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John Prine

voc, acg, *1946 US, Maywood, Illinois
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Rock, World and Folk
A.k.a. John E. Prine

John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970s.Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois, Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14. Subsequently serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces, by the late 1960s he had moved to Chicago, where he worked as a mailman, writing and singing songs as a hobby. Becoming a part of the city's folk revival, he was discovered by Kris Kristofferson, resulting in the production of Prine's self-titled debut album through Atlantic Records in 1971. After receiving critical acclaim, Prine focused on his musical career, recording three more albums for Atlantic. He then signed to Asylum Records, where he recorded an additional

  • Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Rock
  • World
  • Folk
  • Country
  • Pop
Plays With
Buzzin' Cousins
Popular Tracks   
In Spite of Ourselves (feat. Iris DeMent) on In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine
Clay Pigeons on Fair and Square by John Prine
Angel from Montgomery on John Prine by John Prine
That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round on Bruised Orange by John Prine
Spanish Pipedream on John Prine by John Prine
Fish and Whistle on Bruised Orange by John Prine
I Remember Everything on I Remember Everything by John Prine
Oh Boy! on The Crickets and Their Buddies by The Crickets
Summer's End on The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine
Long Monday on Fair and Square by John Prine

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Spotify SinglesJohn Prine2018Single
The Tree Of ForgivenessJohn Prine2018Album
Live At The Singer-Songwriter FestivalJohn Prine2017Album
The Broadcast Archive: Live Radio Shows From The 70s, 80s, & 90sJohn Prine2017Compil.
Talking Dirty. North Carolina Broadcast 1986John Prine2017Album
For Better, Or WorseJohn Prine2016Album
One Red RoseSteve Goodman, John Prine2016Album
Sixteen Angels Dancing 'Cross The MoonChip Taylor & John Prine2015Album
September 78John Prine2015Album
Bottom Line: 1978 New York BroadcastJohn Prine2015Album
Angels From Montgomery: 4 Essential Albums 1971-1975John Prine2014Compil.
Yes We WillMaria Doyle Kennedy, John Prine2012Single
The Singing Mailman DeliversJohn Prine2011Album
In Person & On StageJohn Prine2010Album
Fair & Square EPJohn Prine2008Album
Live On Soundstage 1980John Prine2007Album
Standard Songs For Average PeopleJohn Prine & Mac Wiseman2007Album
Fair & SquareJohn Prine2005Album
live from Sessions at West 54thJohn Prine2001Album
SouvenirsJohn Prine2000Album
In Spite Of OurselvesJohn Prine1999Album
Live On TourJohn Prine1997Album
Lost Dogs + Mixed BlessingsJohn Prine1995Album
I Just Want To Dance With YouTamra Rosanes In Duet With John Prine1995Single
Great Days - The John Prine AnthologyJohn Prine1993Compil.
A John Prine ChristmasJohn Prine1993Album
Picture ShowJohn Prine1992Single
All The BestJohn Prine1991Single
Take A Look At My HeartJohn Prine1991Single
The Missing YearsJohn Prine1991Album
John Prine LiveJohn Prine1988Album
Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian / KokomoJohn Prine1987Single
German AfternoonsJohn Prine1986Album
Aimless LoveJohn Prine1986Album
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Silver BellsJohn Prine1981Single
Storm WindowsJohn Prine1980Album
AutomobileJohn Prine1979Single
Pink CadillacJohn Prine1979Album
There She GoesJohn Prine1978Single
Bruised OrangeJohn Prine1978Album
Fish And WhistleJohn Prine1978Single
Prime Prine - The Best Of John PrineJohn Prine1976Compil.
Common SenseJohn Prine1975Album
Saddle In The Rain / Middle ManJohn Prine1975Single
Common SenseJohn Prine1975Single
Sweet RevengeJohn Prine1973Album
Onomatopoeia / Grandpa Was A CarpenterJohn Prine1973Single
Grandpa Was A CarpenterJohn Prine1973Single
Stereo Pop Special-41Claire Hamill / John Prine1973Album
Spanish PipedreamJohn Prine1973Single
Illegal SmileJohn Prine1972Single
EverybodyJohn Prine1972Single
Diamonds In The RoughJohn Prine1972Album
Quiet ManJohn Prine1972Single
Sam Stone/Blue UmbrellaJohn Prine1971Single
John PrineJohn Prine1971Album
Fish and WhistleJohn PrineAlbum
The Music Inn, Lenox MA 8.25.1973John PrineAlbum
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