Carter's death became a time of decision for Ralph as he had shows booked and he forged ahead to honor those dates. In continuing as a solo act, Ralph made a conscious decision to move the music toward more of a primitive sound that Carter had eschewed, thus Ralph carved out a sound and legacy of his own. Enough can't be said about the great stories in this book. From his first meeting of the "Stanley Brothers Junior," Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley, to his opportunity to reach a new, and perhaps younger, audience with the "O Brother!
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Mention must be made of Dr. Stanley's co-writer, Eddie Dean. When putting pen to paper, Dean is deftly able to keep the speech patterns and cadence of Dr. Ralph Stanley to the point where the reader will feel like they are sitting on the front porch listening personally to Stanley spin yarn after yarn. Fans of music, particularly bluegrass, will find this book a gripping tale of an artist rising from the humblest beginnings, taking control of their own music and destiny and rising to the top of their field. Beginning his career in his teens, Dr.
Stanley is 83 years old and is still playing shows and entertaining the crowds.
Ralph Stanley gives a surprisingly candid look back on his long and incredible career as the patriarch of old-time mountain music. Marked by Dr. Ralph Stanley?
White Dove,? Rank Stranger,? Man of Constant Sorrow.? Carter died in after years of alcohol abuse, but Dr. Ralph Stanley carried on and is still at the top of his game, playing to audiences across the country today at age eighty-one. Rarely giving interviews, he now grants fans the book they have been waiting for, filled with frank recollections, from his boyhood of dire poverty in the Appalachian coalfields to his early musical success with his brother, to years of hard traveling on the road with the Clinch Mountain Boys, to the recent, jubilant revival of a sound he helped create.
The story of how a musical art now popular around the world was crafted by two brothers from a dying mountain culture, Man of Constant Sorrow captures a life harmonized with equal measures of tragedy and triumph. Ralph Stanley has been performing professionally for more than sixty years.
Man of Constant Sorrow : My Life and Times by Eddie Dean and Ralph Stanley (2009, Hardcover)
In , he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Eddie Dean is a veteran music journalist who has written for Spin, the Washington City Paper, and Talk magazine, among other publications. Both authors are natives of Virginia.
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