The coronavirus death April 7 of American singer-songwriter John Prine came as a personal loss to countless fans and fellow musicians, including more than a dozen Martha’s Vineyard performers who are planning a virtual tribute concert on Facebook this Monday.

Organizer Chrysal Parrot said the idea of paying tribute to Mr. Prine had been simmering since long before his illness and death in Nashville at age 73.

“It’s something I had been thinking about doing for years — renting out the Katharine Cornell Theatre and getting a bunch of Vineyard musicians to do a concert of John Prine songs,” Ms. Parrot said this week. “I just never got around to doing it.”

Instead of taking the stage, Ms. Parrot and her collaborators will gather on Zoom and perform on Facebook.

“We’re just coming together to celebrate his legacy and his work, and kind of grieve together over his passing,” she said.

Originally from Chicago, Mr. Prine gained a large and devoted following for his wry, insightful lyrics, sung in a gruff but supple tenor to his own guitar. His earliest fans were fellow songwriters, including Kris Kristofferson and Bonnie Raitt. Ms. Raitt would record his pensive Angel from Montgomery in 1974, bringing Mr. Prine’s work to a much wider audience.

“He always has exactly the right words,” Ms. Parrot said. “He keeps it simple... the most absolutely complex emotional things, he just pares down to the right words.”

Ms. Parrot enlisted Island musicians with a Facebook message. Among those joining her for Monday’s virtual concert are Sean McMahon and Siren Mayhew, Tristan Israel and a dozen more musicians.

Multi-instrumentalist Nancy Jephcote is planning to play Mr. Prine’s song The Lonesome Friends of Science, from his 2018 album The Tree of Forgiveness.

“It’s a challenge to put across a Prine song, because he is more of a guy, a southerner and a dog lover than I can make claim to,” said Ms. Jephcote, a longtime fan who has seen Mr. Prine in concert over the years.

“I remember hearing him sing Hello In There,” she said, recalling one of his early songs that, like Angel from Montgomery, explores the loneliness of old age.

“I am amazed how well the young John Prine put himself in the shoes of an elder,” Ms. Jephcote said. “But I particularly enjoy his more recent songs sung by a genuine elder, with a sense of humor and a clever, true voice.”

Monday’s performances will be both live and pre-recorded, Ms. Parrot said, with at least one musician using multi-track technology to simulate an ensemble.

The show begins at 7 p.m. on April 20. Facebook members can find the event listed as John Prine Virtual Tribute Concert.