Monday, October 17, 2016

Jack White & Margo Price - "I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet)"

This week saw the debut of Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers) take over as host of NPR staple A Prairie Home Companion. I was always shocked that more "hip" bands didn't do the show back when Garrison Keillor was the host, since it's hokey, old-timey format seemed to be a perfect fit for most of the current crop of Americana artists. That might finally be happening with the new, younger host, as Thile's first show featured the big guns of Lake Street Dive and Jack White. Best of all is Jack White brought out Margo Price for a rendition of The White Stripes' "I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet)." While the original had more of a gospel feel to it, this version felt like the song might have started out as a Carter Family song. Just add some twang and the beyond classic feel of Price's voice, and any song can be an old standard.

You can watch Jack White and Margo Price perform "I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet)" below. For more on Margo Price, check out her website. Also, if you're a Margo Price fan, be sure to check out the interview Marc Maron just did with her on his WTF podcast. You'll probably want to be sure to keep up with the new edition of A Prairie Home Companion, which you can here.

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