Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Stanley Keeps Bluegrass Fresh.

Byline: Mark Oswald Of the Journal

* Old sound that he pioneered never changes, never gets old

Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys

One of the songs most closely associated with Ralph Stanley is "Man of Constant Sorrow." The sad lament of a man permanently stranded away from home and lover is the title cut of his latest CD, a collection of Stanley classics. But even the 73-year-old bluegrass legend admits he has a lot to be happy about these days.

"It's bigger right now than ever," he said of bluegrass, which he and his late brother Carter as The Stanley Brothers pioneered with a series of beautiful recordings in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

"The young people have learned to enjoy it," Stanley said from his Virginia farm. …

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