Margo Price has linked up with Swamp Dogg to perform a rendition of John Prine’s “Sam Stone.”
The collaboration was recorded remotely for the eTown Quarantine Sessions, with Price performing from the legendary Cash Cabins in Tennessee and Swamp Dogg from his studio in California. Price also tweeted to express her pleasure at collaborating with the 78-year-old singer: “grateful to the cosmos and @eTownRadio for bringing us together.”
Their latest rendition represents the second time Swamp Dogg, whose real name is Jerry Williams Jr, has covered “Sam Stone,” having previously released an R&B version back in 1972. Price had also covered Prine’s “All the Best” with her husband Jeremy Ivey, shortly after the country-folk legend had died from complications related to COVID-19 last April.
Price released her third studio album That’s How Rumors Get Started last July. The ten-song LP included “Hey Child,” “Stone Me,” “Twinkle Twinkle” and “Letting Me Down.” She also performed a poignant rendition of Joni Mitchell’s melancholic Christmas song “River” in December.
Swamp Dogg, on the other hand, released his first country-focused album Sorry You Couldn’t Make it in March 2020, after dabbling with the genre throughout his career.
Watch their cover of “Sam Stone” here: