On June 23, 2016, Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Ralph Stanley died after a long battle with skin cancer. He was 89.  His death was confirmed by his grandson Nathan Stanley – who referred to his legendary grandfather on a Facebook ...

The iconic banjo player and vocalist Ralph Stanley is one of the greatest bluegrass musicians to grace the stage. He’s credited for developing bluegrass music in the 1940s and 50s, and his influence is seen in many of today’s bluegrass ...

“O Death” Is a traditional American folk song recorded by Ralph Stanley. Stanley’s version of the song became one of the soundtrack used in the 2000s American film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. He won a Grammy Award for Best ...

Ralph Stanley (center) and Charlie Sizemore (second from right) performing “Lonesome Old House” in bluegrass style | Photo credit: chordify.net It’s true, no matter how gloomy the text of a song is, everything becomes different when sung in a unique ...

www.rollingstone.com Our days here on earth is short. We will never know when death will be knocking on our door. It’s scary to know that right? It’s scary that we will never know when our life will be over but ...

Ralph Stanley Ralph Stanley is defined by his haunting, ominous tenor voice. He definitely can induce chills in his listeners with just a few well-placed warbles as he sings in a capella, or backed by the Clinch Mountain Boys. An ...

“Heaven’s Bright Shore” is a bluegrass gospel song recorded by Alison Krauss and the Union Station band in 1989 for the album Two Highways. Krauss also had a version of the song with the late bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley. On ...

Over the centuries, countless poems and songs were written about death being the theme. Owing to its inevitability and bitter sting, the impact could not be understated. One that cannot to be easily forgotten is this chilling chant performed by ...