Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope. From NPR's Weekend Edition to Bob Harris' BBC show, Rita is moving audiences across the globe with her stories in song and soul-stirring voice.
Rita's style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and fans call her "the real deal." A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.
Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, fiery performances, and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with band leader/founder Jeff Kazor's vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre-radio music. The band has created a unique sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa
A collective of West and East Coast pickers (playing guitar, slide guitar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, bass & harmonium), the band performs with a thrilling energy that has audiences on their feet dancing and critics comparing them to everyone from The Pogues to Gillian Welch and Nick Cave.
The Crooked Jades consists of Jeff Kazor, Lisa Berman, Erik Pearson, Megan Adie, Emily Mann.