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Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter

August 18, 2017 9:00 pm

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with special guest Kiki Jane Sieger and Marie Bradshaw (The Hollering Pines)
Doors 8 pm | Show 9 pm
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JOSH RITTER: Works in Progress solo show

"I've been writing a lot of songs lately -- they come in waves, and I seem to be riding one right now. I'm playing some special solo shows this summer to try them out. These shows will be mostly new songs, and a lot of me figuring stuff out along the way. It'll be fun and weird and cool. So, if you wanna see some works in progress, come on down.  Help me figure out just how sturdy these songs are.

Rock and Roll,


Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter full bio

Josh Ritter will set out on an extensive U.S. headlining tour in 2016 in support of his latest album Sermon On The Rocks (out now out now via Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers). Joined by The Royal City Band, this run of dates will include performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia and more. See below for a complete list of shows.

Ritter recently released the official music video for his new song “Homecoming,” which features thousands of hometown images submitted directly to Ritter by his fans. Of the video, The Huffington Post raves, “‘Homecoming’ moves from a solo piano setting a butterscotch tone, to the voice of a young man backed by a band chugging in the background; to an acoustic middle eight and back to the glorious rhythm…It’s seamless, sweet, and real.”

Released to widespread critical praise, Sermon On The Rocks was recently named one of PopMatters’ “80 Best Albums of 2015” with;NPR Music;including his song “Getting Ready To Get Down” in their “Favorite Songs Of 2015” list, and;Paste Magazine;naming “Birds of the Meadow” in their “50 Best Songs of 2015” list.;The New York Times;asserts, “The literary-minded songwriter;Josh Ritter…recharges his music on his eighth studio album,;Sermon on the Rocks…Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery,” while;The Wall Street Journal;declares, “The new album’s music is airy, propulsive and more often than not, catchy.”;NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson raves, “…it’s an approach that brings out some of Ritter’s slipperiest, nimblest wordplay…and a few genuine head-turners. Not many singers could pull off a whopper like, ‘If you wanna see a miracle, watch me get down,’ but when Ritter gets there near the end of ‘Getting Ready To Get Down,’ it lands like a grand punchline.”

“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions.”;—The Washington Post

“The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now”;—Entertainment Weekly

“100 Best Living Songwriters”;Paste Magazine

“…the most exuberant outburst of imagery since Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,’ in 1963.”;Stephen King,;Entertainment Weekly