RIP Dr. Ralph Stanley

Discussion in 'Bluegrass [DB]' started by Holdsg, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    One of the few immediately recognizable voices in Bluegrass. Say Hi to Carter for us.

  2. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    One of the greats.
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  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The last of the first generation of bluegrass artists. For a while it seemed like he would always be with us.
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  4. silvertone


    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    RIP - Huge influence on my music making life.
    There will be a ton of tributes to this one.
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  5. misterbadger

    misterbadger Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Northern California
    Condolences to his family and fans.
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  6. dc-upright


    Mar 31, 2013
    About 20 years ago I was playing a bluegrass festival that Ralph was playing at. Our band was warming up before our turn and we were playing Clinch Mt. Backstep. Ralph came into the room we were in and never said a word, only grinned. Bluegrass suffered a great loss yesterday.
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  7. bcamp

    bcamp Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2013
    I attended a David Grisman concert last night and David played a couple of tunes in tribute to both Ralph and the Stanley Brothers culminating in an Ralph Stanley encore featuring guest Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon. David and Drew swapped mandolin solos that Doc would have loved! This is a huge loss but his music is eternal. RIP Dr. Stanley.
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  8. lowendrachel


    Sep 11, 2012
    GTA, Ontario
    One of my favourites. rest In Peace
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