Monday, November 15, 2010
"All in all, there’s not really a dud in the lot and because Prine’s songs lend themselves to being covered so seamlessly, this is one of the few tribute albums that manages to surpass expectations."
Click here to read the full review!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
On Friday, 10/22/2010 @ 10:00 EDT, the best 1500 tickets for the 2/25/2011 concert featuring John Prine and Old Crow Medicine Show will be on sale for $39.50 while supplies last. Be sure to purchase your tickets early to take advantage of this special offer. The Ticketmaster pre-sale code is "varsity". To purchase tickets visit, Ticketmaster.com after the aforementioned time.
Monday, October 11, 2010
The Chicago Sun-Times was there to cover the event, and so was the Chicago Tribune. The post office is located at 1340 West Irving Park Road in Chicago and displays not only Goodman's name, but also some musical memorabilia and photos from throughout his life and recording career.
Friday, October 08, 2010
The post office is located at 1343 West Irving Park Road, and will feature a few performances from Goodman's Chicago contemporaries, as well as an appearance from US Representative Mike Quigley. Click here for full event details.
Monday, August 09, 2010
Be sure to tune in and hear what Prine has to say. For those without a subscription to Sirius XM, a free trial is being offered here.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Of course, Yim Yames and John Prine previously performed "All The Best" on the Late Show with David Letterman in May. In case you missed it, check out that clip here.
The My Morning Jacket version of the tune also is on the fantastic new album Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, which is available now at MusicFansDirect and other retailers everywhere!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The show's website is now streaming all audio from the performance, which features Prine tunes performed by John himself, as well as a couple sung by Garrison Keillor! Click here to listen in, as well as to read more about this wonderful event.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Click here to check out AOL Music, or click here for Spinner. Better yet, try them both and see what else these sites have to offer!
Monday, June 21, 2010
This album features classic Prine songs reinvented by some of the brightest names in music, including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, My Morning Jacket, Josh Ritter, Lambchop, Justin Townes Earle, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sara Watkins, Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick featuring Liz Isenberg and Those Darlins.
For more information on the record, also visit its official website here.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
His set was punctuated with wonderful performances of "Lake Marie" and "Angel From Montgomery" with members of the Old Crow Medicine Show. Kris Kristofferson even joined in with Prine and Old Crow on the set closer "Paradise." NPR was there to capture the action. You can stream and relive the entire performance on their website.
Prine was also on hand to interview with Chicago's WXRT radio. You can listen to his conversation, as well as hear his Backstage at Bonnaroo special performances here. Ketch Secor and Willie Watson join Prine once again for these special three radio performances.
And NPR's First Listen is the only place where you can hear the new Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine record in its entirety. Check out their website to stream the project.
This celebration album hit stores on June 22, and you can learn more about it on its official website.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
If you'd like to preview the record now, you can do so on Spinner or AOL Music Full CD Listening Party.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Read the entire interview here.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Featuring twelve newly-recorded versions of classic Prine songs, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows boasts an enviable roll call of lauded, inventive musicians and songwriters, including My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers, Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lambchop, Josh Ritter, the Drive-By Truckers, Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, Deer Tick featuring Liz Isenburg, Justin Townes Earle, Those Darlins and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. That Prine’s perspective flourishes so vividly in these modern recastings is testament to not only the sheer power of his songs, but to the subtly defiant undercurrent that runs throughout Prine’s oeuvre.
Here is the complete tracklisting:
1) Justin Vernon of Bon Iver – “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)”
2) Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band – “Wedding Day In Funeralville”
3) My Morning Jacket – “All The Best”
4) Josh Ritter – “Mexican Home”
5) Lambchop – “Six O’Clock News”
6) Justin Townes Earle – “Far From Me”
7) The Avett Brothers – “Spanish Pipedream”
8) Old Crow Medicine Show – “Angel From Montgomery”
9) Sara Watkins – “The Late John Garfield Blues”
10) Drive-By Truckers – “Daddy’s Little Pumpkin”
11) Deer Tick featuring Liz Isenberg – “Unwed Fathers”
12) Those Darlins – “Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian”
The album is a culmination of his last few years touring and contains 14 songs, perfectly balanced between classic hits and new treasures from the Grammy Award-winning “Fair & Square.” Complete with duets from some of John’s favorite touring partners such as Iris DeMent, Sara Watkins, Emmylou Harris, Josh Ritter, Kane Welch Kaplan, this album shows Prine’s passion and relevance still hold true after all these years. These recordings were hand-picked from hundreds of recent concerts, and the result is Prine’s most memorable live album to date. If his biggest fans had a collective voice, it is no doubt these would be the recordings they'd choose.
Visit ohboy.com/freetrack for a free download of the song "She Is My Everything" and preview the new live album.
