The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112043   Message #2966666
Posted By: voyager
16-Aug-10 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: RE: Let's talk John Prine
John Prine was the closing act for the Planet Bluegrass Folks Festival (Lyons, CO.). As the billing says - 'a songwriter's songwriter). Amen. The tune that knocked me out was called -

Far Away From Home

Couple of hook lines -

Well, a question ain't really a question
If you know the answer too.

Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle
Looks just like a diamond ring

The show reminded me of the Arlo Guthrie saying about songwriting -
"It's a lot like fishing. You throw your line in the water and wait for a good idea. Only you don't want to be fishing downstream from Bob Dylan (or John Prine for that matter)....because they catch all the big ones!"