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Josh Ritter, Atypically Talented

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Josh Ritter, Atypically Talented

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Josh Ritter, Atypically Talented

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Josh Ritter in Studio on World Cafe - 05/23/2006

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Set List

  • "Girl in the War"
  • "Wolves"
  • "Thin Blue Flame"

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'In the Dark'

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Josh Ritter's new release, The Animal Years, is the kind of folk album that should connect with a much larger audience, while also giving his faithful following something to celebrate.

Following recent independent releases and non-stop touring, Ritter has amassed a strong live following and solid critical reputation. His new album likely represents a transition from cult success to widespread appreciation.

For Animal Years, Ritter chose to filter his songs through a different lens by working with producer Brian Deck. Deck comes from a more adventurous indie background, having been a member of Red Red Meat, as well as earned production credits on albums by Modest Mouse and Iron & Wine. The Animal Years resonates with a timeless and unique quality that disregards all trappings of typical "singer-songwriter" fare.

This segment originally aired on May 23, 2006.

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