It is possibly the most recorded and covered Gospel song of all time. To this day, you can still hear I’ll Fly Away in church services, Gospel concerts, New Orleans jazz funerals, and bluegrass jam sessions…as well as in unexpected places like movies, television shows, and even hip-hop albums. The song was written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley, who would have been very out-of-place among the famous Tin Pan Alley and Broadway songwriters such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and George M. Cohan. Although Albert was as different from them as you can imagine, he wrote and published more songs than any of the Great American Songbook giants. Join us for the story of I’ll Fly Away, featuring a performance with a rockabilly twist by The Floras.

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