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Fri November 2, 20081 - Savannah, GA - Lucas Theatre - opener Carrie Rodriguez. Back up Musicians: Dave Jacques & Jason Wilber

By: Chad
The show was absolutely spectacular. John was very energetic, and comical. He told great stories that got a chuckle out of the crowd. The venue, The Lucas Theatre, was very nice, and the marquee announced the show sold out. I cannot imagine anyone there leaving disappointed. John played great with only one slip up that he easily turned into another comical moment. Jason Wilber, and Dave Jacques were perfect. I was very impressed with Jason. All were dressed in suites with John in all black, and black boots for those interested in foot ware. The seats were great. We ended up 2nd row, right in front of Dave Jacques. John was only a few feet away from my seat. Highlights for me is he played Killing the Blues, one of my favorites and one I was not expecting to hear. Long Monday (I believe it was on Long Monday John missed a chord, recovered beautifully and chuckled a bit and said "Hey, this aint easy....Well yeah it is". Got a laugh out from everyone)was great, and Bear Creek Blues was just awesome. Still on a heck of a high from the show, it has been a long great day.

Below is the set list from tonight's show.

  1. Spanish Pipe Dream
  2. Picture Show
  3. Six O' Clock News
  4. Souvenirs
  5. Grandpa Was A Carpenter
  6. Storm Windows
  7. Fish and Whistle
  8. Glory of True Love
  9. Long Monday
  10. Angel From Montgomery
  11. You Got Gold
  12. Donald & Lydia
  13. The Bottomless Lake
  14. Dear Abby
  15. The Other Side Of Town
  16. Sam Stone
  17. Bear Creek Blues
  18. She Is My Everything
  19. Killing the Blues
  20. Hello In There (John dedicated this song to one of his doctors from his cancer treatment that was in the crowd)
  21. Lake Marie
  22. Christmas In Prison
  23. In Spite Of Ourselves w/ Carrie Rodriguez
  24. Paradise w/ Carrie Rodriguez

By: Ron Thompson - Albany, GA

My 14th time seeing John was as good as the first. We're just all a bit older....Had "gold circle" seats (meaning 2nd row, in my case) and it was, as usual, a fantastic show. Almost drove to Jacksonville to see him the next night, but already had plans in Savannah.

By: Bill DeYoung
Full review here
   Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 12:30 am Singer/songwriter John Prine is equal parts Jimmie Rodgers and Jimmy Buffett, combining an everyman's point of view with keen observational skills, pathos and a wicked sense of wit.
   The comparisons end there, however. Prine, who'll perform Friday at the Lucas Theatre, was called "The New Dylan" when he arrived on the scene in the early-1970s, and his songs have been made famous by other artists. Still, he's never sold millions of records and has remained a cult figure, albeit a major one.
   A former Chicago-area mailman, and U.S. Army veteran, Prine and good buddy Steve ("City of New Orleans") Goodman were the toast of the Windy City's folk music scene; both were "discovered" by Kris Kristofferson, who helped them get recording contracts.
   Prine's best-known songs include "Sam Stone," a biting narrative about a drug-addled Vietnam veteran; the country lament "Angel From Montgomery" (recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, John Denver, Ben Harper, Tanya Tucker and others); the coal-mining drama "Paradise"; and "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore," one of the funniest songs ever written about American patriotism.
   In fact, to get an idea of the way John Prine thinks, all you really need to do is scan his song titles: "Yes, I Think They Oughta Name a Drink After You," "Jesus the Missing Years," "Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone," "Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beuregard," "Please Don't Bury Me," "It's a Big Old Goofy World."
   Ten years ago, Prine underwent surgery for throat cancer, and his millions of devoted fans breathed a collective sigh of relief that their literary hero never missed a beat - he got back on his feet, picked up his guitar and went back out on the road.
What: John Prine • When: 8 p.m. Friday • Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. • Tickets: $39.50-$49.50 • Information: Call 525-5050 or go to

By: rug2506
He looked the best we had seen him in a while. More talkative and played alot of the older music. Seen him 8 times and this was by far the best i have seen him Still wish he would add Bruised Orange to his play list but he did play gold. Would watch him tonight again if he was in area.

By: Jackie
Great! Bravo!

By: Rusty
Fantastic performance! A lady was overheard to comment as I was leaving, " haven't seen him in 25 years. He still is great and still has a cute butt" You still got it John!


Saturday May 17, 2008 - JOHN PRINE with guest Minton Sparks at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA. back-up musicians: Jason Wilber & Dave Jacques

John Prine poster for the cobb By: Jeff in Atlanta
John was great as usual. It was my first time at the Cobb Energy Center. Minton Sparks was great. I really enjoyed seeing her live. As you can see from the previous review, the set list was awesome. I have seen John in Atlanta the last six times in Atlanta and he always seems to open with Spanish Pipedream. John play five by himself, including Clay Pigeons ( awesome song) , Great Compromise, Dear Abbey, Other Side of Town, and Sam Stone. Bear Creek was very uptempo and the band and crowd seemed to like the performance. The Encores of In Spite of Ourselves ( not the same without the Iris duet) and Paradise ended a great show. The only bummer was the loud, obnoxious guy in the balcony who kept yelling at John during songs, he shouted one time " John, what you going to do with that Stratocaster" just before John played Bear Creek..... All in all a great show, I just wish John could of played my favorite, Storm Windows I have seen John about 20 times live over the years, and to me, he just gets better with age. Thank you John Prine! - Jeff in Atlanta

By: Spence
I went to see John last night in Atlanta and it was, as always, incredible. The venue was very nice, but I missed 90% of Minton Sparks due to the lack of planning on the part of the venue as far as getting beer, etc. to the patrons in a fashionable manner. Anyway, it was awesome. John seemed to be having fun and his voice was great. I wrote the setlist down if anyone wants it:

  1. Spanish Pipedream
  2. Flag Decal
  3. Six O'Clock News
  4. Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
  5. Please Don't Bury Me
  6. Far From Me
  7. Souvenirs
  8. Fish & Whistle
  9. Glory of True Love
  10. Takin' A Walk
  11. Angel From Montgomery
  12. Clay Pigeons
  13. Great Compromise (not whole song)
  14. Dear Abby
  15. The Other Side Of Town
  16. Sam Stone
  17. Bear Creek
  18. Sweet Revenge
  19. Saddle In The Rain
  20. Ain't Hurtin' Nobody
  21. Hello In There
  22. Daddy's Little Pumpkin
  23. Lake Marie
  24. In Spite Of Ourselves
  25. Paradise.

Thanks, John. We love you.
By: Jackie - Savannah, GA



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