Wednesday, May 22, 2013

John Prine to Play the Ryman Oct. 25 and 26; Leon Redbone and Steve Earle to Open

Posted by on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Well, road-worn country/folk troubadour John Prine has already made a pretty noteworthy Music City appearance this year — you may recall that he provided a rendition of Cowboy Jack Clement's “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” at the "Honoring a Legend" tribute at War Memorial in January. That was something special indeed, but it turns out that Prine will get not one but two nights of his very own on our fair city's most revered stage this fall. The Ryman has just announced that the legendary songster — whose records have been produced by Steve Cropper and Sam Phillips, among others — will make a two-night stand in October.

On Friday, Oct. 25, eccentric ragtime specialist Leon Redbone will open for Prine, while on Saturday, Oct. 26, Prine's fellow outlaw crooner Steve Earle will provide support. Tickets will run you between $49.50 and $59.50, and those go on sale Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. via this link.

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