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John Prine

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Last post 17/12/2018

Posted by jl4761

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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.

                Just watched an interview of John Prine on CBS News Sunday Morning (on my DVR) all about his comeback and new album. 

                  My brother used to play Paradise (Mr. Peabody's Coal Train) on the guitar when the kids were younger and we'd all get together at Christmas. Super fond memories. Extremely excellent song

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=DEy6EuZp9IY

                    "When religions lose their vision, that's how every empire falls" ~  John Prine

                      John will be on CMT tomorrow, thursday night! :)

                        One of his albums made Rolling Stone’s top 50 albums of 2018!

                          I didn't even know that John Prine was still alive!