Here is the tracklisting:
1. Spanish Pipedream
2. She Is My Everything
3. In Spite Of Ourselves (with Iris DeMent)
4. Long Monday
5. The Late John Garfield Blues (with Sara Watkins)
6. The Bottomless Lake
7. Bear Creek Blues
8. Saddle In The Rain
9. Angel From Montgomery (with Emmylou Harris)
10. Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore
11. Mexican Home (with Josh Ritter)
12. Unwed Fathers (with Iris DeMent)
13. Glory Of True Love
14. Paradise (with Kane Welch Kaplin)
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Oh Boy Records
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
“We’re delighted to be working with Joe Amodei and his team at Virgil Films. Not only for their experience, but equally important for the passion they bring to the titles they represent. After all, passion is at the very heart of a Cubs fan and so, too, it has to be for everyone involved with our film,” said director Scheinfeld.
“Chicago has always been my kind of town and this film reminds me why,” said Joe Amodei, President Virgil Films & Entertainment. “It is a love letter not only to the city itself but the people that live there and in particular the always hopeful Cubs fans. This is much more than a documentary about baseball. It is a film about hope, dedication and the never give up attitude we see in the Cubs faithful. It is a look at what’s best in America. Every Cubs fan and Chicagoan must see this film. It’s about them!”
“We Believe” is the first theatrical documentary to be fully authorized by the Cubs and it is unlike any other team-related production. Produced with the complete cooperation of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association, the film features a distinguished array of journalists, authors, cultural commentators and stars from the worlds of film, TV and music, all offering their unique perspectives on America, baseball, the city of Chicago and its people. Among those interviewed are Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Bob Costas, Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), legendary Blues musician Buddy Guy, Hugh Hefner, Bonnie Hunt, Joe Mantegna, George Will and rare interviews with Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball and Francis Cardinal George, the Archbishop of Chicago.
During the 9-month shooting schedule the filmmakers shot more than 220 hours of footage. Cubs officials and team executives committed to participating in the production and provided extraordinary access to players, Wrigley Field and the team’s expansive archive. The result is a compelling and visually striking movie that showcases many neighborhoods within the city of Chicago, seamlessly blended with timeless and beautiful images of legendary Wrigley Field.
The Producers and production staff are Chicagoans, the film was shot by an award-winning Chicago production company (Sedgwick Productions), edited by the city’s finest editor at one of the city’s top post-production facilities (Cutters) and the Director/Writer/Producer is Chicago-born and a graduate of Northwestern University.
“We Believe” is a love story about Chicago and its baseball team and with every love story there is bound to be some heartbreak. So, without a big, happy Hollywood ending in which the Cubs win the World Series for the first time since 1908, the creative team rose to the challenge, employing Bruce Springsteen’s anthemic “Land of Hope and Dreams,” to drive the film to a powerful, emotional, inspiring finish. After all, it’s the journey that’s important, not the destination.
Official website: www.WeBelieveTheMovie.com
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The CD is Dan's most polished release to date and truly shows him at his best. Many reviews have been coming in from publications around the world. Better yet, some of the songs are even showing up on Americana radio across the US!
Here is a taste of what some people are saying about this great album.
New Yorker Magazine Online
Iowa City Press-Citizen Newspaper
Moors Magazine in The Netherlands
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
There are many other great acts joining the festival lineup, so it certainly will be a fabulous event. The last time John played Bonnaroo was in 2005, and his memorable set was not to be missed. That performance can be purchased and downloaded here.
For ticketing information and complete festival lineup, visit the Bonnaroo website.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Bandcamp is compatible with iTunes, and often costs less to download songs and offers higher-quality downloads than iTunes. Available download formats include MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, and ALAC.
Some of the available John Prine albums include “The Missing Years”, “Souvenirs”, “John Prine Live”, and “Fair & Square”. All of these great albums and more can be downloaded immediately.
Many Steve Goodman albums are also available through Bandcamp. A few titles include No Big Surprise: “The Steve Goodman Anthology”, “Live at the Earl of Old Town”, and “Unfinished Business”. Check them out here.
All of Dan Reeder’s albums can also be found on Bandcamp, including his brand-new album titled “This New Century”. This album hits stores February 16th, but is available in advance right now at Bandcamp.
We hope you enjoy this excellent new resource. It is a perfect opportunity to revisit classic albums and discover fantastic new songs.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
"Spectacle with Elvis Costello" features everything from intimate one-on-one conversations with legendary performers and notable newcomers to thematic panel discussions.
Guest artists not only talk but perform - demonstrating the development and creation of their music and playing new, stripped-down or solo versions of some of their best and most loved songs.
Costello also performs, starting each episode with his interpretation of a song either by or connected to the featured guest. In addition, "Spectacle" features extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and duets.
Hope you have a chance to watch it!