Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy have been as prolific as ever with their series of cover songs. Essentially dropping new music weekly, they have another new one, a cover of the John Prine song “She is My Everything.” This time the duo has tapped Sir Richard Bishop of Sun City Girls to feature on the song taken from the 2005 John Prine album Fair & Square.
The cover is slower and more defined that the original, opting for a more moderate pacing over the snappy John Prine version. With Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on lead vocals, the noodled sax comes and goes offering a distinct tone against the beautiful vocals. The instrumentation here is sublime, offering plenty of weight within the song. While Callahan comes in on backing vocals, the slower stride lets you enjoy the words and the vocals more. The arrangements here including duet moments between Will Oldham and Bill Callahan show off the abilities of all incolved.
The cover can be heard above or wherever you stream music. The song is available in all digital outlets or you can purchase it digitally directly from Drag City Records.
Image Credits: Photo by Henriettas Eye, Mickie Winters and Mclean Stephenson.