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Just Announced: John Prine will be joined by Kurt Vile at Merriam Theater this April

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Just Announced: John Prine will be joined by Kurt Vile at Merriam Theater this April

John Prine | photo by John Kurc | courtesy of artist

Not only will legend John Prine grace the Merriam Theater this spring, he’ll also bring Philly hero Kurt Vile along for the wise ‘n folky party on April 14th.

This year, Prine released a songbook titled John Prine Beyond Words through his own independent label, Oh Boy Records, which featured selected songs from Prine’s catalogue and the stories behind them. Kurt Vile has been rocking his incredible tour with Courtney Barnett, which recently brought an intimate-feeling gig to Philly at Tower Theatre.

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Just Announced: John Prine will be joined by Kurt Vile at Merriam Theater this April

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Just Announced: John Prine will be joined by Kurt Vile at Merriam Theater this April

John Prine | photo by John Kurc | courtesy of artist

Not only will legend John Prine grace the Merriam Theater this spring, he’ll also bring Philly hero Kurt Vile along for the wise ‘n folky party on April 14th.

This year, Prine released a songbook titled John Prine Beyond Words through his own independent label, Oh Boy Records, which featured selected songs from Prine’s catalogue and the stories behind them. Kurt Vile has been rocking his incredible tour with Courtney Barnett, which recently brought an intimate-feeling gig to Philly at Tower Theatre.

Tickets for the show go ...

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Against Me!, Bob Mould & more covering ‘Squidbillies’ theme this season (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Other artists who will provide their take on the Squidbillies on upcoming episodes include Ty Segall, Camper Van Beethoven, John Prine, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

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Newport Folk Festival Sunday pics (John Prine, Roger Waters, Pinegrove, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Newport Folk Festival wrapped up on Sunday with lots of guests, covers, and collaborations. John Prine, Suzanne Vega, Dr. Dog, John Paul White, Rhiannon Giddens, Whitney, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Margaret Glaspy, Pinegrove, and others played the final day of this year’s festival….

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John Prine closed out Newport Folk Fest with Roger Waters & more (watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

John Prine closed out the 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival with a guest filled set, including appearances from Roger Waters, Justin Vernon, Jim James, Lucius, Margo Price, and Nathaniel Rateliff.

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Watch Kurt Vile cover John Prine for Beyond Words

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Watch Kurt Vile cover John Prine for Beyond Words

Kurt Vile | still from video

In the grand scheme of American music, of influential musicians and genre-leaders, John Prine is undeniably one of the greats. The living legend recently published an autobiography titled Beyond Words: John Prine’s American Songbook on his Oh Boy Records label that is filled with memorabilia and stories from his childhood to the beginnings of his prolific career as a singer-songwriter, as well as original handwritten lyrics of some of his most famous songs.

The magnitude of the Americana-folk-country singer’s influence is clear, as next-gen (or much-later-gen) musicians come forward to celebrate John Prine. At this year’s ...

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Newport Folk Fest 2017 set times

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Luckily there are no full-set conflicts, but a few partial conflicts including Regina Spektor overlapping with Fleet Foxes.

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Bon Iver, Jenny Lewis, & others cover John Prine at Eaux Claires (watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

One of the collaborative highlights of the third edition of Eaux Claires was ‘Bon Iver Presents: John Prine and the American Songbook,’ which featured artists like Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, Jeff Tweedy, Mountain Man, Spank Rock, and Anais Mitchell covering Prine’s songs.

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Eaux Claires 2017 pics & videos (Wilco, Paul Simon, Feist, more)

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The third edition of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires festival was heavy on collaborations between performers, including Vernon and Dessner themselves. Paul Simon was joined by a classical ensemble, and many artists covered John Prine. Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Feist, Perfume Genius, Sylvan Esso, and Francis and the Lights were among others who played the festival.

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XPN MusicNotes: Jeff Buckley’s journals, John Prine’s songwriting memoirs will hit bookstores soon

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XPN MusicNotes: Jeff Buckley’s journals, John Prine’s songwriting memoirs will hit bookstores soon

Jeff Buckley | via Rolling Stone

“In choosing these pages to share with the world, I’m giving Jeff the chance to speak with his own voice, for the record… and for his fans to see what a sweet, funny, amazing human being he was.”- Mary Guibert- Jeff Buckley’s mom

It’s hard to believe that this coming May 29th will mark the 20th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s death, and now comes word that a new book — Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice — is in the works that will feature, for the first time: handwritten journals, along with some unreleased recordings from the late ...

