I don’t know why this kind of music touches me in the way it does. My explanation is that my roots are in Scotland, Ireland and Wales and with those who left their homes to travel to America – many to Appalachia. Both my grandfather and great-grandfather played the fiddle; I don’t know where the musical talent went in my generation. I can sing though, so I guess that’s my instrument, rusty though it is these days!
This rendition is by Joey and Rory Feek, which seems apt, as Joey ‘flew away’ three years ago at the young age of 40. She was a great loss to music and those who knew her.