Mudcat Café message #2754029 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124647   Message #2754029
Posted By: GUEST,FolkGiant
27-Oct-09 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: Review: Ralph Stanley performances
Subject: RE: Review: Ralph Stanley live in L.A. 10/25/09
There's going to be a huge hole left in the universe when one of the last of the old-time mountain singers is gone from us. I just got done reading his autobiography, and Dr. Stanley's candor and totally unaffected mannerisms and philosophy ring true on the page.

It amazes and inspires me to read about the life of a man who has stuck to his roots. Dr. Ralph foresaw that various people's attempts to "modernize" the Stanley Sound would be failures. There is, somewhere I hope not too near the surface of any trash piles, a recording of the Stanley Brothers singing "Finger Poppin' Time". Yikes.

No, the world has too many sell-outs, and I am glad that an old soldier like Dr. Stanley is still keeping on.

Thanks for the concert review!