Josh Ritter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter folk acoustic indie alt-country americana Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

1976, Moscow, Idaho, USA. Raised in Idaho, singer-songwriter Ritter originally intended to follow in his parents’ footsteps by applying to study science at Oberlin College. His love of singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt diverted his career path, and after graduation he relocated to the east coast where he began playing the café circuit, honing his self-written material along the way. Ritter’s self-titled 1999 debut album was only given a limited release but impressed most of those who managed to hear it. The artist’s richly observed narratives were conveyed via his raw voice and a subtle blend of folk, country and pop styles. A follow-up was recorded in similar low-key circumstances but, following a limited release in 2001, Golden Age Of Radio came to the attention of the Signature Sounds label. The album was remastered and the track order reworked for national release the following year.

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