Gretchen invited us to see singer-songerwriter Josh Ritter at the Henry Fonda Music Box on Wednesday and now I know what all the fuss is about. He opened with “Change of Time,” which I now can’t stop listening to. He sings with an honest voice somewhere between Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, with songs that sound lush and a little vintage. Before the show, I had heard half an interview with him on NPR where he said he really loved Flannery O’Connor. I figured that was a good sign. It’s been a while since I’ve walked fairly blind into a show and really loved what I heard. (I walked in blind to a lot of bands at South by Southwest and didn’t encounter very many I liked at all.) So I’m really glad Gretchen suggested this. The opener turned out to be interesting, too: the Carolina Chocolate Drops are a black string band with one member who plays the bones and dances almost as if he had glow sticks in his hand. I associate banjo and bluegrass with white Appalachia, so I guess I learned something new.