Josh Ritter played his third Clearwater Festival on this beautiful Sunday afternoon — performing old favorites, songs from his most recent release The Beast In its Tracks, and providing a preview of a few new tunes. In keeping with the spirit of the day, honoring Pete and Toshi Seeger, he shared a very personal story of a letter Pete had written to him when Josh was 19. He knew he had a passion for music, but was unsure whether he should pursue it as a career. Pete's positive response to give it a try was the catalyst, Josh said, that inspired him to "go for it."
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• Josh Ritter - Studio A Session, 2006
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