Keith Whitley with Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley and Keith WhitleyLast night my wife and I were talking about my former life as a crew member for country singer Lorrie Morgan. I don’t know how we got on the topic, but the conversation naturally turned to a discussion of Keith Whitley.

We ended up on YouTube watching Whitley videos. I happened across this one of Keith playing with Ralph Stanley and thought I’d share it here. Keith is singing I Hear A Choo Choo Comin’ in this video. I believe this was taped sometime around 1977, but I’m not sure what this taping was a part of. Besides Keith and Ralph, there are some other notable bluegrass figures on stage who were, at the time, members of Ralph’s band, The Clinch Mountain Boys.

For some reason they have disabled embedding on this particular video, so you’ll have to watch it directly on the YoutTube site.

  • Jon Weisberger

    That’s from the Bluegrass Bluegrass show that Russ Farmer et. al. did in Lexington, KY. The Boone Creek show that has several audio selections on the CD reissue of One Way Track (and an inside photo from the taping) was done the same year.

  • Best. Singer. Ever.

  • Mitch

    …I wonder whatever happened to the banjo Ralph is playing in this clip, with his name inlaid in the freatboard…

  • Mitch

    …oops, typo…I meant “fretboard,” of course…

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