Josh Ritter Offers Light (An Interview)


I spoke with Josh Ritter about his love of performing, the impact of America’s political climate on his craft and his collaboration with Bob Weir on last year’s Blue Mountain

On Thursday February 4, at the first of three scheduled shows at City Winery, Josh Ritter had many in the audience singing along to his classics, including “Monster Ballads” and “Snow is Gone.” However, those two numbers made up only about 10 songs that have seen official release in a set of nearly thirty. Ritter was continuing a winter “Works in Progress” tour – smaller solo shows for the Idaho-born singer to road test new material which are different from his tour for 2015’s Sermon on the Rocks where Royal City Band backed him.

Full article/interview: Josh Ritter offers light and new songs at “Works in Progress” City Winery shows (interview, pics, tour dates)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 10 – McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square (Rescheduled from 12/2), Charlotte, NC
Feb 11 – Modlin Center/Jepson Theatre (Rescheduled from 12/3), Richmond, VA
Feb 14 – Gruner Salon, Berlin, Germany
Feb 15 – Zonnehuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 16 – Paradijskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Feb 17 – St. Stephen’s Church, London, United Kingdom
Feb 18 – Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Feb 19 – Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Mar 25 – Texas Music Revolution, Plano, TX
Apr 18 – City Winery (Rescheduled from 2/3), New York, NY
Apr 19 – City Winery (Rescheduled from 2/4), New York, NY
Jun 17 – Clearwater Festival, Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY