Ralph Stanley

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Birthday
25, 1927
Birthplace
Mcclure, VA
Death Date
Jun 23, 2016 (89)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1927
Birthplace
Mcclure, VA
Death Date
Jun 23, 2016 (89)

About

Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist known for his exceptional banjo playing.

Before Fame

He received his first banjo as a teenager and learned his clawhammer style of playing from his mother.

Trivia

He is known in the world of bluegrass as Dr. Ralph Stanley due to being awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from Lincoln Memorial University.

Family Life

He married singer Jimmi Stanley.

Associated With

He won a Grammy Award for his work on the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which was produced by T-Bone Burnett.