Remembering John Prine
Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Prine was actually from Maywood, Illinois and worked as a mailman, which inspired his songwriting. Last week, Governor J.B. Pritzker named Prine the honorary poet laureate of the state, and he is the first person to receive the honor posthumously. To talk more about Prine’s songwriting and how his roots in Illinois inspired his music, we’re joined by the author of the biography, “John Prine: In Spite of Himself.”
Eddie Huffman, journalist and author of the John Prine biography, "John Prine: In Spite of Himself"
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