He was active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer from the early s until his death, and was known for an often humorous style of original music that has elements of protest and social commentary. Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois , Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of Army , he returned to Chicago in the late s, where he worked as a mailman, writing and singing songs first as a hobby, and then becoming a club performer. A member of Chicago 's folk revival , Prine credited film critic Roger Ebert and singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson with discovering him, resulting in the production of Prine's eponymous debut album with Atlantic Records in The acclaim earned by this LP led Prine to focus on his musical career, and he recorded three more albums for Atlantic. He then signed with Asylum Records , where he recorded an additional three albums. In , he co-founded Oh Boy Records , an independent record label with which he would release most of his subsequent albums.
He was excited about the next album and that was just him playing a new song he wrote. We had plans to go into the studio this summer, which is terribly sad. He was like a year-old excited to play us his new song. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? See more of John Prine on Facebook. Log In.
John Prine, the Grammy-winning singer who combined literary genius with a common touch, has died at 73 from coronavirus complications. He was Related: 25 Essential Songs. Prine, who left behind an extraordinary body of folk-country classics, was hospitalized last month after the sudden onset of COVID symptoms, and was placed in intensive care for 13 days. Prine helped shape the Americana genre that has gained popularity in recent years, with the success of Prine fans such as Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Brandi Carilie, to name a few. Though he was an underground singer-songwriter for most of his career, Prine had a remarkable final act. In , he released The Tree of Forgiveness , his first album of original material in 13 years. The album was released on Oh Boy Records, the independent label Prine started with his longtime manager, business partner, and friend Al Bunetta. In recent years, Prine, his wife, and son Jody ran the label out of a small Nashville home office. Throughout his career, Prine explored a wide variety of musical styles, from hard country to rockabilly to bluegrass; he liked to say that he tried to live in a space somewhere between his heroes Johnny Cash and Dylan.
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