Josh Ritter: 2nd Night Added by Popular Demand – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – December 4th, 2018

Josh Ritter: 2nd Night Added by Popular Demand

Josh Ritter: 2nd Night Added by Popular Demand

Wesley Stace (a.k.a. John Wesley Harding)

Tue, December 4, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$45.00

This event is 21 and over

Josh Ritter
Josh Ritter
“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter an artist whose achievements match his ambitions.” - The Washington Post

“The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now” - Entertainment Weekly

“100 Best Living Songwriters” - Paste Magazine

Josh Ritter will return to the Northeast for a select number of special solo acoustic shows. These shows will highlight brand new material Josh is working on, as well as songs from his extensive, critically acclaimed catalog.

Josh’s latest album, Gathering (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers), continues to receive critical praise, about which NPR proclaims, "Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer." Rolling Stone describes it as “midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty.” Gathering features a duet with Bob Weir, whom Ritter worked with on Weir’s recent solo album Blue Mountain.

Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums including, 2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The record also received widespread critical praise—NPR Music called it, “…gorgeous and glorious,” while Pitchfork asserted, “Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.” Additionally, in 2011, Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist.”
Wesley Stace (a.k.a. John Wesley Harding)
Formerly known by his stage name John Wesley Harding, under which he has performed and recorded for the past 25 years, Stace chose to step out from behind his well-established pseudonym for Self-Titled in honor of the increasingly personal nature of his new material. "Novels seem to take care of the intellectual business for me these days, and my songs have become a lot more intimate and autobiographical, requiring a different musical treatment entirely. It seemed ridiculous to sing them under any name but my own," notes Stace, adding, "It's time to bring everything under one roof."

Stace co-wrote two of the tracks from Self-Titled—"Stare at the Sun" and "When I Knew"— with the Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger. Both songs appear in alternate versions on Friedberger's critically acclaimed new album Personal Record, which was entirely co-written by Stace. Of Personal Record, SPIN hails the pair's "easy collaboration" while NPR Music notes that Harding "knows a little something about smart love songs of every stripe." Stace's version of "Stare at the Sun" is streaming at The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/18EnwGx) while his version of "When I Knew" can be streamed at The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/104VFMZ).
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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