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This is John Prine Spotify Playlist

“This is: John Prine” Available on Spotify!

November 20, 2017

All of your favorite John Prine songs all in one spot! Play the official “This is: John Prine” playlist on Spotify to hear all of your favorite tunes in one place! Be sure to “follow” John on Spotify to be alerted when new music or playlists are available!

 

 

 


Watch the 2017 Americana Music Awards on ACL!

November 15, 2017

” Austin City Limits (ACL) returns to Nashville for a special broadcast featuring performance highlights from this year’s Americana Honors & Awards.ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2017 premieres November 18 on PBS and delivers dazzling performances that represent the genre’s diversity and excellence. The music-filled hour features many of the night’s award-winners and honorees, including trailblazing newcomers and legendary icons who helped define the genre; among them (in order of appearance): Old Crow Medicine Show, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Rhiannon Giddens, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Amanda Shires, The Lumineers, Drive-By Truckers, Graham Nash, The Milk Carton Kids, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Van Morrison and Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm. The special airs Saturday, November 18 on PBS – check local listings here for times.”


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John Visits Sam Phillips Recordings – First Time Since 1979

November 3, 2017

Last weekend, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame invited John to come to Memphis to induct his mentor, Jack “Cowboy” Clement” into the Music Hall of Fame. While in Memphis, John stopped by Sam Phillips Recording (where he recorded Pink Cadillac), to visit and reminisce with his old friend Jerry Phillips, son of the legendary Sam Phillips. Jerry and his team had a very special treat for John, the original recordings from 1979. The video below shows John hearing the Sam Phillips recorded “Saigon” being cut live to acetate in front of him. It was a wonderful and emotional trip for everyone!

 


2017 Memphis Hall of Fame inductees

John to Induct Cowboy Jack Clement Into Memphis Music Hall of Fame

October 27, 2017

It’s not a secret that Jack “Cowboy” Clement was one of John’s greatest mentors and friends, and it is with great pride that John will take the stage on Oct. 27th at The Cannon Center in downtown Memphis, to induct his old friend into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Read about the rest of the night HERE.


Dan Reeder New Album Nobody Wants to be you

New Music from Oh Boy Artist: Dan Reeder

October 20, 2017

It’s been years since we have had music from the multi-talented artist, Dan Reeder, but on November 10th, Oh Boy Records will proudly release Nobody wants to be you. The EP contains five new songs, and is a precursor to a full-length record coming out in 2018. Popmatters recently premiered the title track from the album, calling it “irreverent, strange and nonsensical and also heartfelt, bristly and fun. There are no hidden secret messages. What you hear is what you get.”

You can read the rest of the review on Popmatters and hear the title track HERE

Click Here to Pre-Order Dan Reeder's New Record


Happy birthday John Prine

Happy 71st Birthday John Prine!

October 10, 2017

Please join us in welcoming our “big door prize” a happy 71st birthday! Like a fine wine, we love you, John Prine!

Happy Birthday!


A Message from Fiona Prine

October 4, 2017

Fiona Whelan Prine, John’s wife, shared a touching message after the horrible act in Las Vegas:

TODAY

So, all of us, most all of us , value human life – right? A right, many argue, is bestowed on us before we even leave the womb.That’s fine, we can debate and discuss and respect others views on that and many other issues where we may differ.
But what about my LIFE today? Your LIFE today? My children, our grandchildren?
W are not safe TODAY in our beloved America. Do we hunker down at home, with guns, if we have them? Do we cancel all outdoor events? Do we hand everyone a gun as they file into arenas, concert halls, festivals, ball games, shopping malls, movie theaters, college campuses, Elementary schools, High Schools, hotels….? and then what? Watch as we mow each other down in a frenzy of fear, hatred and self loathing?
I grew up in Ireland very close to the border with N. Ireland.
There was fear, distrust and violence. Religion divided families, neighbors and friends. My Grandmother was American born – returning with her parents to Ireland as a teenager- and her lilting accent and stories of life in the USA intrigued me as a child. I would sit on the front steps of our home on the west coast and stare out into the setting sun; America was out there and I really did dream that one day I would come here and revel in the joy and freedom of this Promised Land.
So, here I am today. Almost 30 years into a love affair with my own Mr America. We have raised 3 exceptional boys, and recently welcomed 2 precious Irish/ America/ Asian grandchildren into our family.
I’ll be damned- and I believe my God has anger- if I’m going to sit quietly and watch my beautiful adopted home become the Killing Fields, the Belfast, the Beirut, the Montgomery of my grandchildren’s world.
Too late for my young adult children – their lives have already been scarred by grief and loss and fear.
It’s time. Today. Time for those of us that believe in Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to stand together and by that I mean ALL of us: Mothers, Fathers, gun owners, hunters, gun haters, brothers, sisters, elected officials, clerics, the Free Press , community leaders, our esteemed past Presidents, devout believers of all faiths, non- believers, and those whose belief in the value of their own voices has all but been silenced….

I have no answers today. God, I wish I did.
All I know for sure today is that we will travel to the next town and John will sing his songs , some of which he wrote more than 40 years ago. Songs about war, lost veterans, lonely people, old people, a sad homemaker, flag-waving to prove patriotism, fishing, and family and the singular American experience. He writes songs too about Love, big time Love, about our beautiful country, about finding humor in our differences…
My prayers are small and often too few but today I pray for you, your family, your children , grandchildren , neighbors and friends all across this incredible country.
I will say a prayer too for my own family – and a special one to my Grandmother that she send me a prayer that might soar above all the pain down here.

Fiona Whelan Prine
Oct 4 2017


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A Message from John on the Passing of Tom Petty

October 3, 2017

When John recorded The Missing Years with the legendary producer/bassist Howie Epstein, he had some all star musicians jump in to help. Tom Petty played and sang along on the classic, “Picture Show.” This is what John had to say after hearing the news of Tom’s passing:

So shocked and saddened to hear of Tom Petty’s passing. It was a real privilege to have worked with you.
Rest In Peace
John Prine
Oct 3 2017


John Prine and Iris DeMent Americana Music Awards 2017

John Prine Wins 2017 Americana Artist of the Year!

September 18, 2017

When John Prine walked on stage to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime friend and collaborator Iris DeMent at Wednesday’s Americana Honors and Awards Show, he was greeted with a standing ovation.

He immediately responded, “I was going to tell you who I am, but I’ll be whoever the hell you think I am.”

The Ryman Auditorium crowd knew exactly who he was: a peerless songwriter who’s made witty and thoughtful records for more than 45 years.

Read the rest of the Tennessean article HERE