Josh Ritter

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

by Sachyn Mital

28 March 2014

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

Josh Ritter

7 Mar 2014: Town Hall — New York

When Ritter asked for the house lights to be turned off, leaving just the dim sconces lining the walls of Town Hall illuminated, he went into his heartbreaking tales, “The Curse”. Sniffles arose in the audience just audible enough over the solo performance Ritter was giving to let him know how affecting his music was. It was perhaps the highlight of the evening, the second to last show of Ritter’s Winter acoustic tour in a venue he lavished praise upon. The Idaho singer was joined by Colorado based Gregory Alan Isakov as the tour opener. These two singer-songwriters made a great match as performers. Isakov is touring on the release of his third album 2013’s The Weatherman, while Ritter mixed up his setlist a lot with material from his recent release The Beast in its Tracks alongside many of his older favorites and some covers. Soon Ritter will perform some new tunes for a Chicago audience before a few summer shows but for now check out the pictures and setlist below.
View a larger gallery of images over at Facebook!

Gregory Alan Isakov:

Josh Ritter:

Best for the Best
Monster Ballads
A Certain Light
Joy To You Baby
Abilene (George Hamilton IV cover)
Change of Time (solo)
The Temptation of Adam (solo)
Make Me Down
Can’t Go to Sleep (Without You)
I’m Not Afraid (Ricky Nelson)
New Lover (solo)
The Curse (solo)
Save Me a Place (Fleetwood Mac)
Girl in the War
Snow is Gone
Lillian, Egypt
Wait for Love

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.

//Mixed media


Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

// Notes from the Road

"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

READ the article