Ode to singer/songwriter John Prine who died this week. John Prine's music spoke of the culture of the Southern migrants who left the coal mines and their rented farms in places like Kentucky and Tennessee. He left a rich legacy of songs that document all aspects of life in America. His powerful lyrics put in the company of the best songwriters like Bob Dylan, Robert Earl Keen and Neil Young. His work describes the life that the people of Flint, Michigan and other rust belt towns where southern migrants settled. Grammy Award winner John Prine's humor and searing insight into the dreams and disappointments of those who found themselves in their own country trying to reconcile two cultures.
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