Jean Ritchie



Jean Ritchie

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1948
Born
December 8, 1922 in Perry County
Died
June 1, 2015
Location
Viper, Kentucky, United States
Biography
Jean Ritchie (December 8, 1922 – June 1, 2015) was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Her career formed a kind of bridge between the traditional and modern forms of folk music: in her youth she learned folksongs in the traditional way (orally, from her family and members of her community); and in adulthood she became a successful modern folksinger, promulgating songs in public through concerts and recordings. She was called by some the "Mother of Folk".

Top Songs by Jean Ritchie


Soldier's Joy

by Doc Watson, Jean Ritchie & Ritchie/Watson

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Old Bangum

Old Bangum

Jean Ritchie November 20, 2015

8 Tracks

Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Hangman

Hangman

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Lazy John

Lazy John

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

23 Tracks

Lord Bateman

Lord Bateman

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Skin And Bones

Skin And Bones

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

The Holy Well

The Holy Well

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Two Little Children

Two Little Children

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

12 Tracks

Soldier Soldier

Soldier Soldier

Jean Ritchie December 23, 2014

50 Tracks

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