In Memory Of Ralph Stanley
America lost a legend with the death of Ralph Stanley. Bluegrass never had a better friend.
Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music. Ralph and his older brother Carter started out in the late 1940s as a duo. After Carter died in 1966, Ralph continued with his band the Clinch Mountain Boys and built a fan base fiercely devoted to his straightforward banjo and archaic-type singing known as the “high lonesome” mountain sound.
Stanley was 89 and died from complications due to skin cancer.