Video: Josh Ritter “Empty Hearts”

Continuing the New Year theme, here is ‘Empty Hearts’ by Josh Ritter from his fifth album, ‘The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter’.  This song is a beautifully poetic prayer for the year to come. Amidst all of the drinking with friends, the narrator is longing for something more meaningful: “And she’ll know me by the … Continue reading “Video: Josh Ritter “Empty Hearts””

Josh Ritter plays NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Amanda Shires And Jason Isbell: Watch

Apologies for completely missing this last week – Josh Ritter played one of NPR’s magical little Tiny Desk concerts last week, as they described it “with the enthusiasm of a young child and the wisdom of an old soul”. Accompanying him was Amanda Shires on fiddle and Jason Isbell on acoustic guitar, both of who … Continue reading “Josh Ritter plays NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Amanda Shires And Jason Isbell: Watch”

Josh Ritter + Ida Mae, Union Chapel, London, 23rd July 2019

It was another warm evening for this second night of a two-night stand at London’s famed Union Chapel – the record-breaking temperatures of the day trailing off with a long tail. Under the stage lights, Josh Ritter, with his full band backing him, was showing the effect of the heat but held nothing back on … Continue reading “Josh Ritter + Ida Mae, Union Chapel, London, 23rd July 2019”

Josh Ritter announces July UK tour dates

Josh Ritter’s latest album, ‘Fever Breaks’, produced by and featuring Jason Isbell, has been critically acclaimed with many commentators calling it a highlight of his 20 year long career. We here at Americana UK agree with that, our review awarding the disc a whopping 9/10. To support the album release Ritter has just announced a … Continue reading “Josh Ritter announces July UK tour dates”

Josh Ritter “Fever Breaks” (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers, 2019)

For his tenth studio album Josh Ritter has teamed up with the currently red hot Jason Isbell and his 400 Unit on production and playing duties and delivered an album that will only do all of them a lot of good. This is an Americana wet dream become real! All the cards are on the … Continue reading “Josh Ritter “Fever Breaks” (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers, 2019)”

Three tunes for a Monday! Josh Ritter, Jamestown Revival and Calexico with Iron & Wine

Rolling Stone Country have published a flurry (the non-snow variety) of good tunage over the last few days which you won’t want to miss, so we’re posting them here.  First up is Calexico and Iron & Wine who are reuniting for their new collaborative album ‘Years to Burn’ due out June 14th a full fourteen … Continue reading “Three tunes for a Monday! Josh Ritter, Jamestown Revival and Calexico with Iron & Wine”

Josh Ritter “Old Black Magic” – Listen

Exciting news that Josh Ritter is returning with his tenth album, ‘Fever Breaks‘.   If the first single is a guide – and we’ve a feeling it is – then ‘Fever Breaks’ is going to be Josh Ritter’s rockiest album since ‘Historical Conquests‘.  Some of this sound could just be due to the presence of Jason Isbell … Continue reading “Josh Ritter “Old Black Magic” – Listen”

Josh Ritter is back with Jason Isbell produced record

Rolling Stone Country have got a lovely little piece up today about Josh Ritter’s forthcoming new album which is more political than some of Ritter’s offerings to date, and which features the 400 Unit as his band. It basically sounds awesome. They report: “It’s a rainy November evening in Nashville and Josh Ritter and Jason Isbell … Continue reading “Josh Ritter is back with Jason Isbell produced record”

Josh Ritter “Thunderbolt’s Goodnight” – Listen

Paste are carrying the new single by Josh Ritter today, the second track to be released from his new album “Showboat” which is out on September 22nd. He told them: “Ever notice how on postcards you can’t tell if the sun is coming up or going down? This was in my head for several years … Continue reading “Josh Ritter “Thunderbolt’s Goodnight” – Listen”