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Thread #157374   Message #3713842
Posted By: BigDaddy
02-Jun-15 - 03:20 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jean Ritchie 1922 - 2015
Jean's passing leaves a big hole in our world that, I believe, can never be filled. She was a world treasure, simple yet deep, serious yet possessing a great sense of humor. She was at home whether among the wealthy or poor. In spite of her status as a "legend," she always enjoyed and took time to meet (or even email) with fans. Her contributions to world music, folk music and the world of music in general are prolific. She brought the best of our Southern mountains to the rest of the world. She took the time to show us the deep connections between Southern Appalachian music and the music of Ireland, Scotland and England. Jean didn't just celebrate life; she was a celebration of life. We are all of us incredibly fortunate to have had her among us for so long. R.I.P. sweet Jean.