Josh Ritter on Collaborating with Bob Weir and Joan Baez

Veteran singer-songwriter reflects on his own legacy as he gets ready to honor Van Morrison

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Kyle Meredith With… Josh Ritter

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    On today’s Kyle Meredith With…, Josh Ritter digs deep into his new album, Fever Breaks, from teaming up with Jason Isbell to collaborating with his heroes Bob Weir and Joan Baez to being heavily influenced by the 24/7 news cycle of today. He also reflects on the eclectic inspiration behind many of his past songs and looks back on his own legacy as he gets ready to honor Van Morrison at Carnegie Hall.

    Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.

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