All Further Articles for 2020-07-04
John Prine as Tender Poet: The Best That I Could Do
Months after the grievous loss of John Prine - songwriter's songwriter, good ole boy of wit and grace, beloved best friend to glad thousands he'd never met - his home state of Illinois has named him their first Honorary Poet Laureate. It's another bittersweet twist in a bitter year: His last song, "I Remember Everything," also just became his first Billboard #1 hit. The song is pure Prine, as lustrous and clear as the waters of Lake Marie. Sweet revenge for a Handsome Johnny, much missed.