David Royko Psy.D

david@davidroyko.com

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
at the Old Town School of Folk Music

with New Cut Road opening

Preview and review by David Royko, Chicago Tribune, March 3 & 10, 1996

Includes reviews of the following CDs:

The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys
1949-1952 (Bear Family)
1953-1958 & 1959 (Bear Family)
1958-1961 (Highland)
Long Journey Home (Rebel)

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
1971-1973 (Rebel)
Almost Home (Rebel)
Classic Bluegrass (Rebel)
Classic Stanley (Freeland)
Saturday Night & Sunday Morning (Freeland)
A Gospel Gathering (with The Isaacs) (Freeland)
Mentioned: Bruckner, Johnny Hodges, Beatles, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Carter Stanley, Larry Sparks, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Carter Family, Steve Sparkman, John Rigsby, Ralph Stanley II, Charlie Sizemore, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Waller, Curly Ray Cline, Tom T. Hall, Patty Loveless, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Bluegrass Philharmonic, James Price, Jack Cooke, Chip Covington, Red Ratliff, Nelson Mandrell, banjo

More Reading (other stuff I've written about Ralph Stanley)

Traveling the High Way Home: Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music (University of Illinois Press). Book review/feature by David Royko, Chicago Tribune, April 19, 1994
http://davidroyko.com/wrightbktrib.htm

Ralph Stanley - Almost Home (Rebel). CD review by David Royko, Chicago Tribune, January 7, 1993
http://davidroyko.com/stanleyahcdrev.htm

Stanley Brothers - The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961. CD review by David Royko, Chicago Tribune, December 9, 1993
http://www.davidroyko.com/stanleysskycdrev.htm

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys: 1971 - 1973 (Rebel). CD review by David Royko, Chicago Tribune, March 21, 1996
http://www.davidroyko.com/stanleycmbcdrev.htm

John Wright - Promises (SL); Various Artists - The Stanley Tradition--Tribute to a Bluegrass Legacy (Doobie Shea). CDs reviewed by David Royko, Chicago Tribune, April 4, 1997
http://www.davidroyko.com/wrightstanleytribcds.htm