John Prine: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Share this & earn $10
NPR Music
Published at : 25 Jan 2021
2338737 views
27209
508

March 12, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- An American treasure came to the Tiny Desk and even premiered a new song. John Prine is a truly legendary songwriter. For more than 45 years the 71-year-old artist has written some of the most powerful lyrics in the American music canon, including "Sam Stone," "Angel From Montgomery," "Hello In There" and countless others.

John Prine's new songs are equally powerful and he opens this Tiny Desk concert with "Caravan of Fools," a track he wrote with Pat McLaughlin and Dan Auerbach. Prine adds a disclaimer to the song saying, "any likeness to the current administration is purely accidental." That song, and his second tune, the sweet tearjerker "Summer's End," are from John Prine's first album of new songs in 13 years, The Tree of Forgiveness, produced by Dave Cobb. It was recorded with his longtime band in Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A. Guests include Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. There's even a songwriter's co-credit with Phil Spector.

For this Tiny Desk Concert John Prine also reaches back to his great "kiss-off" song from 1991 called "All the Best," and then plays "Souvenirs," a song intended for his debut full-length but released the following year on his 1972 album Diamonds in the Rough. It's just one of the many sentimental ballads Prine has gifted us. Over the years, his voice has become gruffer and deeper, due in part to his battle with squamous cell cancer on the right side of his neck, all of which makes this song about memories slipping by feel all the more powerful and sad.

"Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
That's why last night and this mornin'
Always look the same to me
I hate reading old love letters
For they always bring me tears
I can't forgive the way they rob me
Of my sweetheart's souvenirs"

John Prine's latest album, The Tree Of Forgiveness, is due out April 13 on Oh Boy Records. It's available for pre-order from John Prine's official web site, iTunes and Amazon.

The Tree of Forgiveness is available for pre-order now.
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/treeofforgiveness-it
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/treeforgiveness-amz
ALL RETAILERS/Pre-Save: http://smarturl.it/treeofforgiveness


Set List

"Caravan of Fools"
"Summer's End"
"All the Best"
"Souvenirs"

MUSICIANS
John Prine, Jason Wilber; David Jacques; Kenneth Blevins

CREDITS
Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Alyse Young; Production Assistant: Salvatore Maicki; Photo: Christina Ascani/NPR.
NPRNPR MusicNational Public Radio

A Strong Family – Dr. Charles Stanley

A Strong Family – Dr. Charles Stanley

КОРОЧЕ ГОВОРЯ, МЫ ФОКУСНИКИ

КОРОЧЕ ГОВОРЯ, МЫ ФОКУСНИКИ

Farmers Protest | "Government Ready To Deliberate On Every Demand": Amit Shah To Farmers

Farmers Protest | "Government Ready To Deliberate On Every Demand": Amit Shah To Farmers

Noise can also be pollution

Noise can also be pollution

When You Wish Upon A Star - sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards)

When You Wish Upon A Star - sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards)

MY BEEF WITH LAND ROVER. And I think I speak for most Land Rover Defender fans.

MY BEEF WITH LAND ROVER. And I think I speak for most Land Rover Defender fans.

Mock Call Sample Recording With Call Flow Guide: PART 1

Mock Call Sample Recording With Call Flow Guide: PART 1

Steven Lee Olsen - Can't Not (Lyric Video)

Steven Lee Olsen - Can't Not (Lyric Video)

LaMelo Ball is Being Setup for Failure By The Charlotte Hornets... (FT NBA Debut & Lonzo Comparison)

LaMelo Ball is Being Setup for Failure By The Charlotte Hornets... (FT NBA Debut & Lonzo Comparison)

SOILWORK - Death In General (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

SOILWORK - Death In General (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Eden Hazard Best Skills Ever Welcome To Real Madrid

