Need a gift for a gifted musician?
Rita Payne's debut album 'Stories from a Suitcase' is available to download now from iTunes via: www.ritapaynemusic.com
"Stories from a Suitcase is an assured set of songs, delivered with panache. It's hard to credit this is a début recording, the songwriting is that good." R2 Magazine 2013
A truly unusual sound, great harmonies and phenomenal guitar work.” Andy Kershaw, BBC Journalist 2013
"...their delicate harmonies work beautifully; The subtle musical backdrop working in perfect tandem with the breathtaking vocal interplay and well-written lyrics. I predict a great future for this Rita Payne." Alan Cackett, Maverick Magazine 2013
"...the best opening act I've ever had..." - Rod Picott 2012
"Incorporating progressive bluegrass accents and haunting country influenced melodies, Lincolnshire band Rita Payne emit an Anglo-American sound that has never been more popular." - Olly Cromack, 'Blog on the Rails' 2013
"An intriguing acoustic duo capable of
effortlessly producing intricate guitar work
and faultless vocal harmonies as well as
powerful hooks that linger on with you.
Rita Payne have perfected the art of
making each song individual and unique
using limited, but certainly interesting
instrumentation. Make sure you catch these
two, you’ll be glad you did."
"Rita Payne have brought some sunshine to my life" - David Burns, BBC Introducing Humberside 2012
"...shit hot..." - A Drunk Guy 2012
"Only gigging since early this year, Rita Payne have built up a glowing reputation centered in Doncaster, but are now rapidly spreading further afield. Their sparse instrumentation, faultless vocal harmonies and powerful hooks makes each song individual and unique. They create a potent amalgam of blues, bluegrass, deep south country and british folk which is distinctive, hugely enjoyable, and at times genuinely quite breathtaking" Doncaster Folk Festival - 2012