State Theatre Portland
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

WCLZ Presents

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

The Felice Brothers

Wed, May 8, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$24 advance / $29 day of show

All tickets come with music! A ticket to dates on Josh Ritter’s upcoming Spring 2013 tour gets you more than entry to a show. Every ticket purchased automatically includes a digital version of his new album The Beast In Its Tracks (available March 5th, 2013). The album will be delivered directly to your inbox on street date. But you don't have to wait that long for music. Shortly after purchase, you'll also receive instructions on how to redeem a digital download of his single “Joy To You Baby” in advance of release. For every ticket purchased, you’ll get: • A digital download of his single “Joy To You Baby” delivered 3-5 days after ticket purchase. • A digital download of Josh Ritter’s new album The Beast In Its Tracks delivered on March 5th, 2013. Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com The State Theatre Box Office will be open one hour before doors on night of s

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
Josh Ritter is from Moscow, Idaho. The son of two neuroscientists, he was on his way to follow in
their footsteps when he discovered Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country" in
high school. He has since released five studio albums and has been recently named one of the
100 greatest living songwriters by Paste Magazine, alongside Dylan, Springsteen, and Neil
Young. Joan Baez has covered one of his songs; Stephen King named one of Ritter's albums
the best of recent years and David Letterman has requested him twice, so far.
Ritter's constant touring has established a robust, fanatical base both in the US and overseas
(particularly Ireland and the UK). He and his band can fill theaters throughout the USA, in many
major markets: DC and San Francisco but also in smaller cities as diverse as Spokane, WA and
Northampton, MA. Ritter and band have performed with the New York Pops and the Boston
Symphony Orchestra and many critically acclaimed artists have requested Ritter to share stages.
This list includes Swell Season, Ray Lamontagne, and John Prine. His fans have a special,
unique bond with Ritter that goes beyond that of other singer-songwriters; he is always there at
the merch desk after shows, hugging fans and signing records.
Over the course of his young career Ritter has established longtime relationships with media
outlets such as NPR, Paste, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and Amazon.com, as
well as regional radio stalwarts such as WFUV and WXPN and a wide-swath of progressive blogs
and websites. Ritter has blogged for the Huffington Post while on tour.
His new album, So Runs the World Away, is ambitious and literary. It will be released this spring
by Pytheas Recordings, a label recently started by Ritter and his longtime publicity partner, Sacks
& Co., with Redeye Distribution. Ritter's constant touring has established a robust, fanatical base both in the US and overseas (particularly Ireland and the UK). He and his band can fill theaters throughout the USA, in many major markets: DC and San Francisco but also in smaller cities as diverse as Spokane, WA and Northampton, MA. Ritter and band have performed with the New York Pops and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and many critically acclaimed artists have requested Ritter to share stages. This list includes Swell Season, Ray Lamontagne, and John Prine. His fans have a special, unique bond with Ritter that goes beyond that of other singer-songwriters; he is always there at the merch desk after shows, hugging fans and signing records.
Over the course of his young career Ritter has established longtime relationships with media outlets such as NPR, Paste, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and Amazon.com, as well as regional radio stalwarts such as WFUV and WXPN and a wide-swath of progressive blogs
and websites. Ritter has blogged for the Huffington Post while on tour.
The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers and their long time friends and band mates Greg Farley, Christmas Clapton and David Turbeville come to us from the Catskill Mountains, where a homegrown sound has been working its way through the bloodlines for generations. With James playing accordion, Simone playing drums, Ian handling guitar/vocal duties, and a former dice-playing friend named Christmas Clapton on bass, the quartet held informal performances in subway stations while hawking its debut album, 2006's Through These Reigns and Gone. They have toured across the world at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Points West, Outside Lands, and Langerado.

"The Felice Brothers are probably the most enthralling band currently to be seen anywhere in the world right now."-The London Telegraph
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/