Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St (Exhibit Hall D))
Artists: Josh Ritter
he sets out to carry a world of ideas on a few basic chords
.there is no limit to the depth and ambition of his songs." The New York Times 'If you love music and have a device on which to play it, you should listen to Josh Ritter
- Mary-Louise Parker in Esquire Josh Ritter is from Moscow, Idaho. The son of two neuroscientists, he was on his way to follow in their footsteps when he discovered Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country" in high school. He has since released five studio albums and has been recently named one of the 100 greatest living songwriters by Paste Magazine, alongside Dylan, Springsteen, and Neil Young. Joan Baez has covered one of his songs; Stephen King named one of Ritter's albums the best of recent years and David Letterman has requested him twice, so far. His new album, So Runs the World Away, is ambitious and literary. It was released on May 4th, 2010 by Pytheas Recordings, a label recently started by Ritter and his longtime publicity partner, Sacks & Co., with Redeye Distribution. His first novel, "Bright's Passage," will be published by Random House / Dial Press on June 28th, 2011.