Ralph Stanley Autobiography Release

Ralph Stanley’s behind-the-scenes autobiography, Man Of Constant Sorrow: My Life & Times, made its debut in US bookstores yesterday. It is was highlighted by stories in the New York Times, USA Today as well as by the 82-year-old mountain singer’s...

Ralph Stanley Turns 82

To celebrate Stanley’s 82nd birthday, the Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center in Virginia will host an 82nd Birthday Dinner and Fundraiser. The event will be held at the Meadowview Convention Centre in Kingsport, Tennessee on 28th March...

Ralph Stanley – The King of Bluegrass?

Here’s an interesting perspective from Brian Baker posted on Citybeat.com in Cincinnati. Musical nicknames are an interesting way to rank contenders atop any hierarchy. King of Rock and Roll. King of Pop. Godfather of Soul.Bill Monroe is widely recognized as the...

Governor’s Award for Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley is to be presented with the Governor’s Award for the Arts on 17th Sept this year. The award will be presented at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. The 81-year-old singer, banjo player and songwriter is the only musician among the 10...