Prolific singer/songwriter Josh Ritter’s eighth full-length studio album is rife with religious imagery, starting with its title, Sermon on the Rocks. Yet the Idaho native, who found his creative voice while at Oberlin College in Ohio in the late 1990s, says that wasn’t necessarily planned.
“I oftentimes don’t know that stuff or notice that sort of stuff as it’s happening, because you’re writing songs separately and songs kind of just come, and by the time you’re done with one you’re not thinking about it when you’re writing the next,” Ritter told the Huffington Post when the album dropped last October. Read more about Ritter in this week's Sound Advice.
Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band plays Taft Theatre Monday with Barnstar! More info/tickets: