Show Post: In House #1461
If you're a longtime listener of the show, then Josh Ritter's story is likely a familiar one. He grew up in northern Idaho, rare enough as far as notable singer-songwriters go, and has since honed his craft at Oberlin College in Ohio, and Boston. This week he announced the completion of his upcoming album, The Animal Years, slated for a spring 2006 release. Ritter's first three releases have garnered no small amount of critical acclaim as well as comparisons to the likes of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and Townes Van Zandt-- heady company to be sure, but he's shown himself to be one of the bright young things around these days. He's currently touring the western U.S. with the Irish band the Frames, before heading east throughout the month of October.
In House #1461.
Focus: Sneak preview from the upcoming release from Josh Ritter, The Animal Years, plus new music from Chris Mills, the Roulette Sisters, Ryan Adams and more.
BONUS from today's show and the upcoming album from Chris Mills, The Wall to Wall Sessions: "Chris Mills Is Living the Dream" (MP3)...
...and from Josh Ritter's most recent album, Hello Starling- "Kathleen" (MP3).