You got a special treat if you were lucky enough to catch the Nov. 1 episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. Country treasure John Prine graced the stage as the musical guest with none other than Iris DeMent.
Meyers was especially excited about the performance, and gushed that he had even brought his parents to the show recording. It turns out Seth actually grew up listening to John Prine’s work.
Prine and DeMent began their two-song set with “Whose Gonna Take the Garbage Out,” which appears on Prine’s new album, For Better, Or Worse. They followed it up with a performance “In Spite of Ourselves,” the title track of their 1999 duet album, just for old times’ sake.
Even though Prine’s voice has gravelly and a bit ragged throughout the years — in part due to his bouts with cancer — it still carries that sincere wit that has made John Prine the respected legend he is today.
For Better, Or Worse is the first album Prine has released since 2011 and features duets with a number of other talented female vocalists, including Miranda Lambert and Lee Ann Womack.
Prine is also set to perform a special New Year’s Eve show at Nashville’ Grand Ole Opry House with Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves. You can find out more about the one-night-only event here.