Josh Ritter Turns the Page

Interview & Performance

Friday, August 12, 2011

Josh Ritter, Greene Space Josh Ritter in WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space (Stephanie F. Black)

Josh Ritter is one of our great young singer-songwriters, and he’s just published his first novel. Bright's Passage is about a World War I veteran and his guardian angel. 

Last year, Josh Ritter joined us for a live show at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in New York City. He performed songs from his recent album of songs, So Runs The World Away — a title he borrowed from Hamlet

As he told Kurt Andersen, writing for the page and the stage were two very different challenges. “I finished the first draft and I thought that it was like the greatest book ever written,” he remembered. Turns out it wasn’t that easy.
(Originally aired: February 25, 2011)


Video: Josh Ritter performs "Change of Time"


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