If there was any justice in the world, John Prine would be a household name. Playing in the Chicago folk scene of the early '70s, Prine was plucked from obscurity by Kris Kristofferson, an endorsement which helped to land him his first recording contract. Bob Dylan is also one of his biggest fans, terming Prine's work "pure Proustian existentialism". He's a singer who trades in life's little details, imbuing everyday existence with a kind of romantic grandeur.
Now in his 60s, Prine is still going strong. It may be a while since his last record but he always seems to be on the road. He tends to tour with a very sparse backing band, leaving his words front and center, just as they should be.
Performance date: 22 May 2020
14 reviews, average rating: (4.9 Stars)
Saw Prine for the first time ever. His voice was surprisingly strong, his... more
I was very pleased with Prine's performance; he worked hard, hit some emotion buttons,... more
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