Josh Ritter: ‘Bringing in the Darlings’

By Mad Dog
Published: Feb 26, 2012

Josh, on his new, 6-song effort, recorded and mixed in 4 days: “I knew I wasn’t making my next album here, but something smaller, and that smallness felt really good. I was listening to a lot of early Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, and the Everly Brothers, and the mood struck me one day to sit down and put to tape some songs that felt graceful and uncomplicated. Simplicity was what I wanted, musically and lyrically. During the winter months, simpler fare sticks to the ribs, but I hope it tastes just as good.” [To buy the CD from Amazon, click here.  For the MP 3 download, click here.] Oh, by the way: This video of “Love Is Making Its Way Back Home” is made from 4 trillion paper cut-outs.