Since her return to the States in 2017, Kora has continued to capture snippets of the world around her. “We keep living in America in these automatic times,” she pleads with the audience in her response to American gun violence. NPR’s All Songs Considered called it “an emotional weight that can stop you in your tracks, even long after the song has finished.”
Spring of 2019 brought the release of her first full length album, In Sevens, produced by Rich Brotherton in Austin, TX. The album received critical acclaim, drawing comparisons to Pete Seeger (Roots Music Report) and Iris Dement (Americana Highways, Minor 7th). In Sevens spent four months on US Folk Radio charts with one song, a piece Kora wrote in high school about lack-of-romance and the Sound of Music, surpassing half a million streams on Spotify.
Although originally from Northern California where she was (and occasionally still is) a touring member of her mother (Rita Hosking)’s country folk band, Feder is loosely based on the East Coast these days.