Friday, May 8, 2015
Friday Music: Ain't No Grave
Crooked Still, a Boston-based string band led by Aoife O'Donovan, performs There Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down), a song written by Virginia-born Holiness preacher Claude Ely (d. 1978). Many people know this song from Johnny Cash's recording of it, released just after Cash's death in 2010. Or maybe you remember it from the movies Cool Hand Luke (starring Paul Newman) or The Apostle (starring Robert Duvall) or the HBO series True Blood.
(O'Donovan and bassist Corey DiMario are alumni of The New England Conservatory, my favorite music school.)
Enjoy your weekend!