I don't think I really chose to do it to the extent that I ended up doing it. I have been treading lightly over playing new stuff. I've always felt that the moment when you rip the sheet off the statue is such a great and holy moment, you know? It's the song as it was imagined and fully fleshed out on a record. Then recently it just sort of feels like, "I'm really happy. I really love these songs. These are really fun, I want to play them." Even if they're not the way they'll end up, it's important to have fun. I went into those shows feeling it would be silly for me not to try playing as many as possible, even if I...
On April 2nd, ATO Records will releaseThe Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver. The album will feature covers of Denver's songs by a wide variety of artists, including Dave Matthews (who owns and operates ATO), Edward Sharpe, Josh Ritter, and My Morning Jacket, whose cover of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" is now up for streaming over at NPR. Check out the artwork and track listing in the replies.
Josh Ritter will release his new album, The Beast in its Tracks on March 5th, 2013. You can check out the album artwork in the replies along with a new song entitled "Joy To You Baby." Lastly, Joshua and his band are hitting the road this Spring, you can find all of the dates after the jump as well.
At his recent performance at the Tarrytown Music Hall, fans of Josh Ritter had quite the surprise for him as he performed "Lantern." Head to the replies to see the illuminative event unfold before your eyes.
Just a reminder, our Josh Ritter tickets and signed tour poster contest is still running. There are a handful of shows remaining, and the Salt Lake City winner will be notified tonight at midnight EST. All other winners will be selected over the next few days. Click here to enter, and you could win two tickets and a signed tour poster for any of the shows listed.
Want to win tickets to see Josh Ritter in concert, as well as a signed poster? Well now you can, by entering in our contest. We will select and contact winners for each city via private message on AP.net. If you do not reply in a timely manner, the next person will be selected. Winners will need to give us their first and last name and will be placed on Josh's guest list. The full dates and support acts are in the replies.
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band have announced a series of dates, which you can check out in the replies. We here at AP.net will be giving away tickets for all of the dates as well as signed tour posters, beginning tomorrow. Stay tuned!
If you are one of the first people to pre-order Josh Ritter's new album, The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter, you will also get a limited edition EP with it. So head over to sites like Road Records or Amazon to pre-order it.
Will Sheff, lead singer of folk-rockers Okkervil River has announced that he will be touring with Josh Ritter for a few West Coast shows late next month. Will will be playing as a solo act and opening the shows.