Tag: Ralph Stanley

George Shuffler: A Career Overview

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


George Shuffler passes

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Soggy Bottom Boys show follow-up

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

We caught up last night with Josh Trivett of Moonstruck Management, who had pulled together the Soggy Bottom Boys concert at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Galtinbug, TN last Saturday. The plan was to see how the show went from the producer’s perspective, and […]


Soggy Bottom Boys in Tennessee

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

This report and photos are a contribution from Jessica Boggs, a librarian and serious bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. For fans of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? – or simply fans of great traditional bluegrass music – Gatlinburg’s Ole Smoky Holler, home of […]


Soggy Bottom Boys live stream on Saturday

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been a good deal of excitement this past few weeks about the first-ever live performance of The Soggy Bottom Boys, the studio band that recorded Man Of Constant Sorrow for the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2000. Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, […]


The Big 2-0 for James Alan Shelton

| February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

James Alan Shelton is coming up on a major milestone, marking 20 years as a member of Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys. In a time when few bands last two decades, this is something to really be proud of. His is the third […]


Side By Side – Ralph Stanley and Ralph Stanley II

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass fans of a certain age, who were following the music during the 1970s, will surely recall the soulful music recorded by Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys throughout the decade, when Ralph returned to performing following Carter’s untimely death in 1966. There was […]


Nathan Stanley to Willow Creek Records

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nathan Stanley has signed with Nashville-based Willow Creek Records, who focus primarily on the Southern Gospel market. A new Stanley CD, Every Mile, is set for an April 15 release on Willow Creek. The label is run by Terry and Rhonda Thompson. He is an […]


Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014

| February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for bluegrass music. Some of the best-known bands are in the studio now working on new projects. So are some fine up-and-comers. I started to make a list of new music that I was waiting to […]


Keith Whitley Radio Station In The Works

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keith Whitley has long been one of the biggest influences on aspiring bluegrass and country singers. His recordings as a member of Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys and J.D. Crowe & The New South are must-haves for bluegrass fans, and his country catalog […]