17 March 2010

I could go on and on...

 ...about Josh Ritter and Josh Rouse. They are equally high in my exclusive songwriter suite of esteem and both of them have new records! When the Joshes stay at my place, they get the couch; where as anyone else is searching the floor for stray goose down or gummie bears to lie on.

Rouse's 8th album, El Turista, came out last week. Ritter's new album, So Runs the World Away, comes out in the U.S. May 4, but the vinyl version will be available April 17 as a special release coinciding with Record Store Day. Also, Ritter put out another sweet deluxe re-issue. This one is of his 2003 album, Hello Starling, complete with a bonus disc of the entire album done solo acoustic and a few excellent live tracks.

Below are some of my favorites from both artists.

Josh Ritter

Girl In the War
To the Dogs Or Whoever
Snow Is Gone
Thin Blue Flame
Golden Age of Radio
The Temptation of Adam

Josh Rouse

100M Backstroke
Sad Eyes
It Looks Like Love
Jersey Clowns
It's the Nighttime
Nothing Gives Me Pleasure
Late Night Conversation

Hope you enjoy, and if you're at SXSW, here are the shows some of my bands are playing:

Thursday, March 18

Amanda Shires & Rod Picott @ Opal Divine's (Pigeon's Posse Day Party) 11:45 am
Opal Divine's Freehouse
700 West 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Amanda Shires @ G & S Lounge 3:30 pm
G & S Lounge
2420 South First St.
Austin, TX 78704

Thrift Store Cowboys @ St. Vincent de Paul (Freebird stage) 6:45 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Vintage Boutique & Thrift Store
1327 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704 

Friday, March 19

One Wolf @ Karibu (Shake Some Action! Showcase) 11 am
Karibu Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar
1209 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702

 One Wolf @ Ramble Creek Studios Day Party 12 pm
Ramble Creek Studios
1704 Kinney
Austin, TX
Collin Herring @ Ramble Creek Studios Day Party 2:30 pm
Ramble Creek Studios
1704 Kinney
Austin, TX

Amanda Shires @ Opal Divine's 4 pm
Opal Divine's Penn Field
3601 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704

Saturday, March 20

Collin Herring @ Botticelli's (McGuckin PR Day Party) 3 pm
1321 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704

Thrift Store Cowboys @  The Ale House 7:30 pm
The Ale House
310 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701

...and my good friend's blog.


tinypaperheart said...

i'll have to check them out! :)

kelzone said...

that's funny, i have a post composed waiting to be published about josh ritter on the day of his pre-release...because i will be in boise...watching him play. he is such a great performer and songwriter.
i second all your favorite josh songs!
so hopefully everyone who reads this post will start listening cause he is amazing!

Joseph said...

Sounds cool! I definitely need to check out Josh's music. I need some new tunes. Thanks for the info.

Ashley S said...

Oh wow Oh wow!! I am so happy to see Josh Ritter on your blog. I have listened to his music for about seven years. I was introduced to him when a smoozer guy said to me "All the other girls here are stars you are the morthern lights" haha it didnt work but it made me discover Josh. I saw him in Maine this winter with my mama and we both fell in love with him, he was so energetic and happy. Dont really know why Im telling you this but I love when I find other Ritter fans! And I too am awaiting his new vinyl. Happy Spring!

Lindsay said...

I gave you a blog award on my blog :D

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

Record store day is the day after my birthday, so I KNOW I'll be getting new music! And the tiny indie record store in my town is participating! Actually the owner is at SXSW right now and I'm a little jealous.