Josh Ritter / Langhorne Slim
Besides the fact that he wrote a song called "Lawrence, KS" without ever having been to Lawrence, there are plenty of reasons to dig on the poetic verses of Josh Ritter. Combining the street-poet lyrics and revivalist performances of Bruce Springsteen with the mellow intimacy of Nick Drake, Ritter has quickly established himself as one of the sharpest songwriters on the folk/rock/alt-country/whatever-dude circuit. His latest LP "The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter" takes some darker rock-and-roll turns, seemingly capturing each song with a completely different studio approach.
For his current tour, Ritter is seeking horn players in each city. Here's the info from his website:
CALL TO HORNS! PLAY WITH JOSH AND BAND
There's been too many times during past tours when we thought, "Wouldn't it kick ass if we had some horns tonight?" Well, no more just talking about it. We know there's a lot of talented musicians out there.
We're looking for several horn players in each town to play with Josh and the band during 2 or 3 songs at each show.
1. Must read music!
2. Must have a Myspace/Youtube/Website link to you playing your instrument.
3. Brass, saxes preferred...but we'd be down with violin, accordion, flute.
4. No singers - unless you are a legitimate opera singer.
5. Must be available for soundcheck on day of show
If you're interested, please send an email to Doug at email@example.com. Subject should be "HORNS FOR _______(concert city)". Include your instrument played, credentials, links to see and hear you play - plus your full name and phone number.
If you're what we're looking for, we will be in touch with a schedule for the day, as well as the music to learn. On the day of the show, you'll arrive early to play during soundcheck, and for the show...
Cool, right? Let's hear from ya!