Podcast: The Midwest, Part 2
Episode #15-29 | airing 7-15-15

John Prine

This week we conclude our Summer travels through the Midwest on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine-Midwestern Routes Pt. 2. These programs are dedicated to the master folksinger Art Thieme who passed on May 26. We’ll hear some of the best known songwriters and lesser known traditional players including some Polka! … → read more

John Prine: In Spite of Himself by EDDIE HUFFMAN

          John Prine: In Spite of Himself by EDDIE HUFFMAN University of Texas Press www.utpress.utexas.edu   John Prine In Spite of Himself is a breezy biography of the beloved, treasured songwriter and singer. As author Eddie Huffman notes in the final paragraph of the introduction his … → read more

Lake Marie

Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about “Sam Stone” the soldier junky daddy and “Donald and Lydia,” where people make love from ten miles away. … → read more