November 11, 2010

to believe in this living is just a hard way to go

So, this happened last night…

Josh Ritter Hold Steady eTown 094

Josh Ritter and his talented Royal City Band played the final song, “Angel From Montgomery” with The Hold Steady. Never in a million years would I peg this pairing as one that would work, but it absolutely did. Listen for the eTown show in 6-8 weeks (like the secret decoder ring you sent away for in the mail).

During the eTown interview process last night, Josh spoke of how this current album So Runs The World Away feels for the first time like this is his party, a statement of his permanency, and that he’ll be making music for a long time. He headlines Denver’s Ogden Theater tonight, and I can’t wait.


  • Wow. The perfect storm. 2 great voices doing one of the most incredible songs ever written. Can’t wait to catch the eTown broadcast. Thanks for posting.

    Marc — November 11, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

  • Can you please remind us when this recording/broadcast airs? Two voices I can’t picture together, but I can’t wait to hear it. Tonight will be epic!

    Koan — November 11, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

  • I’m very jealous. I’m so swamped with work that there is no way I could make Josh Ritter for eTown or the Ogden show last night. I hope that it was great. I guess I’ll just have to catch him next time.

    Luke — November 12, 2010 @ 5:58 am

  • How did I miss this? bummer.

    ColoradoAlan — November 13, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

  • lets pray a youtube video surfaces, that sounds incredible…

    jon — November 16, 2010 @ 12:03 am

  • Ah, but the rub is there is always talking/credits over the last song on E-Town. Such a bummer – they should just get the rights and clearances and release those on the Web (a CD would be too much to ask) without the voice-over.
    I loved hearing Mumford & Sons do Neil Young’s ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ (or as they sang it, ‘dahne, dahne, dahnce’) this past weekend, and Danielle Ate the Sandwich was incredible (and a fun interview). I became an instant fan…

    Glad that Josh could surprise you.

    Dan — December 9, 2010 @ 10:25 am

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