Photos from the 50th Anniversary Ralph Stanley Festival – Day 1

C.J. Lewandowski of The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys at the 50th Hills of Home Festival – photo by Jeromie Stephens

Jeromie Stephens spent this past weekend at the 50th Anniversary Hills of Home Festival in Coeburn, VA, more commonly called the Ralph Stanley Festival as it was started by the good Doctor five decades ago.

He has sent us images from each of the four days, and we will be sharing them throughout the week. Here are the ones he captured on Thursday, May 26.

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Jeromie Stephens

Jeromie Stephens has been photographing bluegrass musicians for a little over 30 years. In keeping with the photo-reportage styles of Jim Marshall, Carl Fleischauer and Les Leverett, he shoots in black and white and tries to always stay in close to his subjects. He was first published by FRETS! Magazine in 1986, his junior year of high school. He's illustrated articles for Bluegrass Unlimited, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, The Washington Post, The Nashville Tennessean and Fretboard Journal. Additionally his photos have been used in CD packages for musicians like Tony Rice, Danny Gatton and Lou Pallo. Jeromie lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife, April and youngest son, JJ. You are likely to see JJ with his Dad taking photos at festivals.