Tag: Ralph Stanley

Another honor for Dr. Ralph

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley has picked up another honor to go with his many others. On top of a pair of honorary doctorates, including one this Spring from Yale University, and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Ralph can now add a fellowship with […]

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America-grass! – Your Essential 4th of July Playlist

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Happy Birthday America! 238 years ago, our founding fathers declared our independence from Great Britain and gave birth to a new nation. The land of the free and the home of the brave proved that a nation for the people and by the people could […]

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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, 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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Hills of Home 2014

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our crack festival team of John Goad and Jessica Boggs attended the Ralph Stanley Hills Of Home festival on Smith Ridge near Coeburn, VA where the Stanley family has lived for many years. They captured lots of the fun – John with a video, and […]

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Photos from Gettysburg – Spring 2014

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s a first gallery of photos from Frank Baker, taken during last weekend’s wet-n-wild Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Look for additional photos over the next few days.  

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Dr. Ralph – times two!

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Earlier today, the great Ralph Stanley accepted an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University in New Haven, CT. This is actually the second time he has been so honored, having taken on the title of Dr. Ralph Stanley after receiving an honorary Doctorate of […]

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MerleFest 2014

| April 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to Russ Carson, new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs, and a talented photographer to boot, for this set of images from this weekend’s MerleFest in North Carolina.   See more of Russ’ images online at www.russcarson.com.

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George Shuffler: A Career Overview

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Born in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 11, 1925, George Saunders Shuffler was a very significant creative force in the bluegrass music world. Shuffler is best known for his association with the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and later Ralph Stanley, for popularizing […]

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George Shuffler passes

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Another leading light of the first generation of bluegrass artists has passed. George Shuffler, long time member of both The Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier today (4/7/14), just short of his 89th birthday. Shuffler’s distinctive crosspicking guitar […]

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