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Concert Review: Josh Ritter's Concert for a Friend

Josh Ritter at Club Passim
Josh Ritter at Club Passim

What an inspiring and incredibly fun night of music by Josh Ritter and a couple of his bandmates, Sam and Zack, at Passim on Tuesday. The show (actually shows, there was an early set as well) was a benefit for their friend Kate, who is battling cancer. The music was wonderful and varied, ranging through all of Josh’s albums, from early-career favorites (“Hotel Song”) to “Historical” (“Temptation of Adam” and an acoustic “To the Dogs or Whoever”). I don’t have a complete setlist, but among the tunes were (in no particular order): “Kathleen,” “Harrisburg,” “Lawrence, Kansas,” “Come and Find Me,” “Jiggs,” “Good Man,”Wolves," ”Here at the Right Time,"Still Beating,” and “Empty Hearts.” I think this is about right (feel free to correct me!)

Zack played his “Cowboy Song” and there were plenty of laughs and lighthearted moments amid the poignancy of some of Josh’s songs to the cause. In all a great night.

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