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    Josh Ritter

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Alternative
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Bone of Song lyrics
    2See Me Through lyrics
    3Make Me Down lyrics
    4Real Long Distance lyrics
    5New Lover lyrics
    6Wings lyrics
    7Empty Hearts lyrics
    8Thin Blue Flame lyrics
    9Drive Away lyrics
    10To The Dogs Or Whoever lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1To The Yet Unknowing World [2010]
    2So Runs The World Away [2010]
    3Josh Ritter [1999]
    4Golden Age of Radio [2002]
    5The Animal Years [2006]
    6Historical Conquests Of [2007]
    7Sermon On The Rocks
    8Hello Starling [2003]
    9Live At The Record Exchange Ep [2010]
    10Bringing In The Darlings [2010]


    Josh Ritter (born in Moscow, Idaho on October 21, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and author who performs and records with The Royal City Band (as Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band). Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. In 2006 he was named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste magazine.

    Born to two neuroscientists, Ritter bought his first guitar from the local K-MART after hearing the Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash classic Girl From the North Country. He started at Oberlin College with the intent to follow in his parents' scientist footsteps, but instead discovered songwriting, and the music of artists like Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, and Leonard Cohen. He graduated and then moved east, favoring its close proximity to historic folk clubs such as "Club Passim" in Boston. On a shoestring budget he recorded his critically acclaimed breakthrough album Golden Age Of Radio in 2002 at various tiny, one-room studios on the East Coast. He has continued to grow from there, further developing his sound on subsequent albums.

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