(2009/HISKING) 11 tracks (43:30) digipac incl. all lyrics; Kitchen tables, springs, loss, miners, mountains, culture clas, trailers, stray dogs, loggers, hope, forest fire - Rita Hosking's country-falk music is this and more, and always fierce and lovely. Her delivey is, to put it simply, intense. That voice, called a 'soulful howl from the mountains' (California Bluegrass Association) is calling attention around the country - 'What? California girls don't sing like that!?' But Rita, called 'the real thing' by CA acoustic music fans, will tell you about her upbringing in rural Shasta Country, and the old-time band of seasoned mountain characters that took her under their wings. A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for falk music and the power of the voice.