Darrell Ritchie has been a singer and songwriter since 1989, touring the southeastern United States and releasing six CDs of original material before Dawn joined him onstage in 2014. Darrell is the principal songwriter for the duo, and sees his ministry as a reminder that God is faithful to his children, He hears us when we call on Him, and remains a never-ending help in time of need.
Darrell’s life verse is Philippians 4:8…. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Darrell is an avid muscle car enthusiast, he’s particularly fond of Camaros, and is on a first name basis with State Troopers across the south.
Originally from California, Dawn Ritchie found herself in the South following a stint in the US Army, which took her overseas for a tour in Afghanistan as a Combat Medic. A former self-described “liberal heathen”, everything changed in July of 2012 when she gave her heart to Christ at Cooper River Baptist Church in Charleston SC. She sees herself as living proof that no one is out of His reach…that no heart too far gone.
Dawn’s life verse is John 4:13-14...Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
She can also sing the entire score to WIZARD OF OZ in character, but that’s another story….
Darrell & Dawn met onstage, literally, working together in the lead roles for a theatrical production of MIRACLE ON 34th ST. They were married in September of 2012, and Dawn rapidly became involved with Darrell’s ministry, joining him onstage doing background vocals, she eventually moved out front for her own portion of the concert. Audiences responded positively to the newly formed duo, and they soon went back into the studio to record “Backroads”. They went on to release two more CDs in 2016, “A Distant Memory”, and the Christmas project “Comfort & Joy”. In 2017 they recorded and released a compilation of their favorite hymns entitled "I'll Fly Away" which has flown off the product table at their concerts and Their newest CD, "Beautiful, Glorious" was released in late 2018...
Now actively touring throughout the Southeast, the couple shares their music, ministry, and passion for the Lord through concerts, worship leading, revivals or where ever He leads them.