Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kaleidoscope of Sound: L

Bill said, "John Prine is another great storyteller. His songs are Americana folk tales. John Prine was never considered a great "star", perhaps by his own choosing. However, his followers are very devoted. Just by chance, we live just a few miles from the "twin lakes" that this song is about."


"Lake Marie"
John Prine

*Please be sure to leave your comments or questions for Bill. Thanks!

10 comments:

  1. His voice and talent are certainly star quality!

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    1. Bill said, "I think what I like about his live performances are that his personality really shines through. He looks like he is having fun."
      Hugs, Mimi!

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  2. I enjoyed his performance and he sounds like he's a witty fun person. I can tell the crowd love him. Great sound. I had never heard this song before. How remarkable that he's singing a story song about lakes near your place. I also love the connection to Canada in his song.
    Thanks Bill.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Bill said, "John Prine is a best kept secret of folk music. He has a very loyal following, though. His song "Paradise" is one of my favourites, but I purposely avoided political songs here. John Prine tells the story, allowing you to draw conclusions. I respect that."

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  3. Thanks to Bill for some cool artist we didn't know!

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    1. Bill said, "Hopefully it is getting interesting here. I didn't want you all to think I just like rockabilly. There is a lot more to the list! Stay tuned..."

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  4. This is an artist I have never heard of, that is cool that he is singing about a lake near you.

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    1. Bill said, "I am glad we introduced you to something new!"

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  5. Prine was big in Chicago in the late Sixties, early Seventies timeframe, when he, Steve Goodman, Bonnie Koloc and others were getting popular. I think he might be the only one active out of that group any more....

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    1. Bill said, "We are from Chicago. Bonnie is still active in the area. It was sad that we lost Steve Goodman in 1984. He wrote many good songs, one of which made my list. Stay tuned this week! John Prine is booked into December not only here in the U.S., but in Ireland, as well! He will in your area in November!"

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