John Prine Celebrated With NYC Event

Pictured: Keith Sykes, Bonnie Raitt and John Prine. Photo: Kevin Scanlon.

Last week, Downtown Music Publishing celebrated the musical legacy of John Prine with a showcase at PUBLIC Arts benefiting 826NYC, the New York chapter of the largest non-profit youth writing network in the country. Held on the eve of Prine’s induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the night featured an all-star lineup of performers including Antibalas, Sara Bareilles, Stephen Colbert, John Dickerson, Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, Nathaniel Rateliff, and The War and Treaty, each doing a special acoustic interpretation of their favorite John Prine song.

The man of the hour capped off the night with his own performance of his classic song “Paradise,” with longtime friends and collaborators Bonnie Raitt and Keith Sykes joining him on stage.

The War and Treaty Perform. Photo: Kevin Scanlon.

John Prine performs. Photo: Kevin Scanlon.


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