Tag: The Stanley Brothers

The Music of the Stanley Brothers – Gary B Reid

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have to declare upfront that I had a peek at an early draft of this book. Also, over the years (from about 1981), I have watched Reid gather together the building materials that have gone towards the writing of The Music of the Stanley Brothers.  […]


The Music of The Stanley Brothers

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though it’s not actually scheduled for release until next year (which is later this week!), Gary Reid tells us that he has received an initial consignment of his new book, The Music of The Stanley Brothers, from University of Illinois Press. If ever there was […]


Gary Reid is Carter Stanley

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gary Reid has long had a reputation as a serious student of The Stanley Brothers. Having written the liner notes for several CD editions of Stanley music, both Carter and Ralph’s and Ralph’s alone, his name is closely associated with theirs. He’s also written a book on their […]


On This Day #33 – ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day ………….. On August 5, 1924, Darrell ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert was born in Thacker, West Virginia. Like many Appalachian entertainers of his day, he found that music was an abiding relief from coal mining. Lambert has been described as “a charter member” of […]


Carl Chatski passes

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Seattle bluegrass music community has lost a long-time member in the person of Carl Chatski, who passed away unexpectedly July 24 at the age of 75. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Carl had lived in the Seattle, WA area for some time. As a younger man, he […]


Bobby Osborne on his time with The Stanleys

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of his video remembrances celebrating 50 years on the Grand Ole Opry, Bobby Osborne picks up in Episode 5 discussing his short time working with The Stanley Brothers at WCYB in Bristol, TN.  


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 […]


George Shuffler is The Boy From Valsese

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the original bluegrass band, we find ourselves missing a good many of the pioneers that brought it to life. Many have received flowers while they were living, while others passed before seeing bluegrass stabilize into a widely recognized […]


On This Day #23 – Carter Stanley

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Carter Stanley

On This Day ……. On December 1, 1966, Carter Stanley passed away in Bristol Memorial Hospital, Bristol, Tennessee. He was just 41 years old. Carter Stanley, guitarist and lead singer in the Stanley Brothers band, was born at Big Spraddle Creek, Dickenson County, Virginia, on […]