Club Red: Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, 6/18; Jamestown Revival, 7/1

Club Red: Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, 6/18; Jamestown Revival, 7/1

Named by Skiing Magazine as one of ski country’s best concert venues, Club Red brings a wide variety of crowd-pleasing entertainers to Telluride and Mountain Village. Given the fact the Telluride region has long been a hotbed for national touring acts, Club Red adds another chapter to that rich history. The intimate music venue inside the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village is family-friendly and allows guests to get up close and personal with the talent.

All shows are open to all ages, with a variety of ticket options ranging from general admission to high-table seating to preferred platform seating, and some VIP-ticketed experiences.

Denise Mongan of Beyond the Groove programs the shows at Club Red. And she always nails it. Which means Club Red shows sell out quickly. Denise announced two major shows to open the summer season at the popular venue: Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band performs Tuesday 6/18; Jamestown Revival is on deck for Monday, July 1. (The opening act for Jamestown is Ian Noe.)

Caveat emptor: You snooze. You lose.

Tickets to Josh Ritter, ($40 – $75), are now on sale. Buy here now.

Tickets to Jamestown Revival, ($25 – $45), here.

Scroll down for a taste of what’s in store.


Produced by Grammy-winner Jason Isbell and released on April 26, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band’s Fever Breaks is the 10th studio album from the acclaimed singer-songwriter, produced at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio.

It’s classic Ritter on Muscle Shoals-bred steroids,” Rolling Stone.

“Josh Ritter? Hell, he was born dead center of the whole country, who else is gonna tell us what it’s really like.”

The above quote came from Isbell, who knows a little something about songwriting himself. His words explain why Josh Ritter’s songs are so important right now.

Further asked about Fever Breaks, Isbell spoke to the media of Ritter’s perfectionism, of his willingness to do the work required to turn an instant of inspiration into a great song. And then he allegedly got quiet for a long moment:

“Look,” he said. “This American experiment is getting to the point where we need to call for help. We’re not under water yet, but we are stuck on the rocks. Josh’s music is a perfect document of these times.”

“100 Best Living Songwriters, “ exclaimed Paste Magazine.

“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions,” said The Washington Post.

“…the most exuberant outburst of imagery since Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,’ in 1963,” raved Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly on Ritter’s album The Animal Years.

“Josh Ritter hits a couple of round-numbered milestones this year, most notably 20 years (since the release of his debut) and 10 albums (with the arrival of Fever Breaks next week). So it only makes sense that he’d stir up his process a bit, bringing in new collaborators in pursuit of a jolt worthy of these jolt-filled times.

“On Fever Breaks, that means staking his lot with producer Jason Isbell — one of the hottest and surest names in Americana music — and Isbell’s 400 Unit, which serves as Ritter’s backing band for the first time here. Together, they infuse the singer’s ever-incisive songwriting with a bit of gutty Southern-rock heft. Ritter, Isbell and the 400 Unit all suit one another nicely, knowing when to seethe, when to swing and when to lean into the turbulence of it all,” said NPR.

Mary-Louise Parker once wrote this in Esquire: “If you love music and have a device on which to play it, you should listen to Josh Ritter.”

Josh Ritter hails from Moscow, Idaho. In addition to being named one of the 100 greatest living songwriters, Joan Baez and Bob Weir have covered Ritter’s songs.

Josh Ritter regularly sells out legendary venues such as the Fillmore, the Beacon Theatre, and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

He will for sure sell out Club Red.


According to Telluride’s Club Red, “the story of Jamestown Revival is the stuff of the dog-eared pages of a timeless American novel…”

Chapter One opens with Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance meeting in Magnolia, TX where the duo grew up. They collaborated on their first song at the age of 15. Fast friends, Clay and Chance attended college together, started Jamestown Revival in 2010, and traded their home state for Los Angeles, CA in late 2011.

By 2014 Jamestown revival released its debut album, Utah, (which included the hit single “California’”), built a committed fan base with countless road shows, and received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

The band was iTunes “Best of 2014: Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year,” graced the sound stages of Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and performed at some of America’s legendary music festivals including South by Southwest, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Bottlerock Festival, and Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic.

For the record, the name “Jamestown Revival” was derived from one of the first United States settlements in Jamestown, Virginia. It is an homage to Creedence Clearwater Revival and the concept of leaving behind the old and starting anew.

“Chance and Clay created an intimate atmosphere through fueling the venue with southern rock adrenaline and musical camaraderie, and in doing so blurred the lines between audience member and artist. By the end of the two-hour jam session, the theater felt less like a concert venue and more like a large living room,” wrote The Daily Bruin following a concert in 2016.

“…The cozy atmosphere of the venue was perfect for a band who thrives on pure harmonies and catchy rhythms…,” wrote Salt Lake Magazine following a concert in The State Room.

Here is a link to track from the duo’s upcoming third album.

Billboard explains “Crazy World (Judgment Day)”:

“Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance did not consider themselves particularly topical on the first two albums by their band Jamestown Revival. But the times are such that the Austin, Texas, duo couldn’t help being affected by them — evidenced on ‘Crazy World (Judgement Day),’ premiering exclusively below from the group’s upcoming third album..

‘”Jonathan and I write from having a conversation or reflecting about things we’ve experienced,’ Chance tells Billboard. ‘This is like if you were sitting at a bar with a friend and having a couple of drinks and another crazy event of the day comes across the news ticker and you’re like, ‘Man, this is a f—ing crazy place we live in.’ It’s that feeling a little down in the dumps as far as the state of affairs and what we as human beings are doing with ourselves now.'”


Born May 9, 1990, Ian Noe is a singer-songwriter from Beattyville, Kentucky US. His debut album, Between The Country, was produced by Dave Cobb who plays guitar on the album.

In 2007, Ian Noe won the grand prize in the Appalachian Starsearch in Hazard, Kentucky with his original song “Don’t Let The Morning Bring Ya Down.”

His subject matter is on the dark side and includes such story lines as death, addiction, lost love, and poverty.

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