…We were amazed by the beauty of the songs he’d written after more than 50 years of writing music. John was still razor-sharp and he still had a story to tell. On the subsequent tour he played to the biggest audiences he’d ever drawn. He turned 72 that year.
Jason Isbell from his New York Times Tribute to the late John Prine
John Prine never peaked. Fifty years into his career, after beating cancer twice mind you, he was writing some of his best songs and drawing the biggest crowds of his life. What an amazing spirit.