Tag Archives: Josh Ritter

Courtney Marie Andrews covers “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Courtney Marie Andrews’ stripped-down folky take on ”I’ll Be Home For Christmas” will appear on Amazon’s 2017 ‘Acoustic Christmas’ playlist, but first we’re premiering the song in this post.

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Josh Ritter played Brooklyn Steel (pics, setlist, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Josh Ritter was as gracious and as joyous as ever on stage at Brooklyn Steel on Sunday (10/29) for an essentially hometown show supporting his ninth studio album Gathering. Road-tested earlier this year during Ritter’s solo ‘Works in Progress’ tour Gathering is a different sound for Ritter…

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Free At Noon Flashback: Josh Ritter celebrates his new Gathering at World Cafe Live

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Free At Noon Flashback: Josh Ritter celebrates his new Gathering at World Cafe Live

Josh Ritter | photo by Liz Waldie for WXPN

Friday was a big day for Josh Ritter: it marked the official release of his ninth studio album Gathering following 2015’s excellent Sermon on the Rocks, and he and the Royal City Band were able to bring their foot-stomping, fast-talking tunes to World Cafe Live before flying to Minneapolis to kick off the record’s tour.

The singer-songwriter has long been a favorite of XPN and its members, and the crowd that had been steadily lining up outside quickly filled the venue to capacity in anticipation of his triumphant return. As one of the ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Josh Ritter duet with Bob Weir, hear the first song from Margo Price’s new album

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Josh Ritter duet with Bob Weir, hear the first song from Margo Price’s new album

Josh Ritter | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

“The song (with Josh Ritter & Bob Weir) pitches its tent midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty. Appropriately, Weir lends his warm, weathered voice to two verses. Behind him, a swirl of guitars, organ and brass turns the song into some sort of Americana hymn.” – Rolling Stone

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is getting set to release a new album which features a duet with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.

The song, written by Ritter, is ...

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tix on sale: Tallest Man on Earth, Josh Ritter, Blackalicious, Hot Tuna, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Colter Wall, Leif Vollebekk, LVL UP, Ducktails, Radiator Hospital, Open Mike Eagle, and more NYC shows on sale.

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tix on sale: Tallest Man on Earth, Josh Ritter, Blackalicious, Hot Tuna, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Colter Wall, Leif Vollebekk, LVL UP, Ducktails, Radiator Hospital, Open Mike Eagle, and more NYC shows on sale.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lizzo at The Foundry, Josh Ritter at Longwood Gardens

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lizzo at The Foundry, Josh Ritter at Longwood Gardens

Lizzo | photo by Garrett Born | courtesy of the artist

Can’t wait until Made in America to catch Lizzo live? The Minneapolis alternative hip hop act returns to Philadelphia for a performance at The Foundry. Following 2015’s LP Big Grrrl Small World, Lizzo released an EP Coconut Oil last year which features the singles “Good As Hell” and “Phone.” Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for more info.

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter brings his contemporary folk sound back to Philadelphia tonight for an already sold out performance at Longwood Gardens for the summer performance series. Josh Ritter released the excellent  ...

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Clearwater Fest is back in 2017 (Arlo Guthrie, Los Lobos, Richard Thompson, Alejandro Escovedo, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Croton, NY’s Clearwater Festival had to take 2016 off due to financial troubles, but it’ll be back in 2017 and the lineup is already looking pretty great…

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Celebrate 25 years of World Cafe with special concerts from Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter and more

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Celebrate 25 years of World Cafe with special concerts from Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter and more

Ryan Adams | photo by Rachael Wright | via NPR Music

This March 3rd and 4th, WXPN will honor World Cafe and its longtime host David Dye with two exciting World Cafe Live performances. After 25 years at the helm of the nationally-syndicated music show, Dye is stepping down as full-time host and producer, but before he does, it’s time to celebrate.

The March 3rd show will include sets from Ryan Adams, Sylvan Esso, and local favorites Ben Vaughn Quintet, while night two will host Josh Ritter and Rodney Crowell. Adams’ new album Prisoner premiered last week via ...

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Waxahatchee playing solo shows with Kevin Morby, Julie Byrne, Mary Lattimore

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Katie Crutchfield is promising new songs for this solo headlining tour, ahead of her tour opening for The New Pornographers. Julie Byrne also has other dates of her own…

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pics/videos: Richard Thompson, Lenny Kaye, Will Sheff, Lee Renaldo & more @ Leonard Cohen tribute at MHOW

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tuesday night (1/24) was the “Sincerely L. Cohen: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen” tribute at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, which featured loving renditions of his songs as well as readings of his poetry.

