Ralph Stanley Does The Carter Family

The second release of new Ralph Stanley recordings on Columbia is due on May 30, 2006, entitled A Distant Land To Roam – Songs Of The Carter Family. The new project was produced by T. Bone Burnett, whose collaborations with Stanley on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack brought Ralph to new heights in recognition.

Dr. Ralph chose 13 of the less well-known Carter numbers that had affected him growing up in depression-era Appalachia, when the Carter Family was in their hey day.

God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign, Little Moses, Worried Man Blues, Longing For Home, Motherless Children, Storms Are On The Ocean, Keep On The Firing Line, Engine 143, I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes, Orphan Child, Hill Lone And Grey, Waves On The Sea and Distant Land To Roam.

No audio or cover image up yet online (that we could find), but we expect to see them as the release date draws near.

Share this:

About the Author

John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.