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Josh Ritter w/ Valery Gore - Thursday


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This Thursday, April 6 at Elixir Nightclub (14 Garrett Street), Eggplant Entertainment and Rock Crew Productions present Josh Ritter, with special guest Valery Gore. Tickets are on sale now at Zap Records, Brian's Record Option, Destinations, Renaissance Music, Chumleighs, Elixir and online at www.rockcrew.ca

Hailing from the unlikely, small town of Moscow, Idaho, twenty-nine year old Josh Ritter crafts songs that are a rare gift of natural, intuitive beauty. His third album, Hello Starling, garnered critical praise and was hailed in the press both here and abroad, especially in Ireland, where it achieved gold status and where Josh has built a fiercely loyal fan base. Publications like The New York Times, Details, USA Today, and Harp have scrambled to describe what made Josh's music so stunning and, in the process, invoked comparisons to a young Springsteen or Leonard Cohen.

Josh has spent much of the past two years touring the world, including stops in Ireland and Canada with Sarah Harmer and Kathleen Edwards. His new album (and first major label release), The Animal Years, will be released on V2 Records on Tuesday, April 4th.

Maybe it's the fact that her backseat is full of flyer mail or that her socks are green or that the grass seems blue or that in another life she was Glenn Gould's first piano teacher, but the truth of the matter is that Valery Gore possesses the ability to dissolve the boundaries between age, time, and music. She is as involved with the past as she is obsessed with the modernity of strange, subtle noises and how a piano is meant to sound when its keys fall under her fingers. She understands its idiosyncrasies because her music belongs to such a place where romance still lingers in the night airs, perfumed by the salty sea some miles off to the east.

Introducing Valery Gore. Classically trained, schooled in Jazz and raised on pop and soul, the young Valery is already a songwriter to be reckoned with. She was the girl exposing four hundred peers to F.E. Vanderbeck, Queen, and Chopin at her public school assemblies, while dad sat proud with the video camera. This all happened after countless visits to her grandmother's where Mary Poppins sing-alongs would develop around the piano. Prominent influences for Valery have been Tori Amos, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright, Fiona Apple, Joni Mitchell, Bjork, Elliott Smith, and Laura Nyro.




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We're very excited to be working with our friends at Eggplant Entertainment on this show, and we're also excited to see opening act Valery Gore, who got a reception when she opened for Joel Plaskett in Kingston a few months back. Tickets have been selling quite well for tonight, so get to Zap, Brian's, Chumleighs, Renaissance, Destinations, or Elixir before 5 today to grab a few!

Josh's new album 'The Animal Years' came out on Tuesday to much praise ... it's gonna be a heck of great good show, see you tonight!


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