Thread: John Prine - RIP (Coronavirus)

Rusty - 3/29/2020 at 10:21 PM

Prayers for John Prine. I also read that C&W artist, Joe Diffie died from CV.

https://tasteofcountry.com/john-prine-hospitalized-critical-coronavirus/




[Edited on 4/8/2020 by Rusty]


cubchubby - 3/29/2020 at 11:39 PM

really sad news. I remember John from the Earl of Old Town days .. my whole adult life


here;s one if his fubn songs for positive vibes ,,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sw4IVrXfCo

[Edited on 3/29/2020 by cubchubby]


hotlantatim - 3/30/2020 at 02:51 AM

Prayers for John. I jumped on the bandwagon late. I knew he wrote Angel from Montgomery & was well regarded but not much else. I saw his 2005 Austin City Limits episode and was hooked. Bought the album he was touring then, Fair & Square, and played it regularly.

Got to see him headline the Fox in ATL in 2014 with Jason Isbell & 400 Unit opening. Both were great then John had Jaso back out for a couple songs and they were divine together.

John is a cancer survivor and had other health issue. Man, hope he pulls through....


pops42 - 3/30/2020 at 04:44 AM

I have nothing but love and respect for John Prine, and im sending love and positive thoughts to him and his family.


adhill58 - 3/30/2020 at 05:07 AM

This sucks.


jparadise - 3/30/2020 at 03:45 PM

The man is an American treasure.


blackey - 3/30/2020 at 04:55 PM

Yes John is very special.

Joe Diffie was 61. There is just something the women love about a pickup man.


stormyrider - 3/31/2020 at 12:29 AM

Apparently he is recovering
That is awesome!!!

Wash your hands
Stay safe!!


pops42 - 3/31/2020 at 03:18 AM

quote:
Prayers for John Prine. I also read that C&W artist, Joe Diffie died from CV.

https://tasteofcountry.com/john-prine-hospitalized-critical-coronavirus/

Sorry about Joe Diffie and his loved ones.


pops42 - 3/31/2020 at 03:30 AM

quote:
Apparently he is recovering
That is awesome!!!

Wash your hands
Stay safe!!


hotlantatim - 3/31/2020 at 03:37 AM

His wife posted that he was in stable condition. She later clarified that he's not getting worse. I read it to mean he is still in critical condition. Continued prayers for John.


aiq - 3/31/2020 at 07:39 PM

Correct.


“I need to clarify what I mean by ‘John is stable,’ ” Fiona wrote in a follow-up tweet. “That is not the same as improving. There is no cure for COVID-19. He needs our prayers and love — as do the thousands of others who are critically ill. Stay at home. Wash your hands. We love you.”


cubchubby - 4/3/2020 at 11:16 AM

here's an old radio interview with Studs Terkel from 1970 where John plays a few songs and talks how he wrote some of them like Sam Stone .. http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/multimedia/audio/773-wfmt-studs-terkel-inte rviews-john-prine-1970?fbclid=IwAR0TAwsDBvRO4z6zzCg_hT_nm27fr2IqknqZT9CJsMQ S9pKNoT7ADaYEH_w


pops42 - 4/4/2020 at 09:29 PM

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-04-03/john-prin e-health-update-coronvirus


porkchopbob - 4/8/2020 at 01:38 AM

News just broke:
https://www.jambase.com/article/john-prine-1946-2020


Fretsman - 4/8/2020 at 01:41 AM

RIP
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/john-prine-obit-253684/

Band Of Heathens is live on FB and did 2 tunes by John.



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[Edited on 4/8/2020 by Fretsman]


BrerRabbit - 4/8/2020 at 01:42 AM

I didn't want to click that link. Sad news


Fretsman - 4/8/2020 at 01:50 AM

quote:
Prayers for John. I jumped on the bandwagon late. I knew he wrote Angel from Montgomery & was well regarded but not much else. I saw his 2005 Austin City Limits episode and was hooked. Bought the album he was touring then, Fair & Square, and played it regularly.

Got to see him headline the Fox in ATL in 2014 with Jason Isbell & 400 Unit opening. Both were great then John had Jaso back out for a couple songs and they were divine together.

John is a cancer survivor and had other health issue. Man, hope he pulls through....




I DVR'd and saved the recent one highlighting his new album.

I love the tune When I Get To Heaven, It highlights his charm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy6EWVRVxjo

The whole disc is great, Classic Americana.

Here's another vibrating mediocre grab from last year NYC doing a song he wrote for his Dad, Paradise. I pray he found his. This ain't right he's gone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM48z2XylRI



[Edited on 4/8/2020 by Fretsman]


stormyrider - 4/8/2020 at 02:20 AM

I saw an update on this thread and feared the worst

RIP


Fretsman - 4/8/2020 at 02:40 AM

Here's a nice hour from Amsterdam '18 with highlights from Tree Of Forgiveness in celebration of his life and music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svGEei4KzsI&t=1499s


BIGV - 4/8/2020 at 03:08 AM

While I only really knew of John through Bonnie Raitt's cover of "Angel from Montgomery" I was certainly aware of his impact on musicians and songwriters around the globe....What a loss

R.I.P. John


Fretsman - 4/8/2020 at 04:06 AM

One last post

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass '14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AN9Ulj351U

Letterman '92 & '10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnlbvdph_kw




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[Edited on 4/8/2020 by Fretsman]


Rusty - 4/8/2020 at 09:19 AM

Not the news I wanted to wake up to. Sad, sad day.
One of the world's great gifts has left this world.
We've got to beat this Coronavirus!

