WS 3: Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie was the Princess of Appalachia, the Mother of Folk Music. Over the course of her career she performed with and inspired the great folk artists of the 20th century like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Leadbelly and many others. Born in the hollers of East Kentucky she traveled the world with her mountain lap dulcimer. On this broadcast, her life, music and career is presented by several artists who knew and love her, including her son.


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