Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stuart Duncan on BBC4's "Transatlantic Sessions"

Brilliant US fiddler Stuart Duncan appeared in the
latest series of BBC Four's Transatlantic Sessions.
Here he is, with Jerry Douglas on dobro, Russ Barenberg
on guitar and Danny Thompson on bass, playing "Lee
Highway Blues" -

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Published! Dr Ralph Stanley's Autobiography "Man of Constant Sorrow"

"Dr. Ralph Stanley’s funny, sad, gossipy behind-the-scenes autobiography, 'Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times'.
This is not the man of few words you see in concert and
at merchandise tables. Here he talks at length about
his fatherless childhood, his heroic mother, his brother
Carter’s musical brilliance and fatal alcohol addiction.
He pays his respects to such legendary Clinch Mountain Boys
as George Shuffler, Roy Lee Centers and the effervescent
Curly Ray Cline. And Ralph devotes an entire chapter to
his friendship with Bill Monroe. Then there are the
harrowing and hilarious tales of the road, the accidents
and miraculous near misses. It’s a grand and glorious
summation of a musical life well lived."

Review in the New York Times (Oct 13, 09)

Available from or

Listen to 'Man of Constant Sorrow' by
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
[from the album 'Man of Constant Sorrow']

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Man of Constant Sorrow / /

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Listen to the 2009 IBMA Bluegrass Award Winners

10 song mix of tracks by the winners of this year's
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards -
including Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Dailey
& Vincent, Dan Tyminski, etc - see full list of
winners on the IBMA site - take a listen here