Thursday, March 15, 2007

Big in Ireland: Josh Ritter

One of our first posts on The Weight was my review of a solo acoustic Josh Ritter show at The Birchmere in Alexandria back in January. Since that night, having picked up his album Animal Years at the concert, I have played that CD incessantly. It seems that I have alot in common with the Irish. We both can't enough Ritter.

Josh is Top International Male to Hotpress Readers

Ireland's Hotpress Magazine has released the results for their 2006-ending Readers Poll, and we're thrilled to announce that Josh has topped several of their lists, most notably top "International Male" (eclipsing Bruce Springsteen), top "International Live Act," and best "International Songwriter."

Other International categories Josh was recognized in was "Album" (#3, for The Animal Years), "Musician" (#3), "Folk/Trad/Specialist" (#3), and "DVD" (#5, for "In the Dark: Live at Vicar Street").

Josh Ritter
Girl in The War
Easy Street Records
Seattle, WA
June 4th, 2006

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