|Birth name||Ralph Edmund Stanley|
|Born||February 25, 1927, McClure, Virginia, U.S.|
|Origin||Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, U.S.|
|Died||June 23, 2016, Coeburn, Virginia, U.S.|
|Genres||Bluegrass, old-time, folk|
|Associated acts||Clinch Mountain Boys, Stanley Brothers|
He is a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musician who is noted for his outstanding banjo playing.
He got his first banjo when he was a teenager, and his mother taught him how to play clawhammer banjo.
Because he received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Lincoln Memorial University, he is known as Dr. Folk Singer Ralph Stanley in the bluegrass world.
He married Jimmi Stanley, a singer.
He won a Grammy Award for his work on the soundtrack for Songwriter T-Bone Burnett's film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Artists of Rebel Records. Banjoists come from American countries. Singer from Virginia. Musicians from Virginia. Members of the Grand Ole Opry. The Baptists of the 20th Century TM_VZ! American bluegrass musician. Winner of the national heritage scholarship. American banjo performers. United States National Medal of Arts Recipient