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It’s no wonder that Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Country has become Rebel Records’ all-time best seller. (In fact, it has sold 10 times more than the runner-up). The two-CD set shows bluegrass’s greatest living legend in fine form—even at 75—but what has attracted hordes of record buyers is the cast of all-star guests, from Bob Dylan to Vince Gill, who accompany Stanley’s old-as-the-hills wheeze on classics spanning a six-decade career. A more interesting document of the hallowed Stanley sound is his ’97 release, My All and All, whose cover art features the black-suited septuagenarian addressing a vision of Jesus. Here Stanley mines his gospel roots in new renditions of such old standards as “Two Coats” and “The Uncloudy Day.” In the years since his brother Carter died, Stanley has founded a school of a capella gospel singing that has evolved into its own bluegrass subgenre—and it may turn out to be the most lasting legacy of a music that has become dangerously moribund in recent years. No doubt the old man will offer up a few of these hymns in concert. Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will be joined by the Virginia Squires, one of bluegrass’s finest ’80s-era ensembles, making a reunion appearance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $18.50. (703) 549-7500. (Eddie Dean)