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Josh Ritter on World Cafe | March 5, 2013

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Idaho native and folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has been named one of the 100 Best Living Songwriters by Paste. Ritter's seventh album, The Beast in Its Tracks, is out this week; inspired by the breakup of his marriage, the record offers a raw and personal account of heartbreak and recovery.

In this installment of World Café, Ritter plays a few songs from The Beast in Its Tracks and talks with host David Dye about finding universal themes in autobiographical work.

To watch Ritter perform more songs from his new record, click here for a full video of last night's First Listen Live concert in New York City. (Link)



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*Heartless Bastards “Parted Ways” Arrow

*Iron & Wine “Grace For Saints And Ramblers” Ghost on Ghost

*Alt-J “Breezeblocks” An Awesome Wave

*Los Lobos “Reva’s House” Kiko

*The Wallflowers “Reboot the Mission” Glad All Over

*((Josh Ritter “Wait For Love” The Historic Conquests of Josh Ritter))

*Josh Ritter “Hopeful” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*Josh Ritter “A Certain Light” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*Josh Ritter “Joy To You Baby” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*((Josh Ritter “Mind’s Eye” The Historic Conquests of Josh Ritter))

*Glen Hansard “Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting” Rhythm and Repose

*Nick Drake “One of These Things First” Bryter Layter

*The Amazing “Flashlight” Gentle Stream

*((Phish “Billy Breathes” Billy Breathes))

*Paul Westerberg “First Glimmer” 14 Songs

*Shovels and Rope “Birmingham” O’ Be Joyful

*Tom Petty “American Girl” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

*The War on Drugs “Taking the Farm” Wagonwheel Blues

*Trixie Whitley “Never Enough” Fourth Corner

*((Graham Parker & The Rumor “Fool’s Gold” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

*Night Beds “Ramona” Country Sleep

*Susan Tedeschi “Lord Protect My Child” Hope and Desire

*The Slide Brothers “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’” Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers

*Delta Spirit “Trashcan” Ode To Sunshine

*((Massive Attack “Safe From Harm” Blue Lines))

*Low “Just Make It Stop” The Invisible Way

*Matthew Sweet “Looking At the Sun” Girlfriend

*Eels “Peach Blossom” Wonderful Glorious

*Tom Waits “Heart Attack and Vine” Heart Attack and Vine