Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have been playing several fairly rainy nights of socially distanced performances at the Caverns venue in Pelham, Tennesse which concluded on Sunday night, but the previous night’s show took place on the birthday of the late John Prine. In honour of that occasion, Isbell and wife Amanda Shires played a belting version of the Prine classic ‘Storm Windows’ which was appropriate given the weather at the time. It’s not the first time they’ve played the song – indeed in 2014 the pair even got to sing it with its creator at the Grand Ole Opry. You can watch some of Saturday’s performance of the song below.
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At yesterday's afternoon show, on John Prine's birthday, the buzz was would Jason Isbell cover Prine—of course he would, but what song? During the encore, on a rainy afternoon, Isbell pulled out the Prine classic "Storm Windows." Music is magic. Who knows how many more times we'll have like these to experience it live in 2020? Get yourself to The Caverns this evening for Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. Tap the bio link for pods. John, happy belated birthday! Love, The Caverns Captured by @blondeambitiontour #stormwindows #encore #werenotcryingyourecrying
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