Fiona Whelan-Prine: Irish wife of John Prine on keeping his legacy alive
The late John Prine was the songwriter’s songwriter. Bob Dylan once suggested he wrote “the most beautiful songs”, while Bruce Springsteen said it was “music of towering compassion with an almost unheard of precision and creativity when it came to observing the fine details of ordinary lives”.
Unfortunately, Prine’s own life came to an end at the age of 73, in April 2020, due to complications from Covid-19. His Irish wife, Fiona Whelan-Prine, is still coming to terms with her beloved husband’s passing, but is determined to keep his legacy alive, and is taking to the road with artists he endorsed on Oh Boy Records, the label Prine co-founded in 1981.
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