FROM HIS BLOG:
"A few minutes before we were on, we took the elevator down to the stage level and waited at the side of the stage. Don Rickles was the guest on right before us and I shook hands with him as he was coming off stage. He was very nice and said “Good luck Kid, see ya on TV”.
"So picture this: Suddenly, instead of looking into a TV and watching the Late Show with David Letterman at his desk and Paul Schaffer and the band over across the stage, you’re standing there IN the show looking out at the audience from the stage with Dave and Paul on either side of you and that classic skyline backdrop just behind you. Instead of hearing Dave’s voice through a TV speaker, it’s coming from just a few feet away, unamplified."
That's good stuff, isnt it? Read more about the whole night at jasonwilber.wordpress.com. Performing with Prine and Wilber was Yim Yames from Louisville's My Morning Jacket, supplying keening, Neil Young-inspired vocals to a couple verses and a chorus of "All the Best".
Late Night with David Letterman w/ John Prine from 5.26.10