Josh Ritter

Biography

Josh Ritter's Americana utopia would involve broadcasting some old Woody Guthrie from a pre-war radio and connecting the transmission with a satellite uplink that would bounce the signal through outer space off of planets and spacecraft. Imagine kicking it anti-gravity in a Moonraker-like space station, hearing "Dust Bowl Blues" piped in from interstellar sound waves and you might have an idea of what Ritter's songwriting is like. He blends traditional country folk with pure innovation that seems as effortless to him as breathing air. His voice sounds like an inspired young man who packs the wisdom of a weathered freight hopper from the turn of the century.
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