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Ralph Stanley II, or “Two,” as he’s known in the bluegrass community, brings his songs and bluegrass pedigree to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro on Friday.
Ralph Stanley II, or “Two,” as he’s known in the bluegrass community, brings his songs and bluegrass pedigree to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro on Friday. KIM LANCASTER-BRANTLEY

Ralph Stanley II, or “Two,” as he’s known in the bluegrass community, has worked hard to establish a musical identity separate from that of his famous father. For starters, he’s chosen the guitar rather than banjo as his instrument of choice. And, while he’s recorded with the elder Stanley and served as lead vocalist for the Clinch Mountain Boys, Two has stepped out on his own as a songwriter and recording artist, with a half-dozen solo albums including his latest, “Born to be a Drifter.” Friday night at 8, Two brings his songs and bluegrass pedigree to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. More info at artscenterlive.org.

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