John Prine plus Valerie June
Capitol Center for the Arts
44 S Main St, Concord, NH, 03301
Support: Valerie June
Date: Saturday, June 16 2018
Venue: The Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord NH
Time: 7:00PM Doors. 8:00PM Show
Every concert ticket sold will include a copy of John Prine's new album, "The Tree of Forgiveness" (CD only) upon its 4/13/18 release.
Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will release his highly anticipated new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, April 13, 2018 on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records. Produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb, the album is Prine?s first featuring new material in over 13 years.
Recorded at Nashville?s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes ten new songs written by Prine along with co-writers Pat McLaughlin, Roger Cook, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes and Phil Spector. Along with Prine, Cobb, and Prine?s longtime band, the album features special guests Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires.
The landmark album and tour follow a noteworthy 2017, which included an ?Artist of the Year? award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards and a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award for his ?Chicago Voices? performance with Renée Fleming. Last year also saw the release of Prine?s debut book, John Prine Beyond Words, which includes a selection of favorites songs, photographs and stories from Prine?s beloved catalogue. More info is available here.
A two-time Grammy-winner, Prine is among the English language?s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good. He is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy?s Grammy Hall of Fame and whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others.
Following the 2015 death of his friend and business partner Al Bunetta, Prine is now President and sole owner of Oh Boy Records. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Fiona, and enjoys spending time with their three sons, a daughter-in-law and his grandchildren.
Valerie June knows a thing or two about turning hopes and dreams into realities. With Pushin' Against A Stone, she went from self-releasing her music as Tennessee's best kept secret to being hailed by the New York Times as one of America's "most intriguing, fully formed new talents." The New Yorker was captivated by her "unique, stunning voice," while Rolling Stone dubbed her "unstoppable," and NPR called her "an elemental talent born with the ability to rearrange the clouds themselves." She astonished TV audiences from coast-to-coast with spellbinding performances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Rachael Ray, and CBS Saturday Morning, and graced some of the world's most prestigious stages, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center. First Lady Michelle Obama invited June to The White House, and she toured with artists like Sharon Jones &The Dap Kings, Sturgill Simpson, Norah Jones, and Jake Bugg in addition to flooring festival crowds at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Newport Folk, Hangout, ACL, Pickathon, Mountain Jam and more. In the UK, the reaction was similarly ecstatic. June performed on Later...with Jools Holland, joined a bill with the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, and took the press by storm. Uncut praised her "remarkably careworn vocals," MOJO swooned for her "glorious sound," and The Independent's Andy Gill wrote, "June has the most strikingly individual delivery I've heard in ages."