Watch: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker covers John Prine’s ‘Summer’s End’

John Prine is in critical, but stable condition, being treated for COVID-19

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has covered John Prine’s “Summer’s End” in response to recent news that singer-songwriter Prine is in critical, but stable condition, being treated for COVID-19.

The Big Thief frontwoman has shared a home-recorded video of herself performing a solo-acoustic take on the track, which comes from Prine’s most recent album, The Tree Of Forgiveness. Lenker’s take on the track is soft and emotive, as she delivers powerful, strained vocals atop a simple, dreamy guitar line. “I’m beyond grateful for the gift of his songs, sending love to his whole family,” Lenker wrote on Instagram.

Watch Lenker’s cover of “Summer’s End” below.