Posted in music | tour dates on July 19, 2010

John Prine

Bill Flanagan: How about John Prine?

Bob Dylan: Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about "Sam Stone" the soldier junky daddy and "Donald and Lydia," where people make love from ten miles away. Nobody but Prine could write like that. If I had to pick one song of his, it might be "Lake Marie." I don't remember what album that's on.

Highly esteemed songwriter John Prine plays The Beach at Governors Island on Friday, September 10th with Todd Snider. Tickets are on sale now (both seated and standing tickets).

Earlier this year, some of Prine's fans (Deer Tick, Josh Ritter, Conor Oberst, Drive By Truckers, Those Darlins and My Morning Jacket included) put out a record of his songs, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows (it's still streaming here). Prine performed with MMJ's Jim James on Letterman in May; that video is posted again below.

Prine released his own album in 2010, a live collection entitled In Person & On Stage. Before his show at the Beach, Prine plays Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 31st, and has a sold-out performance at Tarrytown Music Hall on August 1st. He has tour dates throughout August and September in Canada and the US.

Those dates and videos plus an epic, nine-minute version of Bob's favorite, "Lake Marie," are below...

John Prine with Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket - "All The Best" 5/26 Letterman

john prine lake marie

John Prine - 2010 Tour Dates
Sat 07/31 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival @ Fort Adams State Park
Sun 08/01 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall Jason Wilber
Fri 08/06 Regina, SK (Canada) Regina Folk Festival at Victoria Park
Sun 08/08 Edmonton, AB (Canada) Edmonton Folk Music Festival at Gallagher Park
Sun 08/15 Lyons, CO Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
Tue 08/17 Grand Junction, CO Avalon Theatre #
Thu 08/19 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden #
Sat 08/21 Boise, ID Eagle River Pavilion
Fri 09/10 New York City, NY The Beach at Governers Island @
Sat 09/11 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
Fri 09/17 Madison, WI Overture Center $
Sat 09/18 Eau Claire WI State Theatre $
Mon 09/20 Manitowoc, WI Capitol Civic Center $
Tue 09/21 Wausau, WI Grand Theatre $
Thu 09/23 Duluth, MN DECC Auditorium $
Sat 09/25 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theater $
# w/ Carrie Rodriguez
@ w/ Todd Snider
$ w/ Pieta Brown

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Comments (19)

i was wondering...i like some of his songs...but is this going to be wanky?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 12:38 PM

If you're asking such a stupid question you definitely should not go.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 1:00 PM

John Prine is amazing. And that Josh Ritter version of Mexican Home is one of the worse things I have ever heard. I don't think he understands anything about the song, lyrically or what makes it work musically, at all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 1:06 PM

I've been seeing many people using 'worse' instead of 'worst' lately. If you don't know the difference between the aforementioned words, you definitely should not go either.

ps - PRIME PRINE RULES!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 1:13 PM

saddly, it was merrily a typo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 1:20 PM

For me personally, I think John Prine should be as famous as Dylan.
One of the greatest folk singers of all time.
His lyrics are incredible.


"The dogs were barking as the cars were
Parking
The loan sharks were sharking
The narcs were narcing.
Practically everyone was there "

Posted by Kurt C. | July 19, 2010 1:40 PM

I never knew the old man from pawn stars had his own folk act, good for him

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 1:51 PM

Well done
Hot dog bun
My sister's a nun

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 2:10 PM

that old dude looks g ay

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 2:28 PM

@2:28 :: your music knowledge starts and ends with Dan Deacon. You = FAIL!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 2:31 PM

another gay slag....wtf? what is wrong with being gay. They clean up shitty cities and don't breed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 2:36 PM

in that picture at the top, he looks like "the old man" from pawn stars.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 2:37 PM

Deer Tick played a great version of Sam Stone at the Bowery Ballroom back in October. It's too bad they didn't record it for this album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 2:41 PM

Fuck anyone that makes a snarky comment on BV about John Prine. Your life is your loss.

Posted by Lee McAlilly | July 19, 2010 3:46 PM

The dude had cancer surgery on his neck, cut him some slack. People do look different as they age, you know.

Posted by LKJ | July 19, 2010 3:48 PM

John Prine: if you are reading this board (and you really shouldn't) please keep in mind that some of us are idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 5:03 PM

can't argue with dylan!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:14 AM

O.K. I was freaking out for a second there. Now, I realize this is a Brooklyn Vegan website. Not the kind of folks who would commonly understand Prine, save a few educated people. If you don't know who the man is, look up show reviews, listen to songs. If you only like a few of his prose, don't waste a seat for someone who does. Go to www.jpshrine.org if you're truly interested. Fan since 1972
~ Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle, looks just like a diamond ring, when it's far, far from me.

Posted by Dani | August 28, 2010 1:38 PM

For me personally, I think John Prine should be as famous as Dylan.
One of the greatest folk singers of all time.
His lyrics are incredible.


"The dogs were barking as the cars were
Parking
The loan sharks were sharking
The narcs were narcing.
Practically everyone was there "

Posted by Tucker | November 8, 2012 9:37 AM

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