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 June 2009 - Nr. 6

Friday, August 14th - 8 p.m.

Massey Hall


"If success can be measured by press clipping tonnage, the cultish good will of devoted fans, and the die-hard respect of his peers, John Prine is a superstar." – Rolling Stone

When Grammy Award winning troubadour John Prine hits the road, the darkest corners and smallest joys get illuminated by the light of his gravelly, utterly American voice, his way with the plainest of language, and the vintage Guild and Martin guitars he plays.

With a career that spans over 30 years, John Prine has become one of the most revered singer-songwriters in the music industry. His songs possess a special vision and unique quality – something that attracted Bonnie Raitt to adopt "Angel from Montgomery" as her own, Bette Midler to cover "Hello in There," and the numerous country artists such as Tammy Wynette and Johnny Cash to release their versions of "Unwed Fathers."

His numerous recordings include his 1991 Grammy Award-winning release The Missing Years, which featured appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, and became one of his best selling albums; the 1986 Grammy-nominated album German Afternoons, the 1988 Grammy-nominated John Prine Live, and the 1999 Grammy-nominated In Spite Of Ourselves, an album comprised of classic country songs featuring duets with Lucinda Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, and Patty Loveless.

John Prine
will be touring Eastern Canada along with lead guitarist Jason Wilber and bass player Dave Jacques. Prine will surely deliver an unforgettable show, which varies from a touch of Nashville tinged ruckus to thoughtful songs that will break your heart and mend it in the same breath. |

Toronto Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall show top performances of the arts, entertainment, orchestra, stage performances, musicals, jazz, opera, choirs, choral performances.

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