Very worrying in view of his battles with lung cancer and the removal of part of a lung.
I have been a big fan of John Prine since the early 70s.
Best wishes to John and his family, and to all others impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
When I Get to Heaven
When I get to heaven, I’m gonna shake God’s hand
Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand
Then I’m gonna get a guitar and start a rock-n-roll band
Check into a swell hotel; ain’t the afterlife grand?
And then I’m gonna get a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale
Yeah, I’m gonna smoke a cigarette that’s nine miles long
I’m gonna kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl
‘Cause this old man is goin’ to town
John Prine - a truly great song writer and performer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Here’s a gorgeous cover & tribute of John Prine’s Summer’s End from Adrianne of Big Thief fame. Fairly sure I posted a Big Thief album in what are we listening to 2020 thread. For those that don’t know them - they’ve released 4 albums (2 last year) & are approximately 70’s inspired indie folk/rock. Adrianne & Buck (guitarist), have also respectively released solo albums, the latter semi- country.
At the time of writing here this tribute hasn’t been uploaded to youtube and is only available as per this link.
John Prine ‘Stable on the Respirator’ After Hospitalization