KURT VILE Shares The JOHN PRINE Song ‘HOW LUCKY’ He Recorded Together With The Late Country Legend

The legendary American country singer/songwriter JOHN PRINE passed away on
7 April due to that horrible coronavirus. He was 73. The praise from young and old musicians around the world was enormous and several covers of his songs already
came up afterward to honor Prine‘s huge talent and great career.

KURT VILE recorded two Prine songs some time ago. Speed Of Sound Of Loneliness
and How Lucky which he recorded with the man himself.

The two tracks will be on his new 5-track EP called Speed, Sound, Lonely KV together with a cover of a Jack Clement song, as well as two originals. The EP was recorded over a span of four years at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville.

Vile about singing with Prine: “Probably the single most special musical moment in my life.”

The duet performance…

The original

JOHN PRINE: Biography

Unearthed Video Footage Of LOU REED Joining JOHN MELLENCAMP At A Small Club Gig In 1987 Shows Up

It’s 17 September 1987 and something unique happens in the club called
Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana. The local band Ragin’ Texans are playing.

Nothing special so far until the 100 people present see and hear American
rock hero John Mellencamp fronting the band. And if that wasn’t enough
the late great icon Lou Reed joins him at one point to play his classics ‘Walk
On The Wild Side’, ‘Sweet Jane’, ‘Rock & Roll’
and ‘I Love You, Suzanne.’

It happened a couple of days before Farm Aid III in Lincoln, Nebraska.
It was Mellencamp who organised this warm-up gig. Besides Lou Reed
also John Prine hit the stage at the end of the show.

The quality of the footage isn’t perfect at all but it’s that sort of gig of which
everybody says afterward they have been there that makes it special to see.

Watch it here. Lou Reed shows up around 17 minutes into the video…