Josh Ritter at Brooklyn Steel (October 29, 2017)

By Will Oliver, December 3rd 2017 — with 2 comments Concert Photos Concert Reviews Listen Stream

The ever-reliable Josh Ritter returned this year with new album Gathering, which was released on September 22 via Pytheas Recordings.

It’s another solid entry to his catalog and he brought his tour in support of it to New York on October 29 for a performance at Brooklyn Steel. Opening the show was Philadelphia folk rockers Good Old War, who
sounded great.

We last caught Ritter last summer when he played a free show at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn. This was a slightly more intimate offering, which definitely worked into Ritter’s favor. The musician’s blend of folk rock worked well in the room with a mixture of new material with old, undeniable favorites such as “Me & Jiggs,” “Kathleen,” and “Girl In The War,” which saw the crowd sing along to every word.

Ritter remains one of the more underrated working folk musicians out there, one who has a great sizable fanbase but who I feel should be even bigger than he already is.

Find the full setlist posted below, along with photo galleries of both Ritter and Good Old War.

Good Old War:

Josh Ritter:

Josh Ritter Setlist:

1. Feels Like Lightning
2. Showboat
3. New Lover
4. Friendamine
5. Henrietta, Indiana
6. Thunderbolt’s Goodnight
7. Train Go By
8. Dreams
9. Me & Jiggs
10. Hopeful
11. Kathleen
12. Myrna Loy
13. Young Moses
14. Oh Lord (Part 3)
15. When Will I Be Changed
16. Homecoming
17. Getting Ready to Get Down


18. Roll On
19. Good Man
20. Girl in the War

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[…] trio Good Old War (who we saw open for Josh Ritter last October) will return with their new EP Part Of You on February 16 via Nettwerk […]


[…] This year saw Josh Ritter return with his tenth studio album Fever Breaks, which was released on April 26th via Pytheas Recordings. He’s been touring hard in support of the new record, which included a headlining performance at Beacon Theatre on September 22nd. This was our first time seeing Ritter perform since his performance at Brooklyn Steel in 2017. […]


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