Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack, Dehlia Low
Sunday, July 31, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)mountain bluegrass & early country sounds $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
July 31 8:00 pm

Kitchen tables, loggers, trailers, springs, loss, miners, culture clash, hope, forest fires-bands Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack and Dehlia Low from the mountains of California and North Carolina feature all that and more in tonight's double bill.

Rita Hosking & Cousin JackA descendant of Cornish workers who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with a deep regard for folk music and the power of voice. Conveying what FestivalPreview calls, "mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity," Rita unleashes her voice like a "soulful howl from the mountains" (California Bluegrass Association) on a repertoire of original songs deeply rooted in her family's frontier roots. And her delivery is simply intense. Musician Joe Craven says, "From the first time I heard Rita sing, her voice gripped me and did not let go."

Rita's latest record, Come Sunrise, was selected Best Country Album in the 2010 Independent Music Awards and 3rd Coast Music Magazine called her Female Artist of the Year for 2009. She's readying a new release for September 2011, which, like her last album, was recorded in Austin with producer and guitarist Rich Brotherton of the Robert Earl Keen Band.

Rita's band, Cousin Jack, features Sean Feder on banjo and Dobro, fiddler Andy Lentz, and Bill Dakin on bass.

Dehlia LowRising from Asheville, North Carolina's roots music renaissance, Dehlia Low echoes the sounds of early country with a strong bluegrass flavor, crafting a fresh originality that feels like home. Dehlia Low pushes bluegrass squarely into the Americana genre, combining a tenacious, authentic vocal style with extraordinary instrumental prowess that is immediately recognizable in the flourishing roots music soundscape. The band features Anya Hinkle on fiddle, Stacy Claude on guitar, Aaron Balance on dobro, Bryan Clendenin on mandolin, and Greg Stiglets on bass. They will be releasing a new album Ravens and Crows through Rebel Records this August.

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