So You Wanna Be a Rock Star?

07.12.2009
(was 07.27.2008)

When somebody asks Josh Ritter what kind of music he plays, sometimes he ends up lying. After all, Ritter's music is hard to describe - a little bit rock n' roll by way of Bruce Springsteen with a twist of Bob Dylan. Anyway you describe it, Josh Ritter has arrived. We'll get inside the music of one of music's new stars.

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  5. Josh Ritter on His Music

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