Ralph Stanley, 1927 – 2016

“Stairway to Heaven” (no, not that one), written by Bill J. Grant and Ralph Stanley, recorded by Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys.


“Ralph Stanley, Whose Mountain Music Gave Rise to Bluegrass, Dies at 89,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Bluegrass great Ralph Stanley was one of our last links to an old America,” Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post

“Ralph Stanley’s Inimitable Voice,” David Cantwell, The New Yorker


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