Ralph Stanley’s music is a crucial link to the origins of modern American music. Since 1946, Stanley has been performing and writing music that ably mixes folk and country traditions into something wholly original and truly American. Having worked with dozens of collaborators over the years, Stanley’s work has evolved as the world around him has changed, but his music is still rooted in his beginnings in southwest Virginia. Now, at age 87, Stanley is getting the recognition and accolades that he deserves as a pioneer for American music. Seeing him live is something you really have to do, and Nashville fans are lucky enough to have that chance when he comes to City Winery. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the City Winery website.