Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley

    • Ralph Stanley
    Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley

    • Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley

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        While he preferred the term "mountain music" to "bluegrass," Ralph Stanley ranked second only to Bill Monroe in his importance to the genre. A pioneering clawhammer banjoist and riveting singer, Stanley shot to prominence with his brother Carter and the Clinch Mountain Boys in the '40s and '50s. After Carter's death in 1966, Ralph soldiered on, riding waves of popularity in the '60s folk revival and the '70s bluegrass festival scene. In 2000, his a cappella rendering of "O Death... Read more

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