is an American singer-songwriter born in
Moscow, Idaho in
1976. Ritter began writing songs while attending
College. He eventually changed his major from neuroscience
and graduated in 1999 with a self-created American History
through Narrative Folk Music major.
is in the tradition of folk music and ballads - clearly
influenced by Bob Dylan,
Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen, among others - with an
emphasis on simple lyrics.
appeared at the 2002 Newport Folk Festival, the 2005 Oxegen
Festival and has headlined with artists such as Joan Baez.
Baez later released her own version of Ritter's song
"Wings." Ritter's 2003 full-length album Hello Starling
debuted at #2 on the charts in Ireland, where the young man
has already developed a loyal following. Ritter was signed
by a major United States record label, V2 Records, in 2005
and Hello Starling
was re-released. On April 19th 2006, his latest album,
The Animal Years was released to stellar reviews.
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