Ralph Stanley (I) (1927–2016)

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Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley, Senior was born to Lucy and Lee Stanley in Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, near Stratton, in Dickenson County, Virginia on February 25, 1927. Ralph grew up in Southwestern Virginia. He is married to Jimmi, and they have 3 children, Lisa Tonya, and Ralph Stanley, II. Recently, Ralph opened a museum in Clintwood, Virginia. He ... See full bio »


(age 89) in Coeburn, Virginia, USA
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Transamerica Soundtrack
Cold Mountain Soundtrack
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 2014 Big Stone Gap (performer: "Rocky Island")
  The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (2013) ... (writer: "Katie Daley" - uncredited)
- The Cast (2012) ... (writer: "Daybreak in Dixie" - uncredited)
- Doug Kershaw (2011) ... (writer: "Who Will Sing for Me")
- Hank Williams III (2010) ... (writer: "Paul and Silas")
- Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys (2010) ... (performer: "Riding That Midnight Train", "Rocky Island", "Amazing Grace", "Man of Constant Sorrow")
 2012 Lawless ("Fire in the Blood", "Fire and Brimstone", "Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do") / (performer: "White Light/White Heat")
 2011 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Shelbyville (2011) ... (performer: "Wayfaring Stranger")
 2009 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.39 (2009) ... (performer: "Room at the Top of the Stairs" - uncredited)
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) (arranger: "Oh, Come, Angel Band")
 2007 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Vision Thing (2007) ... (writer: "I Feel Like Singing Today" - uncredited)
- Rock and a Hard Place (2007) ... (writer: "I Feel Like Singing Today" - uncredited)
 2005 Transamerica (performer: "Lost in the Lonesome Pines")
 2003 Cold Mountain (arranger: "Great High Mountain")
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) ("Clinch Mountain Backstep") / (performer: "Angel Band", "O Death")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (arranger: "Angel Band") / (performer: "O Death")
 1994 Chasers (performer: "Train 45")
 1986 Crossroads (writer: "IF I LOSE")
 1950 Pigalle-Saint-Germain-des-Prés (lyrics: "C'est Chouette la Musique")
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Dr. Ralph Stanley

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He was born into a large family - his older brother Carter, plus seven older step-siblings. Both parents had been previously widowed. His mother bought him his first banjo for five dollars. See more »

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