Billy Prine is the younger brother of legendary singer-songwriter John Prine.
And with John’s recent passing, Billy is set to hit the road for a short series of tour dates to celebrate his older brother’s work.
Nashville-based Billy Prine and the Prine Time Band have six tour dates coming up this summer. Beginning Wednesday (July 27), the band will perform in Boston, Massachusetts. Then, on July 28, the group will travel to Amagansett, New York. On August 6, the band will play in Quincy, Washington.
Later, on September 24, the band will play in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The next day they will travel to Fargo, North Dakota for a concert. And finally, the series of dates will end next year on January 7 in High Point, North Carolina.
See the tour dates HERE in full.
According to Billy’s website, “Billy Prine is a born storyteller, just as his late big brother John Prine was a born songwriter. John was a great communicator of the human experience reduced to the best words. Its big and little brother, owner of a rich and thunderous voice but full of subtlety, is one of the best speakers you will ever hear, also choosing the right turn of phrase.
“During these concerts celebrating John’s life in song, Billy will tell stories on or surrounding some of John’s most beloved songs before leading his band through his version of John’s timeless masterpieces. For example, fans will get to hear the first time John played his classic song “Paradise” for their dad as the family sat around the kitchen table.
“Songs are stories, novels if you will, and stories often become songs. It’s only fitting that during every show on this tour, Billy tells – as only he can – the stories that surround the songs of his dear brother John.
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