The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148466   Message #3449440
Posted By: Stringsinger
08-Dec-12 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie Turns 90
Subject: RE: Happy Birthday kytrad-Jean Ritchie Dec 8
Jean should be celebrated as one of the best songwriters in the country.
Her songs are classics in the folk style.

Blackwaters, The L.and N. Don't Stop Here Anymore, In the Cool of the Day,
.........she should be the model for many folkies who write songs.

They contain:
1. authenticity
2. specificity
3. important social messages
4. accessibility (anyone can learn them)
5. intelligence
6. simplicity and directness
7. singability

Happy birthday Jean