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Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with special guest Nicki Bluhm

Josh Ritter, Nicki Bluhm

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January 13, 2018
Doors 7:00pm
Showtime 8:00pm
Kitchen 6:00pm
The Heights (map)
339 W 19th St.
Houston TX 77008

Josh Ritter's acclaimed 20-year career as a songwriter and musician reaches new heights with the release of his ninth full-length album, Gathering.  Along with his loyal bandmates, the Royal City Band, Josh returned to the studio with more songs than he'd ever had before at one time. 

Re-energized after a recent collaboration with legendary musician Bob Weir (who also contributes vocals and guitar to a song on Gathering) and --at the same time -- tired of living in the shadow of his earlier self, Josh felt charged with exploring the possibility of cutting himself loose from his own and others' expectations.

In his words, "I began with an exciting sense of dissatisfaction, and what emerged, as I began to find my voice, was a record full of storms. I still can’t tell what era these stories are from. They feel part roustabout, part psalm to me." 

A songwriter, a musician, a New York Times best-selling author, a painter, a consummate performer. Josh Ritter encompasses all of these descriptors and more. He is a true artist. One who is not afraid of growing, changing and constantly challenging earlier versions of himself.

Here, two decades into his storied career, Josh Ritter is just getting started.
Gathering is out on 22nd September.

California native Nicki Bluhm is a singer, songwriter and performer. She has released two solo albums, Toby’s Song (2008) and Driftwood (2012), and two albums with her band the Gramblers, the self-titled Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers (2013) and Loved Wild Lost (2015). Most recently Nicki released “Remember Love Wins,” which received a nod from Rolling Stone saying: “‘Remember Love Wins’, like Pete Seeger singing ‘We Shall Overcome,’ hits not just on the struggle ahead, but our ability to eventually come out on the right side of history.” In addition to her work as a solo performer and leader of the Gramblers, Nicki has performed with The Infamous Stringdusters, Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band, Ryan Adams, Bonnie Raitt, Jackie Green, Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule, and many other musicians. The future holds new songs, a new album and new shows. With no set release date yet, you can look forward to catching an early glimpse of new material with Nicki and an acoustic guitar in venues across the country in early 2018. 

All Ages