Tag: James Alan Shelton

Huss and Dalton raffle guitar for James Alan Shelton 

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
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In late April James Alan Shelton, the much loved lead guitar player for Ralph Stanley, was diagnosed as having multiple stage 4 cancers. Barely a month later he had very sadly passed away, the cancers too far advanced for him to receive any meaningful treatment. […]

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James Alan Shelton benefit concert this month

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Following the recent passing of James Alan Shelton, several of his friends and admirers in Kingsport, TN are putting on a benefit concert in his name. Monies raised will be donated to James’ widow, Greta Shelton, to assist with such medical bills as may remain outstanding. […]

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James Alan Shelton: Career Overview 

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the most respected and loved bluegrass musicians of any era, James Alan Shelton, passed away earlier this week (during the evening of June 3). James Alan Shelton was born on November 3, 1960, in Kingsport, Tennessee, and raised on a tobacco farm near […]

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Larry Wallace recalls James Alan Shelton

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Memoriams to James Alan Shelton continue to come in, focusing mostly on what a good friend and fine fellow he was, aside from his obvious skills as a guitarist. This one comes from Mississippian Larry Wallace, who played banjo with Jimmy Martin from 1991 to […]

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Steven Patton remembers James Alan Shelton

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here is another personal remembrance of James Alan Shelton, this one from his close friend and neighbor, Steve Patton. Steven and his wife, Jessica, spent a great deal opt time with James and Great Shelton. I first met James Alan when I was 15 years […]

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Word of thanks from Greta Shelton

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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James Alan Shelton’s wife Greta has sent along these words of gratitude for all the support she and James received while he was being treated for cancer, and a bit of detail about his ultimately fatal battle with this unyielding disease. I want to thank […]

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Audey Ratliff remembers James Alan Shelton

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Among the many people mourning the loss of James Alan Shelton today is his good friend, Audey Ratliff. Many people know Audey through his luthiery, as the owner of Ratliff Mandolins. He and James grew up in the same part of east Tennessee, and were […]

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James Alan Shelton, RIP

| June 4, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Just a few months after the passing of his guitar hero George Shuffler, longtime Clinch Mountain Boy James Alan Shelton has passed away in Kingsport, TN. James had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the liver and pancreas just over a month ago. He […]

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James Alan Shelton passes

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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James Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier this evening. He was in the hospital near his home in East Tennessee being treated for cancer, and died peacefully with his wife, Greta, at his side. There were […]

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Hard news from James Alan Shelton

| May 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
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When we reported last week that James Alan Shelton had been hospitalized, we all hoped to hear good news by now. Instead, James received some very difficult news earlier today. He shared this statement… As I promised earlier in the week, here is an update […]

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