Traditional Mountain Music Center
Ralp Stanley Mountain Music
Dr. Ralph Stanley is an institution in Bluegrass music, the traditional music of the Appelachian states of Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Music Center is located in Clintwood, Virginia. Ralph Stanley plays tree finger style banjo as if he’s sold his soul to the Devil. In the old days, he performed with his brother Carter as the Stanley Brothers.
Ralph Stanley T-shirt
On a road trip back in 2006 I visited the Ralph Stanley museum and bought this T-shirt at the just opened and up to date interactive museum. After visiting Clintwood, i went down to attend a concert with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys featuring his son and band members with whom Dr. Stanley as played for more than 50 years. The concert was held at the Russel County Fair and Horse Show, Castlewood, Virginia.