Eden Hazard Best Skills Ever Welcome To Real Madrid

Undertaking CPD, and meeting our standards

Undertaking CPD, and meeting our standards

15 Riskiest Houses In The World

15 Riskiest Houses In The World

The Rise of Filipino Nationalism|| Yam Heam

The Rise of Filipino Nationalism|| Yam Heam

Alternate Universe Snacks Taste Test

Alternate Universe Snacks Taste Test

Siberia - Travelling to the Most Dangerous Toilet in the World | Doc Bites

Siberia - Travelling to the Most Dangerous Toilet in the World | Doc Bites

Round Here - Florida Georgia Line Lyrics

Round Here - Florida Georgia Line Lyrics

DISCIPLINE or REGRET? (Best Self Discipline Motivational Speech)

DISCIPLINE or REGRET? (Best Self Discipline Motivational Speech)

Rebates Webinar

Rebates Webinar

Vans Europe Presents: Cracow DIY Adventure | Skate | VANS

Vans Europe Presents: Cracow DIY Adventure | Skate | VANS

Throw Stress Away with Relaxing Piano Music & Beautiful Nature - Sleep Music & Stress Relief Music

Throw Stress Away with Relaxing Piano Music & Beautiful Nature - Sleep Music & Stress Relief Music

the most AWFUL ENTITLED PARENTS of all time

the most AWFUL ENTITLED PARENTS of all time

Orthodontics Wire Review - Niti, Stainless Steel, TMA

Orthodontics Wire Review - Niti, Stainless Steel, TMA

Drawing of a simple glass - How to draw 3D Art

Drawing of a simple glass - How to draw 3D Art

Veiling/Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism

Veiling/Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism

Phil Knight on Nike growth, "shock" of harassment claims against execs

Phil Knight on Nike growth, "shock" of harassment claims against execs

What is the meaning of the word MARGINALLY?

What is the meaning of the word MARGINALLY?

ON DÉGUSTE LES MEILLEURS MIX’N’TWIST (cuisinés par un grand chef)

ON DÉGUSTE LES MEILLEURS MIX’N’TWIST (cuisinés par un grand chef)

40 Simply Delicious Desserts

40 Simply Delicious Desserts

How To Combine Two Hard Drives To One

How To Combine Two Hard Drives To One

Recycle Everything Into Something Useful

Recycle Everything Into Something Useful

The nineteen thirties

The nineteen thirties

Photos of Women Members of Constituent Assembly exhibited in the parliament

Photos of Women Members of Constituent Assembly exhibited in the parliament

SINISTHRA - Closely Guarded Distance (Official Lyric Video)

SINISTHRA - Closely Guarded Distance (Official Lyric Video)

Fix: "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

Fix: "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

Iklan A Mild Go Ahead versi Langkah (2016)

Iklan A Mild Go Ahead versi Langkah (2016)

Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift | Just Dance 2019 | Fanmade by Redoo

Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift | Just Dance 2019 | Fanmade by Redoo

Trump To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett For Supreme Court | NBC Nightly News

Trump To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett For Supreme Court | NBC Nightly News

LEAGUE OF STYLISH # 30 - IS LL STYLISH SCRIPTING?

LEAGUE OF STYLISH # 30 - IS LL STYLISH SCRIPTING?

Emarosa - Cautious (Visual)

Emarosa - Cautious (Visual)

Identity Crisis - Elizabeth Muguchu

Identity Crisis - Elizabeth Muguchu

Why traveling is Important

Why traveling is Important

The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) HD

The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) HD

The Upcoming Stock Market Crash Of 2020

The Upcoming Stock Market Crash Of 2020

İLHAMA YENİ ZƏRBƏ: Pütin İlham Əliyevi belə aldatdı - Yeznənin pomidor biznesi batdı

İLHAMA YENİ ZƏRBƏ: Pütin İlham Əliyevi belə aldatdı - Yeznənin pomidor biznesi batdı

Heaps 1 Introduction and Tree levels

Heaps 1 Introduction and Tree levels

Travis - Happy To Hang Around (Official Audio)

Travis - Happy To Hang Around (Official Audio)

I Gave Away my PS5 and XBOX Series X... To Strangers

I Gave Away my PS5 and XBOX Series X... To Strangers

Exercises to Strengthen Glutes & Protect Knees: Must Know This!

Exercises to Strengthen Glutes & Protect Knees: Must Know This!