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John Prine Upgrades Bluesfest Performance to a National Tour

by Paul Cashmere on August 29, 2019

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Legendary songwriter John Prine has announced shows for Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide while he is in Australia for Bluesfest 2020.

Prine was one of those songwriters the singers gravitated to great songs. Bette Midler covered ‘Hello In There’. Bonnie Raitt’s classic ‘Angel of Montgomery’ was written by Prine.

John Prine was a Chicago native performing in bars in the early 70s when he was discovered by Kris Kristofferson. Just after the release of his first album, Bob Dylan appeared unannounced at one of his shows.

Prine released his first album of original material in 2018. The album ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’ featured appearances from Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Dan Auerbach and Brandi Carlile.

John Prine, 7 March 2019, Melbourne

Picture Show (from The Missing Years, 1991)
Six O’Clock News (from John Prine, 1971)
Knockin’ on Your Screen Door (from The Tree of Forgiveness, 2018)
Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (from Bruised Orange, 1978)
Spanish Pipedream (from John Prine, 1971)
Caravan of Fools (from The Tree of Forgiveness, 2018)
Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone) (from The Tree of Forgiveness,2018)
Grandpa Was a Carpenter (from Sweet Revenge, 1973)
Hello in There (from John Prine, 1971)
Far From Me (from John Prine, 1971)
Summer’s End (from The Tree of Forgiveness, 2018)
I Have Met My Love Today (from The Tree of Forgiveness, 2018)
Storm Windows (from Storm Windows, 1980)
Angel From Montgomery (from John Prine, 1971)
Dear Abby (from Sweet Revenge, 1973)
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (from German Afternoons, 1986)
Donald and Lydia (from John Prine, 1971)
Everything Is Cool (from The Missing Years, 1991)
Please Don’t Bury Me (with Tyler Childers) (from Sweet Revenge, 1973)
Sam Stone (from John Prine, 1971)
Saddle in the Rain (from Common Sense, 1975)
Lake Marie (from Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings, 1995)

Encore:
When I Get to Heaven (from The Tree of Forgiveness, 2018)
Paradise (with Alejandro Escovedo) (also with Tyler Childers and Fiona Whelan Prine) (from John Prine, 1971)

Tuesday 14 April
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

Thursday 16 April
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA

Friday 17 April
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW

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