THE PEASALL SISTERS Home To You (2005)

Home To You (2005)
O Brother… This Is Good!

The cover cleverly hides the fact that The Peasall Sisters are just teenagers, who debuted in 2000 as the voices of George Clooney’s singing daughters for the Depression-era Coen Brothers film, O Brother Where Art Thou? Since then, this talented trio has released two essential albums of their own, steeped in the rich mountain tradition first handed down by the Carter Family and since woven into the fabric of all country music. It doesn’t hurt that a direct descendant, John Carter Cash, produces this 2005 offering with a delicate minimalism that captures the music’s longing and authenticity. The Peasall’s harmonies are a wonder of child-like perfection, soft, fragile and endearing. But, don’t let the “kid” thing throw you. These girls are accomplished writers and instrumentalists, too (guitar, violin & mandolin). Listen to two tracks below for a taste of Home To You‘s style and consistency; the original composition “Logtown” and “I Never Will Marry,” which draws a tender contrast to the legendary Ralph Stanley’s original (we’ve got his version with Emmylou Harris HERE). This is one of my go-to Sunday morning albums, and if you like the T-Bone Burnett-produced O Brother, you’ll find this a suitable companion. Find it used at Amazon, HERE.


Home To You
Rushing Around
Freight Train Blues
Logtown
Gray County Line
Angel Band
I Never Will Marry
The Old Church Yard
Fair And Tender Ladies
The Old Account
Carrick Fergus
Where No One Stands Alone

 

10 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    October 30, 2010 - 15:25 | Permalink

    Find it HERE.

  • 2
    Rick
    October 20, 2011 - 02:05 | Permalink

    We do have a fondness for these cute child prodigy country pickers don’t we – Peasall Sisters, Amanda Shaw, Sierra Hull. For something a little more mature, I thoroughly recommend Abigail Washburn, who combines Chinese folk tunes with bluegrass banjo – and it works.

    • 3
      Willard
      October 20, 2011 - 04:05 | Permalink

      Thanks for the tips.

  • 4
    Rick
    October 20, 2011 - 02:11 | Permalink

    Not to mention Sarah Jarosz

  • 5
    Muddy
    June 23, 2013 - 13:45 | Permalink

    It sounds a lot like Alison Krauss with the Cox Sisters – one of my favorites. It sounds just exactly perfect. Thanks.

  • 6
    Anonymous
    November 2, 2014 - 18:03 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. This music is perfect for November.

  • 7
    Brian
    November 3, 2014 - 04:07 | Permalink

    Great stuff. Any chance of their first album “first offering”

  • 8
    Ben the Baron
    November 3, 2014 - 06:30 | Permalink

    My Monday couldn’t start ANY better. Thanks Willard!

  • 9
    Iggy
    November 3, 2014 - 08:30 | Permalink

    Thanks W. Could never pass up a version of Carrickfergus. Good week to you.

    Iggy

  • 10
    Supersonic75
    November 8, 2014 - 20:20 | Permalink

    Sounds good….thanks!

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