Nov 16, 2011
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Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has stayed at the top of his game, both as a performer and songwriter. Recently honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, he’s been elevated from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bonafide American treasures.
And now he’s back with a brand new live album, In Person & On Stage, which is perfectly balanced between classic hits and new treasures from his Grammy Award‐winning Fair & Square. It’s a culmination of his last few years touring and features duet renditions of some of early songs such as “Angel From Montgomery” (here in a breathtaking duet with Emmylou Harris) as well as later ones like “Unwed Fathers” (with Iris DeMent) and one of the most poignant songs ever from a husband to a wife, “She Is My Everything.” The compilation, released May 25, 2011 on Prine’s own Oh Boy Records, represents his most memorable live album to date. For a free preview of the live album, visit ohboy.com/freetrack and download “She Is My Everything.”
Loudon Wainwright III is a Grammy Award‐winning American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. He is the father of musicians Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche, brother of Sloan Wainwright, and the former husband of the late folk singer Kate McGarrigle. Using a witty, self‐mocking style, Wainwright has released 21 studio albums, two of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards: I’m Alright (1985) and More Love Songs (1986). He won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album (High Wide & Handsome) in January 2010. Wainwright has also appeared in a number of films, including small parts in The Aviator, Big Fish, Elizabethtown, The 40‐Year‐Old Virgin, Knocked Up and the television series, Undeclared and Parks and Recreation. Wainwright’s latest album, 10 Songs For The New Depression, was released in 2010.
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