The Beast in Its Tracks

Make no mistake, if I have a favorite singer-songwriter, it’s Josh Ritter. With each new note, he gently unravels part of himself and in a deeply personal, admirable fashion. From all signs, with this new album, written in the months following the dissolution of his marriage, that gentle unravel snowballs towards a deeply personal album.

Of the tracks released, “Hopeful”, which comes courtesy of the CBC’s Studio Q, has quickly become a favorite.

Buy tickets to Josh Ritter’s upcoming shows, and you’ll receive a free download of the album. Trust that to truly understand Ritter’s power, you must encounter him and his music in a live setting.

April 27th at The Vic in Chicago cannot come quickly enough.

UPDATE: Stream Beast on NPR.