Jones and Goodman put a country-gospel twist on The Stanley Brother’s bluegrass version. Sticking with the spiritual theme – their music video for “Angel Band” features the two singing the powerful lyrics in a field alongside a young girl playing nearby holding a birdcage containing doves. While the birds have a sense of faithful innocence – images of water scattered throughout remind us that our past can be purified.
Originally named “My Latest Sun is Sinking Fast,” “Angel Band” was brought to fame by the Stanley Brothers in their version released off their 2000 the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.
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However, the song was originally written as a poem by Jefferson Hascall in the late 19th century. The song transcends both time and genre with the most recent cover by London rock band Mumford & Suns.
Watch the powerful video for “Angel Band” in the video below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!