The Stanley Brothers- Angel Band


Of course, not everyone fears death. Some people actually rather look forward to it; slaves, for example, or people suffering from long-term illness or anyone who has watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians for too long.

And if Bluegrass music is anything to go by, those Appalachian settlers of yore were also pretty much over the hardship of everyday life and quite excited about going home to Jesus. Angel Band, by the Stanley Brothers, is no exception. “My race is nearly run,” they explain, adding that they just want some angels to bear them off to the good lord. And when they put it like that, it sounds quite nice…

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