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Ralph Stanley

American bluegrass musician and singer

Ralph Stanley

American bluegrass musician and singer
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birthday
25th
February, 1927
Death
23rd
June, 2016
Birth Place
McClure, Virginia, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016) was an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley began playing music in 1946, originally with his older brother Carter Stanley as part of The Stanley Brothers, and most often as the leader of his band, The Clinch Mountain Boys. He was also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley.
He was part of the first generation of bluegrass musicians and was inducted into both the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and the Grand Ole Opry.

instruments played
banjo
Associated Acts

Clinch Mountain Boys, Stanley Brothers

Birth Name

Ralph Edmund Stanley

Genres

Bluegrass, old-time, folk

Labels

Columbia, Rebel

Occupations

Bluegrass musician

Origin

Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, U.S.

Years Active

1946 2016

Name

Ralph Stanley

Nationality

United States of America

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