Ralph Stanley’s worries

I’ll never forget the ovation that Ralph Stanley received as he entered the stage to close the “Down from the Mountain Tour -” A five minute standing ovation. Backstage after the show he looked very seriously at me and asked what I thought of his CD produced by T Bone Burnett. I was somewhat surprised by his interests in my impressions, and I told him I had never heard him sing without playing the banjo. “That’s just it,” he replied, “It’s different, not bad, just different.” Whether Ralph realizes it yet or not, Burnett has made the Stanley star shine for more people than ever before. Hear “Girl From the Greenbriar Shore” on the Folk Alley.

Supported By