27 episodes

Prine Time is a monthly podcast hosted by Nashville bluesman deluxe Billy Prine (the younger brother of the late, great John Prine) and roots music producer Michael Dinallo. Prine Time is co-produced by Jonathan E. Mitchell. On Prine Time, we discuss interesting subjects pertaining to music, arts, places, people and things that we have seen and heard. Some we haven’t heard yet. Some we may never hear. But we guarantee you’ll be glad you joined us! We welcome you to get comfortable, grab a refreshment and sit back for the next 30 minutes or so and enjoy a little bit of paradise.

Prine Time American Songwriter

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Prine Time is a monthly podcast hosted by Nashville bluesman deluxe Billy Prine (the younger brother of the late, great John Prine) and roots music producer Michael Dinallo. Prine Time is co-produced by Jonathan E. Mitchell. On Prine Time, we discuss interesting subjects pertaining to music, arts, places, people and things that we have seen and heard. Some we haven’t heard yet. Some we may never hear. But we guarantee you’ll be glad you joined us! We welcome you to get comfortable, grab a refreshment and sit back for the next 30 minutes or so and enjoy a little bit of paradise.

    Encore Presentation of Paradise, The First Episode!

    Encore Presentation of Paradise, The First Episode!

    We'd like to revisit the episode that started it all: Paradise. If you're a new fan or have been with us from the start, we hope you enjoy this encore presentation Peace!

    • 28 min
    Jason Wilber: Over 20 Years with John Prine (Season Two, Episode 12)

    Jason Wilber: Over 20 Years with John Prine (Season Two, Episode 12)

    Billy talks with Jason Wilber who was John Prine’s guitar player for over 20 years. They discuss Jason’s first time meeting John in Bloomington, Indiana, joining John’s band, songwriting, the pursuit of the perfect gift (which included a cuckoo clock), Dairy Queen lunch stops on tour, and John’s love of meatloaf.

    More about Jason:
    Jason Wilber is an American singer, guitar player, songwriter, and recording artist. In addition to his work as a solo recording artist, he is also known as the long time lead guitar player for singer-songwriter John Prine. Other artists Jason has accompanied live or in the studio include Iris Dement, Greg Brown, Tom Russell, Sheryl Crow, Mary Gauthier, Todd Snider, Simrit, Hal Ketchum, Tim Grimm, Krista Detor, Greg Trooper, Carrie Newcomer, Kim Fox, Bill Wilson, and Over the Rhine.

    Jason Wilber’s solo albums include Lost In Your Hometown (1998), Behind the Midway (2000), King For A Day (2004), Lazy Afternoon (2006), Live and Otherwise Volume 1 (2006), Ghost of Summers Past (2009), Live and Otherwise Volume 2 (2009), Secret Window (2014), Echoes (2016) and Reaction Time (2017).

    Jason Wilber’s work with John Prine includes the Grammy Award winning CD Fair & Square, and the Grammy nominated CDs Live On Tour and In Spite of Ourselves (which spent 32 weeks on the Billboard Country Charts). In addition to playing guitar on John Prine’s 2017 album For Better or Worse, Jason also served as a Co-Executive Producer. Jason has accompanied John Prine on duet recordings with Iris Dement, Allison Krauss, Susan Tedeschi, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, Kathy Mattea, Amanda Shires, Fiona Prine, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter, Patty Loveless, Lee Ann Womack, Connie Smith, Melba Montgomery, Morgane Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, and Sara Watkins.

    From 2006-2016, Jason Wilber hosted the syndicated radio series, In Search of a Song, which featured long form interviews with singers, songwriters, musicians, and producers.

    Jason Wilber served as C0-Executive Producer on the compilation CD Coal Country Music featuring Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, Jason and the Scorchers, Kathy Mattea, Justin Townes Earle, Natalie Merchant, Diana Jones, Tom T. Hall, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Jean Ritchie, and other artists, who all contributed their talents to benefit the Alliance for Appalachia’s work to stop Mountain Top Removal in rural Appalachia.

