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Tuesday, June 4 2013

"I Could See Where the River Was Flowing": An Interview with Josh Ritter

After a devastating divorce, Josh Ritter wasn't sure how to proceed: write angry songs? Turn to drink? It was a dark period, but the striking Beast in Its Tracks is a powerful, rather hopeful document that has gained much notice, and Ritter speaks to PopMatters all about it.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 2010

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.


Monday, December 17 2007

The Best Americana of 2007

If 2007 didn't invite any gripping controversies, it was certainly filled with competitive comparisons -- between young and old, past and present, and among splintered factions -- and both surprising hits and disappointing misses. All in all, a dynamic and at times resurgent year for the broad scope of Americana.


Wednesday, December 12 2007

The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2007

What unites these artists is an individual presence -- a voice -- that is powerful enough to carry an entire album without retreating to the cozy confines of a band.


Best Folk of 2006 [19.Dec.06]

Reviews

Wednesday, March 6 2013

Josh Ritter: The Beast in Its Tracks

One of Ritter's most personal -- and pained -- records stands as one of his best.


Sunday, July 1 2012

Clearwater Festival: 16 June 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson, NY

The 2012 Clearwater Festival brought environmental sustainability, grass roots activism and great music to a beautiful riverside park.


Tuesday, July 26 2011

Penning Beauty Within Small Spaces: 'Bright's Passage'

In Josh Ritter's first novel, glorious language goes head-to-head with underdeveloped characters and clichéd imagery.


Thursday, April 29 2010

Josh Ritter: So Runs the World Away

So Runs the World Away is redolent less of the thrills and exploits of exploration than of the sad beauty of the unobtainable.


Wednesday, August 29 2007

Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter said of his new record, "I wanted to blow something up." Boom!


Blogs

Friday, March 28 2014

Josh Ritter: 7 March 2014 - Town Hall, New York (Photos)

Josh Ritter wrapped up the Winter leg of his acoustic tour with two shows in New York City.


Wednesday, September 11 2013

Josh Ritter + The Low Anthem: 18 August 2013 - New Haven, CT

His own smile indefatigable, Ritter put grins on the faces of the audience at the venerable Toad's Place.


Tuesday, August 13 2013

Josh Ritter - Live Show Download + Tour Dates

Josh Ritter wraps up his Summer tour this week, including a show at the esteemed Toad's Place, before heading out again for Fall acoustic shows.


Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Friday, May 21 2010

Josh Ritter + Annie and the Beekeepers: 20.May.2010 - New York

Josh Ritter, being his usual charming self, was ideally suited to the Town Hall's egalitarian space.


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