February 20, 2013
Contact:
Emerson Brown, NPR


   

NPR MUSIC PRESENTS 'FIRST LISTEN LIVE' WITH JOSH RITTER,
MARCH 4, 8PM (ET), LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY

RITTER AND BAND PERFORM SONGS FROM NEW ALBUM AT (LE) POISSON ROUGE

NPR Music will present and broadcast a "First Listen Live" concert from Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, Monday, March 4 beginning at 8PM (ET) in the intimate New York City venue (Le) Poisson Rouge. The exclusive performance will be available for live streaming at NPR.org/music and in the NPR Music mobile apps, and archived after the show.

At this intimate event, Ritter and his band will play most of his new album The Beast In Its Tracks - available March 5 - and favorites for fans and NPR Music. Audiences worldwide can experience the concert as it happens in the broadcast, hosted by Rita Houston of NPR Member Station WFUV. A version of the concert will be archived for later viewing at the NPR Music site: www.npr.org/event/music/172415060/npr-music-presents-josh-ritter-in-concert.

Josh Ritter and NPR Music issued a special invitation to fans in the New York area to be a part of the audience at (Le) Poisson Rouge. The event reached capacity in less than 15 minutes but everyone will have an opportunity to see the event via the live broadcast.

NPR Music celebrates great music in every genre and is an industry leader in music discovery. The Emmy Award-winning free, multimedia website at www.npr.org/music offers new features daily and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR's newsmagazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate NPR community. NPR Music mobile apps allow anyone with a mobile device to enjoy NPR Music and Member station content for free.