Tuesday, June 22, 2010

John Prine tribute out today!

Maybe you're like me, and haven't heard of John Prine until recently.

If that's the case, then you're just in time. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine is slated for release today.

It is a John Prine tribute album featuring an all-star list of neo folksters (and cas:ev favs) such as Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, Conner Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, The Avett Brothers, Drive By Truckers, Deer Tick, and Old Crow Medicine Show, tackling Prine's classic storytellers.

Prine, 64, is an American song writer whose songs have "found a home in the repertoire of musical luminaries such as Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash and George Strait."

Not bad, partner (feat. voice-over by Sam Elliot).

NPR writes:

"One of America's best storytellers, Chicago-based songwriter John Prine was discovered by Kris Kristofferson. Prine's self-titled debut still stands as one of the best singer-songwriter albums of all time, but he hasn't stayed in the public eye, instead sticking around the margins of cult fame. For a new generation of fans, that's likely to change, thanks in part to a new tribute album titled Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine."

Quick, hear Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows on NPR's First Listen before it's too late!

The best part: You can buy the MP3 album for $3.99 on Amazon!

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