Singer-songwriter and guitarist Josh Ritter has blurred the line between narrator and musician. Beyond music, Ritter is also an author; he published his first novel, Bright's Passage, in 2011. He bridges the divide between his two occupations in his lyrics and performances, which always have an air of storytelling about them.
Ritter talks with host David Dye about his beginnings as a musician and growing up in rural Idaho on this session of World Cafe. In addition, he plays several songs — including one from his forthcoming album, The Beast in His Tracks.