Monday, March 25, 2013

music monday: josh ritter

I don't even know where to begin with Josh Ritter. He's my husband's all-time favorite artist, and Tyler got me hooked when we started dating. I had (much cooler) friends who listened to him, but I had just never gotten around to it. I'm so glad Tyler was such a big fan, He's one of my favorites now too.

I'm pretty sure Josh Ritter was sitting around writing poetry when somebody shoved a guitar into his hands, and here we are. I love his music, but I could also just sit and read his lyrics. He released a new album a couple weeks ago called "The Beast in Its Tracks," and I can't stop listening to it. If I had to describe it in one word, that word would be "bittersweet."  It wrestles with pain, but it's hopeful at the same time. There's a line on the back of the album, underneath the copyright information, that says this, and says it all: "The world is what the world is, everybody's gonna hurt like hell sometimes." Indeed.

Here's a sample: 


  1. Blake and I are on complete opposite ends of the music spectrum, but the one Josh Ritter song he will listen to is The Curse. The was the greatest achievement, next to getting him to eat brussel sprouts! :)

    1. "The Curse" is the only one I owned until Tyler got ahold of me. Great song!


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