August 10, 2010
Dr. Ralph Stanley Sings “Jacob’s Vision”On Cellist Dave Eggar’s New CD, Kingston Morning
Nashville, TN (August 10, 2010) - Dr. Ralph Stanley sings the old hymn “Jacob’s Vision” on cellist Dave Eggar’s new album, Kingston Morning, a stylistically eclectic project recorded in Brooklyn, New York; Kingston, Jamaica; and Stanley’s home territory of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The album wasreleased today (Aug. 10) on Domo Records.
Apart from his solo work, Eggar has backed such artists as Beyonce, the Who, Josh Groban, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Fallout Boy, Carly Simon, Phil Ramone, Bon Jovi and Sinead O’Connor.
“Jacob’s Vision” has been a favorite in Stanley’s repertoire since his early days as the younger half of the Stanley Brothers. You can hear this new version of "Jacob's Vision" (backed only by Eggar's cello) at www.daveeggarmusic.com . A video of the Stanley Brothers performing the song on Pete Seeger’s 1960 series, Rainbow Quest, can be seen on YouTube.
A multiple Grammy-winner and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Stanley has frequently inspired artists of other genres and media. In April of this year, Ballet Nouveau Colorado based a dance routine on his “Hemlocks And Primroses.” Choreographer Trey McIntyre staged a new dance production, Go Out, in 2006 around Stanley’s “Little Maggie,” “I’ll Remember You Love In My Prayers” and “O Death.” A year earlier, the legendary Barter Theatre of Abingdon, Virginia, launched the long-running musical Man Of Constant Sorrow: The Story Of The Stanley Brothers.