Starting today at 6 p.m. ET, SiriusXM Outlaw Country will become “John Prine Radio Paradise” as satellite radio dedicates an entire weekend of programming to the beloved American songwriter who died on Tuesday. 73 years old.
We will remember Prine with special episodes of shows hosted by Steve Earle, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, and Alamo Jones. Prine’s music, as well as archival interviews with the singer, form the basis of the tribute. In a memory with the personality of radio Alamo Jones, Prine talks about the moment he met Bob Dylan.
The unexpected date in the summer of 1971 involved Kris Kristofferson and Carly Simon, who welcomed Prine and songwriter Steve Goodman into his apartment. Suddenly, there was a knock on the door and we entered Dylan’s house, which was still mainly out of sight of the public after his motorcycle accident in 1966.
“You could have sent a Martian down and it wouldn’t have surprised us as much as seeing Bob Dylan,” said Prine, who was even more surprised when Dylan started singing one of Prine’s own songs – from his first album still unpublished. “I’m going,‘ My god … I know all your songs, but how do you know mine? ‘ “
Outlaw Country’s John Prine Weekend also includes a pair of special albums: one is for Prine’s 2016 For the best or for the worst duo project; the other is a conversation between Prine and producer Dave Cobb on Prine’s latest album, 2018’s The tree of forgiveness.