Thursday, April 8, 2010

Musicians salute legend Ralph Stanley



Published: April 8, 2010

Make way for the king of mountain music.
Ralph Stanley.
Nearly 64 years after he and brother Carter debuted on the “Farm and Fun Time Show” on WCYB in Bristol, Va., as the Stanley Brothers, Stanley will be honored with a tribute in Bristol.
“He’s one hell of a man,” said Ben “Cooter” Jones, who will appear at the show.
Scheduled for April 11, the BCMA presents “A Tribute to Ralph Stanley” at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tenn. Conceived by Stanley’s grandson, Nathan Stanley, the show will benefit the Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center in Clintwood, Va.
“I knew the museum was having some hard times,” Nathan Stanley said last week. “So, I thought it was the least I could do for my papaw.”
Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys headline. Son Ralph Stanley II, grandson Nathan Stanley, Stella Parton, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, Ben “Cooter” Jones, Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene and Tim Stafford round out the bill. Read more...

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