View Full Version : Dr. Ralph Stanley, 1927-2016

Mike Baker
Jun-23-2016, 7:57pm

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/music-legend-ralph-stanley-dead-at/article_999fe47c-39a3-11e6-bcb5-c3ea35adb457.html (http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/music-legend-ralph-stanley-dead-at/article_999fe47c-39a3-11e6-bcb5-c3ea35adb457.html)


Banjo Cafe
Jun-23-2016, 8:09pm
Rest in peace. Sad day for bluegrass.

Banjo Cafe
Jun-23-2016, 8:19pm
From IBMA:

Bill Monroe. Flatt & Scruggs. The Stanley Brothers. Ralph Stanley was the last man standing, carrying the torch for the original pioneers of bluegrass music alone since the death of Earl Scruggs in the spring of 2012. Today, June 23, 2016, "Dr. Ralph," as he was known, died at his home in the same mountains of southwestern Virginia where he was born in February 1927. Ralph Stanley was 89 years old.

He was preceded in death by his brother and musical partner, Carter Stanley, who died in 1966.

This video features Ralph Stanley with Carter Stanley and the late George Shuffler on guitar with "How Mountain Girls Can Love."