Oh Boy Records 2005
Fair & Square News Release
Sessions at West 54th St
Great Days: The John Prine Anthology
Common Sense Press packet
Prine on the big screen
Speaking Freely 3/30/04
American Routes Part 1&2 8/13/08
On Songwriting & Survival
The College Crowd Digs me 2/06
Old Interview at Oh Boy
Alistair Mabbot interview
A Cancer-Beatin', Country-Singin', Easy-Goin' Guy by Rob O'Connor
Prine's 1999 Personal Message to his fans
JP's Knick Knack Shelf
John Prine Bio Taylor Bowers 2005
Baby Boomer Messiah Jay Jones '98
Bio of John Prine Brian Frain
A John Prine Biography K Douglas '03
John Prine Sue Tillotson Light
Home on the page Dr. Marj Kibby
ONLINE PRINE BIOS
Sing Out! 2006
Oral Cancer Foundation
All Music Guide
John Prine Backpage
Biography Jason Ankeny (note Merle Travis error)
Jpshrine.org is a virtual John Prine biography - full of everything a Prine fan could want!
22 July, 2011
The Official John Prine Bio 2008
Born in Maywood, IL on October 10, 1946, John Prine’s
body of work has become the high-water mark of American
songwriting and his songs have found a home in the
repertoire of musical luminaries such as Bonnie Raitt,
Johnny Cash and George Strait.
On March 9, 2005, at the
request of Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, John Prine became
the first singer/songwriter to read and perform at the
Library of Congress.
Prine takes his own sweet time dancing with his muse -- and truly
writes what's in his soul. So if it takes him a little longer to compose
the songs that capture the moments that reveal the gently folded
human truths that bind us all together, it's always worth the wait.
There was a nine year gap between his Grammy-nominated Lost
Dogs & Mixed Blessings and his latest solo offering, appropriately
titled, Fair & Square, but his unorthodox timing was rewarded with
Along with rave reviews from Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, The
Washington Post, No Depression, Amazon.com and Blender, Fair & Square debuted at number seven on Billboard’s Top 20 Internet
Album Sales chart and recorded the fastest rise to number one in the
history of Americana radio.
In 2006, Fair & Square won the Grammy
for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
“It was just time," said Prine in his always understated way, just after
the release of Fair and Square. "I had a bunch of songs. I'd started
recording them, and it turns out, I liked them pretty well. So, now, I
get to get them all just the way I like them - and then I get to let
them go out to meet the world."
Prine’s latest record, Standard Songs for Average People, contains
duet renditions of classic American songs with Bluegrass icon Mac “The
Voice with a Heart” Wiseman. While this album is a slight departure
from Prine’s renowned singer-songwriter approach, it promises to
appeal to those seeking a trip back to when wholesome, well-crafted
music mirrored simpler times.
With tracks like “Old Cape Cod,” “Pistol
Packin’ Mama” or “Blue Eyed Elaine,” the charm and character of
Standard Songs softly reinvigorates the soul and gently reminds the
listener life should be enjoyed - not rushed.
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