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Thread #112043 Message #2366846
Posted By: catspaw49
16-Jun-08 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: RE: Let talk John Prine
As to stories..............I used to see him a lot in Nashville at small clubs and always loved his closeness to the audience. Some people are at their best in those situations and Prine is one. He'd have two guitars and a bottle of Jack on the stool beside him.
I'd heard him tell this story a few times then one night I heard him tell it again to John Hiatt on the PBS program, "Sessions at West 54th." He went to the Olde Town School in Chicago while he was still a postman and taking various things. He told of going to a club across the street on open mic night and singing three songs he had written. After hearing him, they hired him as a regular of sorts. The three songs were "Paradise," "Sam Stone," & "Hello In There." No wonder they hired him.