Josh Ritter: Solo
+ Rose Cousins$28.50 – $42.50 Buy Tickets
“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter an artist whose achievements match his ambitions.” – The Washington Post
“The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now” – Entertainment Weekly
“100 Best Living Songwriters” – Paste Magazine
Josh Ritter will return to the Northeast for a select number of special solo acoustic shows. These shows will highlight brand new material Josh is working on, as well as songs from his extensive, critically acclaimed catalog.
Josh’s latest album, Gathering (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers), continues to receive critical praise, about which NPR proclaims, “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.” Rolling Stone describes it as “midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty.” Gathering features a duet with Bob Weir, whom Ritter worked with on Weir’s recent solo album Blue Mountain.
Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums including, 2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The record also received widespread critical praise—NPR Music called it, “. . . gorgeous and glorious,” while Pitchfork asserted, “Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.” Additionally, in 2011, Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime . . . This is the work of a gifted novelist.”
Originally from PEI, Rose Cousins lives in Halifax when she’s not touring internationally. Fueled by collaboration she deeply values being part of multiple music communities.
Her 2012 album WE HAVE MADE A SPARK won a JUNO, 3 ECMAs, a CFMA, was long listed for the Polaris Music Prize, and made featured/best of lists in USA Today, NPR and Oprah Magazine. Her music has appeared in several TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy and Nashville.
To make her new record NATURAL CONCLUSION, she enlisted GRAMMY award winning producer Joe Henry. The result is what Cousins calls “the most honest and vulnerable thing” she has made to date.
Rose Cousins is nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards, was nominated for Artist of the Year at the 2018 International Folk Awards, and was recently named “Best Artist to Enjoy Quietly” by Halifax’s weekly arts paper The Coast. NATURAL CONCLUSION was nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY award (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – Ryan Freeland, Joao Carvalho), is nominated for eight East Coast Music Awards, won two Music Nova Scotia Awards (Americana Album of The Year and Solo Album of the Year), is on Polaris Music Prize’s “Longer List.”
QUOTES ABOUT ROSE:
. . . singer-songwriter Rose Cousins delivered an exquisite album, “Natural Conclusion,” that’s easily one of the most distinguished Americana releases of 2017” –Los Angeles Times
“Cousins has a disarmingly fluid vocal tone and an ability to convey the most internalized emotions — disappointment, grief, resolve, forbearance — without an ounce of fuss.”-NPR Music
“deeply caresses her exquisite vocals through a dozen songs that form an exploratory, intimate meditation on the mysteries of being human: identity, fraility, relationships, the nature of love and spiritual connection” LA Times
“The simplicity of these songs is deceiving; as sparse as they feel, her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm.” –The Guardian
“When Rose Cousins sings she soars and swoops, never to show off but always in service to the song” –The Washington Post / AP
“It’s no wonder Cousins is the object of audience affection . . .” –The Boston Globe