Part of Bucknell University's Family Weekend Festivities
Opening Act: Sam Amidon, Weis Center, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Seniors 62+: $16
Youth 18 and Under: $10
Bucknell Employees and Students
(Limit 2): $10
Non-Bucknell College Students: $10
Purchase tickets online.
Call 570-577-1000 to receive a brochure and mail order form.
"How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young 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 is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with six albums (and a novel) under his belt and fans who love to sing along with his heartfelt folk-rock anthems. Paste Magazine just put Ritter's sixth album, The Beast In Its Tracks, on their Best Albums of 2013 (So Far) list.
Of the record, Ritter says, "In the year after my marriage ended, I realized that I had more new songs than I'd ever had at one time. Far from the grand, sweeping feel of the songs on So Runs the World Away, these new songs felt like rocks in the shoe, hard little nuggets of whatever they were, be it spite, remorse, or happiness."
The new album follows Ritter's 2010 release, So Runs The World Away, of which Bob Boilen from NPR Music declared, "I've come to expect good records from him...but this one took my breath away," while the Boston Globe praised, "quite sensational...marks the finest music he has made."
In 2011, Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times Best-selling novel, Bright's Passage. 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."
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