Monday, November 15, 2010

Glide Magazine Reviews Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows

An excerpt from the review:

"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

"In Search of a Song" Posts Part Three of a Prine Interview

John's guitar player Jason Wilber hosts a radio program entitled "In Search of a Song" on PRX. It's a fine program, and his interview with John is in-depth and insightful. Part 3 of the interview was just posted online. Click here to listen!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Special Pre-Sale for Prine/Old Crow Medicine Show Concert at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

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

Goodman Post Office Wrap-Up

Yesterday's post office dedication and celebration for Steve Goodman was a rousing success. Hundreds of supporters and well-wishers in the Chicago area came out to celebrate the life of this treasured singer/songwriter and see the Lakeview Post Office near Wrigley Field be renamed in his honor.

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

Steve Goodman Post Office Dedication on October 10

The Lakeview Post Office in Chicago is being renamed this Sunday, October 10 in honor of the late singer/songwriter Steve Goodman. The event will take place just down the street from Wrigley Field, home of Steve's beloved Chicago Cubs, and the place where you can still hear Steve's classic hit Go Cubs Go after ever victory by the hometown team.

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

John Prine on Sirius XM's The Village

John Prine will join host Mary Sue Twohy to discuss and perform songs off his new album In Person & On Stage on Sirius XM Radio's The Village this Tuesday, August 10 at 6pm EST. The program will re-air on Saturday, August 14 at 12am EST.

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

Chicago Post Office Named for Steve Goodman

Thanks to a new law just signed by President Obama, a local Chicago Post Office will be renamed in the honor of the legendary songwriter Steve Goodman. The Lakeview post office is located at 1343 West Irving Park Road. The official ceremony dedicating the site for Goodman should be held within the next six to eight weeks, according to an article by the Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

John Prine & Yim Yames at Newport Folk Festival

This past weekend at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, Yim Yames from My Morning Jacket joined John Prine onstage for "All The Best" and "Paradise." NPR and WFUV are hosting a stream of the entire concert and after show interview with John Prine here. Be sure to check it out and give it a listen.

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

"Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows" in Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone magazine recently reviewed the new album Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine in their August 5 issue. Check it out in their latest magazine or read the review online here. Also be sure to comment on the record on their webpage and let everyone know your thoughts on this exciting new compilation!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

John Prine on "A Prairie Home Companion"

John Prine recently performed on the July 3rd edition of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.

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

"Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows" Website Launched

The official website for the new John Prine celebration album Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine has launched. Check it out of the latest news and updates pertaining to the album, as well stream all the tracks from this memorable compilation. Visit the site here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MSN Music Listening Booth - "Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows"

To celebrate the official release day of the John Prine celebration record, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, MSN Music is hosting a listening booth. You can stream the entire album on their site, just click here.

AOL Music & Spinner Listening Parties

Thanks to AOL Music and Spinner, who are hosting full CD listening parties, you can listen to the brand new John Prine celebration CD Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine in its entirety.

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

"Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows" As Amazon's Deal Of The Day

The new John Prine celebration album Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine is available as a digital download from AmazonMP3 for just $3.99! This special price is available for today only, so get your copy fast! Download it now.

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

Prine Bonnaroo & "Broken Hearts" First Listen

John Prine performed at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this past Saturday, June 12. Despite the intense heat and sunshine, his 16-song set went off without a hitch in front of a diverse crowd at the That Tent stage.

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

In Person & On Stage Out Now/Spinner and AOL Listening Party!!!

We are so proud to announce the release of "In Person & On Stage." You can now purchase the album wherever fine music is sold, and the reaction to the release has been overwhelming. Sometimes, it's Prine's story leading into the song that makes it such a special and intimate in a live setting. Pairing those great stories with the the best of his live performances from the past 3 years makes "In Person & On Stage" shine.

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

Prine's "In Person & On Stage" As Amazon's Deal Of The Day

AmazonMP3 is offering John Prine's In Person & On Stage a day prior to the official street date for just $3.99! This new live record will only be available at this price until midnight tonight, May 24. Click here to purchase.

