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Birth Name: Ralph Edmond Stanley
Birth Place: Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, USA
Years Active: 1946 - Present
Genres: Bluegrass, Old-time Music

Ralph Stanley (born February 25, 1927), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley created a unique style of banjo playing, sometimes called “Stanley Style.” It evolved from Scruggs style, which is a three finger technique. “Stanley style” is distinguished by incredibly fast “forward rolls,” led by the index finger, sometimes in the higher registers utilizing a capo. In “Stanley Style,” the rolls of the banjo are continuous, while being picked fairly close the bridge on the banjo, giving the tone of the instrument a very crisp, articulate snap to the strings as the player would strike them. Hi... Continue Bio >>

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