Josh Ritter: Gathering

Josh Ritter: Gathering

By Chris Ingalls

On his ninth full-length studio album, Josh Ritter continues to combine poetic imagery with organic, expertly crafted arrangements. 26 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

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