Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Two-Time Grammy Award Winner John Prine

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Two-Time Grammy Award Winner John Prine

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents John Prine on Friday, December 15 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21 at noon.

Two time GRAMMY® Award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics like, Angel from Montgomery, Sam Stone, Paradise and Hello In There speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.

Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Performers who have recorded from his extensive catalog, include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert and many others.

"He's so good, we're gonna have to break his fingers," Kris Kristofferson said after witnessing a Prine performance.

Bob Dylan remarked, "Beautiful songs... Nobody but Prine could write like that."

With his career spanning more than 40 years Prine continues to perform at sold out shows all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Among the many awards and accolades John has received in recent times including his 2003 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting that was honored at the Library of Congress by U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. Prine has become for many, not just a well-loved and appreciated songwriter, but a bonafide American treasure.

Prine's first book, Beyond Words, will be officially released this week. Fans may purchase a copy at:

Tickets priced at $103.25, $83.25, $73.25 and $63.25 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting Pre-show dining is also available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time.

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