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New Country: Josh Ritter – “Showboat”

  • September 18, 2017
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New Country:  Josh Ritter – “Showboat”

Josh Ritter



The boy from Moscow (Idaho) has a new album out, and it is everything you would expect from a Josh Ritter; great vocals, beautiful arrangements, heartfelt lyrics.  Gathering sounds a bit more traditional country than his previous works, but that is certainly not bad.  In fact, it is exactly what “country” (or whatever that country pop crap is) needs to kick it in the right direction.  Think of Allison Krause a little more Nashville.  This is just great music.  He’s touring with his band.  Definitely see him before he becomes so big you won’t be able to afford him.  Ritter is big now, but “Showboat” is going to make his career soar.  And it couldn’t happen to a better guy.  (By the way, I will be at the November 1st concert in Millvale.  Meet me there, guys.)

Sep 22 – Electric Fetus – Solo; Minneapolis, MN – Free
Sep 24 – The Record Exchange – Solo; Boise, ID – Free
Sep 25 – Music Millennium – Solo; Portland, OR – Free
Sep 26 – Fingerprints Music – Solo – Long Beach, CA – Free
Sep 30 – Rough Trade East – Solo London, United Kingdom – Free
The Rest are the whole band
Oct 22 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
Oct 23  Saturn Birmingham, AL
Oct 24 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Oct 25 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 27 House Of Blues Boston, MA
Oct 28  The State Theatre Portland, ME
Oct 29 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Nov 01 Mr Small’s Theater Millvale, PA
Nov 02 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
Nov 04 Calvin Theater Northampton, MA

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