LEGENDARY ARTIST RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CANADA FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS…
with special guest
Tickets: $99.50, $89.50, $79.50
(taxes included / service charge extra)
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 9th AT NOON
Fri., May 12th – 8 p.m.
Tickets at the Mount Allison Bookstore
(Wallace McCain Student Centre),
or Ticketpro at 1 888-311-9090
Sun., May 14th – 8 p.m.
Tickets at the Playhouse box office,
(506) 458-8344 or 1-866-884-5800,
Tue., May 16th – 8 p.m.
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Tickets at the Dalhousie Arts Centre box office,
(902) 494-3820 or 1-800-874-1669,
Two time Grammy-winner, singer-songwriter, John Prine,
is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners…
“There’s a hole in Daddy’s arm where all the money goes.” – from Sam Stone (by John Prine)
“If dreams were lightning and thunder was desire this old house would have burned down a long time ago.” – from Angel from Montgomery (by John Prine)
“Broken hearts and dirty windows make life difficult to see, that’s why last night and this morning always look the same to me.” – from Souvenirs (by John Pine)
Forty-five years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good. He is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame. Prine’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, the Everly Brothers, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, and many others. But his genius isn’t found in his resume, it’s found in the brilliance of lyrics from his large catalogue of songs.
John’s music has stayed as relevant as ever. A song called ‘Paradise’ written by John, for his father, and was a track on his 1971 debut album, has recently reappeared in the headlines. The song is about the devastating impact of coal strip mining, with references to Peabody Coal Company, who, before declaring bankruptcy in 2016, had fought to keep the lyrics to ‘Paradise’ from a lawsuit.
John Prine’s current album ‘For Better, Or Worse’ has debuted on the Billboard charts at #2 on the Country chart, #5 on the Americana/Folk chart, #7 on the Independent Albums chart, and #30 on the Billboard 200, making it his highest-charting album to date. The numbers were confirmed the day after John’s 70th birthday on October 10, which the Mayor of Nashville officially declared John Prine Day in Nashville.
‘For Better, Or Worse’ is currently #1 at Americana Radio and has earned widespread praise from the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR Music, who called the new music “honest” and “emotionally impactful.” The Wall Street Journal said, “Mr. Prine excels and delights in the interactive give and take of duet comedy and drama.” Mojo called it “heart-warming” and The Guardian called it “joyous, maudlin and gritty”.
Prine is an Americana Music Honors & Awards winner for lifetime achievement in songwriting and was awarded the prestigious PEN Lyrics Award this past September. He continues to record and perform sold-out shows throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe.
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