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New shows in May

  • By Team Ritter

5 new show announcements today!

On sale NOW:
May 3 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD –
May 4 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD –

On sale Friday at 12PM. Barnstar!​ supports:
May 28 – F.M. Kirby Center – Wilkes Barre, PA –
May 29 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY –
May 31 – South Orange Performing Arts Center – South Orange, NJ –



Bringing In The Darlings Anniversary Sale

  • By Team Ritter

DarlingscoverCan you believe that Bringing In The Darlings turns 3 this week? The CD and 10″ vinyl are on sale now to celebrate:




“Save Me A Place” from the Live From Somerville LP

  • By Team Ritter

I had just gotten to know my esteemed musical partner Josh Kaufman a few years ago when I heard him sing Save Me A Place by Fleetwood Mac. Since then, it had always been in my mind and I wanted to cover this on our trio tours because I wanted to be a part of it. Kaufman sings lead Zack and I come round these cool harmonies. I liked it so much the first time I heard it done. This song really encapsulates so much the trio shows. They were brave and loose an fun. And at the very highest level, collaborative.

Josh Ritter’s Live Acoustic Vol. 1: Somerville, MA is out now! Available on limited deluxe 180 gram orange vinyl LPs and digipak CD from:

Josh Ritter Webstore:
Your Local Record Store:
MP3s available from:



Josh to play Treefort Music Fest in Boise

  • By Team Ritter

Josh Ritter is returning to Boise to play the Cathedral of the Rockies during Treefort Music Fest on March 25. A limited supply of single-show tickets will be available for those without Treefort passes or those with passes who want to guarantee entry into this special show inside the main stain-glass windowed chapel of the cathedral!

The Record Exchange has exclusive album/ticket bundles ($30 plus tax/fees for CD/ticket or $35 plus tax/fees for vinyl/ticket) in conjunction with today’s release of Ritter’s new Acoustic Live Vol. 1: Somerville Theater.



Live From Somerville, MA Acoustic CD/LP

  • By Team Ritter


Hey everyone!
We have a special acoustic live album coming out January 20th that you can pre-order now. It was recorded during the two sold-out Boston shows last spring at the lovely Somerville Theater, and we think it really captures what made that acoustic tour so fun and unique.

And the 180gram orange & black marbled vinyl looks really awesome. Wait’ll you guys see this.

You can pre-order it now and get the first three tracks immediately.

01. Best For The Best
02. Southern Pacifica
03. A Certain Light
04. Joy To You Baby
05. I’m Not Afraid
06. Can’t Go To Sleep (Without You)
07. Wings
08. Hopeful
09. Save Me A Place
10. Galahad



– Limited Edition 180gram Orange/Black marble vinyl LP or digipak CD
– Special edition t-shirt based on Somerville, MA poster art by Nate Duval
– Silkscreen commemorative 3″ x 8″ tour ticket
– Instant download of first three tracks
– Digital download coupon of entire album included with LP
Pre-Order Now

– Limited Edition 180gram Orange/Black marble vinyl LP
– Digital download coupon of entire album included with LP
– Instant download of first three tracks
Pre-Order Now

– Digipak CD
– Instant download of first three tracks
Pre-Order Now


Happy holidays everyone and we’ll see you in 2015!



New Girl in the War T-Shirt + Holiday Sale

  • By Team Ritter


We’re excited to announce the brand new Girl In The War T-Shirt – available now in the webstore. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS offers help, hope, and healing to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in America’s Armed Forces.

Additionally, save 15% on all merch (except the new Girl In The War T-Shirt) in the web store from now until December 31! The 15% discount is automatically applied at check out.



“Josh Ritter Pays Homage to Chris Smither” on CMT Edge

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“I wanted the vibe of the recording to be different in musical arrangement, but I wanted the living, breathing side of ‘Rosalie’ to reflect Smithers’ own live delivery of the song,” Ritter notes. “A lot can come through that is real when we stop trying to be precise.”

Check out this interview with Josh on CMT Edge about Josh’s cover of Rosalie on the new Chris Smither tribute record, Link of Chain: A Tribute to Chris Smither.



Josh featured on Link of Chain: A Tribute to Chris Smither

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“In celebration of blues icon Chris Smither’s 70th birthday and 50 years of songwriting, Signature Sounds will release Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither on September 30, 2014. The album features friends and peers like Loudon Wainwright III, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Alvin, and Josh Ritter performing gems plucked from Smither’s deep catalog. Music fans know that Chris Smither has written a countless number of masterful songs during his 50-year career, but hearing this eclectic set of interpretations is a startling reminder of the depth of Smither’s catalog.”

Get it now on:
or on CD from Signature Sounds’ Bandcamp page 



Acoustic shows in Louisville this weekend

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Louisville! Got your tickets for Josh’s acoustic shows at KCD Theater this weekend? Only a few left, get em here:

Saturday 9/20:
Sunday 9/21:

Poster design by Matthew Fleming. Available at merch at both shows!



Josh Ritter to play Paramount Theatre Denver this October

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We are excited to announce that Josh will be playing at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO on October 11 with Brett Dennen supporting!

Pre-sale tickets are available this Wednesday Aug 6 at 10AM. Use pre-sale code ritterdenver

The general on-sale begins this Friday Aug 8 at 10AM.