Tonight John Prine is in St. Louis. My husband got tickets months ago but unfortunately, he is feeling under the weather, so I scrambled around to find someone who would enjoy the concert.
"Who is the heck is John Prine?" most people asked.
I have loved his songs since I was 16, when I asked for a John Prine album for my birthday. His "hit" that year was "The Great Compromise." If you only listen to it on a surface level, it sounds like the classic boy-loses-girl tale. However, this was the Vietnam era, and the lyrics are about so much more.
Apparently he has a new album out, and on it is a duet with Emmylou Harris. (Shay--stop salivating right now!)
Here's John Prine singing "In Spite of Ourselves" with Iris DeMent:
"In Spite of Ourselves" is typical of Prine's lyrics--whimsical and wry, with an occasional sharp-edged point.
If you are crafty, or into new recipes, go to Pinterest. However, don't blame me if you click on there, and 9 hours later, you finally emerge.
I'm off to an evening of feeling like a teenager again...at least until the last note disappears from the stage.