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T I M E L I N E


1922 Jean Ritchie born in Viper, KY

1946 graduated from University of Kentucky, moved to New York City

1948 first formal concert: Little Greenwich Mews Theatre

1950 married George Pickow

1952 first solo recording: Jean Ritchie Sings Traditional Songs of Her Kentucky Mountain Family

1952 Fulbright award to study folk music in the British Isles

1955 first publication of Singing Family of the Cumberlands

1977 album None But One wins Rolling Stone Critics’ Award

1996 recording: Mountain Born


Text compiled by Karen L. Carter-Schwendler. Photo courtesy Ritchie family.

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