Last night, folk-rock maestro Josh Ritter stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to play a scorching rendition of “Rattling Locks”, the fifth track off last year’s So Runs the World Away. The percussion-heavy and bluesy number is a thunderous piece of work, especially when Ritter is accompanied by the equally animated Royal City Band. In case you missed it, the video is above. Over the end credits of Kimmel, Ritter and company also played the energetic fan-favorite “Kathleen”, which you can check out below.
Ritter can be found on his seemingly never-ending tour (such as stops with the DMB Caravan) as well bookstores everywhere with his debut novel, Bright’s Passage. You know, the book that Stephen King said “shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime”. No big deal.