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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


John Prine Live September 1978

Hear “Sweet Revenge” From Forthcoming Vintage Live Album September ’78 On American Songwriter

August 11, 2017

In the fall of 1978, John Prine found himself between the release of the folk-driven Bruised Orange album and the more rocking Pink Cadillac. During that period, the singer-songwriter returned home to Chicago for a show at Park West theater that saw Prine backed by an electric band for the first time in his career.

Head to American Songwriter, to read the rest of the article, and hear the live version of “Sweet Revenge”


Oh Boy Records is proud to release ‘September ’78’ on CD and digitally

August 4, 2017

In the fall of 1978, John Prine returned home to Chicago for a concert performance at the city’s famed, Park West. This show, captured on the originally limited edition album September ’78, features another side of John Prine – backed by an electric band.

READ MORE ABOUT THE ALBUM HERE

 Oh Boy Records is now proud to release this classic recording on CD and digitally. The album is being fully released on August 25, 2017.

 “Treat Me Nice” is available NOW to download when you pre-order the record on iTunes. Also available to listen to on Spotify, YouTube and wherever else you like to listen to your music online! 

Pre-Order September ’78  HERE

Pre-Order the CD from Oh Boy Records HERE

Listen to “Treat Me Nice” on Spotify HERE

Watch “Treat Me Nice” on YouTube HERE


Roger Waters, Justin Vernon, Jim James & More Join John at Newport Folk Festival

August 3, 2017

This year’s Newport Folk Festival brought out all the stops for a star-studded John Prine set. Within the 70-minute set, John brought his friends out individually to join him on stage, before bringing everyone out on stage for “Paradise.” Highlights from the set included “Hello in There” with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, “Bruised Orange” with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and ” All the Best” with My Morning Jacket’s ” Jim James.

Read more about the set and see videos from the performance on Pitchfork.


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

Scholar’ Bookshop

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