“Billy sings and shines from the inside out. Unlike many things in this world, he keeps getting better” –American Songwriter
Telling stories and playing his brother’s music in a uniquely personal and entertaining tribute.
Billy Prine is a natural-born storyteller just like his late, great brother John Prine was a natural-born songwriter. John was a great communicator of the human experience whittled down to the best words. His big, little brother, owner of a rich, booming voice yet full of subtleness, is one of the finest orators you’ll ever hear – also choosing just the right turn of phrase.
During these concerts celebrating John’s life in song, Billy will tell stories about or surrounding some of John’s most beloved songs before leading his band through his version of John’s timeless masterpieces. As an example, fans will get to hear the first time John played his classic song “Paradise” for their father as the family sits around the kitchen table.
Songs are stories, novellas if you will, and stories often become songs. It is only fitting that in the course of each show during this tour, Billy relates – as only he can – the stories that surround the songs of his dear brother John.
Billy Prine formed and led his first bar band in Chicago at the tender age of twelve. Growing up in such a rich musical city allowed Billy to develop his unique style of American roots music and absorb a myriad of influences firsthand by seeing Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, The Rolling Stones, and Chicago’s innumerable blues legends Howlin’ Wolf, Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters, and Michael Bloomfield.
From an early age, Scarlett Egan was exposed to American country and folk music. Growing up in tiny Heidelberg, Germany, she would spend all her free time learning the songs of Patsy Cline, James Taylor, Janis Joplin and The Chicks, until she joined the band as a teenager. Egan recently moved to Nashville, where she is thriving as a songwriter and performer. She is a natural entertainer who catches every audience’s attention with humor, ease and grace.
Recommended for Fans of John Prine, John Hiatt, Drive-By Truckers and Doc Watson.
Learn More: https://www.billyprine.com/