“Man of Constant Sorrow”
The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? made Ralph Stanley’s song “Man of Constant Sorrow” famous world-wide. Twenty-nine years before that, Stanley sang it during Carlton Haney’s 1971 Labor Day Bluegrass Festival in Camp Springs, NC. The two teenage musicians who toured with Ralph that summer, Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley, would go on to become famous performers in their own right. This is the first time this live recording has been available for audio digital streaming.
KEY SELLING POINTS
- 3x GRAMMY award winner and 15x nominee in Bluegrass and Country Music; multiple IBMA Award winner; Member of the Grand Ole Opry and Bluegrass Hall of Fame; International Music Hall of Honor member.
- Clinch Mountain Boys classic band line-up included Bluegrass & Country Hall of Fame Superstars and GRAMMY winners Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley.
- Preferred the term "mountain music" to "bluegrass," and ranked second only to Bill Monroe in his importance to the genre.
- Recorded at Camp Springs, NC live at Carlton Haney’s 1971 Labor Day Bluegrass Festival.