Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter

The son of two neuroscientists, Josh Ritter 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 now 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 by Pytheas Recordings, a label recently started by Ritter and his longtime publicity partner, Sacks & Co., with Redeye Distribution. A few years ago, Ritter’s “Girl in the War” was the most-played song of the year on WMNF across all programming. For the official website, visit

Jeremy Messersmith will be opening.

Free song download: "Change of Time" from Ritter's new album So Runs the World Away

Please enjoy a free download of Josh Live @ KCD Theater in Louisville, KY 3/19/11. Offer does not expire.

Nov. 14 Ferguson Hall
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Show Dates & Times

Nov. 14

Mon. 7:30 p.m.


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What to Expect

Songs To Check Out: “Girl in the War,” “Rattling Locks,” “Change of Time”
For Fans Of: Leonard Cohen, The Avett Brothers


“…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

“Josh Ritter's songwriting adventures on So Runs the World Away surprised even this avid fan. … Ritter doesn't make music that sticks close to fashion; he makes music that sticks in the gut and doesn't let go.” – NPR

"The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now” — Entertainment Weekly