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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Journey back to 2010 for 60 slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.

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Josh Ritter Features on Revival Themed 'Live From Here'

A recent Live From Here with Chris Thile included guests Gaby Moreno, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Josh Ritter, and some current names on Broadway.

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Josh Ritter: Gathering

On his ninth full-length studio album, Josh Ritter continues to combine poetic imagery with organic, expertly crafted arrangements.

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Revisiting Protest Songs of Yore, Americana Musicians Build Upon, and Add to, Canon

Anthony D'Amato and River Whyless tackle classic protest songs while recently reunited The Mammals address cultural divisions with a new tune.

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NPR Music Host Bob Boilen on the Songs That Impacted Musician's Lives

The radio personality collected artist interviews about their life-changing songs in a new book. He discussed it here with PopMatters.

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Bob Weir: Blue Mountain

A Grateful Dead founding member collaborates beautifully with Josh Ritter and the National on his first album of all original material in 30 years.

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Josh Ritter Gives Beautiful Performance at Prospect Park (Photos)

Josh Ritter kicks off a string of summer U.S. shows with rousing free performance at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

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Josh Ritter Gets Down at Rough Trade in New York (Photos)

Josh Ritter always has the biggest smiles when performing but his new album Sermon on the Rocks has him jumping for joy.

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Josh Ritter - "Getting Ready to Get Down" (Singles Going Steady)

Josh Ritter's latest album, Sermon on the Rocks, was recorded in New Orleans and will arrive on October 16th. We discuss the new single, "Getting Ready to Get Down".

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Damien Rice + Josh Ritter Shine Solo at Celebrate Brooklyn! (Photos)

Damien Rice's solo Celebrate Brooklyn! set allowed the musician to show his often soft songs in the most ragged and raw light.

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Clearwater Festival 2014: 22 June 2014 - Day 2 Recap + Photos

The spirit of Pete and Toshi Seeger permeated Clearwater Festival as this was the first year without the environmentally conscious folk musician and the filmmaker.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Josh Ritter: The Beast in Its Tracks

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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The Swell Season + Josh Ritter: 19.Jan.2010 - NYC

Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter

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


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