WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Radio

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
Listen Live

Josh Ritter

  • Listen:
    Josh Ritter On World Cafe Hear Ritter perform a song from his forthcoming album, The Beast in His Tracks, in the studio.
Josh Ritter Photo Credit: Laura Wilson
American singer-songwriter and guitarist Josh Ritter has forged a connection between narrator and musician. His lyrics and his performances tell stories to audiences, utilizing an Americana style unique to his music. Ritter is also an author. He published his first novel, Bright’s Passage, in 2011.


Ritter entered the music world officially in 1999 when he self-released his first album, the self-titled Josh Ritter. This was followed by the release of a second studio album in 2000, Golden Age of Radio. Ritter made three more studio albums during the early to late 2000s. His most recent album, So Runs the World Away, came out mid-2010. Ritter released six EPs during that time as well, and another one in 2011, To the Yet Unknowing World. This past February, Ritter released his eighth EP, Bringing in the Darlings.

This past September David Dye and the World Cafe took a road trip to Ithaca, NY, to record a special concert and interview with Josh Ritter in front of an audience at The State Theater.

Josh will detail some of the most interesting moments in his career thus far and offer a preview of his new album, "The Beast In Its Tracks," which is scheduled for release on March 5, 2013.

Website
Facebook

Set List:
ME & JIGGS
THE TEMPTATION OF ADAM
FOLK BLOODBATH
JOY TO YOU BABY

New Release: The Beast In Its Tracks
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Label: Pytheas Recordings

Forget trying to classify them and just listen: Railroad Earth’s Session, and “Katie Cruel’s” importance in music, tonight on...

For the last handful of weeks on Folkadelphia Radio, we’ve been focusing on a featured song, digging a little into its history,...Read More

The ever-evolving Kite Party will celebrate their new record on May 8 at PhilaMOCA

On May 6, Kite Party will unveil their second full-length album, Come on Wondering. On May 8, they’ll celebrate with a record...Read More

Singer-songwriter Abi Reimold celebrates her EP release this Saturday at Hong Kong Garden

Philly-based songstress Abi Reimold – also a photographer and occasional contributor to The Key – will celebrate the...Read More

DRGN King, Family Vacation, Big Tusk, Ghost Gum and more scheduled to play show on Record Store Day at Vinyl Revival...

If you were already having a hard time planning out how you were going to celebrate Record Store Day on April 19, things just got a...Read More

Redbull’s Sound Select pairs Philly artists Embarker and Chris Forsyth with Oneohtrix Point Never

Redbull’s Sound Select monthly feature, showcases local artists across the country is bringing some additional recognition to...Read More