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Issue No. 32, March 2011

Issue No. 32, March 2011

To download the complete issue, click HERE Issue 32, March 2011 Musically, a new year generally starts off slow. The Northeast is in a deep, dark, snowy, cold, crappy-weather funk. (Did I mention snowy?) Even if bands decide to travel this way this time of year, it’s hard enought to motivate ourselves to trudge out […]

>KINK-FM in Portland, a radio station worth watching

>KINK-FM in Portland, a radio station worth watching

> I recently ran across KINK-FM (101.9) , a radio station out of Portland, Oregon. Since I live on the East Coast I had never heard of them before. But a recent video post of a Josh Ritter song on Facebook led me on a search for the station and possibly more video. I believe […]

>Josh Ritter in Philadelphia and Boston, Feb. 10 and 11

>Josh Ritter in Philadelphia and Boston, Feb. 10 and 11

> Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, opening night in Philly   What should one expect from a Valentine’s Day Brawl? Love, roses,  a nice slow-dance sax solo, and of course some heartache because this ain’t no Hallmark celebration. This was Josh Ritter’s tell-it-like-it-is idea of Valentine’s Day, and it was quite a party.  I was […]

>Favorites of 2010

>Favorites of 2010

>Way Down with ‘Hadestown’ and more!Our annual list of Favorites: 2010To read the whole issue, click HERE FAVORITE CD “Hadestown,” Anais MitchellA concept album in itself is very tough to pull off. A folk opera about the Orpheus myth? Please. Top it off with an incredible cast – Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Justin Vernon, etc. […]

>Issue No. 31, December 2010

>Issue No. 31, December 2010

>Way Down With ‘Hadestown’Anais Mitchell’s stellar folk opera tops our list of Favorites of 2010   It seems every year there’s one album we cannot stop listening to: In 2004, Patty Griffin’s “Impossible Dream” blew our minds; a few years later, a neo-bluegrass band named Crooked Still shook us up with their “Shaken by a Low […]

>News and videos

>Some of this and a little of that before the big splash of the next issue of Modern Acoustic, which should be posted early next week (HERE). A bunch of new albums from some of our favorite artists are slated for release right after the first of the year. Here is the list I have… […]

>Lyrically speaking: Lantern

>Lyrically speaking: Lantern

>  Last week, I posted lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s “Furry Sings the Blues,” basically because I really dig the song. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought that it might be cool to ocasionally posted lyrics to songs and say a few words about why they rock my world. To be truthful, […]

>Josh Ritter in Portland, Maine, Oct. 22

>Josh Ritter in Portland, Maine, Oct. 22

>   First, the bullet points for those in a hurry to hear the details:1) I got this close to riding the tour bus from Portland to Northampton… damn those family obligations!2) The Portland crowd is a rowdy bunch. Hey, State Theatre bouncer guys: let the women dance in front of the stage. It’s a rock […]

>Blast from the Past: Q&A with Josh Ritter 2005

>Blast from the Past: Q&A with Josh Ritter 2005

> This Q&A is a reprint from the May 2005 issue of Modern Acoustic (Josh Rocks; click HERE). Josh had just finished recording “The Animal Years” in Washington State. The issue’s cover “story” was a pictorial by Boston photographer Jon Strymish of Josh and the band recording the album at Bear Creek Studios. Below is […]

>Josh Ritter at the Orpheum, Boston

>Josh Ritter at the Orpheum, Boston

> There are some shows you hype so much in your head that by the time you actually see the show, it’s a letdown. Let’s just say this, that never happens for a Josh Ritter show. Because as great as you expect it to be, it’s always better — way better.Josh and his old faithful, […]

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