Jean Ritchie

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Jean Ritchie
Jean Ritchie after a performance on April 26, 2008.
Born(1922-12-08)December 8, 1922
DiedJune 1, 2015(2015-06-01) (aged 92)
Years active1948–2015
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.

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