This is John Prine’s signature song, released in 1971 on the album of that name, most memorably covered by Bonnie Raitt in 1974.  Since he died on April 7th of C-19-induced complications, I’ve been working on this cover, this tribute, with my brother Andy over there in Illinois.  We had a hell of a time synching our tracks until his producer Robert Rose stepped in and made us whole.  Andy is the real musician in the family–that’s him playing those sparkling riffs and singing harmony in the refrain.  I hope old John hears us singing his song.