Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jean Ritchie Sang Everything You Need to Know About Kentucky

She died at home, in Berea.  John Cheves pens an obit that puts the New York Times' piece in the shade.

Her songs were recorded by Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton and sung in the rain by Knott County women standing, arms linked, to stop bulldozers at muddy strip mines.

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