Jean Ritchie after a performance on April 26, 2008.
|Died||June 1, 2015 (aged 92)|
Berea, Kentucky, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||George Pickow (1950–2010; his death); 2 children|
Jean Ritchie (December 8, 1922 – June 1, 2015) was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Elektra records signed her and released three albums: Jean Ritchie Sings (1952), Songs of Her Kentucky Mountain Family (1957) and A Time for Singing (1962). Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky.
Ritchie died in Berea, Kentucky, aged 92.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Live 1976 recording of Ritchie performing "Nottamun Town" from the Florida Folklife Collection (made available for public use by the State Archives of Florida)
- Photographs of Jean Ritchie while artist in residence at UC Santa Cruz in 1978, from the UC Santa Cruz Library's Digital Collections
- Videos on Woodsongs Archive