Tag: Ralph Stanley

Our Top 10 bluegrass songs for Christmas

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We’ve carved the turkey. We’ve packed up the leftovers, and got them back out fifteen minutes later to finish off. We’ve fought through the crowds at Wal-Mart to score a good deal on a TV, and checked our phones every five minutes to see what […]

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Ralph Stanley remembered at Norwalk

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Friday night show at the Norwalk Music Festival closed out with a tribute to Ralph Stanley and the Stanley Brothers. Festival co-promoter, Chris Smith, and Junior Sisk teamed up to present this touching tribute. Chris had this to say just before joining Junior on stage: […]

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Help the Ralph Stanley Museum stay afloat

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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As the bluegrass world has mourned the loss of a titan in the form of Ralph Stanley, a topic on many people’s minds has been the preservation of his music and the possible loss of his distinctive mountain sound against the backdrop of a modern […]

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Kaz Inaba remembers Ralph Stanley

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The tributes to Ralph Stanley this past week have been both numerous and poignant, demonstrating how deeply his music and his kindness have touched others over a 70 year career. One that we just received shows that it wasn’t just in his native southwestern Virginia that […]

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Ralph Stanley funeral video available online

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WYMT television in Hazard, KY has made the video stream from yesterday evening’s funeral services for Ralph Stanley available on YouTube. Many lovers of Stanley’s raw version of mountain bluegrass music were tuned in last night as the services were streamed live. Station management apologized […]

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Remembering Ralph Stanley – without muffins

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This is a column normally devoted to tongue-in-cheek coverage of bluegrass topics, faux advice, and the occasional bluegrass haiku, but one day after the public funeral of Ralph Stanley, I’m not exactly feeling in that spirit. There’s been eloquent writing about Ralph, I’m happy to […]

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Stanley funeral to be broadcast on WYMT

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WYMT, the CBS television affiliate in Hazard, KY, has announced that they will be broadcasting Ralph Stanley’s funeral services tomorrow evening (6/28) starting at 6:00 p.m. (EDT). Plans for the celebration of Dr. Stanley’s life are as follows: The family will receive friends at Hills […]

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Ralph Stanley funeral to be open to the public

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Stanley family has announced that the funeral to be held for Ralph Stanley on Tuesday (June 28) will be open to fans and friends. It will be hosted at Hills of Home Park, the site of the annual Stanley festival of the same name. […]

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Ralph Stanley at MerleFest 2014

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We heard this morning from R. B. Powell,from Lewistown, PA, a banjo picker and promoter of scholarships for young musicians.   He shared this video he had shot of Ralph Stanley during MerleFest 2014 at the Creekside Stage as part of the festival’s special Banjorama segment that […]

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Ralph Stanley passes

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s hard to know what to say about legends in our industry. Accurately describing the importance of their contributions – and lifetime commitment – to bluegrass and traditional music is nearly impossible. This evening, one of the true founding fathers of this seventy-some year old […]

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