Americana / Country

Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine

I’m not sure how this one snuck past late last year but damn it is a great line-up for one of country music’s more respected songwriters. Prine’s songs are reinterpreted and given new life by a stellar line-up of contemporary artists. It is pretty much a who’s who of current americana. In particular Justin Vernon’s haunting take on Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow), Justin Townes Earle’s trad treatment of Far From Me and Drive-By Truckers rollicking Daddy’s Little Pumpkin stand out as brilliant versions. As far as tribute albums go this is quality from start to finish.

1. Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) – Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

2. Wedding Day In Funeralville – Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

3. All The Best – My Morning Jacket

4. Mexican Home – Josh Ritter

5. Six O’Clock News – Lambchop

6. Far From Me – Justin Townes Earle

7. Spanish Pipedream – The Avett Brothers

8. Angel From Montgomery – Old Crow Medicine Show

9. The Late John Garfield Blues – Sara Watkins

10. Daddy’s Little Pumpkin – Drive-By Truckers

11. Unwed Fathers – Deer Tick feat. Liz Isenberg

12. Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian – Those Darlins

Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine is out now via Oh Boy Records…

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