Tag: Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley touring with T. Graham Brown

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the past 15 years, contemporary music lovers of every kind have come to the same realization that bluegrass fans have shared for years. And that is that Ralph Stanley is a musical legend and a national treasure. We’ve known it since he started performing with his […]


Ralph Stanley is 88 years young

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today is a special day in bluegrass music, the 88th birthday of the great Ralph Stanley. And with 68 years of touring behind him, what will he be doing to celebrate? Ralph will be taking his Clinch Mountain Boys to Nashville for two nights on […]


Man Of Constant Sorrow – Ralph Stanley & Friends

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

For much of the past decade, rumors of the retirement of the great Ralph Stanley have been rampant – some of them coming directly from his organization. But despite the rumors, and the challenges of recording and touring into his eighties, Dr. Ralph has endured […]


Traveler – Randall Hibbitts

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Ralph Stanley CD from Cracker Barrel January 19

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


On This Day #35 – Introducing James King

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Eight of the Most Overlooked Bluegrass Murder Ballads

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


More from Delaware Valley ’14

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s another batch of fine photos Frank Baker took at the 2014 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival.


Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Bluegrass murals popping up in Nashville

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]