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New To Me

John Prine is completely new to me, but I feel like I've known his music all my life. The songs feel so important and true to me, it's difficult to understand how I've managed to live my entire life without knowing them. I fell immediately in love with his work and I want to explore it all.

Are there artists or songs that have done this for you?

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John Prine is completely new to me, but I feel like I've known his music all my life. The songs feel so important and true to me, it's difficult to understand how I've managed to live my entire life without knowing them. I fell immediately in love with his work and I want to explore it all.

Are there artists or songs that have done this for you?

Yup, nobody quite like him.

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Yay!

Glad you like him!

Now for some similar experiences, eh....?

Bruce Cockburn "Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws" and maybe "Charity of Night."

James McMurtry's "Too Long in the Wasteland."

Cash Brother's "How Was Tomorrow." (A former Stereophile recording of the month.)

Garland Jeffries' "Ghost Writer." (Practically free on vinyl and never released on CD.)

If you don't already know Nick Drake, vinyl is a perfect place to start with him.

Marshall Crenshaw's first LP is a landmark in power pop - probably the most perfect example, ever. (Also cheap on vinyl, and used vinyl of this is every bit as good as the Mo Fi.)

Stephen, you made my week by liking John Prine.

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I felt that way about both Alison Krauss and a Swedish jazz/pop singer named Lisa Nilsson.

http://www.lisanilsson.se/

BTW, I'm a sucker for great female voices...

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felt that way about all of these

Johnny Cash

George Jones

Tom Waits

Wilco

Ryan Adams

Merle Haggard

Ferlin Husky

Johnny Paycheck

early Vince Gill

Ernest Tubb

Goose Creek Symphony

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...and Eva Cassidy btw. God rest her soul

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Prine helped Delbert McClinton out on his album, "One of the Fortunate Few." Lyle Lovett also chimes in on the song, "Too Much Stuff."

It's a great album, reasonably well recorded and loaded with fun factor.

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Eric Bachmann

His To The Races album is something like a more intimate Springsteen on his genuinely solo records.
I first encountered him through his production work and bought this album on the off chance...
So Long Savannah

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... and representing Australia, we have The Panics

I first heard an early single and it just had something that hit me like when I heard 8 Miles High for the first time.
More Than You Wanted To Know

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Azure Ray

When I heard them on a movie soundtrack, I couldn't believe anything so lovely could have escaped me... These White Lights Will Bend To Make Blue

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Yup, nobody quite like him.


I had noticed this album on several occasions while shopping at Tunes in Hoboken -- picked the album up, admired the great cover, read the song titles and liner notes, and thought it all seemed very cool. But then, for no good reason, put the album back in the rack. Afraid to take a risk, probably -- afraid to spend the five bucks.

This happened about six or seven times. I kept figuring I'd listen to the songs online and, if I liked them, go back to the store to buy the album.

Finally, this new Prine tribute, Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows, arrived here at the office, and I fell in love with the songs. Went back to Tunes to buy the real thing. And, of course, it wasn't there.

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Yay!

Glad you like him!


Love him.


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If you don't already know Nick Drake, vinyl is a perfect place to start with him.


Yeah, I need to get into Nick Drake. Have been putting off listening for a long time.


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Stephen, you made my week by liking John Prine.


Aw, that makes me happy.

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Prine helped Delbert McClinton out on his album, "One of the Fortunate Few." Lyle Lovett also chimes in on the song, "Too Much Stuff."

It's a great album, reasonably well recorded and loaded with fun factor.


Delbert McClinton is another guy I need to get into.

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His To The Races album is something like a more intimate Springsteen on his genuinely solo records.
I first encountered him through his production work and bought this album on the off chance...
So Long Savannah


I like Eric Bachmann a lot. His Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers stuff is good, too.

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Delbert McClinton is another guy I need to get into.


He's great! (as is Prine).

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My college roomie turned me on to Mssr. Prine. Now his kid and mine go to the same school.

MLIA.

Trey

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Yasushi Yoshida

I now have two of his albums, but as soon as I heard him I knew I HAD to have everything I could find!
Dance Piece

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Stephen
He's certainly a talented guy... I just wish he were a bit more prolific, but if he doesn't really sell much, production work may well hold a lot of appeal!

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