Tag: Ralph Stanley

Traveler – Randall Hibbitts

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass has a long history of building from within. An awful lot of successful solo artists got their starts working for another more prominent act. These days a lot of people think of Doyle Lawson when that topic comes to mind, and in truth his […]

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Ralph Stanley CD from Cracker Barrel January 19

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley, the mountain music icon who is still touring and recording at the age of 87, is the latest bluegrass artist to record a project for the roadside restaurant chain, Cracker Barrel. Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow includes 13 newly recorded […]

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On This Day #35 – Introducing James King

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ………. On December 8, 1985, James King recorded tracks for his album Introducing James King. In sessions that took place over two days – December 8 and December 9, 1985 – James King, with the help of Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain […]

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Eight of the Most Overlooked Bluegrass Murder Ballads

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Happy Halloween! The day where we not only tell kids it’s OK, we actually encourage them to accept candy from strangers. Once again, no child is getting any candy from me this year until I find one wearing a Larry Sparks powder blue suit, a […]

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More from Delaware Valley ’14

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another batch of fine photos Frank Baker took at the 2014 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival.

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Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some… A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974 after the release of […]

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Bluegrass murals popping up in Nashville

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When you travel to Berry Hill in Tennessee, you may walk away unsure if you had visited a city or a neighborhood. In truth, it’s both, as Berry Hill is an independently-chartered city in Davidson County which is also part of Nashville’s consolidated metro government. They maintain […]

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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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