To celebrate the life and times of legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, who has passed away age 73 due to complications from coronavirus, we're revisiting the RTÉ Radio 1 special recorded at the US Ambassador's residence in 2015, for the Creative Minds series - listen above.
Here, John is interviewed by RTE Radio 1's John Creedon and performs some of his most enduring songs in front of a live audience. In a candid and revealing chat, Prine discusses his upbringing, his early days, his family and his love affair and affinity with Ireland – sparked by his meeting of his wife and manager, Donegal woman Fiona Whelan.
The man treats the audience to a series of stone-cold Prine classics, in the form of Speed of the Sound of Loneliness, Sam Stone, Angel from Montgomery, Hello in There, Paradise and a suitably wry Please Don’t Bury Me, before finishing with a memorable take on How Lucky.
It serves as a fitting tribute to a true American great.