24th February 2013, 27th February 2013 – Extra date added.
“He’s so good, we’re gonna have to break his fingers” Kris Kristofferson
“Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.” Bob Dylan
Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has stayed at the top of his game, both as a performer and songwriter. Recently honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, he’s been elevated from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bonafide American treasures.
Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others.
But long before these awards and accolades, all the concerts and many, many albums, John Prine trudged through snow in the cold Chicago winters, delivering mail across Maywood, his childhood suburb. “I always likened the mail route to a library with no books,” says John Prine. “I passed the time each day making up these little ditties.”
On October 25th, 2011, Oh Boy Records released The Singing Mailman Delivers. A two-disc archival release featuring the earliest studio and live recordings from Prine dating back to 1970, one year before that prolific debut album.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 22nd November from www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.