Of all the timeless troubadours to grace a stage or pen a lyric, there will never be another John Prine.
On Tuesday, April 7, the legendary American singer/songwriter died in Nashville from coronavirus complications. He was 73.
With an innate ability to convey the human experience through song, Prine was revered as one of America’s greatest songwriters. With a career that began in the dive bars of Chicago, Prine’s lyrical observations of American life were poignant, comical and profound.
Not surprisingly, it was one of Prine’s primary influences, Bob Dylan, who put it best. “Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism,” Dylan said. “Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree….