HGTV/Paste SXSW Preview - Josh Ritter

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HGTV/Paste SXSW Preview - Josh Ritter

HGTV has teamed up with Paste for our ninth annual party in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes both some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.

The official four-day party will be held at one of 6th Street’s biggest music venues, The Stage on Sixth (508 E. 6th Street), from noon to 6 p.m. In the days leading up to the event, we’ll post previews on the artists on the lineup.

Josh Ritter
Hometown: New York
Album: The Beast In Its Tracks
For Fans of: Steve Earle, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan

Seven years ago, we declared Josh Ritter to be one of the 100 Best Living Songwriters, and with every album, he’s making us look better for that early declaration. His latest, The Beast In Its Tracks, is full of both heartbreak and that difficult path back to healing—all packed with clever wordplay and honest emotion. And even when the songs are sad, he has too much fun onstage for the moment to feel anything less than triumphant—the music seems to heal his wounds and yours.