Mudcat Café message #144954 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15884   Message #144954
Posted By: catspaw49
05-Dec-99 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Album of fingered dulcimer
Subject: RE: Album of fingered dulcimer
Sorry, it doesn't ring a bell, but Mark may have hit it. Apps have gotten into a lot more fingerpicking/chording in the past few years, but, like Banj, I really like Jean's more traditional and simplistic stylings. If you want to hear another variant of that great Ritchie family voice and the dulcimer well used to highlight a voice, call up Sandy & Caroline at Folk-Legacy and order "Edna Ritchie of Viper, Kentucky." Its only on their Custom Cassette series, but you get the "real thing." I truly love Jean, but she is, from her long folk experience, almost too refined. That's not a criticism by any means, I think she's simply wonderful, but when you listen to Edna, its as though you're transported to another time and another place. You'll also get that great Ritchie family voice that they all have. I was in school with two of Jean's nieces and they had it too. Just amazing. ORDER THIS ONE if you're at all in love with the traditional music sound of the Southern Mountains. And BTW, if you haven't seen the PBS special on Jean and family called "Mountain Born," watch for it and the album that came from it. Jean has an excellent Home Page also.

Spaw

Spaw