Don and Ralph – Doctor’s Orders

I just got a pre-release copy of Don Rigsby’s upcoming CD, a tribute to Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys called Doctor’s Orders. I asked Don how he came up with the name and he said,

“The songs were hand picked by Ralph and me, thus Doctors Orders.”

I don’t have liner notes or anything yet, just a burned CD-R, but let me tell you, it has the Stanley sound, and is laden with many of the lesser played Ralph Stanley gems.

It starts out with a brand new song, written by Don and the prolific Larry Cordle, Mountain Doctor, a tribute to Ralph himself, and has the good Dr. on the track, as well! If I’m not mistaken it’s Charlie Cushman on the banjo, but I don’t even want to make guesses at the other players at this point. It’s all so Stanley-rich that you could think it’s Uncle George, Pap Napier and Chubby Ant’ny.

Stay tuned for the full, pre-release review once I’ve gotten the actual CD. I, for one, can barely wait.

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David Thom

Based in Sonoma, California, David Thom is the guitarist and front man for the David Thom Band, as well as mandolinist for the Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Band and Grandpa Banana’s Band. He also runs his own IT consulting business,