Watch John Prine Perform New Album Tracks for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts
March 12, 2018
John Prine will release his first album of new songs in 13 years next month with The Tree of Forgiveness, and the iconic country singer-songwriter stopped by NPR's offices for a Tiny Desk Concert recording in support of the effort.
Prine, who at 71 still has the perfect plaintive voice for the songs he writes, ran through a couple of tracks from the new record, "Caravan of Fools" and "Summer's End," before reaching back for his earlier cuts "All the Best" and "Souvenirs." Before "Summer's End," Prine recounted how he wrote the tune with Pat McLaughlin in Nashville: "We usually write on Tuesdays in Nashville, because that's the day they make meatloaf."