Retrieved July 27, In their music, Irene sang mezzo-soprano vocal, and Ellen supplied soprano harmony , with Irene on guitar and Ellen played the 5-string banjo in a traditional up-picking technique. Views Read Edit View history. When Paddy Clancy of the Clancy Brothers started up Tradition Records with financial assistance from Guggenheim heiress and folk music collector Diane Hamilton he asked the sisters to record for him. Both the studio and live performances by Krauss and Welch were popular among folk music disk jockeys. December 16, [11].

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Krauss and Welch’s live performance is included as the final track on the Down from the Mountain soundtrack albumwhich sold overcopies, won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Albumand appeared on several of Billboard’ s charts.

Kossoy Sisters – Wikipedia

Jackson’s album sold over 1 million copies and reached the top position on Billboard’s charts for Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums, as well as No. Over the next three decades they performed occasionally together but mostly with other musicians.

They recorded 22 numbers for Capitol and “I’ll Fly Away” is one of a half-dozen that “did well” for them. Views Read Edit View history. According to interviews, Brumley came up with the idea for the song while picking cotton on his father’s farm in Rock Island, Oklahoma.

Ellen moved to St.

Erik Darling provided kossou and guitar accompaniment. Archived from the original on 12 July By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


He had trouble playing instruments, but he still loved to listen, and he was still very funny.

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Both the studio and live performances by Krauss and Welch were popular among folk music disk jockeys. Oossoy always sang together but were especially inspired at the age sisterw 15 when they went away to summer camp in upstate New York.

The two recordings were ranked at No. A few months later Dylan asked her if she could line him up some paying gigs and Hester invited him to play harmonica on her next recording session.

Over the years the sisters have continued to perform live while sissters immersing themselves sistdrs the responsibilities of family life. Inthe Chuck Wagon Gang’s recording of “I’ll Fly Away” was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.

In they appeared at the very first Newport Folk Festival. Retrieved from ” https: He was somewhat mobile; he could walk, but he was staggering. This will likely always be an incomplete list. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

I’ll Fly Away

Ellen has a son and a daughter, and Irene has a son and a daughter. When they were ikl, they recorded the album Bowling Green which features the sisters’ close harmonies and accompaniment by Erik Darling. It is a recording of an interview with the twins on February 23,during their promotional tour for “Hop on Pretty Girls. Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch performed the song again for a May 24, concert at the Ryman Auditorium that featured many of the artists from the O Brother soundtrack.


Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hCards All articles with unsourced statements Articles with kossoy sisters ill fly away statements from June Wikipedia articles with ISNI identifiers. Erik DarlingTony Saletan. They began performing professionally in their mid teens and are esteemed as a significant part of the popular folk music movement that started in the mids.

They were almost 18 years old when the record was released in For other uses, see I’ll Fly Away disambiguation. Kossoy Sisters at Newport Folk Festival. Archived from the original on December 5, It was a real problem in Washington Square where we had to keep pulling him out of the hands of policemen. Retrieved 6 September Brumley has been described as the “pre-eminent gospel songwriter ” of the 20th century with over published songs. In an interview Ellen recalled:.