TR Ritchie
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TR Ritchie

Moab, Utah, United States | INDIE

Moab, Utah, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic


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The best kept secret in music



"Exquisitely insightful, well crafted and artfully illuminated; his songs are gems."
- Joe Henry; Acoustic Sounds Cafe, Little Rock AR

"Exceptionally fine songs... Ritchie is as eloquent as anyone can be."
- Smokey Koelsch / THE CATALYST

"Ritchie hits his target with a concise forcefulness that makes most other songwriters sound like poorly-designed robots."
- Doug Bright; Heritage Music Review. Seattle WA

"Homeground is perfect! The album is flawless. Every track is wonderful."
- Charlie Mann, Editor; The Maverick Report. Austin TX

"So many good songs...wonderfully strong writing."
- Steve Gillette/ songwriter/ author of SONGWRITING And The CREATIVE PROCESS

"TR Ritchie is funny and serious...or both!"
- 3 Rivers Folklife Society; Kennewick, WA

"TR Ritchie must be the reincarnation of Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Samuel Clemens and Will Rogers. How else to explain his great songs? His melodies are classics that will stay with you for years. TR is one of the very best!"
- Michael Terry, Booking Coordinator / Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse; Dallas

"Savvy gems...crisp, clean vignettes... spectacular imagery...solid musicianship."
- Kevin McCarthy; Celtic-Folk Reviews

"Lyrical Brilliance!"
- Eastside Week; Bellevue, WA

"If there's a better songwriter on the road today, I don't know who he is."

"A classic folk troubadour."
- Michael Parrish / DIRTY LINEN - What they're saying about TR Ritchie


My Father's Wildest Dream, 2002 - CD
Homeground, 1995 - CD
Changing Of The Guard, 1990 - CD
Not Just Another Pretty Songwriter, 1985 - now on CD


Feeling a bit camera shy


TR Ritchie came up from the streets of Seattle as a busker, performing for tips in the Pike Street Market while teaching himself the craft of songwriting in the fertile creative atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest's mid-80's music scene.

Though a Washington native he grew up in Oklahoma, and his migration back to the West began during college when he worked summers on trail and fire crews for the U.S. Forest Service in Montana, then later as a fire lookout in the mountains of northeast Oregon above Hell's Canyon.

After college he moved to Seattle and music became his full-time focus. He got down to business, playing regionally in little clubs and concert halls around the Northwest, landing songs on anthology albums and garnering increasingly favorable notice from music critics and building a solid following of fans. He released two CDs on his own Apex label and in the early 90's Ritchie went national with his touring. Twenty years later he's lost none of his enthusiasm for performing. Along the way he's won numerous songwriting awards and carved out a niche for himself among the top ranks of first-rate performers.

He likes to keep it simple: An acoustic guitar, an eye for observation and a love of narrative. That's the ground he knows and he's gotten good what he does.

Gene Stout, music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, writes of Ritchie and his music: "These are great songs, written by a man with keen insight and a wonderful sense of humor."

And Vic Heyman, posting to his internet review column Vic's Music Corner provides this perspective, "If there's a better songwriter on the road today, I don't know who he is."