After recording more than a dozen duets in Nashville with prominent women artists, bluegrass patriarch Ralph Stanley is on the road for the rest of this year.
The banjo player and singer, known for preserving such musical classics as "Daddy's Wildwood Flower" (RealAudio excerpt), has a song on the soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? and recently released a compilation of his standards, Man of Constant Sorrow.
On the new duets album, Clinch Mountain Sweethearts, due for release later this year, Stanley sings with such women artists as Dolly Parton, Lucinda Williams, Sara Evans and Joan Baez.
Here are Ralph Stanley tour dates, as provided by his publicist:3/8 - Columbia, MS @ TBA3/9 - Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House3/10 - Abington, VA @ Virginia Intermont College Auditorium3/17 - Garner, NC @ Old School Auditorium3/24 - Renfro Valley, KY @ Renfro Valley Theatre3/25 - Harveysburg, OH @ Open Highway Opry3/27 - Ashland, KY @ Paramount Arts Center3/28 - Lexington, KY @ Kentucky Theatre3/30 - Anderson, SC @ Rudy's Bluegrass Park3/31 - Dunnellon, FL @ Bluegrass Festival4/1 - Quincy, FL @ Private party4/6 - Prestonburg, KY @ Mountain Arts Center4/7 - Eminence, MO @ Cross Country Trail Ride4/8 - Memphis, TN @ Lucy Opry4/13 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater4/20 - Cookeville, TN @ Cookeville Community Center4/21 - Gelena, OH @ Joe Underwood's Garage4/28 - Houston, TX @ International Festival5/4 - Lincolnton, GA @ Lewis Family Festival5/5 Winston-Salem, NC @ Summer on Trade5/7 - Pickens, SC @ Blue Ridge Electrical Co-op5/11 - Booneville, KY @ Bluegrass Festival5/12 - Rocky Mount, VA @ Tripple Creek Park5/18 - Berea, KY @ Ohio-Kentucky Campground5/19 - Gettysburg, PA @ Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival5/24 - Coeburn, VA @ Hills of Home Park5/25 - Coeburn, VA @ Hills Of Home Park5/26 - Coeburn, VA @ Hills Of Home Park6/1 - London, KY @ Laurel County Fairgrounds6/2 - Syria, VA @ Bluegrass Festival6/3 - Preston, CT @ Strawberry Park6/7 - Mineral, VA @ Christopher Run Park6/8 - La Grange, GA @ Hoofer's Gospel Barn & Restaurant6/09 - Elizabethton, TN @ Slagle's Pasture6/10 - Wind Gap, PA @ Mountain View Park6/15 - Gray Hawk, KY @ Stringbean Memorial Festival6/16 - Bean Blossom, IN @ Monroe Festival Park6/17 - Bean Blossom, IN @ Monroe Festival Park6/21 - Cherokee, NC @ Happy Holiday Campground6/22 - Hamilton, OH @ Hamilton Music Theatre6/23 - Charlotte, MI @ Eaton County Fairgrounds6/24 - Summerville, WV @ Music in the Mountains6/29 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern6/30 - Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere7/1 - Snowshoe, WV @ Snowshoe Mountain Resort7/6 - Chaffee, NY @ Earl's Sunshine Music Park7/7 - Grundy, VA @ Buchanan County Fair7/13 - Alexandria, KY @ Campbell Co. Fairgrounds7/14 - West Liberty, KY @ Old Mill Bluegrass Festival7/19 - Mineral, VA @ Walton Park7/20 - Olive Hill, KY @ Bluegrass Festival7/21 - Xenia, OH @ Green County Fairgrounds7/25 - Grundy, VA @ Buchanan County Fair7/27 - Lowell, MA @ Folk Festival8/1 - Hugo, OK @ Bill Grant's Bluegrass Festival8/3 - Hyden, KY @ Osborne Brothers Homecoming8/4 - Painter's Creek, OH @ Round Eye Park8/5 - Relief, KY @ Kentucky Ridgerunner Bluegrass Festival8/7 - Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chautauqua8/10 - Greenwich, OH @ Bluegrass Festival8/11 - Milan, MI @ KC Campground8/12 - Fountaintown, IN @ Carl Hammons Mobile Homes8/16 - Cherokee, NC @ Happy Holiday Campground8/18 - Amelia, VA @ Amelia Family Campground8/24 - Georgetown, OH @ Brown County Bluegrass Festival8/25 - Elizabeth, WV @ Camp Barbe9/1 - Woodstown, NJ @ Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival9/3 - Saltville, VA @ Labor Day Celebration9/7 - New Albany, IN @ Riverfront Amphitheatre9/8 - Clay City, KY @ Meadowgreen Park9/14 - Conway, MO @ Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival9/15 - Morehead, KY @ Poppy Mountain Bluegrass9/22 - Bean Blossom, IN @ Monroe Festival Park10/5 - Rocky Mount, VA @ Rocky Mount High School10/6 - Rocky Mount, VA @ Rocky Mount High School10/11 - Norris, TN @ Museum of Appalachia10/12 - Norris, TN @ Museum of Appalachia10/19 - La Grange, GA @ Hoofer's Gospel Barn & Restaurant10/27 - Ferrum, VA @ Ferrum College (noon concert)10/27 - Richmond, VA @ Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center11/2 - Oakboro, NC @ Oakboro Music Hall11/3 - Dunnellon, FL @ Bluegrass Festival11/10 - Paintsville, KY @ Sipp Theatre11/16 - Hamilton, OH @ Hamilton Music Theatre11/17 - Milton, IN @ Old Milton School11/22 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ Convention Center11/23 - Amherst, VA @ Sweet Briar College12/8 - Pigeon Forge, TN @ Christmas in the Smokies12/14 - Dublin, VA - New River Community College12/28 - Burlington, NC @ Private party12/29 - Jekyl Island, GA @ Convention Center12/30 - Columbia, SC @ Bill's Music Shop