Friday, June 24, 2016

Ralph Stanley Dies at 89

Ralph Stanley Dies at 89


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.

Further details to come as they are made available.

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