The 78-year-old Stanley who was a major part of the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack is spending Sunday (Jun. 19) performing in Bean Blossom, Indiana.
But he wont be alone. His band includes his son, Ralph Stanley II and his 12-year-old grandson, Nathan, on mandolin.
Naturally, that wont give Stanley much time to open his presents but he figures he already got his in the form of his new CD, Shine On, which was produced by Ralph, Jr.
He says it was nice having his son handle the technical details but insists Junior didnt boss him around in the studio.
Stanley also admits not every band has a 66-year age range like his but hes confident that little Nathan can handle the gig because, as he puts it, Ive been holding the reins until hes ready.
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