Here's how Josh himself describes it: "I wanted to make something grand. I wanted to make something important to me and to no one else.I wanted it like I've never wanted anything in my life.The soulful vocalist MARTHA REDBONE’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues.
I wanted to play in a beautiful studio all day and walk home at night through the ghosty wedding cake houses of the Garden District dark. Mama says that I was born hungry, but I woke up one morning not long ago and found that I was ravenous." Over the course of his acclaimed career, Josh Ritter has released seven full-length albums, in-cluding The Beast In Its Tracks, So Runs the World Away, and The Animal Years.
Idaho born singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has been called one of the "10 Most Exciting Artists Now" by Entertainment Weekly and one of the "100 Best Living Songwriters" by Paste Magazine.
His sixth studio album was released in March and debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums.
After the discussion, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, Ritter will perform.
This year's line-up features an eclectic and energetic mix of dance, theater, and music, showcasing national icons, artists who embody America's cultural roots, and several hometown celebrities too. Beloved by fans worldwide for his ebullient performances and inventive songwriting, Idaho native Josh Ritter has released seven albums over the course of his career.