Screen grab via YouTube – Kimberly Lord
Over the Easter weekend the Jester King of Americana, Todd Snider, surprised his audience at the historic Ryman Auditorium by inviting John Prine , one of his musical mentors, on stage during the encore.
The longtime friends traded verses on the 1971 classic, â€œIllegal Smile,â€ an unintentional weed anthem of sorts perfect for the 4/20 revelry.
Of the song Prine sqys â€œI have to confess, the song was not about smokinâ€™ dope, It was more about how, ever since I was a child, I had this view of the world where I can find myself smiling at stuff nobody else was smiling at. But it was such a good anthem for dope smokers that I didnâ€™t want to stop every time I played it and make a disclaimer.â€
Todd Snider with John Prine â€“ â€œIllegal Smileâ€