He’s 71-years-old, however nation/folks legend John Prine remains to be as lively as ever: He simply launched a brand new album, The Tree Of Forgiveness, and now he’s touring in assist of that document. This weekend, he carried out on the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, and he was joined by particular visitor and hometown hero Kurt Vile. Vile opened the present with a set of his personal, and he additionally joined Prine on stage for a few performances.
After a solo portion of his set, Prine introduced Vile on stage, and the 2 carried out duet, each on vocals and acoustic guitar, on “Pace Of The Sound Of Loneliness” and “Sam Stone.” Vile later got here again for an encore together with the remainder of Prine’s band, and as Philly.com notes, they closed the present with a efficiency of “Paradise” that Prine devoted to Vile’s father.
This was absolutely an honor for Vile, who’s a giant Prine fan: He lined the singer’s “Manner Again Then” in 2016, and he appeared in a promo video for Prine’s 2017 guide, Past Phrases. This additionally isn’t the primary time the 2 have carried out collectively dwell, as Prine posted a video on his Fb web page again in October of the 2 on stage.
Watch Prine and Vile carry out above, learn our dialog with Prine right here, and revisit our interview with Vile (and Courtney Barnett) right here.
The Tree Of Forgiveness is out now through Oh Boy Data. Get it right here.
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