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Fly high, friend. Country music has lost some true icons in 2016– Merle Haggard, “Doctor” Ralph Stanley, Jean Shepard just earlier today– but there was [...]
Well that was fast… After less than a month working with The Darrell Webb Band, Noah Brown has left the group and returned to his previous gig with Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys. But it’s no slight to Darrell and the guys. […] The post Noah Brown back to Ralph II appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Nathan Stanley, grandson of the recently departed Dr. Ralph Stanley, has organized a special tribute tour in his honor. The show is being billed as A Tribute to my papaw, Dr. Ralph Stanley. The tour will begin in September, and run for several months. Nathan will […] The post Nathan Stanley touring in tribute to Ralph appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
We have just learned that Ernie Thacker has been hospitalized again, and that he may be admitted for several weeks with additional surgeries scheduled while he’s there. After joining up with Ralph Stanley at 16 years of age, and spending five years as a Clinch Mountain Boy, […] The post Ernie Thacker hospitalized again appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions has made another move in the bluegrass biz, signing Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia for booking representation. Randall played bass for Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys for much of the last few...Show More Summary
Brad Beavers has announced his departure from Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, for whom he has been playing bass since earlier this year. He says that his doctor has recommended that he come off the road, and that’s advice that you’re wise to […] The post Brad Beavers leaving Ralph II appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Darrell Webb has announced that Noah Brown has come aboard to play bass with the Darrell Webb Band. Barely out of his teens, Noah has already worked with Ralph Stanley II and Junior Sisk. He’ll start working with Webb right away in Gatlinburg, TN and […]
The Friday night show at the Norwalk Music Festival closed out with a tribute to Ralph Stanley and the Stanley Brothers. Festival co-promoter, Chris Smith, and Junior Sisk teamed up to present this touching tribute. Chris had this to say just before joining Junior on stage: […]
As the bluegrass world has mourned the loss of a titan in the form of Ralph Stanley, a topic on many people’s minds has been the preservation of his music and the possible loss of his distinctive mountain sound against the backdrop of a modern […]
Jeffrey Wayne Brock, David Wallace “Chuck” Doughty, and Stanley Ralph Sullivan, real estate investors, pleaded guilty today for their roles in bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies committed at public real estate foreclosure auctions in...Show More Summary
The Norwalk Music festival, now in its 4th year, has a few things special in store this year. Independence Day takes place during the week of the festival and early arrivals will have a front row seat to the town’s fireworks display at the Huron […]
Like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley before him, bluegrass pioneer J.D. Crowe routinely found band members destined to become legends in their own right. Having emerged from the band of yet another bluegrass great, Jimmy Martin, the Kentucky-born Crowe and his banjo were featured on dozens of Martin and his...
The tributes to Ralph Stanley this past week have been both numerous and poignant, demonstrating how deeply his music and his kindness have touched others over a 70 year career. One that we just received shows that it wasn’t just in his native southwestern Virginia that […]
YouTube member tdcat26 uploaded this video from Ralph Stanley funeral. It gives us an intimate glance of what it was like to be in attendance with all those paying tribute. Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and Ricky Skaggs were on hand to do the same. After a beautiful eulogy Vince Gill performs ‘Go Rest High On […]
WYMT television in Hazard, KY has made the video stream from yesterday evening’s funeral services for Ralph Stanley available on YouTube. Many lovers of Stanley’s raw version of mountain bluegrass music were tuned in last night as the services were streamed live. Station management apologized […]