Bluegrass legend Stanley to perform in California

June 14, 2014 12:31 AM

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The old farm boy who used to raise cattle in a place called Big Spraddle Creek says at age 87, he doesn't even raise a garden.

But Ralph Stanley still raises his voice. And when he does so in tandem with that distinctive claw-hammer style of five-string banjo picking, his "High Lonesome Sound" that helped create and define bluegrass music still comes through true and clear.

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