watch Jim James cover Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” on ‘Colbert’
My Morning Jacket's Jim James appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night to perform a tribute to Bill Withers (who we lost last week), covering one of his best-known songs, "Lean on Me." Jim did it from his home, and Colbert was at his home, too, like everyone is these days. Jim delivered a powerful yet spare performance of the song and you can watch that below.
You can also watch Jim James cover Johnnie Frierson’s "Have You Been Good to Yourself" from that same home window vantage point as part of the Light in the Attic & Friends coronavirus benefit. He also covered The Beatles' "The Inner Light" to help benefit COVID-19 relief.