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!


Ray Barnes said…
Terrific Penny. I don't remember it from Cool hand Luke but I really like the sound. Quite unique.
You have some wonderful original and very versatile young musicians in your enormous country.
Thanks for the chance to hear it.
Glad you enjoyed it, Ray! Next week I've got more coming. :-)