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Same old, Same old wonderful John Prime.
Brought back the old to get it stimulating and
introduced the new to continue to believe in his
music. I like the toned down spunk as it
contained his true mellow soul. His dance
toward the end of the show was priceless a soul
dance (even though I am sure not spontaneous,
Jim Stewart from Gearhart, Oregon
JOHN PRINE IS STILL A FORCE OF NATURE
I've made it a point in my life to see/hear John Prine whenever I can. All the superlatives
have already been used, but I'll stick with my favorite: he is an American Treasure. I
mean, a man who can rhyme "Illinois" with "corduroy" is automatically a genius. In my
Last night's show at The Schnitz in Portland was epic. I tried to go in without
expectations. John's been seriously ill and really has to pay attention to conserving his
voice. I didn't know what to think. But my fears were groundless. His voice was strong
and as expressive as it's ever been.
The band was nimble and dynamic, never overbearing. The harmonies were tight and
the solos were extraordinary. Jason Wiber was the featured guitarist and Dave Jacques
played bass. The guy who played fiddle, mandolin, pedal steel, and guitar was amazing.
I'm embarrassed because I can't remember his name.
I hope John comes around again. I will definitely show up.
Syd from Norfolk, Virginia
PRIME PRINE!! (AGAIN)
Been a longtime fan, and I was excited to drive the 4+ hours from my
home in Wilmington NC to Norfolk to attend this show. I really didn't
expect the vigor of the old days, but the show Mr. Prine put together
was simply stellar. His piano, bass, mando players --- everyone was
spot on and nobody ran over anyone else (which is nice, especially
when you have an electric on stage!).. So on to the music. Mr. Prine
came out with some oldies mixed with the Tree of Forgiveness cuts,
and really captured the essence of his soul with 'Come On Home',
'Tree of Forgiveness' and the rest. His solo numbers, with no band
backup, were wonderful, and his last number, 'Paradise', an oldie
from his breakout album, frankly brought tears to my eyes as I
remember pounding on my $100-dollar Alvarez back in the day....
This is a MUST-SEE event for anyone interested in Americana music.
Boe. From Florida from Cincinnati, Ohio
Seeing John for the third time. It still brings
me back to the first time I was turned onto
him in 1979 in the barracks in Germany
when I was in the Army from my friend from
Detroit. I loved his music then, and even love
it more now. Almost 40 years later. There will
never be another John Prine .
Stephen from Dallas, Texas
I came to see John in remembrance of my older brother that died 2 years ago, He was a
working musician until mental illness claimed his life. He came off tour one time and gave me
a copy of Diamonds in the Rough. He told me, “Since you like Springsteen and Mellencamp,
you need to listen to this guy,” I happily obliged and never looked back.
I wished he had been here to see Mr. Prine last night. I still listen to “Missing Years” much to
the chagrin of many around me that don’t get it. I know that my brother resides down the
block inside at 23 Skidoo. I can visit him whenever I listen to John.
I saw his face and felt his spirit when John sang “Souvenirs.” It was a good show. I cried and
walked back into the world not knowing quite where it would lead me.
Steve Fagan from Indianapolis, Indiana
PRINE STILL STRONG AT 72
i am a long-time Prine fan, but I am also a realist and not much of a mindless
fawner over any of my favorite entertainers. I don't just will-nilly hand out glowing
reviews and I have to say that I cam to the John Prine concert at Clowes Hall on the
campus of Butler University in Indianapolis oh May 12 expect to see a Prine
sufferring the symptoms of age and his bout with cancer. The last time I saw hin, his
was the opening act fo the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks outiside of Denver more
than two years ago and he's been through a lot since then. But, Prine performance
at Clowes was not in the least bit dimnished by time or his health. OK, he wasn't the
Prine I first saw back in the early 70s, but his voice and his energy where both still
very stong for the Clowes performance. He thrilled the audience with a mix of some
of his really wonderful old tunes such as Hello In There, Sam Stone, and Angel From
Montgomery and songs from Tree of Forgiveness -- his first new album ih 13 years .
Dirk V from Chicago, Illinois
AGED BUT STILL GOING STRONG.
I travelled from Toronto to attend the Chicago show April 27, 2018. This excellent venue was sold out and
anxious for the show. As usual John Prine introduced us to some music we would probably never experience
through warm up act , Milk Carton Boys. They were a cross between Simon and Garfunkle and the Smothers
Brothers when they were at their best. Very skilled guitarists and singers.
The Prine show was really great. The gravelly voice was evident but didn't deter anyone from enjoying the
show. Great song selection and one fantastic band. If John Prine is in your vicinity get to the show while he is
still performing so well.
One unfortunate distraction was the catcalling from the audience, mostly at inappropriate times. One woman
in particular should have been escorted out of the facility.
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