After hearing of Kirk and Kirsten, I am now very concerned about all who attended that show on the 10th.


blackey - 4/8/2020 at 10:56 AM

Sad news indeed. John was an inspiration. And had suffered so much in life then to catch this horrible virus.

In New York now if you are on the street not necessarily, a $1000.00 fine.

At the grocery store yesterday. Everyone wearing masks and latex gloves and looking st each other as if the other person was the creature from the black lagoon.

[Edited on 4/8/2020 by blackey]


Stephen - 4/8/2020 at 12:35 PM

quote:
The man is an American treasure.


Yes, & his music ensures that he always will be - It’s A Big Ol Goofy World - People Puttin’ People Down - Differences Resolved - Killin’ The Blues, all the countless others
A treasure indeed
RIP


BigDaveOnBass - 4/8/2020 at 01:24 PM

Without trying to be political....I can’t believe there are people out there that think COVID-19 is being overblown, exaggerated, overhyped, etc. I lost my beloved 96-year-old Uncle Justin up in Indiana Sunday. His nursing home got overrun by the virus, and he contracted it, although I don’t think he actually died from it, but I’m sure it contributed to his passing. Having said that, God bless and rest in peace to all those who have been affected by it.


tbomike - 4/8/2020 at 01:55 PM

Such sad news. Like always Waren can say it so much better than I can.

Warren Haynes
1 hr ·
Wow! After losing Bill Withers a few days ago it’s really hard to accept the loss of another giant like John Prine. A lot of the superlatives I used for Bill apply equally to John though they were entirely different artists coming from entirely different worlds. John was a vessel of truth as well. In songwriting honesty is the greatest attribute. If a songwriter or a song can stir up emotions inside us that are undeniable then they have achieved their goal. It’s like they say about comedy- “only the truth is funny”. In songwriting- “only the truth can make you cry”.

When I was fifteen or sixteen my brother turned me on to the first John Prine record. To this day it remains, in my opinion, one of the greatest records by a singer-songwriter ever…..EVER! Although it had been out for a few years at that point and I was aware of how many of my older brothers’ hippie friends had it in their collections, I wasn’t ready to digest it till then. I was just starting to go down the beautiful rabbit-hole of singer song-writers and discovering the importance of folk influenced music when I heard this masterpiece. It completely floored me. After that I would discover the others (Bruised Orange and Sweet Revenge hit me hard as well) but the first album was so different than anything we'd ever heard. It blind-sided us the way only a first impression can. Songs like Paradise, Hello In There, Six O’Clock News, and Sam Stone which were among the heaviest songs I’d ever heard- were counter-balanced by the more poignantly humorous (but no less brilliant) gems like Donald and Lydia, Angel From Montgomery, Pretty Good, and Illegal Smile- and they were all on one album. This was also about the time I had started to sneak into the local folk club in Asheville. The drinking age at that time was still eighteen, but looking back I’m not sure how a fifteen year old managed to not get thrown out. Consequently, I was beginning to check out all the local folk heroes, all of which played their own songs with some favorites of the scene peppered into their sets. Each one worshipped at the altar of John Prine. I heard a lot of John’s songs for the first time being performed by these local singer-songwriters and would eventually wind up playing some alongside them. The first time I played on stage was in this club and it was experiences like this that played a big part in me becoming a “lifer”.

Fast forward a few years- I had the opportunity to see John Prine perform live for the first time in the auditorium at LSU in Baton Rouge. This was 1980 or 1981. I’ll never forget sitting in the audience- a packed house- when he played Sam Stone. One of the heaviest things I’ve ever witnessed was a few thousand people singing the chorus- “There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes- Jesus Christ died for nothing I suppose”. I cried like a baby- one of many times I’ve cried while listening to a JP song.

For the last six months or so I had been listening to a lot of John Prine. No particular reason other than that it’s been a hard couple of years. I heard recently that someone was quoted as saying “listening to John Prine’s songs makes us better people”. Well, I know it made me a better person. It would do the whole world good to listen to a lot of John Prine right now.- WH


crazyjoe - 4/8/2020 at 04:43 PM

His fight and struggle are over. RIP...............joe


cubchubby - 4/8/2020 at 10:17 PM

Sad day indeed. Interesting story how Roger Ebert helped launch John's career. Roger left a theater where he was reviewing a movie and stopped in a bar for a beer and John Prine was playing. Instead of reviewing a movie he wrote his piece about John. It was John's first ever review and Roger's first non movie review.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/7/21199183/john-prine-dead-review-first -roger-ebert-sun-times-1970-fifth-peg


joyful_noise - 4/8/2020 at 11:42 PM

Angel From Montgomery ... Susan crushes this song and Kofi has an amazing solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OIAURQLnMI


pops42 - 4/9/2020 at 02:29 AM

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/inside-the-life-of-john-prine-the-mark-t wain-of-american-songwriting?utm_source=pocket-newtab


pops42 - 4/10/2020 at 03:18 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSsYLLtl5wQ Interview from 1992


Fretsman - 4/10/2020 at 05:26 PM

Nice clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-SKCWXoryU


cubchubby - 4/11/2020 at 01:15 AM

how Steve Goodman and John wrote "You Never Even Call Me By My Name" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMiLqHTvbKE

[Edited on 4/11/2020 by cubchubby]


Fretsman - 4/13/2020 at 11:29 AM

I bumped into this hour long episode on Soundstage from 1980, I thought some might enjoy it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HSm3a6YnO4


Fretsman - 4/13/2020 at 12:56 PM

Nice interview, I love the songwriting chat and how the new CD came about.

Nice Gent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jar8wiaE0dw


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