Josh Ritter: I felt like I had all these words inside of me and I had no idea how they-- what form they were going to fill. I wasn't even thinking about it like that until I heard Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan sing "Girl From the North Country" together on a record.
Girl from the North Country up and hot, under
I plugged in my parents' old record player, and there was Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan singing this song. So simple, and so beautiful, and and they sounded like they needed a shave, and it was just so gorgeous, and I felt like something that I could do. that was the moment my world kind of cracked open, and I saw how much stuff there was back there for me.
Girl from the North Country up and hot
Music Credit: Excerpt of “Girl from the North Country” from the album, Nashville Skyline, written by Bob Dylan and performed by Dylan and Johnny Cash, used courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment and by permission of Special Rider Music (SESAC).