Ralph Stanley in concert, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, circa 1984.
Virginian Ralph Stanley,Â who earned his unofficialÂ doctorateÂ in the Bluegrass Arts many times over in his 89 years, died June 23.
His race is run. And won. Now in the Angel Band.
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A note on the picture above: acoustic music, Tri-x film, long lens, manual focus, high and lonesome sound.