Friday, August 19, 2011

josh ritter @ the wiltern 8.17.11

ps josh ritter is a brilliant musician, songwriter, and author originally from idaho. flashing gigantic grins at the audience his stage presence was spirited. i first discovered josh's overflowing beautiful voice and poetic lines on josh was coming to la so my friend and i took a journey out to see him live at the wiltern for a special evening. when we entered we were overly surprised to see that this show did not sell out. having seats in the mezzanine we were given the option to trade tickets in for floor standing at stage. however, we decided to go to the mezzanine and play musical seats. our decision was perfect because it felt as though we were at our own private concert. we marveled over josh's lyrics and stories he told through his music. if you get a chance to see ritter live, do it!

ps ps oh yes.. when you listen to "change of time" feel the goosbumps as i do.
ps ps ps i am the nerd who text a message on the stage screen between sets to my friend sitting beside me.. hehehe hi john (:

josh has recorded seven records (six studio albums and one live record) and five e.p.’s.
josh ritter (self titled) (2000)
golden age of radio (2001)
come and find me e.p. (2003)
hello starling (2003)
4 songs live e.p. (2005)
the animal years (2006)
girl in the war e.p. (2006)
good man e.p. (2006)
in the dark: live at vicar street (2006)
the historical conquests of josh ritter (2007)
live at the record exchange e.p. (2008)
so runs the world away (2010)

follow josh ritter:!/joshritter

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  1. We lost our baby girl after 30 plus hours of labor. We listened to this entire album 4 or 5 times during labor. Katie and I will always hold this album close to our seeming dry figs of hearts. Josh's music is therapy. Thanks for posting this, friend.

  2. It has taken me some days to respond because I can feel the pain that the both of you are holding. I'm terribly sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending healing hugs.
    much love, elm

    Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without the words,
    and never stops at all.

    -Emily Dickenson