• Ralph Stanley at MerleFest 2014

    We heard this morning from R. B. Powell,from Lewistown, PA, a banjo picker and promoter of scholarships for young musicians.   He shared this video he had shot of Ralph Stanley during MerleFest 2014 at the Creekside Stage as part of the

  • Ralph Stanley passes

    It’s hard to know what to say about legends in our industry. Accurately describing the importance of their contributions - and lifetime commitment - to bluegrass and traditional music is nearly impossible. This evening, one of the true founding fathers

  • Mitchell Van Dyke leaves Ralph Stanley

    Mitchell Van Dyke, banjo player this past five years with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, has tendered his resignation. That follows on yesterday's word from bass player Randall Hibbitts that he would be leaving the band as well. Though

  • Ralph Stanley recovering after fall

    Ralph Stanley is recovering in the hospital after cracking his pelvis in a fall last week. Minor surgery was required when he was first admitted September 26, but his family reports that he is doing well. It is expected that he will

  • Bluegrass at The Liberty Showcase

    Clinch Mountain Boys fiddler Dewey Brown and his wife, Leslie, have purchased a venue in Liberty, NC not far from their home in Burlington. It's called The Liberty Showcase, and starting next month it will be showcasing bluegrass concerts amidst

  • Ralph Stanley on The Late Show

    Among the many luminaries trouping to New York to pay tribute to David Letterman as he prepares to retire from television is Dr. Ralph Stanley, who is scheduled to appear on The Late Show, Thursday, April 30. Dr. Ralph says that he