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John Train: "Where Were We (for John Prine)"

I first encountered Prine via my father's record collection (which is how I discovered the majority of music that still means the most to me!).  He had a copy of Common Sense which remains my second favorite Prine lp (Aimless Love from 1984 has always been my number one).  I first saw Prine live in 1988, opening up for Johnny Cash at the Ritz in NYC.  This is before Cash was "rediscovered" by Rick Rubin and he was still doing his corny family show.  Lowlight:  Cash's duet with his son on Cats in the Cradle.  Ugh!  Highlight: Prine!  He played solo but held everyone's attention with his amazing catalogue of songs and wry delivery.


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