John Prine @ Gillioz Theatre February 28; Tickets now on sale

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jpSo here’s an item we’re just catching up on after a long weekend in the Great Outdoors (brrr…): John Prine, part of the Chicago folk music revival of the late ’60s and early ’70s, is scheduled to perform at the Gillioz Theatre February 28 at 8 p.m. Prine, along with fellow Chicago folk legend Steve Goodman, was discovered by Kris Kristofferson (a songwriter of considerable repute in those days, before going on to such things as this) and he released his first album in 1971. Upon its release, Prine was given the career-killing (with one notable exception) label “The New Dylan.” In the years since, Prine has won a Grammy award and has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has released 12 charting albums since then and has a new EP of session outtakes available on iTunes.

Tickets are selling for $46 or $56, depending on where you sit. You can find tickets on sale at the Missouri State Tix site or by calling 417-836-7678.

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3 Responses to “John Prine @ Gillioz Theatre February 28; Tickets now on sale”

  1. Clay Eals Says:

    Good to see your post about the Feb. 28 show by John Prine and your passing mention of Steve Goodman, who often doesn’t get his due. You might be interested in my 800-page biography, “Steve Goodman: Facing the Music.” The book delves deeply into the musical friendship of Goodman and Prine, who was key among my more than 1,050 sources and whom I interviewed for more than four hours for the book.

    You can find out more at my Internet site (below). Amazingly, the book’s first printing sold out in just eight months, all 5,000 copies, and a second printing of 5,000 is available now. The second printing includes hundreds of little updates and additions, including 30 more photos for a total of 575. It won a 2008 IPPY (Independent Publishers Association) silver medal for biography: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1231. To order a second-printing copy, see the “online store” page of my site. Just trying to spread word about the book. Feel free to do the same!

    Clay Eals
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  2. thederosh Says:

    You’re right, Clay, it was only a passing mention, but Steve Goodman deserves his own spotlight. He’s a not-famous person who wrote famous songs: “City of New Orleans,” which is simply beautiful; he (and Prine, I believe, though the latter is supposedly uncredited) co-wrote “You Never Call Me By My Name,” a song David Allen Coe made famous; and he was an avid Cubs fan, writing “Go, Cubs, Go,” which you can hear performed at Wrigley Field after every Cubs win. All that and more… and he died at 36. I hope people check out the book, and I hope people come to this show. There’s a lot to appreciate in these two men.

  3. John Prine coming to Gillioz Theatre–for real this time « Says:

    […] of the year, but it loves to wreak havoc. Case in point: Country and folk music legend John Prine was scheduled for a performance at the Gillioz Theatre in February, a show that was later canceled when the weather turned ugly. The show is finally coming back, […]

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