When you’re the head buckaroo, you get to pull your own fingers.
(submitted by Ari)
What I love about this picture and what is awkward to me is the “obvious” son-in-law/brother-in-law to the right who can barely get in the picture. You can tell he wasn’t too comfortable being in there.
My ex used to have huge tattoo of Ralph, taken from this exact pic, on his bicep…Now that’s awkward!
Used to? Not to worry…it’s still there! However it’s not from this pic.
Ralph Stanley is one of the masters of bluegrass music ….this is still a pretty funny picture though. loving the one guy with short sleeves and a different colored hat!
I love Ralph Stanley. he still sounds wonderful after all these years. I love Man of constant sorrow & his cd with Jim Lauderdale is great, too. Of course, Dr. Ralph is great on any CD, with anyone.
We’ll ALL stand on our heads to make you a deal!
Suddenly I have the theme music to “Dallas” in my head. I don’t know why.
That’s about 7 gallons.
Where is J.R. Ewing?
Looks like a group of car salesmen from Texas. The Ralph Stanley Chevrolet sales team.
Dude Ralph Stanley is a BAM*. Nothing ackward at all about this picture. I sing his Roadside Tavern song almost every weekend at the bars.
ralph stanley is baller no matter what he wears. and anyone who is in a picture with him could be completely naked and still look cool. just being that close to ralph stanley must make some of his complete awesomeness rub off on you.
Wow. I….ummm….really? Complete awesomeness? Baller? I…..I have nothing else to say.
Happy trails lead to happy places!
Ralph is my cousin, so I was a bit shocked to see this pic on a website such as this.
I hope people click on the comment section to at least understand what this pic is about.
This man is a legend.
Obviously, as others have pointed out, an album cover. Is it awkward – perhaps a little, as all of these staged shots of awkward musicians are. However, they are not a family. Now, if you had a picture of RS at his house, with his family, and it was awkward – then fair game. This, however, doesn’t seem like it belongs here.
I love Ralph Stanley, but you can’t say that this isn’t an awkward photo. Ralph doing the weird hands thing and the guy on the right doing the cheerleader lean-in? Not to mention left side strange hand on the hip guy. I’m going to go listen to a Ralph Record now and remember that good musicians need to hire good photographers.
I am a HUGE Ralph Stanley fan, but I do wonder…why do bluegrass bands feel the need to wear cowboy hats? They’re not cowboys, nor do they play cowboy music. I find it odd. And YES, it is an awkward picture. I actually think it’s cool that he’s on here!
Who knew there were so many rabid bluegrass fans?
you all are missing the joke in this picture….check out the guy on the right who has a differnet color hat. He has this awkward lean sort of like he snuck into the picture to deliver a message…. “Um, Mr Stanley phone call on line 1″. Look closer at some of these pictures…it is truely awkward with mr grey hat leaning into the shot.
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn’t belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you’re absolutely…right!
Yeah seriously. No one can hate on Ralph Stanley. He is THE MAN.
as soon as I saw this picture I was so irked that Dr. Ralph Stanley got put up here! Agreed, this one needs to come down!
First, it’s not a family. It’s a bluegrass band (a LEGENDARY bluegrass band). Second, it’s not awkward. It’s pretty much required that old school bluegrass bands wear cowboy hats, white shirts, and ties. Third, Dr. Ralph Stanley for President!!
Looks like a bunch of used car salesmen.
OMG…that IS Ralph Stanley!
OK< all sarcastic statements stop HERE – that man is an ICON!
I knew it was Ralph Stanley! For those of you who don’t know who he is, pick up the “O Brother Where Art Thou” Soundtrack. He sings the “O Death” sequence and wrote (i think) the “Angel Band” song at the end. It’s cool his photo is on here. If People of Walmart has Ric Flair and Michael Cera, this site can have Ralph Stanley.
His version of “O Death” is really chilling. In a good way.
Come on, its funny. Quit being a bunch of pansies and get a sense of humor. If you don’t like the site, go somewhere else! “Focus on the Family” always has some pretty neat posts.
Hey guys, this is off topic, but does anyone know where I can find a picture of Ralph Stanley? Sorry to interrupt.
Y’all are missing it. The awkward part is everyone in white hats except for the guy on the right. He must be a fill in and not a regular member of the band. Or he forgot to look at the “what clothes to wear tonight” list.
What the HELL? I had no idea who this man was until this post. I read about him and he seems like a nice guy. But, just because he’s a musician, and thus not a ~regular person, doesn’t mean his pose isn’t awkward… or funny. People need to calm down.
You know, I can’t place it, but I believe I’ve heard somewhere that this is a photo of Ralph Stanley……………..
Not sure if anybody has noticed this yet, but I think that just might be Ralph Stanley…stop me if you heard that already!
I can not believe that this picture is on this website! This is probably a pic for of the many cd’s, ect…that has been published. Dr. Ralph Stanly has won Emmys for songs and has appeared all around this earth to perform and share his traditional music….and besides one of the members of the band is my first cousin, who happens to also be a gifted player. It is fun to look at different pic’s of people-but not to make fun, this website is for “awkward family photos.” And this goes for other pic’s too that people are making fun of.
Mistake–I should have wrote Grammy not Emmy
I wanna party with these guys!
hey man! not cool! the good Dr. isn’t awkward.
Does anybody know the meaning of that occult Masonic hand gesture he’s making?
Hey … not sure if anyone mentioned that this is Ralph Stanley. Sheesh.
Okay, as many have already said, that is Ralph Stanley. Why would that photo even be on this site?
Looks like Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Best God Damn Bluegrass band there is.
Wow…you said “best” and “bluegrass” in the same sentence. That…is a miracle in and of itself. i don’t think my fingers ccould ever type that. Congrats to you!
Buckaroo…..omg that is epic.
That looks an awful lot like Ralph Stanley…
HEY! Don’t make fun of the Dr.
Thats Dr. Ralph Stanley! He can wear whatever he damn well pleases!
Ralph Stanley is a Bluegrass god! Seriously, there’s nothing awkward about this photo. The person who submitted this obviously doesn’t know who Ralph Stanley is. I don’t think this photo belongs on this site, just my opinion…..
Agreed. Ralph Stanley is the bomb and this isn’t awkward. Except that it is awkward for this site because it was such a poor choice to post. AFP, you belong on Lamebook tonight.
Agreed!! He is the godfather of bluegrass. He is a living legend. Saw him a few years ago in concert and he’s amazing.
WT*? This photo should be taken down! It’s freakin’ Ralph Stanley! He is very awesome. Opposite of awkward.
Correct! This is the bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and his band the Clinch Mtn. Boys. Albeit a somewhat awkward photo, at 85 yrs. old and still playing over 200 tour dates a year…Ralph can grab is fingers or whatever he wants.
Long live Ralph and Bluegrass music.
You people need to calm down about this guy! Big deal he’s some legend, that means people can’t poke fun at him? That’s so ridiculous, grow a sense of humor people…
Let it be known that his son Ralph the 2nd (on left with crossed arms) is the most awkward person ever! The night I met him he fell over a firewood pile while trying to sauvly introduce himself.
I agree, Patricia…this isn’t just a bunch of guys sitting around in cowboy hats for the hell of it. Give ‘em a break AFP…
I think the awkardness is the guy on the far right with the off-color hat looks like he’s interrupting the photo shoot to deliver a message. (Check his awkward lean and hand reaching to tap his shoulder…”Um excuse me Mr. Stanley”)
back row, 3rd from the left…
is that Farva from Super Troopers?
HA! Your right, it totally looks like him!!!!
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