Friday, August 18, 2006

In House #1687: Josh Ritter Plays Idaho This Weekend

Although he was born and raised in Moscow, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter's visits back to Idaho, at least in a performing capacity, have been a bit few and far between thus far-- especially at this end of the state (southeast, for those not in the know). Still riding the wave of momentum generated by the near-universal popularity of his latest, The Animal Years, Ritter remedies the situation somewhat with performances tomorrow night at the Big Easy in Boise and Sunday evening at the Redfish Lake Lodge in Stanley, ID. Since attracting the attention of a lot of people with 2002's The Golden Age of Radio, in particular the song "Me & Jiggs," Ritter's fanbase has only snowballed, with two acclaimed full-lengths, an opening slot for Bob Dylan, and a national television debut just last week on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Ritter's Stanley performance on Sunday is his last U.S. appearance before heading off for a series of dates in Ireland, where he enjoys star status.

Ritter last week in New York City

In House #1687.
Airdate: 8/18/06
Focus: Josh Ritter in Boise and Stanley, ID this weekend, plus new music from Paul Burch, Amy Millan, Richard Buckner and more.

Josh Ritter, from this year's The Animal Years:
"Good Man" (MP3) and "Girl In the War" (MP3)

...from Hello Starling (2003): "Kathleen" (MP3)

...from The Golden Age of Radio (2002): "Me & Jiggs" (MP3)

Richard Buckner, from the upcoming Meadow (out 9/12): "Meadow" (MP3)

Josh Ritter's "Lillian, Egypt":


In House PODCAST #159

Josh Ritter's music is available at eMusic. Click the link for a trial run and 25 free downloads.


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