Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys w/Jim Lauderdale

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

This month began with an announcement that Virginia’s Ralph Stanley, a man whose professional music career began in 1946, will be embarking on a lengthy final tour beginning in October and ending in late 2014. Fans can hold out hope for future Nashville appearances, but the smart money says to grab this opportunity to see one of the most durable and influential musicians still around, and to experience a show that remains as tightly linked to country’s golden years as any. Not surprisingly, Stanley’s performances can vary, but for every night that finds him struggling, there’s at least one that serves up undiminished mastery, and the Clinch Mountain Boys are solid either way. One of his biggest fans, Jim Lauderdale, opens the evening, and the likelihood that they’ll get together for a number or two from their Grammy-winning collaboration seems high; one can only hope it’ll be the droll “She’s Looking at Me.”

—Jon Weisberger

Thu, Jul 11 | 7:30 PM
Ryman Auditorium
All ages
[Venue Details]

Dr. Ralph Stanley

Nashville TN  |  Bluegrass

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