September 9, 2010

New Josh Ritter & Dawn Landes: “500 Miles”

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As if Josh Ritter and his folk-singer wife Dawn Landes weren’t already cute enough together, now we get to hear their voices together on a free new download. And it is sublime. They sure as heck better have some golden-voiced offspring.

STREAM: 500 Miles (Hedy West cover) [download here]

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Josh sets out on a European tour (more than 500 miles) today, before looping back around through these domestic lands in late autumn. You may recall how much I loved the Telluride shows, so you know I will be there for the Denver stop on 11/11.

All tour dates here: GO.

[photo credit Brian Stowell]

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  • You’re a busy posting bee lately, looks like Josh is coming my way on the 16th of this month, may have to come up with an excuse to find my way to our capital to catch his show. I still regret not trying hard enough to get Josh Rouse tickets earlier this year. Usually musicians go straight from Paris to Amsterdam, and that’s quite a little road trip by train. What a gorgeous track this is, you think there’s something to musicians with a strong intimate connection singing together more harmoniously? I definitely feel a little jitter in the air when I hear couples sing together, maybe that’s just my romantic side taking a ride with the rest of me :-). What a gorgeous track, I always love this kind of echo on acoustic folk songs.

    Christof — September 9, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

  • P.S. A glance at my calendar reveals I’m seeing Blonde Redhead on the 18th and Wilco (!) on the 17th. I spoil myself. Luckily music isn’t fattening.

    Christof — September 9, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  • Swoon.

    Koan — September 9, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

  • When I started to listen to this song, I knew I had heard it before, but could not place it. A quick search of my library and I pulled it up. The great Phila band The Hooters also covered this song for their album Zig Zag. Never realized this is more a folk standard from the ’60s.

    I always learn something new on this blog.

    szg — September 9, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

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