Calgary Folk Music Festival presents: John Prine

May 8th, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
at Jack Singer Concert Hall - Arts Commons (205 8th Ave SE Calgary, AB)

May 8

@ the Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE  for the Performing Arts

Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has been elevated from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bonafide American treasures.

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others.

“He’s so good, we’re gonna have to break his fingers,” Kris Kristofferson once said after being justifiably stunned by a Prine performance. Bob Dylan remarked, “Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.”

Tickets on sale Feb 10

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