Photo by Danny Clinch


John Prine

May 31
7 p.m.
Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

An illegal smile caressing his lips, wry quips ready to cue still-relevant 50-year-old classics along with tunes fresh off the vine, John Prine carries on, the troubadour somewhat ravaged but unbowed. With a catalog full of songs offering sharp insight into America’s long-peculiar condition, Prine is still at it. On last year’s The Tree of Forgiveness, his first album of new material since 2005, the 72-year-old ruminates about waning seasons and mortality, alludes to dire politics in “Caravan of Fools,” but also engages in the whimsical wordplay and absurdist humor for which he’s renowned. Todd Snider opens.