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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
At ages 18 Sarah, 14 Hannah, and 12 Leah, the Peasall Sisters sound simultaneously as young as they are and twice as old -- a convergence that made the trio a standout on the pivotal soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? Masterfully produced by John Carter Cash and featuring top-notch supporting musicians who include Randy Scruggs, Laura Cash, and Jamie Hartford, Home to You largely covers vintage tunes that resonate with old-time values. Chief among these are a somber, closely harmonized rendition of the beautiful hymn "Angel Band" and a keening, ethereal treatment of A. P. Carter's stark dirge "I Never Will Marry," given added emotional freight by Hannah's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
At ages 18 Sarah, 14 Hannah, and 12 Leah, the Peasall Sisters sound simultaneously as young as they are and twice as old -- a convergence that made the trio a standout on the pivotal soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? Masterfully produced by John Carter Cash and featuring top-notch supporting musicians who include Randy Scruggs, Laura Cash, and Jamie Hartford, Home to You largely covers vintage tunes that resonate with old-time values. Chief among these are a somber, closely harmonized rendition of the beautiful hymn "Angel Band" and a keening, ethereal treatment of A. P. Carter's stark dirge "I Never Will Marry," given added emotional freight by Hannah's fragile lead vocal and the rustic guitar-mandolin-fiddle axis formed by Scruggs, Hartford, and Laura Cash. Equally lovely is "Carrick Fergus," a heartbreaking, Irish-flavored rendering of love remembered and love denied, on which Hannah's breathy, crystalline lead vocal recalls the young Alison Krauss in its pristine beauty and deep soulfulness. Sarah shows considerable songwriting promise with three contributions, including "Gray County Line," a ballad about a girl leaving home, with its beautiful meshing of fiddle and acoustic guitar, Leah's hearty lead vocal, and a harmonized chorus on which the trio sounds like the Clinch Mountain version of '50s pop sensations the Chordettes. The most potent of her originals, however, is "Logtown," a mournful reminiscence of a Mississippi hometown that's "gone, it is no more," which strikes an eerie chord, as it hit the shelves shortly after Hurricane Katrina's devastation. This album hits hard too, in its own gentle, deeply spiritual way. It's right on time for troubled times.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Sarah, Hannah, and Leah Peasall made their debut as the preternatural voices of George Clooney's wee daughters in O Brother, Where Art Thou? The precocious trio, now in their teens, have assembled a talented behind-the-scenes crew Randy Scruggs, Jamie Hartford, and producer John Carter Cash on their second full-length recording -- and first for the Dualtone label -- Home to You. What sets the project apart from similar forays is the talent that emanates from the girls themselves. This is old-timey music in the tradition of the Carter Family, not some flash-in-the-pan quota filler for Nashville's studio elite. Old-fashioned country themes of family and faith dominate, but there's a breeziness to the whole affair that renders it effortlessly listenable. Carter's lazy, front-porch production lends itself well to the girls' refreshingly plain vocals and ample instrumental skills, resulting in a collection of tunes both self-penned "Logtown," "Gray County Line" and traditional "Angel Band," "Fair and Tender Ladies" that exudes quality, not commodity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2005
  • Label: Dualtone Music Group
  • UPC: 803020121027
  • Catalog Number: 1210
  • Sales rank: 78,630

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Peasall Sisters Primary Artist
Charlie Chadwick Cello, Double Bass, Upright Bass
Gene Chrisman Drums
Dennis Crouch Upright Bass
Tony Harrell Piano, Accordion, Harmonium
Jamie Hartford Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Kenny Malone Drums
Larry Perkins Acoustic Guitar
Randy Scruggs Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar
Leroy Troy Banjo
Sarah Peasall Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Vocals, Background Vocals, High Tenor Vocal
Hannah Peasall Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals
Leah Peasall Banjo, Fiddle, Vocals, Background Vocals, Low Vocals
Laura Cash Fiddle
Michael Peasall Upright Bass
Sara Peasall Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
A.P. Carter Composer
Jim DeMain Mastering
John Lair Composer
Wayne Brezinka Art Direction
Newton Thomas Composer
John Carter Cash Producer, Audio Production
Chuck Turner Engineer
Traditional Composer
Sarah Peasall Arranger, Composer
Hannah Peasall Arranger
Leah Peasall Composer
Mark Petaccia Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This was my second album by the sisters. They only get better

    I'm in waiting for a new live album. Plan to see the sisters in person as soon as possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real strength is embodied in the magnetism of their collective vocal sound

    Playing Time - 40:27 -- Tennessee's Peasall Sisters sing with a mournful, melancholy and innocent quality that captures an acoustic classic country style of yesteryear. The sisters (Sarah, Hannah and Leah) ae only 18, 15 and 12, respectively. You might recognize their voices as those of George Clooney's daughters in “O Brother, Where Art Thou.” Not just a lucky break or fluke, these kids have abundant talent. Their “First Offering” album was a success, and “Home to You” is also a very enjoyable followup. All three girls have an enchanting quality in their singing, and their close harmonies throughout a songs like “Freight Train Blues” are especially noteworthy. They each sing lead and harmony vocals. Sarah plays acoustic guitar and banjo, while Leah plays fiddle. Other joining in the instrumental fun are Randy Scruggs (guitar, slide guitar), Charlie Chadwick (bass, cello), Jamie Hartford (mandolin, electric guitar), Kenny Malone (drums), Laura Cash (fiddle), Larry Perkins (guitar), Leroy Troy (banjo), Gene Chrisman (drums), and Tony Harrell (accordion, piano, harmonium). This is one well-produced album by John Carter Cash. Sarah demonstrates her aptitude for songwriting (“Home to You” and “Logtown”), and Sarah and Hannah play a major role in arranging much of the other material. The Peasalls choose songs that embody the traditional canon or its spirit and soul. It never hurts to give bonafide respect to the familiar folk (“Fair and Tender Ladies) or the material of the Carter Family (“I Never Will Marry”). They also show an appreciation and aptitude for bluegrass (Newton Thomas’ “Rushing Around”), Irish (“Carrick Fergus”) and Gospel (“Angel Band,” “The Old Account”). Their own compositions are more ethereal in a slower-tempo’ed, acoustic country vein (“Logtown,” “Gray County Line”) that can turn misty skiies into blue ones. The middle of their set on this project could’ve used another pick-me-up selection, but at track eight, Jim Brasher’s bouncy gospel composition, “The Old Church Yard,” is a welcome statement that could’ve easily been done by the likes of Reno and Smiley decades ago. Individually, their voices are pleasant, and the girls will only get better as lead vocalists with smooth, silky personalities of their own. Their real strength is embodied in the magnetism of their collective vocal sound, best demonstrated on the album’s a cappella closer, “Where No One Stands Alone.” With an ample amount of rustic purity in their music, The Peasall Sisters are being groomed for even bigger things to come. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)

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