John Prine Schedule
Singer/songwriter John Prine has released an impress catalog of songs. His work has even been
covered by George Strait, Johnny Cash and Bonnie Raitt. His storied career has stretched out over four decades which started
after he released his eponymous album in 1971. Prine's impressive catalog of songs includes "Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis
Hare Krishna Beauregard," "Angel From Montgomery," "In Spite of Ourselves," "Sam Stone" and more.
Prine is hailed as
one of the most gifted songwriters to ever pierce the folk music scene!
Lucky for John Prine fans, he has several concerts
scheduled for this year at venues like MSU Riley Center in Meridian, Mississippi; The Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana;
Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado; Carpenter Theatre in Richmond, Virginia; and more! The key to staying on top
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John Prine Background
Born into a musical family in Maywood, Illinois, John Prine picked
up a guitar at the age of 14. His grandfather played guitar for Merle Travis - the country-western star. Evidently, Prine
inherited his grandfather's guitar-picking talents. By the time his 20s arrived and following a short stint in the Army, Prine
relocated to the Windy City and became ensconced in Chicago's folk music scene. His style and sound eventually attracted the
attention of Kris Kristofferson, who helped Prine land a record deal. In 1971, Prine's eponymous album hit the shelves. It
includes the critically acclaimed tune, "Sam Stone." Although the album was lauded by critics, it never garnered much commercial
success. His follow-up albums experienced the same thing. They were: Diamonds in the Rough (1972) and Sweet Revenge (1973).
Two years later, Prine issued Common Sense. The album served up a bolder sound than they were used to with his music. The
album's linchpin was the coveted song, "Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard." It managed to crack the Billboard
100. Prine's career has continued along the same course - drawing a loyal fan base but never making enormous commercial success.
Prine has managed to soldier on, proving his ability to adapt to change. He was dropped from Asylum Records in the early '80s
but brushed himself off and started his own recording venture, Oh Boy Records. In 1991, his Grammy-winning LP The Missing
Years arrived, which featured guest artists like Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, among others. The album went
on to sell over 250,000 copies.
In more recent years, Prine has held down a steady recording career. Fair and Square
(2005) claimed a Grammy Award for best contemporary folk album. Two years later, Standard Songs for Average People dropped,
which was cut with Mac Wiseman (guitarist). The album boasts a collection of country and folk music classics. And, in 2010,
Prine released In Person and On Stage, a live performance collection of his tunes.
John Prine Albums
Prine is a composer, recording artist and live performer who has impressed fans, critics and his musical peers alike. In fact,
folk music icon Bob Dylan stated that Prine was one of his favorite writers in an interview with The Huffington Post. He said,
"Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I
remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about 'Sam Stone,' the soldier junkie daddy,
and 'Donald and Lydia,' where people make love from ten miles away. Nobody but Prine could write like that."
has a number of albums that feature these eclectic songs that Dylan references, including: John Prine (1971); Diamonds in
the Rough (1972); Sweet Revenge (1973); Common Sense (1975); Prime Prine: The Best of John Prine (1976); Bruised Orange (1978);
Pink Cadillac (1979); Storm Windows (1980); Aimless Love (1984); German Afternoons (1986); John Prine Live (1988); The Missing
Years (1991); Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1993); A John Prine Christmas (1993); Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings (1995);
Live on Tour (1997); In Spite of Ourselves (1999); Souvenirs (2000); Fair & Square (2005); Standard Songs For Average
People (2007); In Person & On Stage (2010); and Singing Mailman Delivers (2011).
And, in June 2010, a tribute album
was released by Oh Boy Records called, Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: The Songs of John Prine. The album features members
on the forefront of today's folk music scene, including: The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Josh Ritter, Drive-By
Truckers, Justin Townes Earle, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins, My Morning Jacket, Deer Tick featuring Liz Isenberg, Bon Iver's
Justin Vernon, Those Darlins and more!
John Prine Trivia
John Prine has taken home plenty of awards and
nominations over his 40+-year career. The UK's BBC Radio 2 presented Prine with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. That
same year he earned an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He additionally garnered the Artist of the Year
award at the Americana Music Awards in the fall of 2005.
John Prine Concert Experience
If you are hoping
to see a true living legend and master of his craft look no further than world-famous folk singer/songwriter John Prine. The
world renowned singer and songwriter has spent decades perfecting his craft as well as finding new paths of musical expression
to journey down. All of this hard work to which John Prine has dedicated his life is on full display when you make your way
to the concert hall the night of a John Prine performance. It is a transcendent experience like no other as Prine captivates
the audience with his musical treasures, entrancing voice and powerful lyrics. Whenever and wherever John Prine is performing,
one thing is for certain, he will be playing some of the best folk songs of all time including Sam Stone, Illegal Smile, Hello
in There and others. It is an incomparable concert that you will hope never ends. By the time the night is through you will
be anxiously awaiting the next time John Prine comes back to town.