Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys w/ Dillon Hodges
Dillon Hodges
Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys
Nov 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The WorkPlay Theatre
Birmingham, AL
Ticket sales ended Nov 16, 2012 1:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Due to a scheduling conflict, WorkPlay’s show with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys on Thursday, May 17 has been MOVED to Thursday, November 15. All tickets sold to the May 17 show will be honored on November 15. To request a refund, please contact

Tickets on sale now. Bar opens at 4pm. Doors at 6:30 if soundcheck is complete. This is an 18+ show.
Note: a $3.00 charge will be collected at the door from all ticket holders under the age of 21. No one under 18 will be admitted without someone 18+ with them. Tickets are General Admission and seating is first come first serve to 21+.
Dillon Hodges | 8:00 PM
Dillon Hodges translates old-time music to a new audience with his soulful voice and haunting melodies. Growing up near Muscle Shoals, Alabama, he began shaping his sound immersing himself in bluegrass music. Dillon refined his guitar skills by competing in flat-picking competitions, winning fourteen total in just four years. Dillon’s master playing abilities add depth to his recordings and unforgettable energy to his live performances. Currently Dillon resides in Nashville, where this singer-songwriter feels at home. more >>>
Now 81 years old, Stanley has been performing professionally since he and his older brother, Carter, formed a band in their native southwestern Virginia in 1946. Between that date and 1966, when Carter died, the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most celebrated bluegrass groups in the world, rivaling in popularity such titans as Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs.

After Carter’s death, Stanley shifted the band’s musical emphasis from hard-driving bluegrass to an older, sadder, less adorned mountain style. As a bandleader, he nourished such young and promising talents as Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Larry Sparks and Charlie Sizemore, all of whom eventually graduated to distinguished solo careers.

While he has long been revered by enthusiasts of folk, bluegrass and country music, Stanley has lately been commanding the kind of honors due a musical original. In 2003, he shared with his friend Jim Lauderdale a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The year before that, he won Grammys for Best Country Male Vocalist Performance (beating out Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Lyle Lovett and Ryan Adams) and Album of the Year (for his part in the O Brother, Where Art Thou? collection). In 2001, he was the subject of an admiring profile in the New Yorker, written by novelist David Gates, who traveled with Stanley for months gathering material. He is the central figure in the D. A. Pennebaker/Chris Hegedus 2000 documentary, Down From The Mountain.

Rolling Stone
“A master performer without an expiration date. . . .”

Chicago Tribune
“The timeless air has always been present in the voice of Ralph Stanley. . . . There was nothing high, lonesome or mournful about his tone. Instead, he embodied the protagonist in an ancient murder ballad. His voice was sharp, scolding, vengeful, and it’s why this music cuts so deep. . . ”

Denver Post
“Then there was Stanley, today’s Elvis of traditional music. With his hands casually clasped at his waist, he filled the theater with his plaintive plea against dying, ‘O Death,’ whose solemn lyrics he magically makes uplifting.” more >>>
Ticket Prices

General Admission


Event Schedule

Dillon Hodges

8:00 PM

Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys

9:00 PM