Voice of Appalachia
Jean Ritchie (1922–2015) was one of America’s finest and most beloved traditional singers, considered a national treasure for her work in preserving folkways. The eastern Kentucky coal country where she was raised proved creative fodder for composing such songs as “Blue Diamond Mines,” “Black Waters,” and “The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore.” Ritchie is in large part responsible for the revival and popularization of the Appalachian dulcimer, which she often used to accompany her songs.
Jean Ritchie Celebration of Life: Her Songs…her poems
- Ritchie, Jean
- Geordie Music Publishing, Inc.
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- Jean Ritchie Celebration of Life: Her Songs…her poems (New York: Geordie Music Publishing, Inc., 1971). The book features original music and arrangements by Jean Ritchie and photographs by her husband George Pickow.
- Currently not on view
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- Gift of Nancy B. Hoffman and Elliot L. Hoffman
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- overall: 12 in x 9 in x 3/8 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm x .9525 cm
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- United States: New York, New York City
- National Museum of American History
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