Dave Matthews has lengthy made John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery” a recurring a part of his units. However in paying tribute to the late singer-songwriter on “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” Thursday evening, Matthews selected an equally forlorn however much less regularly optioned chestnut from Prine’s deep catalog: “Pace of the Sound of Loneliness.”
In distinction to the earlier evening on the late evening program, when each Colbert and Brandi Carlile supplied spoken introductions to her efficiency of “Whats up in There,” there was little verbiage on the host’s half and none on Matthews’, rendering the tune nearly even lonesomer in its no-frills presentation.
Matthews is having a busy week in his makeshift house broadcast studio. He’s co-headlining an “At House with Farm Support” particular Saturday evening with fellow Farm Support founders and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Younger and John Mellencamp. Followers might wonder if that present, too, will present a platform for Matthews or one of many different performers to pay extra homage to Prine, who died Wednesday after a weeks-long wrestle with COVID-19.
Prine first recorded the tune on his 1986 album “German Afternoons,” then participated in a duet model with Nanci Griffith on her 1993 album “Different Voices, Different Rooms.” The artist that has coated the tune most in live performance, curiously, is the Lemonheads.
“It was a tune a couple of breakup,” Prine had mentioned. “I had an image in my thoughts of one of many astronauts of the 1950s along with his face all contorted by G-force. I used to be pondering of any person’s coronary heart being pulled aside by G-force like that.”
Matthews has not beforehand been recognized to cowl “Pace of the Sound of Loneliness,” however “Angel from Montgomery” has been a staple for him over time. In line with setlist.fm, he’s coated that Prine basic not less than 91 instances with the Dave Matthews Band and 42 instances in his quieter duo exhibits with Tim Reynolds.
Matthews and Carlile have sung “Angel from Montgomery” collectively as a duet, too, quite a few instances over time, as within the 2011 gig seen beneath.