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Eaux Claires Fest 2017: more lineup details & tickets on sale

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The fest includes ‘Artists-In-Residence’ which will have “an assembled cast of notable musicians [creating] an integral creative core, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances across the entire weekend.”

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Eaux Claires 2017 lineup (Paul Simon, Wilco, Perfume Genius, Feist, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bon Iver is doing a set billed as ‘Bon Iver Presents John Prine And The American Songbook,’ the legendary Paul Simon is doing a collab set with yMusic, and the bill also includes Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and more.

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WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Color of the Blues” by John Prine featuring Susan Tedeschi

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WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Color of the Blues” by John Prine featuring Susan Tedeschi

John Prine | Photo by Josh Britt

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine returns with a new album, For Better, or Worse, on September 30th.

An album of duets, the collection features Prine with Iris DeMent, Lee Ann Womack, Amanda Shires, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Holly Williams, Susan Tedeschi, and others on a collection of covers of songs originally recorded by by Hank Williams, George Jones, Ernest Tubb, and Buck Owens. Prine, who turns 70 on October 10th, debuted in 1971 with his folk singer-songwriter classic self-titled album that included some of his most beloved songs including “Sam Stone,” “Hello In ...

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Hauntingly Vivid Nocturnes and a Couple of Intimate May Shows from Hayes Carll

Source: New York Music Daily

If Townes Van Zandt hadn’t drunk himself to death – or if he was born in the 80s – he’d be doing what Hayes Carll is right now. Pretty much everybody’s favorite outlaw Americana songwriter has a two-night stand coming up at Joe’s Pub on May 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM. Advance tix are $25 and as of today are not sold out, which is especially weird since he usually plays Bowery Ballroom or the Bell House when he’s here in town.

His spare, unselfconsciously haunting latest album, impeccably produced by Joe Henry, is Lovers & Leavers, streaming ...

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Hauntingly Vivid Nocturnes and a Couple of Intimate May Shows from Hayes Carll

Source: New York Music Daily

If Townes Van Zandt hadn’t drunk himself to death – or if he was born in the 80s – he’d be doing what Hayes Carll is right now. Pretty much everybody’s favorite outlaw Americana songwriter has a two-night stand coming up at Joe’s Pub on May 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM. Advance tix are $25 and as of today are not sold out, which is especially weird since he usually plays Bowery Ballroom or the Bell House when he’s here in town.

His spare, unselfconsciously haunting latest album, impeccably produced by Joe Henry, is Lovers & Leavers, streaming ...

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Hauntingly Vivid Nocturnes and a Couple of Intimate May Shows from Hayes Carll

Source: New York Music Daily

If Townes Van Zandt hadn’t drunk himself to death – or if he was born in the 80s – he’d be doing what Hayes Carll is right now. Pretty much everybody’s favorite outlaw Americana songwriter has a two-night stand coming up at Joe’s Pub on May 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM. Advance tix are $25 and as of today are not sold out, which is especially weird since he usually plays Bowery Ballroom or the Bell House when he’s here in town.

His spare, unselfconsciously haunting latest album, impeccably produced by Joe Henry, is Lovers & Leavers, streaming ...

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John Prine played Kings Theatre with Iris DeMent, covered Merle Haggard (pics, setlist, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Legendary folk singer John Prine has been playing shows this year, and stopped by NYC on Friday (4/8) for a show at Kings Theatre. He opened with a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Ramblin’ Fever” to honor the country music icon who sadly passed away days earlier. The rest of his set hit points from all over his career, including some of his most famous songs like “Sam Stone” and “Hello in There.” For his encore, opener Iris Dement and her band came out, along with Greg Trooper

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Aiofe O’Donovan Brings Her Cutting-Edge, Purist Americana Tunesmithing to the Upper West

Source: New York Music Daily

Aiofe O’Donovan is cool. The Crooked Still singer/guitarist played one of the outdoor concerts at Madison Square Park a couple of months ago and wasn’t impressed by that burger joint there with the interminably long lines – and if you’d been standing downwind in the greasy smoke wafting from the kitchen, you wouldn’t have been either. “Is the food really that good?” she asked, skeptical. A lone guy sheepishly put his his hand. “OK, if you say so,” she grinned back.

O’Donovan makes her living on the road, whether playing bluegrass classics, singing in progressive jazz icon Dave Douglas’ group, with ...

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