This delightful self-released CD called Burn is bubbling over with good songs. Rita Hosking has a voice that is intense and melancholy, and yet compassionate. There are 11 songs in all and the quality remains consistently good throughout. Indian Giver is mournful and moving. How Many Fires is gritty and Ballad For The Gulf Of Mexico is simmering with rage. These are songs that meant something to Hosking to write and the passion works. The album was recorded in Austin, Texas, with the assured touch of Rich Brotherton as producer. He also plays electric and acoustic guitar on the CD. The band are impressively in emotional sync. Marty Muse is on top form on the pedal and lap steel guitars and Hosking also adds some judicious harmonica. Tom Van Schaik is on drums, Glenn Fukunaga on upright bass and there’s a lovely Irish lilt to the bluegrass fiddle playing of Andy Lentz.
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