Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Rest in peace, John Prine.
For my money, one of the top American songwriters of all time - right up there with Chuck Berry, Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Gladys Knight, you name 'em. He could make you laugh, he could break your heart, and make itr seem easy somehow.
And a lot of times when a singer dies it's sad, but you think "well, it's not like he's done anything in years anyeay," but check out some of the songs that John Prine put out in the last few years of his life:
It's a very sad day, so let's end with a couple of fun ones. (If you really want tears brought to your eyes, Google "Hello in There" or "Sam Stone." I don't have the heart for either of those at the moment.