We’ll Fly Away
Introducing the stars of this show: identical twin sisters Irene and Ellen Kossoy recorded this album when they were seventeen. They didn’t know that their second album would take some time – their version of “I’ll fly away” was featured in the now-classic “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Renewed interest in the now 64-year old sisters made them re-enter the studio.
This was all in the far future when they recorded “Bowling Green” with accompaniment from Erik Darling on banjo and guitar. The fourteen songs represent a sample of the traditional music from the Appalachian mountains in the south of the USA. Sparse, heartfelt and with a perfect balance of piety and pragmatism, this is a great record… and the first album I’ve posted in eleven weeks. Have at it!