Kurt Vile Appears On ‘Colbert’

The singer-songwriter teamed with The Violators for "Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)" and went solo acoustic to cover John Prine's "How Lucky."

By Scott Bernstein Jun 9, 2022 6:30 am PDT

Kurt Vile was the musical guest on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Vile teamed with The Violators for “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)” and also filmed a web exclusive performance featuring a solo acoustic cover of John Prine’s “How Lucky.”

“Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)” is a track from (watch my moves), the guitarist’s recently released major label debut. The song takes its name from the Philadelphia neighborhood where he recorded the majority of the 15-track follow-up to 2018’s Bottle It In at his OKV Central home studio.

John Prine originally released “How Lucky” on his 1979 studio album, Pink Cadillac. Kurt Vile recorded a duet with Prine on “How Lucky” that was issued shortly after John’s death on Kurt’s Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep) in 2020. The five-song collection was recorded by Kurt Vile during sessions held at The Butcher Shoppe recording studio in Nashville.

Watch Vile’s Colbert performances below:

Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)

How Lucky

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