|Ritchie With Ritchie|
Jean Ritchie is a treasure of American music, credited with reviving interest in the Appalachian dulcimer. She is also a songwriter, singer, song collector and author. We recently spent an hour in her company and this conversational, musical encounter was recorded by guitarist Al Petteway for our radio listeners. The Ritchie reunion was attended by a warm and intimate audience at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, all attending the college's Swannanoa Gathering summer music camp. Audience members were invited to ask Jean some questions to round out our time together.
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