Music Programme 2019
One of America’s most respected songwriters is coming back to Tønder Festival. John Prine appeared here in 2015 and will do so again in 2019. This is another scoop, and the 72 year-old veteran is still going strong, and still writing excellent songs. John Prine has just released the album Tree of Forgiveness (2018), his first album of new material in 13 years. The album was produced by top Nashville producer Dave Cobb, and Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlile are among the contributing musicians. The critics are full of praise, writing that this new album seals John Prine’s status among the most important and influential US songwriters. Countless other artists have been inspired by him, among them Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash.
John Prine began his career on the Chicago folk scene in the late 60s, releasing his first album in 1971. He quickly earned recognition, and his songs were recorded by other singers: The Everly Brothers, Paradise; Bonnie Raitt, Angel From Montgomery and Johnny Cash, Sam Stone. John Prine has won stacks of awards, among them three Grammies, and he has just been nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2019. His only Danish festival concert in 2019.