Tuesday, December 06, 2011

John Prine Featured on Guy Clark Tribute CD

John Prine and Emmylou Harris contribute the track "Magnolia Wind" on the just-released album entitled This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Read more about this double-CD set here, and you can buy it from iTunes, Amazon and the manufacturer directly today. And for a limited time, stream the album thanks to Performing Songwriter magazine.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

John Prine December Concerts

To close out 2011, John Prine will be performing four concerts this December. Here is where you can find him, and as always, please refer to John's official tour page for full concert details.

Friday, December 2 - The Midland in Kansas City, MO
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Saturday, December 3 - Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO
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Friday, December 16 - Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL
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Friday, December 17 - Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

John Prine Speaks with AOL Spinner

John Prine recently spoke with AOL Spinner about his new archival release The Singing Mailman Delivers. Click here to read the entire article, where Prine touches on his life as a mailman, how these recordings were discovered and what his classic songs mean today.

AOL Spinner is also hosting a listening party for the entire double CD set. Click here to stream and listen to any and all tracks for free.

Monday, November 28, 2011

John Prine Interview for Paste Magazine

John Prine recently interviewed for Paste Magazine concerning his new double-CD archival set The Singing Mailman Delivers. Read all the details here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

John Prine Featured in The Huffington Post

John Prine recently spoke with The Huffington Post to discuss the early days of his career, as well as his new archival set The Singing Mailman Delivers. Read the entire article here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

John Prine & NPR Song Of The Day

NPR's Song Of The Day is John Prine's early version of "Sam Stone" then titled "Great Society Conflict Veteran's Blues." This early track was featured on Prine's new archival album entitled The Singing Mailman Delivers, which is available now from Oh Boy Records.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Rolling Stone Reviews "The Singing Mailman Delivers"

Rolling Stone has released their review of John Prine's new archival album The Singing Mailman Delivers. Read the article here.

Monday, November 07, 2011

John Prine November Concerts

The month of November has arrived and John Prine has three concerts scheduled. Here is where he will be, or click here to visit his official tour page for further information.

Wednesday, November 16 - Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, NM
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Friday, November 18 - Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, AZ
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Saturday, November 19 - Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ
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Monday, October 31, 2011

"The Singing Mailman Delivers" Reviews

Here's a sampling of the great reviews we have been receiving for the new John Prine archival release The Singing Mailman Delivers:

American Songwriter
The Tennessean
Daily Telegraph
No Depression
All Music
Spectrum Culture

If you're interested, order your physical copy here or buy the digital download today.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"The Singing Mailman Delivers" In Stores Today

John Prine's new archival double-CD The Singing Mailman Delivers has been released today and is available at retailers everywhere. You can purchase it directly from John Prine's official online store, MusicFansDirect, and also at all Prine concert dates.

For those interested in digital versions, it can be found at iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon MP3, Napster, Rdio, among many others. Or the physical product can be purchased at many outlets, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Best Buy. Or lastly click here to find out what independent record stores in your area may also have The Singing Mailman Delivers.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paste Streaming "The Singing Mailman Delivers"

Paste is now streaming The Singing Mailman Delivers, the new archival release from John Prine. You can listen to the entire album by clicking here. It will be available until the release date of Tuesday, October 25.

Order your copy of this great new double-CD and other associated merchandise at John Prine's official online store MusicFansDirect.com.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

John Prine October Concerts

October is here, and John Prine is getting ready for a string of shows through Eastern Canada. Click here to visit John's official tour page, or look below to learn where and when he will be performing.

Friday, October 21 - Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
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Saturday, October 22 - Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa, ON
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Monday, October 24 - Casino New Brunswick Entertainment Centre in Moncton, NB
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Tuesday, October 25 - Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB
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Friday, October 28 - Holy Heart Theatre in St. John's, NL
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Saturday, October 29 - Holy Heart Theatre in St. John's, NL
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Monday, October 31 - Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, NS
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Monday, September 19, 2011

John Prine's "The Singing Mailman Delivers" Releasing On October 25

Long before the awards and accolades, all the concerts and many, many albums, John Prine trudged through snow in the cold Chicago winters, delivering mail across Maywood, his childhood suburb. “I always likened the mail route to a library with no books,” says John Prine. “I passed the time each day making up these little ditties.”

On October 25th, 2011, Oh Boy Records (founded in 1981 by Prine and manager Al Bunetta) will release The Singing Mailman Delivers. This two-disc archival release features the earliest studio and live recordings from Prine dating back to 1970, one year before his prolific, self-titled, debut album.

In August 1970, John Prine went to Chicago’s WFMT Studios to be interviewed by Studs Terkel. “I asked after the show if it were possible to stick around and tape all the songs I had written up until then,” Prine continues. These studio recordings were simply and sincerely recorded with Prine’s trademark guitar finger-picking and early vocal style. The disc closes with the unreleased track titled “A Star, A Jewel, And A Hoax,” a brief and whimsical look into an often-overlooked cranny of everyday life.

The live performance was recorded at the Fifth Peg in Chicago in November 1970, where Prine would play three nights a week, while still delivering mail during the day. Prine says, “I still maintain that Chicago winters and postman-hungry dogs finally drove me to songwriting.”

With just his acoustic guitar, some audience banter and a friend on bass, 24-year old Prine takes the live audience through 12 of his classic tunes, a few of which already sound like crowd favorites. “I was just learning how to sing a full set of my songs and still manage to talk in between without getting shot or anything thrown at me,” he admits. The one cover track is a Hank Williams medley that Prine learned for his father with the songs “Hey Good Lookin’” and “Jambalaya (On The Bayou).”

This fall marks the 40th anniversary of that first album, John Prine, and these amateur recordings on The Singing Mailman Delivers truly show Prine as a poet whose consummate songs were refined since inception. Even the then-titled “Great Society Conflict Veteran’s Blues,” his studio and live versions of “Sam Stone,” bestow the listener an intricate sense of understanding and compassion from a humble and unassuming songwriter who wrote such words to pass time on his mail route.

Oh Boy Records will begin a presale for The Singing Mailman Delivers on Wednesday, September 21 via John Prine’s official online store MusicFansDirect.com. The full tracklisting for the album is as follows:

Disc One - Studio Performance:
1. Hello In There
2. Souvenirs
3. Great Society Conflict Veteran's Blues (early "Sam Stone")
4. Paradise
5. Blue Umbrella
6. Aw Heck
7. Illegal Smile
8. Flashback Blues
9. The Frying Pan
10. Sour Grapes
11. A Star, A Jewel, And A Hoax

Disc Two - Live Performance:
1. Flashback Blues
2. Hello In There
3. Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
4. The Great Compromise
5. Blue Umbrella
6. Illegal Smile
7. Angel From Montgomery
8. A Good Time
9. Hey Good Lookin' > Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
10. Quiet Man
11. Paradise
12. Great Society Conflict Veteran's Blues (early "Sam Stone")
13. Spanish Pipedream

Thursday, September 01, 2011

John Prine September Concerts

September is officially here, and John Prine is ready to hit the concert trail once more. Click here to visit John's official tour page, or check out below to find out where you can find him this month:

Friday, September 9 - Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville, WA
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Saturday, September 10 - McMenamin's Edgefield Concerts On The Lawn in Troutdale, OR
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Monday, September 12 - McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR
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Wednesday, September 14 - Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, WA
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Friday, September 16 - University Theatre in Missoula, MT
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Saturday, September 17 - Mother Lode Theatre in Butte, MT
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Friday, September 23 - Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD
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Wednesday, September 28 - Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
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Friday, September 30 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco, CA
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Friday, August 26, 2011

John Prine in Baltimore Rescheduled

We regret to inform you that the John Prine concert this Saturday, August 27 at the Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland has been postponed due to the forthcoming inclement weather.

The concert has been rescheduled to Friday, September 23. All tickets purchased through John Prine's official online store MusicFansDirect or through the venue directly will be honored for the new date.

Should you not be able to attend the new date, refunds are available at your point of purchase until September 5. Email info@ohboy.com for more information or visit the venue website.

The support act for the rescheduled show will sadly not be Richard Thompson. Refunds are also available because of this as well. The new support act has yet to be determined.

Please stay tuned to John Prine's official tour page for all details on this concert and many others.

Friday, July 08, 2011

John Prine August Concerts

John Prine has no July concerts scheduled, but he is gearing up for a busy August and remainder of 2011. This August will see him visit Wisconsin, Virginia and Maryland. Pieta Brown supports the Wisconsin dates, while Richard Thompson is along for the ride on the other two.

Saturday, August 20 - Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI
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Sunday, August 21 - Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI
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Friday, August 26 - Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA
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Saturday - August 27 - Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD
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Full concert details can be found on John's official webpage for not only these shows, but for others scheduled this year.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

John Prine June Concerts

The summer concert season is here, and John Prine is once again on the road. This June, he returns to parts of California and Iowa for the first time in a few years. So come see John Prine in concert here:

Wednesday, June 8 - Uptown Theatre in Napa, CA
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Friday, June 10 - Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, June 11 - Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego, CA
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Wednesday, June 15 - Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, IA
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Friday, June 17 - Civic Center in Des Moines, IA
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Saturday, June 18 - Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA
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Full concert details can be found on John's official webpage for not only these shows, but for others scheduled this year.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Washington Post Reviews Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine

The Washington Post published a very positive review of Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, and we thought we'd share. Click here to take a look!