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John Prine

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Last post 24/05/2018

Posted by HaileyMcComet

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      One of the great American songwriters just released his first CD of original material in 13 years. I love this.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XLaIFTmJF8

        I have absolutely no idea who he is.  Not like Taylor Swift, who I hear about all the time but have never heard a single song of hers.  I have never even heard this guy's name.  The fact that he's releasing his first album in 13 years means he's been around a while.  I'm fascinated by the idea.  I'll definitely look into it.

          HaileyMcComet wrote:

          I have absolutely no idea who he is.  Not like Taylor Swift, who I hear about all the time but have never heard a single song of hers.  I have never even heard this guy's name.  The fact that he's releasing his first album in 13 years means he's been around a while.  I'm fascinated by the idea.  I'll definitely look into it.

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Prine

            Here's a good article about John Prine: https://pitchfork.com/features/overtones/life-death-and-john-prine/

            He's never been huge on the charts (though his new album debuted at #5, his best chart performance ever), but his songs have been recorded by nearly everyone: Bette Midler, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, John Denver and more.

              I listened to "Linda Goes to Mars" based on Bill Murray's recommendation.

              It's funny how such a wide variety of people I know about - Kris Kristofferson, Roger Waters, Bill Murray, Bob Dylan - are praising someone I've never even heard of.  That makes me wonder how many other people are out there.