American country and folk singer and songwriter John Prine will play the Capitol Theatre on April 12, according to a press release sent by the theatre this week. Tickets are between $45 and $65 and go on sale today, Feb. 15. Read the full press release below.
Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others.
"He's so good, we're gonna have to break his fingers," Kris Kristofferson once said after being justifiably stunned by a Prine performance. Bob Dylan once remarked, "Beautiful songs... Nobody but Prine could write like that."
While the theatre is best known as a rock palace, it has a distinguished history with singer/songwriters, too, hosting performances from James Taylor and Arlo Guthrie to Cat Stevens and Gordon Lighfoot in the 70's, and Bob Dylan rechristened the room last fall on opening night. Tickets for John Prine are $45-65 and go on sale this Friday (2/15) at 12pm Eastern at http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com