Yeah, Nancy broke that news to me last night (she phrased it as "Who's John Prine?"). I had hoped to see him in concert a couple of years ago, but it conflicted with my trip to Jukola. The local folk music station (WUMB-FM
) is playing a lot of his music today.
Although it probably doesn't make sense to anybody but me, I've long considered John Prime to be the Steve Willman of folk music.