Friday, June 16, 2017

Mori Music Find: Jean Ritchie


Today's mori music find, Jean Ritchie, is a bit more vintage than usual. Jean Ritchie was an American-Appalachian folk singer who passed away in 2015, but her music is timeless. She sang all kinds of folk music, both American and English, and played many different instruments, such as the Appalachian mountain dulcimer which she is the most famous for, and the acoustic guitar. She also wrote some of her own works, such as the lovely song "Black Waters" which talks about about mountain top removal in the Appalachian mountains. I highly recommend her album "Mountain Hearth and Home" (which can be found on spotify to stream) that contains some of her best recordings.


Have you heard of Jean Ritchie? If so, how did you like her music? If not, I hope you enjoy!

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