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•  John Prine, who for almost 50 years established himself as one of the country's most prominent singer-songwriters, has passed away.  He was 73, and died from complications related to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Doesn't get much better than this:


And there's this wonderful duet, which may be worth thinking about as we spend more time than we might want cooped up with our spouses and partners:


KC's View:

I totally screwed up the other day when I did not mention in this space the passing - also from complications related to the Covid-19 coronavirus - of Ellis Marsalis, the extraordinary jazz pianist, musical educator and patriarch of the influential family that has helped fuel a revival of traditional jazz.  He was 85.