This is Dr. Ralph Stanley, one of the very few legends of Bluegrass music. Really, there are only four of them. Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and Ralph Stanley.
Alison and I were fortunate to see Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys perform this evening at a free concert.
I don't know how much longer Dr, Stanley will be performing. He is 84 years old, and has been performing for 64 years.
I just know I am glad that I got to see him while I still could. Damn. This was an amazing experience.
When I took this photo, he was singing O, Death, from the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou. A capella. His band had left the stage. I can't express how amazing this moment was.