• Another honor for Dr. Ralph

    Ralph Stanley has picked up another honor to go with his many others. On top of a pair of honorary doctorates, including one this Spring from Yale University, and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Ralph can

  • James Alan Shelton, RIP

    Just a few months after the passing of his guitar hero George Shuffler, longtime Clinch Mountain Boy James Alan Shelton has passed away in Kingsport, TN. James had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the liver and pancreas just

  • Hills of Home 2014

    Our crack festival team of John Goad and Jessica Boggs attended the Ralph Stanley Hills Of Home festival on Smith Ridge near Coeburn, VA where the Stanley family has lived for many years. They captured lots of the fun -

  • Dr. Ralph – times two!

    Earlier today, the great Ralph Stanley accepted an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University in New Haven, CT. This is actually the second time he has been so honored, having taken on the title of Dr. Ralph Stanley

  • MerleFest 2014

    Thanks to Russ Carson, new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs, and a talented photographer to boot, for this set of images from this weekend's MerleFest in North Carolina.   See more of Russ' images online at www.russcarson.com.

  • George Shuffler: A Career Overview

    Born in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 11, 1925, George Saunders Shuffler was a very significant creative force in the bluegrass music world. Shuffler is best known for his association with the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and later

  • George Shuffler passes

    Another leading light of the first generation of bluegrass artists has passed. George Shuffler, long time member of both The Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier today (4/7/14), just short of his 89th