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Feb052010

REVIEW: "Lively "Stanley Brothers" a Cut Above at ECP

“I'm thankful that I have lived long enough to become a legend, and I hope I deserve it.

- Ralph Stanley

There is nothing complicated about Ralph Stanley and his music. It simply resonates across the room like light from a fireplace, warm and smoky and homey. 

That’s precisely why “Man of Constant Sorrow: The Stanley Brothers Musical,” which opened at the Electric City Playhouse last night worked so well. Nothing fancy, just the car-horn mountain harmonies, loud from years of trying to be heard over the instruments, energetic musicians who had fun and did not always stay in the safe territory of rehearsed notes, and performers who allowed the story to tell itself. (FULL REVIEW HERE)

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