I stumbled upon this guy whilst surfing the internet, and boy am I glad I did.
His is the folk artist Josh Ritter, and his voice has the kind of raw, haunting quality that is hard to find among more mainstream musicians. His latest album, So Runs the World Away, was released in 2010, and evokes music that "falls through the cracks," according to iTunes. Simply put, his music is the kind that sticks with you.
A few of my favorite songs include "The Curse" (from the above album) and "Girl in the War" (from album The Animal Years), but really, I don't think there's any such thing as a bad song for Josh Ritter.
Want to sample some of his music yourself? Go to joshritter.com/music/ for some free downloads! You won't regret it.
By Lauren Lessard