"TR 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!"
- UNCLE CALVIN'S COFFEEHOUSE/Dallas
From his musical initiations as a street singer in Seattle, through his emergence as one of the country's finest songwriter/performers and on into his current itinerary of clubs, festivals and concert halls, TR Ritchie has gone his own way, heedless of passing fad or convention. He delivers the goods, and he does so without resorting to a lot of bells and whistles.
"TR Ritchie hits his target with a concise forcefulness
that makes most other songwriters sound like poorly designed robots. "
- Doug Bright/HERITAGE MUSIC REVIEW
Ritchie writes and performs neo-traditional acoustic music grounded in swing, ragtime, Piedmont and Delta blues, folk and country traditions. These influences, coupled with his award-winning lyric style, makes for a repitoire rich in variety and contrast: lively, soulful, worldly, whimsical, poetic, insightful.
"These are great songs, written by a man with keen insight and a wonderful sense of humor. "
- Gene Stout/SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
"He tells you of his life, and in so doing you see your own." - Tom Dundee/ Chicago Songwriter
His tools are both simple and classic fare: an acoustic guitar, a keen eye, an expressive voice, an ear for language and an inclination toward narrative in both his writing and in the unscripted musings which typify his live performances. He can think on his feet, and he's not afraid to let it show.
"He's funny and serious...or both! "
- 3 RIVERS FOLKLIFE SOCIETY/Kennewick, WA
What you see is what you get: first-rate songs, written with a storyteller's turn of phrase and a poet's love of language, performed with unapologetic enthusiasm by a player at the top of his form.
"Come see this great songwriter and performer and join the cadre of voices that are calling him an emerging force. "
- INTERMOUNTAIN ACOUSTIC MUSICIAN / Salt Lake City
"A classic folk troubadour." - Michael Parrish/DIRTH LINEN