Stanley Brothers Songs

Ralph and Carter Stanley represent the quintessential “mountain sound” of bluegrass music. The unmistakable sound of Ralph’s gritty tenor vocals, the driving banjo, and the soaring duets, quartets, and trademark high-baritone trios make this band a favorite of many – myself included. Included here are songs taken from recordings of both the Stanley Brothers, and Ralph Stanley. After lead singer Carter Stanley died in 1966 at the age of 41, Ralph continued to perform with various lead singers and guitar players (including his son, “Ralph Two”), and continues to perform to this day.