John Prine To Appear On The Late Show With David Letterman

John Prine will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, May 26. Prine will appear with Yim Yames from My Morning Jacket for a very special performance in support of the upcoming album Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine. The show airs on your local CBS affiliate at 11:35pm ET/PT. Don't miss it!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Great John Prine Portland, Oregon Concert Review

Read all about the fabulous John Prine concert from this past Friday, April 16 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon. The newspaper The Oregonian was there to cover the show. Read it here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

John Prine A Role Model For Jakob Dylan

Jakob Dylan called John Prine one of his songwriting role models in a recent interview with USA Today. Dylan says, "He found a singular voice, and nobody can replicate it. I would hope to have that down the line. Prine was born with something special, but he also dug deep."

Read the entire interview here.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Popular Artists Celebrate John Prine With New CD

Today’s avant-roots renaissance owes a great debt to John Prine’s laconic, ever-questioning poetic quality – a debt that is warmly repaid by Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, available June 22nd on Oh Boy Records.

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”

New John Prine Live Album "In Person & On Stage"

Oh Boy Records will release a new live record from John Prine entitled "In Person & On Stage" on May 25.

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

Announcement: John Prine Performance In Memphis (June 5, 2010)

For people purchasing tickets for John Prine’s June 5th, 2010 performance in Memphis, TN at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts performance through 3rd Party ticket resellers, Old Crow Medicine Show WILL NOT be performing. The supporting act for this date will be announced shortly but again, it WILL NOT be Old Crow Medicine Show.

Thank you,
Oh Boy Records

From The Archives - No Depression 2005 Prine Article

We were going through our archives and found this wonderful May 2005 article from No Depression magazine about John Prine, his life and his album Fair & Square. The article is a great read and not one to be missed. Enjoy it here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

John Prine Returns To The Old Town School

John Prine returned to the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago this past weekend. As a boy, he often went there to learn more about guitar and folk songs. This special benefit concert was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune as a truly magical night.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

John Prine Featured In Chicago Tribune

There was a great article on John Prine in a recent edition of the Chicago Tribune. Click here to enjoy the interview about his upcoming benefit concert at the historic Old Town School of Folk Music.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Steve Goodman Featured In Chicago Cubs Film "We Believe"

Director John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) has inked a DVD distribution deal for the acclaimed documentary film “We Believe” with New York based distributor Virgil Films & Entertainment (Super Size Me). Following the film’s sold-out premiere screenings at the Chicago Theatre last summer, the DVD release is slated for April 13th. Narrated by award-winning actor and Chicago native Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, CSI:NY) “We Believe” features a veritable who’s who cast of Chicagoans and explores the extraordinary love affair between the city of Chicago and its baseball team, the Cubs. In addition to the 104-minute feature length film, the DVD will be loaded with bonus extras including interviews and deleted scenes.

“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

John Prine - 2/19 Philadelphia Concert Review

The great people at the Philadelphia City Paper had wonderful things to say about this past weekend's John Prine and Sara Watkins concert at the Merriam Theatre. It is always a fabulous show when John and Sara get together, read on for more details.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Dan Reeder Reviews

Big thanks to our friends at PopMatters for their great review of Dan Reeder's "This New Century" album.

And for our friends in Germany, check out what the folks at Nurnberger Zeitung and Sueddeutsche have to say about the record!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dan Reeder "This New Century" Album Reviews

Dan Reeder's third album "This New Century" will be in stores this Tuesday, February 16th. But you can get it early via our special MusicFansDirect.com presale or download the digital copy now on Bandcamp.

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

Free John Prine Live MP3 On March 1st

Please sign up for the Oh Boy Records mailing list on our website. You can do so by using the toolbar at the top of the site. Everyone who does so by the end of the month will be emailed a free John Prine live MP3 on March 1st!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

John Prine to play Bonnaroo 2010

We are very pleased to announce that John Prine will be performing at the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The festival takes place June 10-13, and John will be playing that Saturday.

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

Oh Boy Records Now on Bandcamp

We are very excited to announce that Oh Boy Records’ music is now digitally available on Bandcamp. A wealth of music including John Prine, Steve Goodman, and Dan Reeder is available to purchase or stream.

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

John Prine on TV's "Spectacle with Elvis Costello" TONIGHT

John Prine is a guest on Elvis Costello's critically-acclaimed show "Spectacle with Elvis Costello" tonight at 10pm eastern, along with Ray LaMontagne and Lyle Lovett. Look for the show on the Sundance Channel. It is sure to be an awesome show, and a great chance to see excellent songwriters perform together. Check here for all the air times: http://tr.im/KiXY

"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!