Legendary songwriter and American treasure John Prine will perform at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Saturday, June 1. Showtime is set for 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000.
With his trademark guitar finger-picking and unmistakable songwriting voice, John Prine continues to mesmerize diverse audiences with his humble poetry, describing often-overlooked crannies of everyday life. With immeasurable accolades, including two Grammys and the distinction of being one of the few songwriters honored by the Library of Congress and U.S. Poet Laureate, Prine is more than a musician—he’s an American treasure.
Now more than 40 years since his remarkable debut, Prine has released “The Singing Mailman Delivers,” a 2-disc archival set featuring his earliest studio and live recordings dating back to 1970, one year before his premiere album. These tracks reveal a younger Prine as an honest and unassuming songwriter, writing words on his mail route by day and moonlighting as a folk singer in Chicago clubs at night.
Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Artists who have recorded his songs include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Carly Simon and many more.
Tickets go on sale Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. for $39.75 and $49.75, depending on seat location. WVU students receive a $5 discount with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices (one per valid ID). Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000.
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