She previously covered the song on Instagram following Prine’s death
BY NINA CORCORAN
I held it together pretty well ’til Bonnie …
“Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the n-th degree. And he writes beautiful songs … Nobody but Prine could write like that.” ~ Bob Dylan
“I delivered to a Baptist old people’s home where we’d have to go room-to-room,” he said, “and some of the patients would kind of pretend that you were a grandchild or nephew that had come to visit, instead of the guy delivering papers. That always stuck in my head.”
A world with John Prine in it has been much better than the poorer one in which we now dwell. – Elvis Costello
It’s a wonderful tribute — almost a manifesto. And, it includes the random happening upon John Prine in a Wisconsin theater, so there’s that.
They’re all good. Each and every one. But I’ll just say … I saved the best for last.
Listen to John Prine everyday.
John Prine’s guitarist and music director for the last 24 years says, “goodbye.”
The man may be gone, but his music lives on. When John sings, “Oooo baby, it’s a big old goofy world,” we can all nod our heads and agree. It sure is.
So long, boss, we love you.
John Prine’s family, plus friends like Bonnie Raitt, remember the songwriter as a down-to-earth genius who wrote with humor and kindness
A wonderful piece well worth your time …
When legends gather …
My mother loved him, my brother loved him, my sister, and my dad. We were Prine people. He sang things we understood.