“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”: See the movie, hear the performers

YORK, SC – Enjoy the gospel sounds of the Peasall Sisters, voices of the “Little Wharvey Gals” in the 2000 hit movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?” The three singing sisters, Sarah, Hannah and Leah, will perform at 8 p.m. Jan 24 at the McCelvey Center in York.

Although the girls didn’t look “pitiful enough” to play Depression-era characters in the movie, their unique vocal harmonies were used for the voices of actor George Clooney’s gospel-singing on-screen daughters. The sisters from White House, Tennessee, have earned Grammy and Country Music Association awards and have performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.

Meet the Peasall sisters in person at a special G-rated screening of the movie featuring their singing, “O Brother Where Art Thou?”, at 8 p.m. January 23 at the McCelvey Center. Set in Mississippi in 1937, the movie is a loose retelling of Homer’s Greek classic, “The Odyssey.” Historian Michael Scoggins will briefly comment on the historical, mythological and musical themes in the movie.

Admission: Concert, $10 general admission, children 3 and younger free. Movie $3, children 3 and younger free. Enjoy the movie and concert for a special price of $12.

Peasall Sisters in Concert
8 p.m. Saturday, January 24
McCelvey Center
212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC

The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.