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Oh Boy Records Presents "The Songs of John Prine" a Benefit for Jessi Zazu

Oh Boy Records Presents: “The Songs of John Prine”

July 3, 2017
Oh Boy Records is excited to announce “The Songs of John Prine,” a show benefitting Jessi Zazu of the band Those Darlins. To celebrate the re-release of the 2010 John Prine tribute record Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows, Oh Boy Records will be re-pressing the album on vinyl and hosting a night of music featuring Nashville musicians covering classic John Prine songs at The Basement East on July 27th.
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Image from John Prine's new book Beyond Words

John Recalls Memories from ‘Beyond Words’ With NPR

June 2, 2017

“When it comes to the great American singer/songwriters, John Prine has always been grievously underserved in the book department … until now. Incredibly, the entire literary canon dedicated to Prine, whose deceptively simple, wildly inspired songs frame everyday lives in extraordinary ways, previously consisted of a single, unauthorized biography. But now Prine has finally trotted out a tome of his own: Beyond Words.

In the video clips below, the man whose blend of cockeyed humor and almost Zen-like poetic observation resulted in some of the post-Dylan era’s most powerful songs offers up some more extensive stories about the memories the book brings up.”

Click HERE to read the rest of the article 


John Prine Interview with Country Music Hall of Fame

John Chats With Country Music Hall of Fame

May 23, 2017

Following the successful release of his new book, Beyond WordsJohn sat down with journalist and author, Peter Cooper at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 20th, to tell some the stories behind some of his most classic songs. If you didn’t have a chance to watch, the Country Music Hall of Fame is streaming the interview live on their website. Click below to watch. Video begins at 10:20.


“In Spite of Ourselves” Official Video

May 1, 2017

This Valentine’s Day, we asked you to post a picture of you and your sweetheart on social media using the hashtag #InSpiteofOurselves for a chance to be in the official video for “In Spite of Ourselves,” and the response was overwhelming! Thanks to everyone who participated, can’t wait to hear what you think!


Zac Brown Band Covers John Prine's All The Best

Zac Brown Band Covers “All the Best”

April 20, 2017

Country musicians, Zac Brown Band, have recorded a cover of “All the Best” off of The Missing Years. Featuring a guest appearance from Kacey Musgraves the single comes out on April 21, and will be featured on ZBB’s new album due out on May, 12th. Watch a teaser of their video for the song below.


Order John PRine's New Book Beyond Words

‘Beyond Words’ Now Available at Select Retailers!

April 17, 2017

Looking to purchase John’s new book ‘Beyond Words’ at your local shop? Check out the list below of retailers now carrying the book! If you are interested in carrying “Beyond Words” in your store, please contact jody@ohboy.com.

ARIZONA
Stinkweeds

CALIFORNIA
Amoeba Music – Hollywood
Amoeba Music – San Francisco
Boo Boo Records
Dimple Records
Fingerprints
Green Apple Books
Lou’s Records
Red Eye Records

COLORADO
Twist & Shout Records

FLORIDA
Park Ave CDs
Sun Coast Surf Shop

Central Square Records

IDAHO
Record Exchange

ILLINOIS
Old Town School of Folk

INDIANA
Landlocked Music
Viewpoint Books

MAINE
Bull Moose

Michigan
Elderly Instruments

MINNESOTA

Subtext Books

MISSOURI
Euclid Records

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Bull Moose

North Carolina
Nice Price Books & Records

Malprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

OHIO
Shake it Records

OREGON
Music Millenium

SOUTH CAROLINA
Horizon Records

TENNESSEE
Country Music Hall of Fame
Ernest Tubb
Grimey’s
Parnassus
Russell Cothran
The Groove

TEXAS
End of an Ear
Waterloo Records & Video

VERMONT

Norwich Bookstore

VIRGINIA
Plan 9 Music

WASHINGTON
Silver Platters

WISCONSIN
The Exclusive Company


John Prine's Official Book, Beyond Words

John Prine Beyond Words – An Official Book by John Prine

March 26, 2017

Oh Boy Records is proud to present John Prine Beyond Words, a songbook by John Prine. In his very first official book, Prine curates a collection of his best loved songs. Inside you will find:

  • Over 100 photographs from John’s personal collection
  • Copies of handwritten lyrics showing how the songs evolved
  • Commentary from John about the songs and photographs
  • Lyrics and guitar chords for over 60 classic John Prine songs

You can pre-order your first edition copy of Beyond Words HERE

Order now to receive your copy the week of April 17th and receive FREE shipping within the U.S!

Official Release Date: April 18, 2017

Listen along to some of John Prine’s most famous and most loved songs as you read the book, on Spotify’s Beyond Words: John Prine’s American Songbook playlist.

 


JOHN PERFORMING AT NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

March 10, 2017

The annual Newport Folk Festival will be taking place on July 28-30, 2017 at the Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The line-up includes artists like The Drive-By Truckers, Fleet Foxes, Margaret Glaspy and many more. To go along with the music the festival will be hosting local food trucks and craft vendors. Do not miss your chance to see John Prine perform on Sunday July 30, 2017.


JOHN PERFORMING AT EAUX CLAIRES FESTIVAL

Co-created and co-curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner, the Eaux Claires festival (June 16 and 17, 2017) is a “do not miss” event of the year. The line-up this year includes acts like Wilco, Chance the Rapper, Paul Simon with YMusic, and many more. Members of Bon Iver and many other special guests will pay tribute to John Prine by playing all of their favorite songs from his extensive catalogue, and you can expect to see John joining in on the fun too.

Find out more about the festival and purchase your tickets by clicking HERE!