The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Saturday, December 3, 2011

John Prine is in the House

          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 least until the last note disappears from the stage.


  1. Lucky you! As you know, I love John Prine's music. He is a true original. Did you know that he is a former mailman?

    Oh gosh...if i could have one day with Emmylou, I could die happy. :-)

  2. No doubt, you'll have a blast!

  3. Loved the videos--and if I'd been handy, you wouldn't have had any problem about finding someone to take that ticket.

  4. Have a rockin' good time, Sioux!!


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