My brother called me with an extra ticket to go see John Prine in DC.
I’ve seen him a number of times since my childhood but it’s been awhile. In the past few years of listening to music and playing some guitar and singing to myself, I’ve chosen new favorites.. growing up I really liked “Paradise” and “Hello In There.”
A few years ago I got really into “Christmas In Prison.” I guess I haven’t really listened to much of his later stuff. I didn’t like it as much. Like the “In Spite of Ourselves” song which has Iris DeMent and a sweet melody going for it but the lyrics are just too dumb for me.
John Prine & Nanci Griffith
Streets of Baltimore
I’ve said before that I am not really a fan of this arrangement. The subtle changes in the lyrics.. the monologue..
But you know, i’ve got this theme going on so here it is.