Watch Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires Duet on John Prine’s “Clocks and Spoons” for _Austin City Limits_
This weekend’s episode of
Austin City Limits welcomed Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit to the stage for a show that hit upon Isbell’s solo catalog along with his work with the Unit – including last year’s The Nashville Sound – plus solo tunes from Amanda Shires and a choice cover from their old friend John Prine.
Both Isbell and Shires – the Americana/country power couple who miraculously manage to make both individual and collaborative music careers work while raising a family – have expressed their love and respect for Prine and his music and have shared the stage with the iconic musician on multiple occasions.
Below, watch Isbell and Shires duet on Prine’s “Clocks and Spoons,” sharing vocal duties and each taking solos on their respective instruments. Also check out their take on the outstanding Nashville Sound track “If We Were Vampires,” with more videos available here. Isbell, Shires and the 400 Unit open up their winter tour this week with three nights at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham.