"Thursday Live!" concert featuring Rita Hosking Trio airs on LIVE TRACKS

November's "Thursday Live!" concert series featured the acoustic sounds of the Rita Hosking Trio, Biscuits 'n Honey, and Me & Him. Playing to a packed house at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis Nov. 5th, this is the second in a series of monthly free concerts organized by local musician, Kurt Roggli. The concert was recorded by KDRT's Jim Buchanan, with able assistance from KDRT programmer Dr. Strangely Strange, and will air on Live Tracks, Thursday evening, November 12th from 8-10pm. This show re-airs on Sat. 10pm-midnight, and Monday afternoon 1-3pm. The concert opened with the acoustic guitar duo, Me & Him, featuring Kurt Roggli (!Akimbo, Waiting for Bruce) and Martin Lewis. Lewis grew up playing guitar in England and Wales, and blends a Celtic flavor with Roggli's bluegrass tones. Biscuits ' Honey were next up, combining folk, bluegrass and the close vocal harmonies of Dianna Craig (!Akimbo, Frankie & the Fabletones), Ron Cowden (Waiting for Bruce, Frankie & the Fabletones) and Kurt Roggli. The Rita Hosking Trio took the stage at 9pm, and played a stunning series of songs telling stories about life's joys and struggles, especially those associated with the lives of folks in rural mining, logging and mountain towns. Rita has won the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at Oregon's Sisters Folk Festival, and was a finalist in the 2009 Telluride Festival Troubadour Contest. She was joined by band mates Sean Feder on banjo and Dobro, and Bill Dakin on upright bass and rhythm guitar. We at KDRT thank the Davis Odd Fellows for hosting in their awesome Hall, Watermelon Music for providing sound equipment, Kurt Roggli's vision for organizing the series, the dedicated musicians, and all the local music lovers who came out and filled the Hall. The next Thursday Live! concert will be December 3rd, 7:30-10pm.


How coincidental that Live Tracks showcases such talented local artists in a burgeoning hub of Davis' music culture, the Odd Fellows Hall...while an Enterprise music critic bemoans a dearth of "good venues". Way to go, Jim!

Long ago I had the pleasure of co-producing a successful live session in Studio A at KDVS that featured Sacramento Irish-Celtic band, Colin Keneen and Friends. Today, I'm promoting newer Celtic artists on the Sacramento area music scene. With you help we can spread the word about these local bands. And what better time than just before St. Patrick's Day?

I am personally inviting you to experience lively traditional Irish-Celtic-Rock music artists Whiskey and Stitches along with Stout Rebellion this Friday, March 12th at 7pm at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant in Davis. It's a free show.

At some point, I'd like to discuss the possibility of broadcasting an upcoming LIVE gig featuring Whiskey and Stitches and Stout Rebellion. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for doing what you can to support Irish music. If you have any questions just give me a call or send an email.

Jenn Hill
Jenn Hill Presents
(530) 312-3399

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