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Friday, March 2, 2012

What You Should Do This Weekend: Ralph Stanley

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley turned 85 last week.

But you wouldn't know it by watching and listening to him perform. He's still a lightning-fast banjo player, and his sweet, high tenor hasn't lost much of its force over the years.

His career stretches all the way back to 1946, when he formed the first of many Clinch Mountain Boys.

Stanley got a boost at the beginning of the new millennium when he was featured on the hugely popular O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.

He plays the Kent Stage tomorrow. You should go. —Michael Gallucci

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