Rita Hosking Trio and Painted Mandolin
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

country-folk originals and “the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia”

$18 adv / $20 door

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January 05 8:00 pm

Rita Hosking writes and sings classic country-folk originals. Her songs sound like they’ve been around for a while – and deserve to stay around a lot longer! Rita grew up in Northern California – in a haunted house on Hatchet Mountain, according to a story she told NPR’s Weekend Edition – and now lives in Davis. “She's been called the best kept secret in country-folk,” says the British newspaper the Daily Mirror, “and her razor-sharp songs and great live performances bear out the claim.” Acoustic Magazine praises her “timeless, unhurried elegance.” She’s released an album every two years since 2005, including her sixth and latest, Frankie and the No-Go Road, which The Guardian describes as “a reckoning with hope, disappointment, and hard-won wisdom,” bringing together “archetypal psychology and country music” to make “one of Americana’s finest concept albums,” showcasing Rita’s “sure musical touch and distinctive homespun vocal style.”


Painted Mandolin is an upbeat and energetic show that explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia all the way from his Jug Band days, to Old And In the Way, through the Grateful Dead’s ‘Reckoning period, to Garcia/Grisman.


This musical treat features Joe Craven (Mandolin/Violin/Percussion) a former member of the Garcia/Grisman Band from 1991-1994 and a member of The David Grisman Quintet from 1989-2004; Matt Hartle (Lead Guitar) from Spirit of 76, The China Cats, and Shady Groove; Larry Graff (Rhythm Guitar) from Slugs N' Roses and the Banana Slug String Band; Roger Sideman (Bass) from The China Cats. 



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