Friday, October 03, 2008

Ralph Stanley Endorses Orbama!

I read this yesterday. There's a radio spot running in Virginia which has Ralph Stanley saying that Obama "is a good man" who will "put money in our pockets."

Ralph Stanley is a giant of bluegrass music. If you saw Brother, Where Art Thou, you heard him sing "Oh Death" in the Klan Scene. He is a legend, second only to the late Bill Monroe.

And he is as down home as you can get, pure quill southern and mountain. I consider this a huge endorsement, though it's hard to explain to people who don't know southern music.

I was talking to Patrick last night about what could top this. Patrick said, "Bill Monroe rising from the dead, or God descending on a cloud."