John Prine Tour Schedule
Since 1970 John Prine has been at the forefront of the folk music scene and has widely
been cited as one of the best songwriters of his generation. His often humorous, occasionally melancholy, songs about his
personal life, love, and society's ills have been captivating audiences for more than four decades and this award winning
singer and songwriter is still going strong. If you are looking to be entertained by one of the true giants of folk music
look no further than John Prine who is currently out on tour. His biting social commentary and heartfelt lyrics pack as big
of a punch now as they did when they were first written and hearing them live in person is the best possible way to enjoy
John Prine's work.
John Prine has an exciting 2014 tour lined up which kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Parker
Playhouse on February 5th. Two dates at Brown Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky follow on February 28th and March 1st. The rest
of March will see John Prine performing in Chicago, Madison, Wisconsin, Concord, New Hampshire, and Portland and Orono in
Maine. Additionally, John Prine has been booked to play at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California, one of the
biggest country and folk music festivals in the country which is held at Empire Polo Field from April 25th through April 27th.
About the Artist
John Prine has been playing guitar since the age of 14 but it was not until the late Sixties
after he had served for the United States armed forces in Germany that he began to pursue a career in music. After returning
to the United States, Prine moved to Chicago where he worked as a mailman while writing and performing songs. He quickly became
a standout in the Chicago folk scene and began attracting the attention of bigger artists, including Kris Kristofferson who
attended one of his shows. 1971 saw the release of John Prine's self-titled debut album, the first of three which he would
release on Atlantic Records. Three more albums with Asylum Records followed before John Prine started hrine has released twenty
two albums: John Prine, Diamonds in the Rush, Sweet Revenge, Common Sense, Prime Prine: The Best of John Prine, Bruised Orange,
Pink Cadillac, Storm Windows, Aimless Love, German Afternoons, John Prine Live, The Missing Years, Great Days: The John Prine
Anthology, A John Prine Christmas, Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings, Live on Tour, In Spite of Ourselves, Souvenirs, Fair &
Square, Standard Songs for Average People, In Person and on Stage, and 2011's Singing Mailman Delivers.He continues to write
songs and record and is one of the preeminent folk singers in the world.
as a member of Chicago's folk music scene, John Prine caught the attention of Kris Kristofferson who was so impressed by the
singer that he helped him land a record deal with Atlantic Records. This resulted in the release of John Prine's self-titled
debut album which was an immediate critical success. Many critics lauded Prine as the next Bob Dylan and Bob Dylan himself
even showed up to one of Prine's early shows in New York. The album spawned several hits including Hello in There which remains
one of Prine's most well known songs as it has been covered bey several other artists over the years. John Prine was well
on his way to superstardom after releasing his debut album and the folk music world and indeed the entire music world at large
had taken notice.
If you are hoping to see a true legend and master of his craft look no
further than world famous 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 enthralls the audience with his 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.
In 1998 John Prine waged a successful battle against squamous cell cancer which caused a significant change
in his voice, making it deeper and more raspy. Not to fear, the change in his voice only left John Prine a more powerful singer
as evidenced by his award winning 2005 album Fair & Square.