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Stanley's Sorrow continues in '16

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – Ralph Stanley will head out on the road in 2016 for The Man of Constant Sorrow Tour.

The shows will also feature his grandson, Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Tour dates have yet to be announced.

The tour is named after Stanley's latest album, "Man of Constant Sorrow," which was released earlier this year exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations. The album features collaborations with Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack and others.

Upcoming Stanley tour dates are:


Sept. 4 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
Sept. 5 - Nashville, TN - Musicians Corner
Sept. 6 - Cookville, TN - Muddy Roots Music Festival
Sept. 11 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Sept. 18 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
Sept. 19 - Alma, AR - The Founders' Room of Alma
Sept. 26 - Bean Blossom, IN - Uncle Pen Days
Oct. 3 - Beaver Dam, KY - Beaver Dam Amphitheater
Oct. 4 - San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Oct. 9 - Manassas, VA - Hylton Performing Arts Center
Oct. 18 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 20 - Somerset, KY - The Center for Rural Development
Dec. 4 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Culture Center
Dec. 5 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music
Dec. 13 - Decatur, GA - Eddies Attic

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Man of Constant Sorrow (2015) CD review - Man of Constant Sorrow (2015)
Dr. Ralph Stanley can't sit still; he tried to retire in 2013 and even went out on a farewell tour, but the three-time Grammy winner just wasn't ready to say farewell, yet. Making music for well over half a century, Stanley has been re-shaping music his entire career, riding firmly in the path of bluegrass tradition while helping shape that tradition with his iconic high lonesome sound. After his brother Carter's death in 1964, he refashioned the Clinch Mountain Boys, focusing on »»»
A Mother's Prayer CD review - A Mother's Prayer
On encountering a new album from an artist whose catalog already runs into triple digits over a career now in its seventh decade, it's easy to wonder how much more he's really got to say. But for Ralph Stanley, now 84 and more than 10 years removed from the renown he gained in the course of the O Brother phenomenon, there's still a deep well of music to be drawn from the lives and faith of his Appalachian forebears. "A Mother's Prayer" is far from his first »»»
Old-Time Pickin' A Clawhammer Banjo Collection CD review - Old-Time Pickin' A Clawhammer Banjo Collection
After more than 50 years of pickin' and singing, Dr. Ralph Stanley's legend continues to grow. Stanley is widely renowned for his clawhammer banjo picking, which he picked up as a child in the hills of Virginia. With brother Carter doing most of the singing, they formed a powerful presence in traditional music. It was not until the death of Carter, that Ralph's own vocal prowess began to emerge. Stanley's tenor vocals truly shine in harmony here with Charlie Sizemore in »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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