I picked up The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter on iTunes yesterday. It’s Ritter’s fifth album and his latest release on V2 Records (August 21, 2007).
The singer-songwriter from Moscow, Idaho began writing songs while attending Oberlin College. He eventually changed his major from neuroscience and graduated in 1999 with a self-created American History through Narrative Folk Music major. His work has been compared to Bob Dylan’s and Leonard Cohen’s. I also hear Bright Eyes’ and Harry Chapin’s influence.