John Prine and the ramblings from his webmistress

Prine show diary:

#46prine arrow04/28/2018- Champaign, IL

#45prine arrow
11/11/2016 - Davenport, IA

#44prine arrow03/12/2016 Nashville, TN

#43prine arrow03/11/2016 Nashville, TN

#42prine arrow11/01/2014 Milwaukee, WI

#41prine arrow09/14/2013 Cedar Rapids, IA

#40prine arrow12/18/2012 Nashville, TN

#39prine arrow04/13/2012 Champaign, IL

06/17/2011 Davenport, IA

#37 09/17/2010 Madison, WI

#36John Prine Chat House 05/13/2010 Maywood, IL

#35John Prine Chat House
09/12/09 Kansas City, MO

#34John Prine Chat House02/27/09 St Louis, MO

John Prine Chat House02/09/08 Whitewater, WI
#32John Prine Chat House03/10/07 Davenport, IA
#31John Prine Chat House08/26/06 Des Moines, IA
#30John Prine Chat House05/10/06 Madison WI
#29John Prine Chat House05/08/06 Wausau WI
#28John Prine Chat House01/28/06 St Louis, MO
#27John Prine Chat House10/01/05 Nashville, TN
#26, 25John Prine concert in GA and AL04/14-16/05 Atlanta, GA & Birmingham, AL
#24John Prine Chat House10/06/04 Des Moines, IA
#23John Prine Chat House04/23/04 Des Moines, IA
#22, 21John Prine Chat House03/26-27/04 Madison & Milwaukee WI
#20John Prine Chat House09/05/03 Champaign, IL
#19John Prine Chat House04/19/03 Cedar Rapids, IA
#18John Prine Chat House04/18/03 Peoria, IL
#17John Prine Chat House09/13/02  Kalamazoo, MI
#16John Prine Chat House05/19/02 Green Bay, WI
#15John Prine Chat House05/18/02 Rockford, IL
#14John Prine Chat House09/28/01 Lincoln NE
#11, 12, 13John Prine Chat House4/4--7/01 Oshkosh, Milwaukee & Madison WI
#10John Prine Chat House09/29/00 Ames IA
# 9John Prine Chat House02/26/00  Maywood, IL
# 8John Prine Chat House11/20/99  Chicago, IL
# 7John Prine Chat House11/13/99  Nashville, TN
# 6, 5, 4John Prine Chat House06/07-10/99 Crushfest  Madison, LaCrosse & Milwaukee, WI
# 3John Prine Chat House08/16/97 Wogstock  Indianapolis, IN
# 2John Prine Chat House03/22/97 Peoria, IL
# 1John Prine Chat House1995 My Prine Story & start of the Prine Shrine


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April 18, 2003

© Reeda Buresh 2003

Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Civic Center


It had been 6 long years since John graced a stage in Peoria. His last visit was at the Madison Theater with R.B. Morris and it was the first time I had shown him his Prine Shrine all  printed up when it was much smaller and still able to fit in a book.


We were 17 miles outside of Kickapoo, IL on our way to the East Peoria Hotel for the "Mike Winters - Prine family reunion". In front of us crossed a little white car with the vanity plate of 'BZZZZ' and I knew it was a sign that we were in for a good time. We arrived early in the day and found the Civic Center, a large shiny metal icon just down the street from where he had played before. We wandered around the Civic Center (quite a feat), and gained our bearings. We did a little sightseeing trying to remember the places we had been before. "Babe's Bar and Grill" looked inviting and as we were eating our sandwiches we saw Jason Wilber and Dave Jacques cross the street and head towards the entrance, they stood at the doorway, said a few words and walked away. I ran out the door and hollered as they reached the other side of the street, "Were you going to come until you saw me?" Mind you we were "talking" across 4 lanes of traffic. They pointed to their ears and said something about being loud, Jason had a notebook, so I assumed that they meant it was too loud in Babes for them to do their homework... All I could think of was "huh, too loud for musicians? What's up with that?"


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