This news just in from this weeks The Tennessean newspaper:
James Alan Shelton, the gifted and tasteful, Grammy-winning bluegrass guitarist and recording artist who for 20 years has played guitar and served as road manager for Dr. Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys band, died Tuesday 3rd June 2014. Mr. Shelton was 53 and battled cancer.
Please keep the family and friends of James Alan in your thoughts and prayers.
Mr. Shelton grew up near Gate City, Va., entranced and enthralled by the acoustic roots music of the Stanley Brothers, The Carter Family, Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. In his early teens, he began learning guitar and banjo, influenced by the “cross-picking” style of George Shuffler, who played with The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys…
Read the full article in the Tennessean online.
James Allen Shelton biography – JamesAllenShelton.com