Ralph Stanley Announces Farewell Tour; Birthplace of Country Music Museum Names Director; Free Ashleigh Flynn Download
Juli Thanki | June 27th, 2013
Ralph Stanley has announced that he’ll begin his final tour this October. The “Man of Constant Sorrow Tour: The Doctor’s Farewell” is scheduled to run through December 2014. (via press release)
Jewly Hight visited Nashville’s Woodlawn Cemetery, where George Jones, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins, Porter Wagoner, and many, many more are buried.
Ashleigh Flynn is offering a free download of “See That Light,” featuring Todd Snider.
On June 28, the Seldom Scene will play the free Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. The concert will serve as a “preview of Longtime…Seldom Scene, the group’s first album with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (available in 2014).”
Stream Iron & Wine’s “Rattling Bone” from The Lone Ranger: Wanted, which comes out next week.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.