The amazing Joan Baez sent ailing John Prine a lovely gift. She made a video of her singing his classic, “Hello in There.” Prine’s wife, Fiona, says he’s in stable condition, and that she, Fiona, has recovered from the virus. Thank goodness.
Interesting that first Bob Dylan has a surprise hit with his 17 minute “Murder Most Foul,” then Joan turns up with this gesture. We keep coming back to these two. They are where we started.
Joan says: “John, this song that I’ve sung of yours has been one of the most requested songs in my repertoire for over 40 years. So let me sing it to you and send along my best wishes and prayers.” Baez originally covered the song on her magical 1975 album, “Diamonds and Rust.”