A key figure in bluegrass, traditional and folk music circles, Berkeley’s Laurie Lewis has established herself as one of the finest and most diverse talents in music today. A winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association award for Female Vocalist of the Year, multiple times and a Grammy winner for her contribution to True Life Blues: the Songs of Bill Monroe, it doesn’t get much better than Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands.
Northern California’s own Rita Hosking is a fierce and captivating country-folk voice, singing of culture clash, the working class and hope. Honors include winning the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the 2009 Telluride Music Festival Troubadour Contest, and honors in the International Songwriting Contest and West Coast Songwriters’ Association. From NPR’s Weekend Edition to Bob Harris’ BBC show, Hosking is moving audiences with her soul-stirring delivery.