Knit to This: John Prine

By Kay Gardiner
May 12, 2018

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  • Love, love ,love “In Spite Of Ourselves”… “Illegal Smile” introduced me to Prine many years ago! Thanks for sharing❣

  • I first heard John Prine on the Bruised Orange album. Next learned about Steve Goodman. Probably my all time favorite song is The Dutchman by SG. Sounds like a new Spotify playlist is in order 🙂

  • I loved it! “Convict movies make her hornie” what a great line. And of course in spite of ourselves we’re the door prize. So precious, sweet, and beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • I saw John Prine in concert years ago. I had the cheap seats, of course. After the concert started and he saw there were empty expensive seats he stopped and told us all to come down to the front. Love him.

  • Thank so much! I didn’t know about him. This is too funny and such great lyrics. They don’t make ’em this kind of artist anymore.

  • Oh gosh. Back in the day I worked at the Chicago club where JP played regularly. I was so lucky to be there.

  • John Prine is my absolute favorite songwriter. I have everything that he has written on my I-pod and I also can play “In Spite of Ourselves” until I’m blue in the face. His lyrics are beyond description and thank you for mentioning him this morning ❤️❤️❤️

  • Just another reason to love you: been a big fan of John Prine forever! Hubby and I saw him at Tarrytown Music Hall a few ( and a few more) years back. He’s awesome, and I’m so glad he’s well and performing again.

    I’m traveling and on temporary hiatus from my shakerag – I’m reading! – but the needles are calling me.

  • I was able to see John Prine and Iris Dement in concert together in San Francisco, just after his recovery from throat cancer. In Spite of Ourselves was just one of the many treats I got to hear to that night.

  • Paradise. Angel from Montgomery. Hello In There. Sam Stone. Music with an edge to it. That was my introduction to John Prine, way back in the day.

  • Because I am old as dirt, and a Chicagoan, and a folkie, our paths crossed a lot. He was brilliant then, and every bit as good now. And I adore “In Spite of Ourselves” so much, I can’t hardly stand it!

  • I don’t know much about today’s John Prine, but my parents had his Sweet Revenge album on an endless loop in the 70’s. When I was little I thought the turkeys, along with the pistols, were carved out of wood and a really mean way to treat prisoners on Christmas.

  • What a wonderful blast from the past! Back in the 1980s I’d go to see John Prine at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland or Wolf Trap in Virginia every summer. I see he is playing at Wolf Trap on June 1.

  • I feel like John Prine is a dear old friend. I love him.