A tribute to my father
|Jeanie Stanley||lead and high baritone|
|Ralph Stanley||lead and tenor|
Without my uncle, Dr. Ralph Stanley, his emotional support, encouragement and years of wisdom, I could not have achieved that unique other worldly sound and quality that is so rich and rare. He is the best tenor bluegrass music has known. The quality time we spent together during this recording meant so much to me.
|Ralph Stanley II||rhythm guitar, lead, bass & harmony vocals|
Without Ralph II, I wouldn't have had near as much fun. He has a fabulous voice and helped me so much just by being there. I love him and his father dearly and I couldn't have done this without them.
|John Rigsby||mandolin, harmony vocals|
John can play anything with strings. He can sing any part anytime and does it all with grace. He's got more God-given talent than most people will ever know.
|Joe Isaacs||harmony vocals, producer|
Joe was vital to this tribute album. This undertaking would not have been possible without him. He gave freely of his time and made many trips to the studio in Big Stone Gap, VA, to work on the production of the CD. He also came all the way to Florida to work with me on the arrangements of the songs. I will always be grateful to him for his devotion to my father and to the music of the Stanley Brothers.
|Stacy York||harmony vocals|
Stacy has a powerful lead and harmonizing voice that worked well with all voices on this album. She is a good friend.
Steve is the second best banjo player ever. The best hired him. He has a great attitude and we joked around a lot. He's got that Stanley drive down to a science.
Todd is a fine young man who I enjoyed working with. He was a little shy but you can tell he has a tremendous amount of respect for traditional bluegrass, old-time mountain music. He gave me great fiddle on this recording.
Jack has been a friend since forever. He knows how to make you laugh and will cut up a lot. He's also a wonderful bass player and did great by me on this project.
|James Alan Shelton||lead guitar|
James is the youngest best guitar picker there ever was. George Shuffler, being the second youngest, of course. He was a big help to me on this album and holds tremendous respect for my father and this wonderful Stanley sound.