Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
Performing the Album 'Hello Starling'
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band - Performing the Album 'Hello Starling'
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Josh and band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Josh’s 2003 breakthrough record, Hello Starling, with a very limited European headline tour, playing the album in full (plus more music).
A note from Josh:
"When I wrote Hello Starling, I was playing coffee shops and open mics. By the time it came out, I was on tour with the Frames and Joan Baez. I was practically living on the road, hearing my songs on the radio for the first time, staying up all night, touring Europe, doing all these things I had only dreamt of. It was a grand time.
For the 20th anniversary of the album, the band and I will be taking a swing through Hello Starling this fall, starting in Europe. We'll play the entire album in full, front to back, and then play a bunch more music. It just felt right to try this out first in Ireland, England, and the Netherlands, where I spent so much time in 2003 when the album came out; but we hope to bring it to other spots as well, if all goes well!
Thank you all for listening all these years.
Praise for Josh Ritter:
“There have been plenty of highlights in Ritter’s 20-year (plus) recording career.” - AP
“Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always
been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” - The New York Times
“Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven
for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer.” - NPR Music
“If you love music and have a device on which to play it, you should listen to Josh Ritter whenever you
need sound.”—Mary-Louise Parker in Esquire
“Mysterious, melancholy, melodic...and those are only the M’s.”—Stephen King in Entertainment