Ralph Stanley, RIP

Ralph Stanley, RIP

Ralph Stanley died yesterday at the age of 89.

Already a legend in bluegrass for creating the “high lonesome sound,”  it was not until his haunting version of O Death in the film O Brother Where Art Thou in 2000 at age 73 that Stanley became known to a wider audience.

The first time Ralph Stanley’s name appeared on this blog was January 15, 2002, 14 years ago.

May he rest in peace.