Singer, songwriter, musician, artist and best-selling author Josh Ritter has just released his new song, “Horse No Rider”. Alongside the track, Ritter has announced a run of ‘An Evening With’ UK and European dates, including a show at London’s St. Pancras Old Church on April 19th.

“Horse No Rider” is the third song unveiled from Ritter’s anticipated new album, Spectral Lines, which will be released April 28th via Thirty Tigers.

Reflecting on the song, Ritter shares:

“The appaloosa horses that are from my corner of the world are the ones I think of. They’re wandering the Camas Prairie, the Palouse. They’re chomping at the base of Steptoe Butte. A wild horse has no rider and is free to gallop. A riderless horse lives life at a careen.”

Produced by Ritter’s longtime collaborator Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim), Spectral Lines is dedicated to the memory of his mother, and finds Ritter searching for commonality across the ten seamless tracks by exploring life’s most universal ideas—love, devotion and what it means to be connected, to both each other and to ourselves.

In celebration of the new record Ritter will perform a series of solo acoustic shows this spring in the U.S. and Europe. Following the dates, Ritter and his band, the Royal City Band, will return to the road in the US this May.

Tour Dates:

04/11 – OSLO, Norway, Belleville
04/13 – COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Hotel Cecil
04/14 – STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Debaser
04/15 – BERLIN, Germany, Prachtwerk
04/16 – AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Zonnehuis
04/19 – LONDON, England, St. Pancras Old Church
04/20 – DUBLIN, Ireland, Liberty Hall Theatre

Spectral Lines will be released on April 19th and you can pre-order your copy from this location.


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