A new generation takes helm of Stanley festival

May 21, 2012 Full story: Roanoke Times 8

After 41 years of running his own festival in Coeburn, bluegrass/roots icon Ralph Stanley has had enough.

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So true

Nashville, TN

#1 May 23, 2012
After Dr. ralph sucked up to obama 3 years ago i can't believe anyone in this area would go see him if he was paying them to.
really

Murfreesboro, TN

#2 May 23, 2012
How did he do that
wrong

White House, TN

#3 May 30, 2012
Ralph put this place on the map.
jimmy martian the 13th

Duffield, VA

#4 Jun 4, 2012
Ralph 2 Aka,{GOOBER STANLEY} is one who I dont get. I mean whats wrong with goober anyhow? He damn sure cant sing, he sounds more like gomer pyle singing while trying to take a sh!t. He bumps d!!ks with some of the biggens in the biz but cant seem to capitalize on anything. If most anyone had half the opportunity hes got and had in his life they could have and probably would have been bigger than ELVIS. I mean hes got some of the best backing daddys money can buy behind him, so why is he only a coeburn super star? WTF
Speak the truth

Nashville, TN

#5 Jun 5, 2012
really wrote:
How did he do that
Ralph went to Richlands when the UMWA put on their big smoke and mirror show for Obama, and said, I cast my vote for Barrrrake obmama

Now we see the results of people jumping on the fools band wagon don't we?
I know

Salem, VA

#6 Jun 29, 2012
I don't like him either, he want do anything to help people! I knew a situation where he was ask to do a benefit singing for a non profit to raise money in clintwood and he refused! He wanted ten gran!
I know

Salem, VA

#7 Jun 29, 2012
It was to provide health care to the needy! With no insurance!
jimmy martian the 13th

Duffield, VA

#8 Jul 1, 2012
Hey everybody!!! Im going to start a new bluegrass band. Im gonna name them " JIMMY MARTIAN THE 13th and THE BAND ". First off ill be seeking 2 men whose voice is somewhere between a woman and a queer, and 2 women who can squall so loud they can shadder glass , And one woman whos voice is as deep as a girrafe throat. Ive been jotting down some lyrics, dont know where this come from {lol} but heres you a small sample of what you can expect. This one is called "GIMMEY THREE STEPS" It goes something like this, GIMMEY THREE STEPS WONTYA GIMMEY THREE STEPS, GIMMEY THREE STEPS MISTER, THREE STEPS MISTER TOWARD THE SHITHOUSE DOOR. IF YULL GIMMEY THREE STEPS MISTER ILL WONT EAT THoOOSE PRUNES NO MORE. Thats just a sample of the hitsongs we will record. IF it sounds like you might fit in, let me know.{lol} GOTTA GO FOR NOW, A STORMS COMMING.

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