Random Cover of the Week – Josh Ritter Goes Down to “The River”

I’m a Bruce Springsteen fan, but I’m not necessarily a fan of all of his stuff. I tend to lean toward melancholy Bruce over arena-rock Bruce. I prefer Nebraska over Born to Run for instance. I happen to think “The River” is one of Bruce’s masterpieces, a tremendous piece of storytelling. Josh Ritter probably agrees to me, based on the fact that he plays a classic, respectful cover of the tune: