Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Message from John Prine

Earlier this month, famed singer/songwriter John Prine postponed two concerts due to illness. After further consultation with his doctors, he will have to also reschedule another two appearances.
“There’s nothing I hate more than canceling shows,” says John Prine, who wants his fans to know that all dates will be honored.

Mr. Prine continues, “I’ve been diagnosed with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. Doctors here in Nashville have caught it early, and it is operable. They see no reason why I won’t fully recover.”

Prine says, “This is a different form of cancer, unrelated to what I had in 1997.”

John Prine will play the December 6 concert in Greensboro, NC and the December 7 show in Charlotte, NC as scheduled.

Prine’s pending surgery and recuperation will move his Louisville, KY performances at the Brown Theatre from December 13 to February 28, while the December 14 show will now take place on March 1.  All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new performance dates. The previously-postponed November 9 Madison, WI show is now March 15, and the November 8 Green Bay date will also take place at a later date in 2014.

“For me, there’s nothing like performing”, says John. “I look forward to seeing all my friends and fans in 2014. We have some great cities and venues lined up.”

For full 2014 concert information, please visit John's official tour page.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

John Prine Charity Auction

John Prine has personally handwritten and signed a copy of the lyrics to his famed song "Angel From Montgomery," which is now up for a charity auction on eBay. The auction benefits the Center for Contemplative Justice. Read more about their outreach here, and be sure to act fast on the auction, as bidding ends in less than 72 hours!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee is opening a special spotlight exhibit entitled John Prine: It Took Me Years To Get These Souvenirs. Beginning on Friday, November 15 and running through May 2014, fans of John Prine can view memorabilia and mementos detailing all aspects of John's over 40-year career. There are several guitars and Grammy Awards on display, as well as past show posters, audio reels and even several sets of original handwritten lyrics. Read the enter list of items on display here.

Friday, November 01, 2013

John Prine November Concerts

November is upon us, and John Prine is preparing to perform two concerts in the American Midwest. Limited tickets are available for the performances, with full ticketing links below. Please refer to John's official tour page for full concert details concerning these shows and all others scheduled into 2014.

Friday, November 15 - Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI
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Saturday, November 16 - Victoria Theatre in Dayton, OH
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

John Prine October Concerts

This month John Prine will perform a pair of concerts in both Florida and Tennessee. Be sure to check his official tour page for full performance details on these shows, as well as others announced for the remainder of the year.

Friday, October 18- Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, FL
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Sunday, October 20 - Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, FL
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Friday, October 25 - Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
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Saturday, October 26 - Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

John Prine with Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott

John Prine makes a guest appearance on Memories & Moments, the new album from Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, which is available now. Together the trio performs the Prine classic "Paradise," and you can check out a review of the album here. The O'Brien and Scott duo also perform another coal-themed tune entitled "Keep Your Dirty Lights On," whose music video can be viewed here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

John Prine Video Clips - "The Colbert Report"

For those of you who missed John Prine's wonderful appearance last week on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," here is your chance to check out all the fun. John spoke with Stephen before performing How Lucky and Paradise. The entire episode, as well as individual clips, can be viewed here.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

John Prine on "The Colbert Report"

John Prine will appear on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, September 5 at 11:30PM / 10:30PM central. Tune in to see what John and Stephen discuss and check out Colbert's website for clips of this special Prine appearance after it initially airs.

John Prine September Concerts

Fall is just around the corner, and that means John Prine is ready to hit the road with a string of shows this September. Be sure to check his official tour page for details on these shows, as well as the many we have planned for the remainder of the year.

Friday, September 6 - Beacon Theatre in New York, NY
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Saturday, September 7 - The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE
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Friday, September 13 - Peoria Civic Center Theater in Peoria, IL
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Saturday, September 14 - Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, IA
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Thursday, August 01, 2013

John Prine August Concerts

John Prine returns to the road this month with a pair of concerts. Be sure to check out his official tour page for full details on these shows, as well as for other performances throughout what is sure to be a busy remainder of 2013.

Sunday, August 18 - Rocky Mountain Folks Fest in Lyons, CO
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Tuesday, August 20 - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT
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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

John Prine's "The Missing Years" Vinyl Available Now

For the first time ever, John Prine's famed album The Missing Years is now available on vinyl. Today you can finally purchase your copy via Prine's official online store, Amazon and your local record store. This 180-gram, two-LP set comes with a digital download card and contains all the original artwork, as well as additional photos and era artifacts across the jacket's dual gatefold.

This limited vinyl edition also features the bonus track "The Third Of July," which is now being released for the first time. This tune is also available digitally on iTunes right now. To hear more, stream this song here, as well as view a video previewing this special edition release.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

John Prine's "The Missing Years" on Vinyl

Although long-admired by his peers as an innovative songwriter, it was not until John Prine's tenth studio album, The Missing Years, that he earned one of music's highest honors. Deemed "Best Contemporary Folk Album" at the 1992 Grammy Awards, The Missing Years showed Prine's magic typewriter had not lost its touch.

On July 9, this fantastic album will be available for the first time on vinyl. This 180-gram, two-LP set comes with a digital download card and contains all the original artwork, as well as additional photos and era artifacts across the jacket's dual gatefold. This special edition also features the previously unreleased track, "The Third Of July," which was originally recorded for the album. Listen to this brand new track here and stream the original album on Spotify.

Produced by the late Howie Epstein, best known as member of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Prine's album vocal and trademark acoustic guitar never sounded so crisp. "On this record," John Prine recalls, "we worked ten to twelve hours a day. We were able to spend a great deal of time on vocals." Prine continues, "It was all built around my acoustic guitar. Howie just did such a darn good job. He's a real nitpicker."

This two-LP set is being pressed in limited quantities and is now available for pre-order in advance of the July 9 release date via John Prine's official online store. Digital downloads of this bonus track version will be available at all online music retailers on July 9, with the vinyl also arriving at your local record store on that day.

Side A:

1. Picture Show
2. All The Best
3. The Sins Of Memphisto
4. Everybody Wants To Feel Like You

Side B:
1. It's A Big Old Goofy World
2. I Want To Be With You Always
3. Daddy's Little Pumpkin
4. Take A Look At My Heart

Side C:
1. Great Rain
2. Way Back Then
3. Unlonely
4. You Got Gold

Side D:

1. Everything Is Cool
2. Jesus The Missing Years
3. The Third Of July (Previously Unreleased)

Monday, June 10, 2013

John Prine June Concerts

It will be a busy month of June for John Prine, as he has multiple concert performances scheduled across the Northwest portion of the United States. Be sure to check out his official tour page for full details on these June shows listed below, as well as for other performances throughout the year.

Saturday, June 22 - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater in Portland, OR
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Sunday, June 23 - Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater in Seattle, WA
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Wednesday, June 26 - Athletic Club of Bend in Bend, OR
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Friday, June 28 - Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville, OR
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Sunday, June 30 - Kate Wolf Music Festival in Laytonville, CA
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Monday, May 06, 2013

John Prine May Concerts

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the John Prine concert performances in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO this past weekend. There are still two more chances to catch John Prine live this month, with show information listed below. Be sure to pay attention to our official tour page for full show details on all forthcoming 2013 performances.

Friday, May 24 - Cal Poly Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, CA
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Sunday, May 26 - Strawberry Music Festival in Groveland, CA
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Monday, April 15, 2013

John Prine on Ron Davies Tribute Album

John Prine is one of the many wonderful artists featured on a great, new compilation album. "Unsung Hero: A Tribute To The Music Of Ron Davies" finds John Prine performing the track "You Stayed Away Too Long." The album is available now at music retailers like Amazon (both physical and digital versions) and iTunes, as well as wherever else music is sold. A portion of the proceeds from each copy sold will benefit Nashville, Tennessee's W.O. Smith Music School to provide musical instruments and lessons for underprivileged children.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

John Prine April Concerts

John Prine will perform his first 2013 US concerts of the year this upcoming weekend. There are also a few more appearances slated for this April. Limited tickets are available for each date, with ticketing links listed below. Be sure to check out John Prine's official tour page for full performance details concerning these concerts and all others currently confirmed.

Friday, April 12 - The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY
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Saturday, April 13 - The State Theatre in Ithaca, NY
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Friday, April 19 - Flynn Center For The Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
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Saturday, April 20 - The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

John Prine on "Love for Levon" Release

Last October, John Prine performed at the "Love For Levon" benefit concert in East Rutherford, NJ in honor of his friend, the late Levon Helm. His rousing version of the classic "When I Paint My Masterpiece" with The Band's Garth Hudson is now available on CD, Blu-Ray and DVD. It can be found at Amazon, iTunes and wherever else music is sold.

Monday, February 11, 2013

John Prine Interviews with UK's The Telegraph

John Prine recently spoke with Martin Chilton from The Telegraph in the United Kingdom. They discussed Prine's upcoming string of concerts overseas, which will be his first full run of theatre appearances in the UK since October 2007. Click here to learn more about everything that was discussed, as well as here to see some of the journalist's favorite Prine compositions.

Friday, February 08, 2013

John Prine February Concerts

John Prine is preparing to hit the road once again this month, and his schedule will feature a string of shows across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe. This will be John Prine's first run of theatre shows in these regions since October 2007,and it will extend into the first week of March this year.

Be sure to pay attention to John's official tour page for full details on these concerts and everything else on the books for 2013 thus far. Here is where he will be performing in the immediate future:

Saturday, February 16 - Barbican Hall in London, England
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Monday, February 18 - Royal Northern College Of Music Concert Hall in Manchester, England
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Wednesday, February 20 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland
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Friday, February 22 - Millennium Forum in Londonderry, Northen Ireland
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Sunday, February 24 - Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland
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Monday, February 25 - Cork Opera House in Cork, Ireland
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Wednesday, February 27 - Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland
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Thursday, February 28 - Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Saturday, March 2 - Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway
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Monday, March 4 - Filadelfiakyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden
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Friday, February 01, 2013

"Cowboy" Jack Clement Wrap-Up

This past Wednesday night in Nashville, John Prine joined a magical group of artists, actors and writers in saluting the famed musician, producer and songwriter "Cowboy" Jack Clement. Many media outlets covered the event, including Rolling Stone, the Nashville Scene and Music Row Magazine.

John Prine performed the tune "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" in honor of "Cowboy" Jack, and then evening ended when the legend Jack Clement took the stage and sang a few classics of his own.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

John Prine to Salute "Cowboy" Jack Clement

John Prine has been added to the long list of musical artists who will perform at "Honor Thy Music: A Tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement" on Wednesday, January 30 at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium.

The event will celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of "Cowboy" Jack Clement who has been at the center of the music industry for more than six decades. An award-winning producer, performing artist, songwriter, publisher and executive, "Cowboy" Jack has worked with some of the biggest stars across genres of music from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash to Louis Armstrong, Roy Orbison and U2.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Music Health Alliance and launch the "Cowboy" Jack Clement Fund. Please click here for full event information, as well as a list of other artists also appearing.