“A Life of Sorrow – the Life and Times of Carter Stanley” (performed by Gary Reid)

Saturday, June 17, 2017


The Russell County Conference Center

139 Highland Drive
P.O. Box 548
Lebanon, VA 24266

Learning Opportunity
Visual or Performing Arts


7-8:30 p.m.

"A Life of Sorrow - the Life and Times of Carter Stanley" is a one-man play, with music, that pays homage to an Appalachian Mountain music legend. Carter Stanley was an expressive singer and songwriter who, as the front man for the legendary Stanley Brothers duo, spent the best 20 years of his life pounding the pavement to take his gift to anyone who would listen. Raised in the coalfields of Appalachia during the hardscrabble days of the Great Depression, Carter Stanley introduced many to the high lonesome sound - what would come to be known the world over as bluegrass. He played the music, he wrote the songs, and ultimately... he self-destructed. "A Life of Sorrow..." is the story of one man's musical journey, from the Clinch Mountains of Virginia, around the world, and back home again.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Russell County Public Library (276-889-8063) and are to be paid for at the door prior to the start of the event. $10/person BACK TO ALL EVENTS