Oh Boy Records is proud to present John Prine Beyond Words, a songbook by John Prine. In his very first official book, Prine curates a collection of his best loved songs. Inside you will find:
- Over 100 photographs from John's personal collection
- Copies of handwritten lyrics showing how the songs evolved
- Commentary from John about the songs and photographs
- Lyrics and guitar chords for over 60 classic John Prine songs
Order now to receive your copy the week of April 17th and receive FREE shipping within the U.S!
Official Release Date: April 18, 2017
Listen along to some of John Prine's most famous and most loved songs as you read the book, on Spotify's Beyond Words: John Prine's American Songbook playlist.
John Performing at Newport Folk Festival
The annual Newport Folk Festival will be taking place on July 28-30, 2017 at the Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The line-up includes artists like The Drive-By Truckers, Fleet Foxes, Margaret Glaspy and many more. To go along with the music the festival will be hosting local food trucks and craft vendors. Do not miss your chance to see John Prine perform on Sunday July 30, 2017.
John Performing at Eaux Claires Festival
Co-created and co-curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, the Eaux Claires festival (June 16 and 17, 2017) is a "do not miss" event of the year. The line-up this year includes acts like Wilco, Chance the Rapper, Paul Simon with YMusic, and many more. Members of Bon Iver and many other special guests will pay tribute to John Prine by playing all of their favorite songs from his extensive catalogue, and you can expect to see John joining in on the fun too.
#inspiteofourselves photo contest alert!
This year your Valentine might be the big door prize, but we've got the next best thing. Grab your baby or your honey (human or not!), post a picture together and use the tag #inspiteofourselves for your chance to be featured in the upcoming official lyric video for John Prine's "In Spite of Ourselves!" Official rules at: ohboy.com/contest
Bandcamp Presents "A John Prine Listening Primer"
Tired of answering the question, "Who's John Prine?" Well our friends at Bandcamp created a sampling of some of John's most classic songs. Perfect answer to the next person who says, "John who?!"
"Just Waitin" Video Premiere on Garden & Gun
Nashville videographer, Molly Secours, combines the renowned images of photographer Jack Spencer with John's cover of Hank Williams' "Just Waitin" for the video which premiered on Garden & Gun. “When I heard John sing ‘Just Waitin,’ I immediately wanted John and Jack to meet,” Secours says, “and this song seemed like the best introduction. Both of these guys are timeless artists.”
If you’re ready for some truly moving pictures, click below for the premiere of “Just Waitin’.”
New Year, New John Prine Merchandise!
A new year is upon us and we want you to step into 2017 in style! We have a ton of new merchandise in the Official John Prine store for all members of the family. Click HERE to start shopping! Use code: "rollingstone" to receive 25% your order through Sunday, Jan.
Untold Stories from the "Mark Twain of American Songwriting" by Rolling Stone Magazine
John spent some time with Rolling Stone this last summer telling untold stories from his past, and how he is influencing a younger generation these days .
His songs have become a key reference point for young Americana stars like Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Margo Price, all of whom open for Prine. "We hold him up as our Hank Williams," says Todd Snider, who has released music on Oh Boy. "His music is like Huckleberry Finn. You get it, then you listen to it five years later and you really get it. And you listen to it five years later and you go, 'I get it!' And then 10 years later you go, 'Now I get it.'"
Read the entire article on Rolling Stone HERE.
John, Jason Isbell & Kacey Musgraves Talk Songwriting Before Their New Year's Show at The Grand Old Opry
Ahead of their New Year's Eve show at the Grand Old Opry, John Prine, Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves sat down with the Nashville Scene to have a chat about songwriting and their own unique style.
"One thing that’s really influenced me about John’s songwriting is the ability to keep things very conversational. As a writer, the hardest thing to accomplish in a song is making it so simple but so beautiful and poignant at the same time. I just love that he always says things in the same manner that you would say to somebody in a conversation. It’s not built up to be some gigantic poetic, regarded statement, it’s just exactly how it should be. I admire that.." - Kacey Musgraves
Read the rest of the Nashville Scene article HERE.