New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


(UNION, NJ) -- Now 86 and still in superb voice, the revered country and bluegrass singer, Dr. Ralph Stanley will include a performance at Kean University's Wilkins Theatre on his farewell tour on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm.  The Man of Constant Sorrow Tour: The Dr.'s Farewell will be a fantastic celebration of the life of Dr. Ralph, the mountain music he's made famous and his legacy that will endure through the course of time.   Over his historic career, Dr. Stanley has won virtually every honor America has to bestow on its master musicians.  He has three Grammy awards, one as best male country vocalist, a category in which he competed with Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Lyle Lovett.

Opening for Dr. Stanley will be the YouTube sensation, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys playing their up-tempo acoustic string music inspired by Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers.

Wilkins Theatre is located on Kean University's main campus at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.

Tickets are $30 Standard; $20 Senior, Student, Child and are available at the Wilkins Theatre Box Office on campus, by calling 908-737-SHOW (7469), and online at