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Ralph Stanley II returns to Years of Farming


FLEMINGSBURG — For the sixth time, Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys return to Years of Farming at Double S Entertainment,150 Foster Street on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m.

Yocum River Band will be the opening band.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $20. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Attendees will have the chance to win door prizes provided by sponsors including two tickets to the Feb. 12, 2023, show featuring the Po Ramblin Boys.

Grammy Award-winning artist Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys are celebrating more than 75 years of The Clinch Mountain style of music. Ralph II began working professionally for his father in the year of 1995. With three no. 1 singles in his career; including, the 2019 hit “Beautiful Hills of Home,” Ralph II and his band configuration brings a lot of talent, energy and humor to the stage as they perform old-time favorites, bluegrass hits and new original material.

Ralph II has had two Grammy nominations on previous albums he recorded with Rebel Records. In 2002 he earned his first Grammy along with his father Dr. Ralph Stanley for their collaboration with Jim Lauderdale on ‘Lost in the Lonesome Pines.’ Ralph II has proven to be an accomplished songwriter and has 6 solo albums under his belt, along with the highly acclaimed duet album with his father titled ‘Side by Side.’ Playing more than 200 shows a year, Ralph Stanley II and The Clinch Mountain Boys are an audience favorite at festivals, clubs, arenas, amphitheaters, country fairs and wherever the blue bus might take them.

The Yocum River Band was formed in the fall of 2022 shortly after two of its members, Jesse Fuson (guitarist and vocalist) along with Brandon Coots (bass) came together from a previous project called the Yocum Bridge Boys. Guitarist and vocalist Josh Williams joined the two and later banjo player and vocalist Josh Adkins added versatility and raw talent to the group. Jesse, Josh, and Brandon are recovering addicts who worked together in treatment and shares a love for music. A mutual friend of theirs introduced the trio to Josh Adkins who played mandolin and banjo for various other groups including Tommy Webb.

Years of Farming’s goal is not only to provide bluegrass music in the area, but also to promote local businesses. These businesses employ a lot of people in our community! Most of our sponsors have sponsored all the shows we have scheduled since 2011. We appreciate our sponsors whether this is their first show to sponsor or if they have sponsored all and we hope you will thank them for helping us bring such great groups to Flemingsburg.

If you are not familiar with any of our bands, whether a feature band or an opening band, check their websites and/or YouTube for some of their music and history. Keep checking for updates on our schedule.

Tickets are now available on our website or at the door. For more information contact Paula Hinton at 606-748-0798 or

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