First and always, it was that voice, a sound that seemed to have traveled 500 years to get here. A clean, high tenor that indulged in no tricks or frills to make its point, but could hint at a cry or a prayer with just a subtle shift. A voice that sounded like it had emerged straight from the hills, the rivers and valleys of rural Virginia, which was where the Stanley Brothers, Ralph and Carter, laid down the template for American bluegrass... More >>>
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Ralph Stanley's music plays a pivotal role in the Coen Brothers' Odyssey-gone-to-Mississippi travelogue O Brother, Where Art Thou?.