Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More

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The past few days have seen several musicians/artists pay their respects to John Prine, the late country/folk icon who passed away last week due to complications from the coronavirus.

Bonnie Raitt sent a heartfelt message of hope regarding the coronavirus and dedicated a performance of “Home,” from her 1977 album Forgiveness, to Prine:

Dave Matthews turned in a performance of “Speed the Sound of Loneliness” as part of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s #StephenAtHome series:

On Friday, Phoebe Bridgers staged a performance from her living room for Pitchfork, and during the performance she paid homage with “Summer’s End,” who spoke fondly of being able to see Prine in concert two times:

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts held a special Tiny Desk (Home) series, with the following message as context:

April 11, 2020 | Bob Boilen — Every time I saw John Prine perform, he invited friends to join him. The outpouring of love and respect has always been so profound. And so when John Prine died on April 7 from complications related to COVID-19, I knew his friends and those he touched would want to pay tribute to him. Here are five artists performing their favorite John Prine tune in their home (or bathtub) in honor of one of the greatest songwriters of any generation.

Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey, “That’s the Way That the World Goes Round”
Courtney Marie Andrews, “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness”
John Paul White, “Sam Stone”
Nathaniel Rateliff, “All The Best”
Brandy Clark, “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness”

Roger Waters, meanwhile, performed “Paradise,” dedicated to “my friend” John Prine.

These were just a few of the tributes to Prine that have been making the rounds over the past few days, as he was an artist with untouchable influence.

Billy F Gibbons Remembers John Prine: ‘He Had a Nobility That Radiated Like a Million Watt Radio Station Just Across the Border’

May he continue to rest in peace.


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