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Will Sheff, Lee Ranaldo, Cassandra Jenkins, Josh Ritter & more playing Leonard Cohen tribute in Brooklyn

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Proceeds from this tribute benefit the Preemptive Love Coalition

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Bob Weir streaming new LP ft. National mems, joined Wilco and Sammy Hagar live (videos); Hot Tuna touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is up to a lot, and so are his old pals Hot Tuna.

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Bummed that Josh Ritter got rained out at XPoNential? Don’t miss him in Hershey.

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Bummed that Josh Ritter got rained out at XPoNential? Don’t miss him in Hershey.

Josh Ritter | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

One of the only disappointments of that deluge on day two of this summer’s XPoNential Music Festival — aside from the momentary sogginess, of course — was that Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band were unable to reschedule their River Stage set for later in the weekend. Many of you were bummed. Many of us were bummed. Hell, I’m sure Josh and the band were bummed. Which is why it’s great to see that he’ll be moving back through the area this autumn.

Ritter and the band will appear on Wednesday, October ...

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Bob Weir touring, releasing LP with members of The National & Friends

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

While Bob Weir has been busy with Dead and Company lately, the Grateful Dead member has just announced a new album and tour that may be more interesting to indie rock fans (and people who don’t like John Mayer)…

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XPoNential Music Festival live-streaming this weekend (Father John Misty, Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

For those of you who can’t make it out to NJ, WXPN is live-streaming a bunch of the artists over the course of he weekend.

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Best Weekend Ever: XpoNential Music Fest, 311, LoTR!

Source: Rock On Philly

This weekend is going to be a hot one, with a heat warning in effect on Saturday. The great music is only going to make it hotter in town.

Friday 7/22:

311 and Matisyahu are touring together for the Unity Tour at Festival Pier. They come around every summer to spread their joy to lovers of chill tunes and funky vibes. Tickets are still available here.

The XpoNential Music Festival kicks off in Camden with a setlist of extremely talented artists. Friday’s show will include performances by Father John Misty, Kurt Vile & the Violators, and Ryan Adams and The Shining. ...

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2016 free Celebrate Brooklyn shows in Prospect Park (Digable Planets, Violent Femmes, Alvvays, Dr. Dog, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Hiss Golden Messenger, Kristin Hersh, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Bombino, Andra Day, a night in celebration of Bowie, and more

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Listen to Josh Ritter on Mountain Stage

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Listen to Josh Ritter on Mountain Stage

Josh Ritter | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

Josh Ritter helped Mountain Stage celebrate its 32nd birthday over the weekend with a solo performance down in Charleston, WV. The Idaho native has appeared on the live music program many times before, beginning in 2003. This time Ritter was supporting last year’s Sermon on the Rocks LP, though he also dug into some unreleased songs and did a cover of Roger Miller’s “Engine Engine #9.”

Listen to the performance below. Ritter brings Sermon on the Rocks to the XPoNential Music Festival; tickets are available now.

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WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival initial lineup announced

Source: The Key (WXPN)

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WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival is happening July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at the Camden Waterfront with shows at Wiggins Park and the BB&T Pavilion.

Tickets go on sale Friday at Noon, however you can reserve tickets by becoming a new or renewing WXPN member at $25 a month. You will receive a pair of 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes that includes LAWN ADMISSION to Ryan Adams/Kurt Vile on Friday, July 22, Alabama Shakes/Gary Clark Jr on Saturday, July 23, and Brandi Carlile/Old Crow Medicine Show on Sunday, July 24.

More bands will be announced over the next few weeks.

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Ready to Get Down: Josh Ritter at Union Transfer

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Josh Ritter | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

Josh Ritter | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

Josh Ritter | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

Josh Ritter just never quits, does he? After 8 full-length records, the singer/songwriter shows no signs of slowing his tremendous roll, and that’s absolutely fine. We’re now many years removed from the youthful days of long curly hair and Animal Years, but Ritters’ performances remain supercharged with his exuberant joy and incredibly life-giving songs, old and new. After a short round of preview shows for his new record Sermon on the Rocks where Josh exhibited new material at a fantastic Free-at-Noon in November, the early days of the full-fledged tour found him stopping ...

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