Josh Ritter Signs With V2
Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has inked a new deal with V2, which will on Feb. 22 reissue his latest album, "Hello Starling," Billboard.com has learned.Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has inked a new deal with V2, which will on Feb. 22 reissue his latest album, "Hello Starling," Billboard.com has learned. The set will be bundled by an EP of tracks recently recorded live in Dublin, where Ritter has become something of a sensation.
"Hello Starling" debuted at No. 2 in Ireland last year; it was previously released in North America on the independent label Signature Sounds.
"Ireland was the first place I really began to feel like I could make a living as a songwriter," the Idaho native told Billboard this summer. "People were so excited to see something new, and there's [such] an incredibly rich culture of performing and singing that they made me feel really welcome. I used to think Ireland might be the only place that got my music, but as I've been touring and touring, the audiences are growing everywhere in the same kind of natural, good way they did in Ireland."
Ritter previously gained notoriety after Joan Baez recorded his song "Wings" for her 2003 album "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar."
The artist has a handful of tour dates on tap this month, beginning Dec. 7 in Philadelphia. A four-date run of Irish shows kicks off Dec. 13 in Cork.