Dr. Stanley recently performed at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, VA at the First Ever City Slickers Bluegrass Festival on May 10, 2008.
Up for auction are 2 CD's and 1 Photograph that were autographed by Dr. Ralph Stanley and his grandson, Nathan Stanley at this event! I was t, I met Dr. Stanley and Nathan personally and witnessed the signatures myself! These items would make a great addition to any music lover's collection as well as an investment that is sure to appreciate in value!
He Suffered for My Reward ~ Nathan Stanley and Ralph Stanley
The fabled "Stanley sound" in bluegrass gospel music passes to the third generation âe¦ The 14-year-old prodigy is the grandson of Ralph Stanley and mandolinist for his band, the Clinch Mountain Boys. He has been performing with the band since he was four, standing at his grandfather's knee playing spoons. Jointly produced by Stanley and his grandfather, He Suffered For My Reward features accompanying performances by renowned gospel vocalist Judy Marshall and Clinch Mountain Boys Jack Cooke (vocals and bass), James Alan Shelton (guitar), Steve Sparkman (banjo) and Dewey Brown (fiddle). (Stanley's uncle, Ralph Stanley II, is the long-time lead singer for the Clinch Mountain Boys.) Several songs on the new album were made famous by the Stanley Brothers (Ralph and Carter) or later by Ralph himself. Among these are "Cry from the Cross," "Traveling the Highway Home" and "Take Your Shoes Off, Moses." The album offers two songs-"Me And God" and "Turn Back, Turn Back"-in the a cappella style immortalized by his Grammy-winning grandfather. Rounding out the collection are "The Blood that Stained the Old Rugged Cross," "If We Never Meet Again," "My God Is Great," "You'll Be Cast Aside," "In His Arms I'm Not Afraid," "Never Grow Old" and the title cut. "This album is real special," says Stanley. "It's the first one my grandfather and I made together-just him and me."
Mountain Preacher's Child ~ Ralph Stanley
Ralph Stanley, both with his brother Carter in the Stanley Brothers and as a solo artist, is perhaps the most respected surviving member of bluegrass' first generation of performers. Indeed, he has few peers within bluegrass, and his latest revival as a member of the O Brother, W Art Thou? cast is just a reminder of a long string of fine recordings that date back to the 1940s. Mountain Preacher's Child collects material recorded with the Clinch Mountain Boys between 1979 and 1985 (with one exception), and as the title reveals, centers on religious material. The other focal point for this collection is Stanley's band, which featured singer Charlie Sizemore, lead guitarist Junior Blankenship, fiddler Curley Ray Cline, and bassist Jack Cooke during these years. Stanley and Sizemore's vocals create a lovely blend on cuts like "Troublesome Waters," and Cooke adds a third voice to the vocal blend on selections like "The God That Never Fails." The odd-song out on Mountain Preacher's Child is a 1975 recording of "Looking for a Stone" with lead singer Keith Whitley.
Autographed photograph of Dr. Ralph Stanley and Nathan Stanley
Event T-Shirt, XLarge, 2008 City Slickers Bluegrass Festival
~~Pictures of all items will be added later today!!!