Videos of 10 Great John Prine Cover Songs – Happy 73rd Birthday John Prine

Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about Sam Stone the soldier junky daddy and Donald and Lydia, where people make love from ten miles away. Nobody but Prine could write like that. If I had to pick one song of his, it might be Lake Marie. I don’t remember what album that’s on.
-Bob Dylan (to Bill Flanagan in 2009)

John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970s, and is known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary.

Bonnie Raitt – Angel from Montgomery

Nanci Griffith – Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness

Justin Vernon – That’s The Way That The World Goes Round

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires – Clocks and Spoons

Kris Kristofferson – Late John Garfield Blues

Johnny Cash – Sam Stone

Paul Westerberg – Souvenirs

My Morning Jacket – All the Best

Bob Dylan – People Puttin’ People Down

David Allen Coe – You Never Even Called Me by My Name

(Written by John Prine & Steve Goodman)

-Egil

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