One of my all-time favorite cover videos.
I love every time we’re blessed with a video of Colter Wall covering a song, but this John Prine cover Wall did three years ago is a gem.
“How Lucky” was initially recorded in 1979, and the tune appeared on Prine’s album Pink Cadillac. The soothing melody tells the story of a man reminiscing on how far he has come in his life — looking back on the old chapters while starting a new one.
The tune saw a resurgence in 2020 when Prine re-recorded the single with Kurt Vile. At the time of the single’s release, many fans thought it was one of the last studio sessions before Prine passed.
Today, we know that is not the case, but it made the re-release of the single so special at the time.
Colter Wall covering this song shows the impact that John Prine still has on artists today. When he posted the video back in 2020, Wall even noted the impact Prine had on him in the caption.
“Sending this out to John Prine. One of my heroes and a hero to so many others. Get well soon, Mr. Prine!”
Wall sits and strums his acoustic guitar while he smoothly delivers the lyrics. The way Wall delivers the songs poses similarities to Prine’s voice from recent years, with that deep gravel in his voice. It just calms the ears as he sings.
A perfect cover in my eyes.