Kurt Vile with John Prine “How Lucky” – Listen

Kurt Vile has a new EP out called ‘Speed, Sound, Lonely KV’ which will be released next week on October 2nd. The EP contains the track ‘How Lucky’, a duet with John Prine, covering his classic song in one of his final recordings made at the end of 2019.

Kurt says: “The truth is John was my hero for a long time when he came into the butcher shoppe to recut one of his deepest classics with me and, man, I was floating and flying and i couldn’t hear anything he told me while he was there till after he was gone for the night. speaking of John talkin to me, well, his songs, they speak to my soul. that’s the real reason I picked them to play. (but the other reasons are real as well.) a couple nights later we were playing “how lucky” together again; this time onstage at the Grand Ole Opry on New Year’s Eve at the turn of 2020. Nothing like seeing John and his band of musical brothers and family and friends playing into the new decade in front of an adoring audience on that stage in Nashville, TN… and, yup, that’s just how lucky we all got that night.”

‘Speed, Sound, Lonely KV’ is described as a love letter to some of Kurt’s musical heroes and to Nashville, where it was recorded. It has another cover of John Prine — ‘Speed of the Sound of Loneliness’, as well as two new Kurt Vile originals (‘Dandelions’, ‘Pearls’), and a cover of “Cowboy” Jack Clement (‘Gone Girl’). It features a cast of legendary Nashville session players including Bobby Wood, Dave Roe, and Kenny Malone, with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf) thrown into the mix as well.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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