• 2 for 1 from James Alan Shelton

    James Alan Shelton, stalwart guitarist with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, has re-released a pair of his earlier instrumental Copper Creek albums on a single CD. Both Road To Coeburn (1997) and Guitar Tracks (2000) offer straight ahead bluegrass

  • James Alan Shelton suffers a stroke

    James Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, has spent the past two days in the hospital in Kingsport, TN after suffering a mini-stroke at home. He is scheduled to be released today. According to Stanley,

  • Ralph Stanley – A Mother’s Prayer

    Rebel Records has released a promo video in advance of Ralph Stanley's upcoming Gospel album, A Mother's Prayer. In it, both Ralph and his road manager and long time Clinch Mountain Boys guitarist James Alan Shelton discuss the good Doctor's work

  • Bill Monroe for Christmas

    James Allen Shelton, guitarist with Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, shares memories of getting music for Christmas. Somewhere I have a picture of me as a teenager at my grandparent's house in the early '70's on Christmas Eve proudly

  • George Shuffler to receive award

    George Shuffler, pioneering cross picking guitarist and one of the memorable personalities in bluegrass music, will be acknowledged by the North Carolina Arts Council with its annual Folk Heritage Award on October 25 in Raleigh, NC. Shuffler will lunch with NC