I have nothing profound to write; my sadness leaves me without energy. But I can’t let this great man’s passing without writing something. If you are not a fan of John Prine’s music, it’s because you haven’t heard it. But it’s never too late. Many have published a list of his best, but I prefer this Billboard list. If you want to start somewhere, his Sweet Revenge album is my fave. Or find “Hello in There”, “Grandpa was a Carpenter”, “Please Don’t Bury Me” and Bonnie Raitt’s rendition of “Angel from Montgomery”. If you don’t laugh and cry at John’s songs, you don’t have a heart.
I have to thank and offer sympathy to those people who were John’s friends and family. Thank you for helping make his life rich. He made the world a better place; how many of us can say that.
I last saw John in 2016 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Photo by JBahn.