Many of us are big, big fans of Josh Ritter around these parts. A few years ago, the Proprietor sounded off in a post about his love for Josh’s music and wrote, “His imagination and sense of poetry and narrative
are a rare gift, and I’m intrigued enough to keep listening.” Pete Peterson mentioned Ritter as inspiration for a recent short story, and Russ Ramsey has detailed lessons learned from seeing Ritter’s live show. In other words, if Josh Ritter is involved, we’re paying attention.
That’s why we’re excited to hear the firstfruits of his new album, Sermon on the Rocks. Here’s “Where the Night Goes”:
Matt Conner is a freelance writer and music journalist. As the founding pastor of The Mercy House, he led a church community for more than six years in intense community development across racial and socio-economic lines. As a writer, he’s interviewed thousands of musicians for multiple print and web-based publications.