Wife and Husband Duo Sing Country-Folk at White Gull Inn

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Rita Hosking will be featured in concert at the White Gull Inn on March 12. She’ll perform as a duo with her husband Sean Feder on Dobro and banjo.

Northern California’s Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope. From NPR’s Weekend Edition to Bob Harris’s BBC show, Hosking has been moving audiences around the globe with her stories in song and doubly sweet and sinewy voice.

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,” wrote Dan Ruby in A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Hosking grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.

Her latest 2013 release, Little Boat, has been listed as one of the “Top 10 Country Albums of 2013” by the UK Telegraph. The Daily Mirror characterizes Little Boat as a “short, but oh so sweet, lean and lovely set of seven songs introducing this Californian’s Clawhammer banjo playing daughter, Kora Feder, 18, who is blessed with mum’s unerring delicacy of touch.”

Tickets for the 8 pm concert are $16. An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6 pm. The menu consists of Cassoulet with an arugula, fennel and orange salad, and coconut cream pie for dessert. The White Gull Inn is located at 4225 Main Street in Fish Creek.

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