Like Come Sunrise and Burn, Rita’s brand new 2013 release, Little Boat, was made with Brotherton at Ace Recording.

In live performance, Rita will play solo but most often appears as a duo with her husband Sean Feder on Dobro and banjo, or as a trio or quartet dubbed “Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack”–Sean Feder (Dobro/banjo), Andy Lentz (fiddle), and Bill Dakin (upright bass). Of recent, one or more of Rita and Sean’s daughters will often join in as well.

The polyrhythmic heat of Evie Ladin‘s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance – have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco’s Stairwell Sisters, Evie’s solo debut Float Downstream (2010), co-produced by Mike Marshall and Keith Terry, was quickly followed by Evie Ladin Band (2012), nominated for Americana Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards.

You don’t often hear words like “traditional,” and “authentic” paired with “innovative” and “unique,” but Evie Ladin has brought them together brilliantly in the self-titled, debut album of the Evie Ladin Band, and the result is truly a high point in new old-time music. Folkworks

Evie started playing banjo at the age of 8, clogging since 5, and is fluid in these traditional Appalachian arts, even as she brings an urban edge and contemporary vision to her own stories, and deep interpretations of old songs. Based in Oakland, CA, Evie tours solo, duo with Keith Terry, or with her expansive stringband – Evie Ladin Band aka Evil Diane. In every combination, Evie’s live performance is a demonstrative, gorgeous storm.

“Evie Ladin is a natural entertainer with a gift for infusing folk practices with contemporary verve.”
–SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Evie Ladin is a banjo player, step-dancer, singer, songwriter and square-dance caller with a lifetime of experience in traditional American cultural arts. She grew up in a trad folk scene up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the US, travels the world, and calls the rich arts scene in Oakland, California home. She also tours with The Stairwell Sisters, all-gal old-time teardown, and Keith Terry & Crosspulse, performing rhythm-based multi-cultural music & dance works. She teaches banjo, harmony singing and dance and calls rowdy square dances in the San Francisco Bay Area when you can find her there.

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