John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone. [On top of longstanding problems like lung cancer.]
John Prine – Illegal Smile
caper2u – Jan 4, 2015 – 3:05
“Whatever happened to him?” ‘Judge Hoffman’ did not stay current enough.
John Prine – Sam Stone
John Prine – Nov 11, 2015 – 4:17
h/t Notsothoreau on A♠
John Prine performing Sam Stone from his debut album John Prine in the 1970’s.
Nine Pound Hammer – John Prine and Steve Goodman
Peter Leslie – Oct 15, 2011 – 2:10
From a BBC session in 1973, John Prine and Steve Goodman in a rare performance of Nine Pound Hammer.
John Prine – You Never Even Call Me by My Name (1987)
Jason Wang – Jun 11, 2015 – 7:56
No video – Prine recalls writing the song.
Just because I like this performance, Steve on his own.
Steve Goodman – You Never Even Call Me By My Name (with lyrics)
Choaaars – Oct 14, 2011 – 4:04