“Ode” by Christopher Young

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John Prine: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

 

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March 12, 2018 | Bob Boilen — An American treasure came to the Tiny Desk and even premiered a new song. John Prine is a truly legendary songwriter. For more than 45 years the 71-year-old artist has written some of the most powerful lyrics in the American music canon, including “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Hello In There” and countless others.

John Prine’s new songs are equally powerful and he opens this Tiny Desk concert with “Caravan of Fools,” a track he wrote with Pat McLaughlin and Dan Auerbach. Prine adds a disclaimer to the song saying, “any likeness to the current administration is purely accidental.” That song, and his second tune, the sweet tearjerker “Summer’s End,” are from John Prine’s first album of new songs in 13 years, The Tree of Forgiveness, produced by Dave Cobb. It was recorded with his longtime band in Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A. Guests include Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. There’s even a songwriter’s co-credit with Phil Spector.

For this Tiny Desk Concert John Prine also reaches back to his great “kiss-off” song from 1991 called “All the Best,” and then plays “Souvenirs,” a song intended for his debut full-length but released the following year on his 1972 album Diamonds in the Rough. It’s just one of the many sentimental ballads Prine has gifted us. Over the years, his voice has become gruffer and deeper, due in part to his battle with squamous cell cancer on the right side of his neck, all of which makes this song about memories slipping by feel all the more powerful and sad.

“Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
That’s why last night and this mornin’
Always look the same to me
I hate reading old love letters
For they always bring me tears
I can’t forgive the way they rob me
Of my sweetheart’s souvenirs”

John Prine’s latest album, The Tree Of Forgiveness, is due out April 13 on Oh Boy Records. It’s available for pre-order from John Prine’s official web site, iTunes and Amazon.

The Tree of Forgiveness is available for pre-order now.

SET LIST

  • “Caravan of Fools”
  • “Summer’s End”
  • “All the Best”
  • “Souvenirs”

MUSICIANS

  • John Prine
  • Jason Wilber
  • David Jacques
  • Kenneth Blevins

CREDITS

  • Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith
  • Creative Director: Bob Boilen
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
  • Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Alyse Young
  • Production Assistant: Salvatore Maicki
  • Photo: Christina Ascani/NPR
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“You Saved Me” by Alfred C Ivery

Here’s a powerful video by Alfred C Ivery titled “You Saved Me.” [iTunes]

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“Shine” by Sophia Avocado

Published on Jun 28, 2016

11-year old singer-songwriter Sophia Avocado recording her original song “Shine” from her EP “Stories” releasing July 15, 2016. Pre-order on iTunes: http://goo.gl/6HxlB4 and Amazon: http://goo.gl/5M6bPW

Artist Website: http://www.sophiaavocado.com
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LYRICS

Sometimes in the world when things go all gray
I remember what my mama used to say
And it makes me feel like it will be alright
And I start to feel the light.

[Chorus]
She says; Shine when you’re happy it’s like getting wings
You can soar on the sunshine that it brings
And so share your happy shine all around
Cause you never know who’s stuck on the ground

[Bridge]
Maybe you’re grown up or maybe you’re small
You gotta listen in, to that place inside of us, oh
That’s where it begins

[Chorus] x2
Shine when you’re happy it’s like getting wings
You can soar on the sunshine that it brings
And so share your happy shine all around
Cause you never know who’s stuck on the ground

2016 Sophia Avocado. All Rights Reserved.
Engineer: Ryan Hyland – Plymouth Rock Recording Company
Mastering: Ioannis Kalantzis
Photo Thumbnail: Tricia Orr Photography

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How You Live (Turn Up The Music) by Point of Grace

Originally uploaded to YouTube on Sep 11, 2007. “How You Live (Turn Up The Music)” (Video) by Point of Grace (c) 2007 Word Entertainment LLC, A Warner/Curb Company.

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Wake up to the sunlight with your windows open
Don’t hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want, but want what you have
And don’t spend you life looking back

Turn up the music Turn it up Loud
Take a few chances Let it all out
Because you won’t regret it
Looking back from where you have been
Because it’s not who you knew and it’s not what you did
It’s how you Live

So go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children Dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don’t run from the truth cause you can’t get away
Oh no
Just face it and you’ll be ok

Turn up the music Turn it up Loud
Take a few chances Let it all out
Because you won’t regret it
Looking back from where you have been
Because it’s not who you knew and it’s not what you did
It’s how you Live

Where ever you are and wherever you’ve been
Now is a time to begin

So give to the needy and Pray for the grieving
Even when you don’t think that you can
Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
And make peace with God and Make peace with yourself
Oh yeah
Cause in the end there’s nobody else

Turn up the music Turn it up Loud
Take a few chances Let it all out
Because you won’t regret it
Looking back from where you have been
Because it’s not who you knew and it’s not what you did
It’s how you Live

Because it’s not who you knew and it’s not what you did
It’s how you Live

Lightning Tent by Wildlife

First published to YouTube on 16 December 2013

The official video for Wildlife’s newest single – Lightning Tent, from their new album “On The Heart”, in stores and online now! http://goo.gl/O6VFF