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Josh Ritter on World Cafe | June 20, 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, was released last March. 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 fromThe Beast in Its Tracks and talks with host David Dye about finding universal themes in autobiographical work.(Link)

Tracklist:

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Hour 1

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 Historical 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 Historical 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))

Hour 2

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