Josh Ritter at The Vic 5/22/19

Every live performance Josh Ritter delivers is a little gift to the people in the audience. I’ve learned over the years that there’s no point in fearing disappointment because he always delivers an amazing show. I’ve also learned that my final judgement on any new Ritter album has to wait until I hear the songs at a concert. Fever Breaks has a lot of tunes … Continue reading Josh Ritter at The Vic 5/22/19

Top Concerts Of 2017

I went to a lot of shows this year. They weren’t all great, but many of them were. Amazing, even. When you write about music, or take pictures at concerts, you sometimes get to witness moments that can have a lifelong impact at a greater rate than those that experience music in a more casual manner. These were my favorite concerts of the year. Sons … Continue reading Top Concerts Of 2017

Josh Ritter at The Vic 11/9/2017

I got very spoiled the first couple of times I saw Josh Ritter play. He’s still a fairly under the radar artist as far as the mainstream goes, but in 2008 and 2009 he was even more so unknown. He played at Vaudeville Mews, which is a great small room in Des Moines, to about 200 people (including the balcony). Those shows were amazing, with … Continue reading Josh Ritter at The Vic 11/9/2017