The loss of singer/songwriter John Prine due to complications associated with COVID-19 has hit fans and members of the Americana community hard. Few artist of his stature were as generous of spirit and touched so many lives.
His death has created a vacuum in this world where an unlikely ex-mailman and towering talent once existed.
Members of the Americana and country music community aired their grief in the best way possible. They paid testament in covering Prine’s songs.
Brandi Carlile – “Hello In There”
Jeff Tweedy – “Please Don’t Bury Me”
Lukas Nelson – “Lonesome Friends of Science”
Ani DiFranco – “Angel From Montgomery”
BJ Barham – “Paradise”
Absolutely wrecked this morning. We were lucky to live in a world where John Prine was writing songs. These tunes will live on forever and serve as a master class on how to properly serve the song. Throw some Prine on the turntable today and be thankful for the treasures he left us with. RIP.
Posted by American Aquarium on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – “Angel From Montgomery” “Clocks And Spoons.” “Illegal Smile.”
Andrew Bird – “Souvenirs”
Ryan Bingham – “Illegal Smile”