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Concerts

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October 17, 2012 Hear some of the singer, songwriter and author's early work in this live concert from 2003.

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July 11, 2011 The folk-rock singer performs songs from his latest album on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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This shot captures me (left) speaking with singer-songwriter and now novelist Josh Ritter (right) about his upcoming book Bright's Passage in part of Interactive SXSW.

March 16, 2011 A day before the music festival even started, there was plenty of music to be heard in Austin.

Josh Ritter performs at Newport Folk.

August 2, 2009 Even with an 11:30 a.m. set, Josh Ritter played an explosive set to a sleepy Newport crowd.

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August 18, 2008 A literary bent informs the Idaho native's clever story-songs, which are finally drawing U.S. buzz.

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May 22, 2008 A top classical violinist and a successful folk-rocker join forces — and combine audiences.

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October 9, 2007 Hear the folk-rock standard-bearer, recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.

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August 24, 2007 Hear the folk-rock singer-songwriter play a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.

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Studio Sessions

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June 20, 2013 Hear the folk-rock singer-songwriter play songs from his latest album, The Beast in Its Tracks.

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Josh Ritter performs live for opbmusic in Portland, Ore.

April 20, 2013 Watch and download Ritter's performance of "Hopeful," recorded live at Portland's Crystal Ballroom.

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December 13, 2012 Hear Ritter perform a song from his forthcoming album, The Beast in Its Tracks, in the studio.

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May 14, 2010 A folk-rock singer of substance, Ritter performs songs from So Runs the World Away at WXPN.

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November 5, 2007 Hear the the folk-rock singer-songwriter in an interview and in-studio performance.

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October 14, 2007 Hear an interview and in-studio performance from Studio 4A with the singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.

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October 1, 2007 The singer-songwriter talks about his new CD and performs "To the Dogs or Whoever."

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August 29, 2006 The Animal Years is the kind of folk album that should connect with a much larger audience.

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May 11, 2006 Listen to Josh Ritter's new CD The Animal Years and you might think it's Bob Dylan.

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Interviews & Profiles

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May 28, 2010 See the exclusive video premiere for "The Curse," a love story between a mummy and an archaeologist.

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November 4, 2007 Live in the Bryant Park studios, Josh Ritter performs "To the Dogs or Whoever."

Discover Songs

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May 5, 2010 The singer answers listener questions about his new album, So Runs The World Away.

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April 25, 2010 The album, which can be heard here, defies categorization as much as it creates its own.

The Black Keys

April 6, 2010 Hear sneak previews of new music from The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Stars and more.

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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.

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December 13, 2007 The year's best music, as chosen by David Dye, includes a plethora of reliable favorites.

September 6, 2007 The best yet from The New Pornographers; Brilliant new art-pop by Bishop Allen; Surprises from n...

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September 4, 2007 In the pre-apocalyptic love song "The Temptation of Adam," Josh Ritter doesn't mind the end times.

April 6, 2006 Former Smiths singer Morrissey; Nick Drake-inspired folk from Josh Ritter; Former Kinks guitaris...

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December 21, 2003 It certainly is the age of the song. The days of the MP3 aren't so different from the days of th...

October 13, 2003 Powerful new folk rock from Dave Dondero; Pete Seeger's grandson with The Mammals; Indian folk s...

May 13, 2002 Barbershop like you've never heard before: The Gas House Gang; music on a leaf from The Kronos Q...

News

The cover to Josh Ritter's debut novel, Bright's Passage.

March 9, 2011 Ritter is making the first chapter of Bright's Passage available for free download here.

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September 4, 2007 In the pre-apocalyptic love song "The Temptation of Adam," Josh Ritter doesn't mind the end times.

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December 4, 2006 From NPR station WXPN, host David Dye chooses his favorite albums of 2006.

"You know that horrible feeling when you've just made a new friend in your 40's? And you're like - ugggghhh!! One more person to feel bad about not seeing."-- Sarah Vowell

May 25, 2012 A lament on the Starbucks-ization of America, great music and a bit of questionable life advice.

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December 19, 2006 Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown, G. Love, Pete Yorn and more look at the year in new and unfamiliar music.

Josh Ritter's new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, comes out March 5.

February 24, 2013 The singer-songwriter's new album was written entirely in response to his recent divorce.

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February 20, 2013 See and hear Josh Ritter perform most of his new album, The Beast in its Tracks, in a live concert.

Josh Ritter performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

April 11, 2011 Ritter can't hide his enjoyment of a performance, even when his songs convey obsession or disaster.

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Bob's Top 9 Albums Of 2010

December 7, 2010 Hear selections from the All Songs Considered host's most beloved albums of the year.

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December 7, 2010 Take a listen to our biggest musical surprises of 2010, songs of the year, and more.

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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Janelle Monae and more artists from M to R.

Filming The Curse

May 27, 2010 Josh Ritter Video Premiere. "The Curse" is the work of Josh's drummer Liam Hurley.

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