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Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers to perform in Clintwood

Staff report • Oct 12, 2019 at 9:30 PM

CLINTWOOD — The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will host Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Clintwood’s Jettie Baker Center.

Larry Sparks is a dedicated leader for bluegrass music and is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today. Larry began his career in the mid-1960s as a guitarist with the Stanley Brothers and later became lead vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Larry went on to form his own band in 1969, The Lonesome Ramblers. He has recorded and toured with his band for nearly 50 years, releasing more than 60 albums and delighting countless fans with his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

Larry’s hits include “John Deere Tractor,” “A Face in the Crowd,” “Tennessee 1949,” “Blue Virginia Blues,” “I Just Want to Thank You Lord,” “Love of the Mountains,” “Goodbye Little Darlin,” “You Could Have Called,” “Tribute to Hank Williams,” “Green Pastures in the Sky” and more. He has performed in venues including the Grand Ole Opry, “Austin City Limits” on PBS and “Song of the Mountains” on PBS. He has toured the United States, Canada and Japan.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Clintwood Town Hall, the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood (by cash or check) and online at www.meccfoundation.org/dcevent.

All proceeds will benefit the MECC Foundation’s Dickenson County Endowed Scholarship.

The Dickenson County Endowed Scholarship Committee is seeking sponsorships to support event costs. Sponsorships are $100 and up and include tickets, branding, and special recognition. For more information on becoming an event sponsor, visit www.meccfoundation.org/dcfund.

For more information on the MECC Foundation and the Dickenson County Scholarship, visit www.meccfoundation.org.

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