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    • Ralph Stanley - INDIO, CA - APRIL 28:  Musician Ralph Stanley performs onstage during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2012 in Indio, California.
    • Ralph Stanley - Ralph Stanley performs with His Clinch Mountain Boys at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2012 in Indio, California.
    Born in Stratton, Virginia in 1927, Ralph Stanley and his older brother Carter formed the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys. In 1946 Ralph and Carter were being broadcast from radio station WCYB in Bristol, Virginia. The music, which was inspired by their Virginia mountain home, was encouraged by their mother, who taught Ralph the clawhammer style of banjo picking. They recorded for ...more


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