When asked about his early experiences with the violin, Josh Ritter doesn't mince words.
"Oh I was terrible at it," he said. "It was awful."
The singer-songwriter stuck with the instrument for 13, very long, years and a very patient violin teacher. Eventually he discovered another stringed instrument – the guitar. But even now as a bona fide rock star, Ritter still has a soft spot for his days in the orchestra pit.