Alex Massie

Saturday Morning Country: Josh Ritter

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Occasionally, people complain that this series isn't contemporary enough and that it ignores the good country music that is still being produced in spite of the commercial interests of Nashville-pap. That's a fair criticism. So here's an acoustic version of Josh Ritter's Folk Bloodbath - a hymn to the murder ballad which is, as Radley Balko says, splendid and part of an album that merits your investment.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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