Ralph Stanley signs with Moonstruck

Josh Trivett, Ralph Stanley, Nathan Stanley and Peter KeiserRalph Stanley, the good doctor himself, has signed with Moonstruck Management in Nashville for exclusive management and representation.

He joins a number of top bluegrass acts booked and managed by Moonstruck, including Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, The Roys, Republik Steele, Still House and Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.

The agency is headed by co-founders Josh Trivett and Peter Keiser, and was formed to offer full-service representation to bluegrass artists.

Trivett expressed understandable excitement about bringing a legend like Stanley into the fold.

“Peter and I are honored to work with the great Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. I grew up on Dr. Ralph’s music and have been a huge fan since I was a young boy in Bristol, Tennessee. There was just something magical about the sound and style of his banjo playing and his lonesome mountain vocals that captivated my heart and still lives in me today. His music has been revered for over 65 years, and we have several exciting plans to honor and celebrate the great music and life of this international music legend.”

More details about Moonstruck can be found online.

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