Past Concerts

2015 - Oct. 10 - Josh Ritter with the Boulder Phil

Josh Ritter
Saturday, October 10, 2015
7:30 PM

Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Gary Lewis, principal guest conductor

The Boulder Phil is pleased to present American singer‐songwriter Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, who are kicking off their nationwide Sermon on the Rocks new album tour with this concert!

The son of two neuroscientists, Ritter was on his way to follow in their footsteps when he discovered Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country" in high school. He has since released several critically-acclaimed studio albums and has been recently named one of the 100 greatest living songwriters by Paste Magazine, alongside Dylan, Springsteen, and Neil Young. Joan Baez has covered one of his songs; Stephen King named one of Ritter's albums the best of recent years and David Letterman has requested him three times, so far.  

Josh Ritter and his band have performed sold out concerts with the backing of the Boston Pops, New York Pops, and others. The concert marks the first time Ritter has performed with a symphony orchestra in the Western part of the United States. It's anticipated to be a rather rare and not‐to‐be‐missed special event.

 “…he sets out to carry a world of ideas on a few basic chords….there is no limit to the depth and ambition of his songs.” –The New York Times

“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions.”  —Washington Post

There will be no pre-concert talk prior to this performance.

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Listen to NPR's stream of Josh Ritter's new album, Sermon On The Rocks:




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