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    R. I. P.

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    Celebrating The Stanley Brothers Legacy!

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    "Won't you bear me over for another year......"
    But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
    And London never fails to leave me blue
    And Paris never was my kinda town
    So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues

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    I think it's "won't you spare me over for another year". Not to be a nit picker.

    But my condolences as well. One of the most memorable concerts I have had the pleasure of attending. When he sang "O Death", it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
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    White Doves are mourning in sorrow...

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    The progenitor of the mountain sound. RIP Dr. Ralph!

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    Playing a Louis Meyers tribute show Monday in Kansas City. "Hills of Home" which we like to do will take on a special meaning. Rest in peace.

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    Great photo Scott!
    I feel so priveliged to have seen as many of the first generation of the music, words fail me. I was lucky indeed.
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    Nice choice there Scott!
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    Rip
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    First time I can ever recall seeing someone from the bluegrass world trending on Twitter.

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    Strong influence from "Oh, brother where you at?"
    I will never forget that quote from him but, sadly I do not recall where from it came.
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    Oh what a large life he lived, and what a hole his passing leaves in the bluegrass firmament... R.I.P. Dr. Stanley.
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    He was a true road warrior, playing hundreds of shows a year for 60+ years. That's a hard life. I'm sure O Brother finally gave him a good pay day for all that work.

    I got to open for him in Gallup, NM in the pre O Brother days. He was very generous as was his band. Gentlemen and friendly, every one. RIP.
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    Saw him at the Birchmere years ago...RIP Doc...gonna play a little Clinch Mountain Backstep at the jam tonight...
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    RIP, Ralph Stanley. I'm happy that you had a long and accomplished life. I would have loved to have met you.

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    A legend. We were blessed to be alive while he was.
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    Prayers for his friends and family. I wish I'd had the opportunity to see him live and meet him...
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    I was very fortunate to have seen Ralph Stanley twice in my life. Once with Carter at The Royal Albert Hall in 1966,& once with his band at the Edale Bluegrass Festival (now defunct) many years ago. As a banjo player myself,he was always a favourite of mine & i just loved the hard,driving sound of his playing. He came to the UK some years ago & played in Manchester where i live. At that time he'd quit playing banjo,& simply stood on stage to sing. I decided not to go as i'd rather remember him at his best,& that's how i always will remember him.
    I got to speak with him briefly at the Edale festival & he was really tickled to hear that i'd been at The Royal Albert Hall back in '66. Later that year of course,Carter passed away,
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