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Ritt Deitz Trio at Harmony Bar Sunday 11/22

Ritt on guitar and vocals, with
Dave Foss hammered dulcimer
Wilder Deitz Fender Rhodes
Lindsey Hinkel vocals

Harmony Bar and Grill
Corner of Atwood and Dunning
Madison, WI 53704


Ritt Deitz Small Blue Green Letters Tour starts next week

Hi friends of this music,

I am happy to announce the release of my new record, SMALL BLUE BREEN LETTERS, which I hope you'll dig. It features longtime collaborators Dave Foss (hammered dulcimer) and Joe Meisel (bass), with our new friend Lindsey Hinkel singing lovely backing vocals and my very old friend Gary McGraw tearing up the fiddle on a few others. Some Deitz take a break from their own projects to join me on one song, called "Chicago":

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Ritt Deitz live at Froth House this Thursday

Ritt Deitz live at the Froth House
Thursday, April 7

with musicians:
Dave Foss (hammered dulcimer, percussion)
Lindsey Hinkel (vocals)
and special guest
Mitch Deitz of Post Social

11 N. Allen St.
Madison, WI

Ritt Deitz live at Froth House April 30

Let's welcome the month of May together. Fantastic listening room. Rising young frontman from Post Social, with an astonishingly similar name to mine, opens at 7pm. New songs about to be released this fall on a new record. See you at the Froth House?


Ritt Deitz live at Froth House Madison, Thurs 2/19

New songs, old songs, other songs too. Nice listening room on Madison's Near West Side. C'mon.

Ritt Deitz live Saturday November 8

Live acoustic music, a bunch of new songs, and some more singing, in one of Madison's best listening rooms.

Saturday, November 8
Mother Fool's
1101 Williamson St.
Madison, WI 53703

Ritt Deitz Trio at the High Noon Saloon WEDS APR 9

EARLY SHOW - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
5:30 pm

Ritt Deitz Trio

High Noon Saloon


If we survive the horrors of watching Wisconsin play Kentucky in the Final Four game this Saturday night, we'll bring the acoustic Wisco-kentuckiana starting at 5:30 pm. Guitars, banjos, hammered dulcimer, bass, backing vocalist Lindsey Hinkel, Wilder Deitz sneaks away from the Wilder Deitz Trio to join us on bass. Secret Kentuckian (and French-speaking Swiss/neo-... [more]

Ritt Deitz Trio at High Noon Saloon this Tuesday

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ritt Deitz

High Noon Saloon


Acoustic Wisco-kentuckiana starting at 6pm. Guitars, banjos, hammered dulcimer, bass, backing vocalist Lindsey Hinkel, Wilder Deitz sneaks away from the Wilder Deitz Trio to join us on bass.

Special guest: Jean-Michel Pache, of Geneva rockers THE CRAGS, on mandolin on a couple of tunes.

After our set, stick around for Rock Star Gomeroke, featuring guitarist Steve Burke...... [more]

Ritt Deitz Trio opens for The Potter's Field at Mother Fools

Hey everyone,

I have been in touch with The Potter's Field over in lovely Michigan, and we're all looking forward to our show with them in Madison next weekend. And looking forward to seeing you, if you can make it.

Here are the details:

Ritt Deitz Trio, opening for The Potter's Field
Mother Fool's
1101 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703
8pm sharp
$7 cover

We'll play a 45-minute set, followed by the PF's set of about the same length. All... [more]

Ritt Deitz news / shows

Hello acoustic music fans,

I’ve been rehearsing with the trio and am looking forward to a show in
Madison early next month:

with guests RITT DEITZ TRIO
Saturday, October 5th
Mother Fools
1101 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
$7 at the door

The Potter’s Field is a lovely touring acoustic duo from Michigan, who you can hear here (http://thepottersfield.... [more]

RITT DEITZ FAMILY at Mother Fool's April 5

O Lovers of Music,

Come out to hear us play at Mother Fool's in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday evening, April 5th. Ritt Deitz Family Format, bunch of new tunes, too. Six bucks, all ages.

w/Boo Bradley
Friday, April 5
Mother Fool's
1101 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703

Only love is stronger than music,

Ritt Deitz at Wild Hog in the Woods this Friday Night

Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder that I'll be playing a show at the Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse series this Friday night, February 8th, in Madison, Wisconsin. Some family and friends will appear as guest players, including (at least) Wilder Deitz and Dave "Hammer Dulcimer Hero" Foss.

A few people asked me very kindly to remind them of this show, so here you are:

Friday, Feb. 8
8 pm
$2 members, $3 non-members
2 sets (show lasts until between 10 and... [more]

Ritt Deitz live at Wild Hog in the Woods

Hi showgoers,

Disrupting the cold-air quiet a little on Friday night, February 8th, with a solo show at the Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse series in Madison, Wisconsin. Story songs, some from a new album working on for 2014 release at Uvulittle Records.

Friday night, 2/8/13
8pm (two sets)
Wild Hog in the Woods at the Wil-Mar Center
953 Jenifer Street
Madison, WI 53703

http://www.wildhoginthewoods.org... [more]

New Ritt Deitz tune, "Whippersnappers"

Hi friends,

I wrote a new little tune as sheet music, posted it a couple of weeks ago on my blog. A neighbor--and fellow Kentuckian--expressed interest in playing a version of it with me, so we recorded it tonight in my living room on a couple of banjos. Son Wilder Deitz on the upright bass.

Please enjoy. It's what we call a little ditty:


Not a holiday song, but do have a happy holiday.... [more]

Beck Inspires New Release from Ritt Deitz, Old-School

Hi Music Fans,

Always suspicious of scenes and hipsters, I was nonetheless intrigued by Beck's new "album"--called SONG READER--because it's really not an album at all. It's a collection of new songs he has released as sheet music only.

I did my own little hillbilly version of this, this morning on my blog, The How-To Humanist. Feel free to read about how Beck unwittingly inspired me to go all 1904 on you:

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