- 05 Oct 17
With the release of his stellar new album, Gathering, Josh Ritter has reasserted his place in the pantheon of great American songwriters.
“Everyone with six strings and the truth is out here,” laughs Josh Ritter, speaking from a busy cafe in Nashville, where he is attending the Americana Music Festival & Conference.
A cheery chap when he answers the phone to your Hot Press correspondent, Josh immediately quickfires a round of questions at me before I can get in any of my own. He’s enquiring about his beloved adopted home of Ireland, and emphasising how excited he is to get back there this Christmas.
When Josh does return in November, he’ll be touring in support of his new album, Gathering. Embracing a wide range of styles, Ritter’s ninth studio album is his most accomplished yet.