John Prine To Release First New Album In 13 Years

John Prine will release his first album of new material in over 13 years, The Tree of Forgiveness, April 13 on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records. In advance of the release, which was produced by Dave Cobb, the song “Summer’s End” is premiering today here.

Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes 10 new songs penned by Prine along with co-writers Pat McLaughlin, Roger Cook, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes and Phil Spector. The album also features special guests Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires on harmonies, backing vocals, guitar, and fiddle.

In celebration of the album, Prine will embark on an extensive tour throughout 2018, including a co-headlining concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall with Sturgill Simpson on album release day as well as newly announced shows at L.A.’s Ace Theatre, Boston’s Wang Theatre, Austin’s Bass Hall and two nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Tickets for the newly added dates will be available for pre-sale beginning Feb. 14 with general on sale starting February 16. Every concert ticket sold will include a copy of The Tree of Forgiveness upon its release.

The Tree Of Forgiveness TRACK LIST:

1. “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
2. “I Have Met My Love Today” ft. Brandi Carlile (by John Prine and Roger Cook)
3. “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)” (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
4. “Summer’s End” (written by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
5. “Caravan of Fools” (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)
6. “The Lonesome Friends of Science” (by John Prine)
7. “No Ordinary Blue” (by John Prine and Keith Sykes)
8. “Boundless Love” (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)
9. “God Only Knows” (by John Prine and Phil Spector)
10. “When I Get to Heaven” (by John Prine)


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