Ralph Stanley will perform at the 2012 Richmond Folk Festival on Sunday, October 14. Don Harrison interviewed the legendary Appalachian musician in the June 2008 issue of Virginia Living, and that interview is republished here.
The Carter Family. The lady with the guitar is Mother Maybelle, the other woman is her cousin Sara, and the man is Sara's husband, A.P. Carter. Maybelle was June Carter's mom, so Johnny Cash's mother-in-law. There is a wonderful documentary about the Carter Family called "The Winding Stream". (Thank you Eliza Hunter for the information! Rhian)
The Bog Trotters Band, photographed in Galax, Virginia in 1937. Band members include Doc Davis on autoharp, Alex Dunford (fiddle), Crockett Ward (fiddle), Wade Ward (banjo), and Fields Ward (guitar). 1937 The Lomax Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress unknown "CBS photographer"