    Jason Wilber’s past TV and radio appearances include The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report, Sessions At West 54th Street, The Grand Ole Opry, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, CNN Entertainment Week, The Road, Mountain Stage, E-Town, Austin City Limits, and The Late Show with David Letterman.

    • 43 min
    Peter Guralnick: Looking To Get Lost, Part Two (Season Two, Episode 11)

    Peter Guralnick: Looking To Get Lost, Part Two (Season Two, Episode 11)

    In this, the second of two episodes, Billy and Michael talk with renowned music author Peter Guralnick about Charlie Rich’s success and final record, Elvis Presley, Tom Waits, Chet Atkins, Colonel Tom Parker, and highlights from his highly-acclaimed new book, "Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing".

    More about Peter:
    Peter Guralnick has been called "a national resource" by critic Nat Hentoff for work that has argued passionately and persuasively for the vitality of this country's intertwined black and white musical traditions. His books include the prize-winning two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. Of the first Bob Dylan wrote, “Elvis steps from the pages. You can feel him breathe. This book cancels out all others.” He won a Grammy for his liner notes for Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club as well as writing the scripts for the Grammy-winning documentary Sam Cooke/Legend and Martin Scorsese’s blues documentary Feel Like Going Home. His biography of Sam Cooke, Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke, was hailed as "monumental, panoramic, an epic tale told against a backdrop of brilliant, shimmering music, intense personal melodrama, and vast social changes.” His 2015 biography of Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll, was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Times and was a finalist for the Plutarch Award for Best Biography of the Year. Reaction to his latest book, Looking to Get Lost, has ranged from Michael Eric Dyson’s tribute to “one of the 3 or 4 greatest writers in the country today” to Rosanne Cash’s description of him as “a dedicated explorer, a writer of great sensitivity and intuition, who lyrically untangles the network that exists between artist and art” to No Depression’s description of a book that “is not a summation so much as a culmination of his remarkable work, which from the start has encompassed the full range of blues, gospel, country and rock and roll.”

    • 34 min
    Dave Prine: The First Brother Speaks, Part Two (Season Two, Episode 10)

    Dave Prine: The First Brother Speaks, Part Two (Season Two, Episode 10)

    In the second of two episodes, Billy and his brother Dave Prine reminisce about traveling in brother John's big cargo van, attending the University of Chicago Folk Festival, Ernest Tubb, John and Dave attending the Old Town School of Folk Music, and some hilarious other Prine family stories you won't hear anywhere else!

    • 22 min
    Dave Hoekstra: Route 66 and Beyond (Season Two, Episode 9)

    Dave Hoekstra: Route 66 and Beyond (Season Two, Episode 9)

    In this episode, Billy and Michael talk with writer and music documentarian Dave Hoekstra. They share stories about their adventures with John while fishing in the Ozarks, Chuck Berry and the 1984 Wrigley Field concerts, Chicago's Earl of Old Town scene, the relationship between music and print media and the struggles of independent artists finding community and inspiration in today's world.

    • 51 min
    Mitchell Drosin & 30 Years of Stories with John Prine (Part One)

    Mitchell Drosin & 30 Years of Stories with John Prine (Part One)

    In this special epidode, Billy talks with Mitchell Drosin, John Prine's tour manager for over 30 years. Billy also outlines his Fall 2021 tour schedule and tells the story of John's writing "Paradise" Throw in a few stories about the Prine kids and you will definitely want to listen in!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Inatoni ,

PRIME Prine Time!

A welcome addtion to the world of podcasts about music! This is an illuminating look at the industry, its history, its people, and its process from knowledgable hosts with footholds in the music hotbeds of Nashville and Memphis, and guest luminaries with stories to tell!

Teep ,

roll'em

This pod is like hopping in the back seat for a ramble down the backroads of roots and Americana music.

Bigguy717 ,

captivating stories

I didn't exactly know what to expect when I sat down to enjoy this podcast. That being said, it exceeded all of my expectations! My only regret was that it ended! I could have listened to those tales all afternoon. Hearing stories about the genesis of songs I have loved my entire adult life was captivating. Billy's voice and delivery is mezmerizing and the content is fabulous. Give it a try...

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