Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

A John Prine Tribute with Jeff Sweatman (EP44)

In this Derringer Discoveries episode, we honor legendary American songwriter John Prine.  John’s songs were often humorous and witty – sometimes they were rebellious and full of social commentary on everyday life in America. He regaled us with his music from the early 70s until his death on April 7, 2020, from COVID-related complications. This episode is a tribute to Mr. Prine – a Chicago postman turned modern-day troubadour.

Team Derringer is joined by Jeff Sweatman who spearheaded a tribute album to John Prine that featured over 20 artists’ interpretations of John Prine’s hits. The project culminated on October 23, 2022, with a fantastic outdoor concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, attended by over 700 fans. Many of the artists featured on the album performed for the sold-out crowd. The album is aptly named, All the Best… from 6 Feet Away: A Charlottesville Tribute to John Prine.

Jeff shares the background behind five of Team Derringer’s favorite songs from the album and explains what he sees for the future of radio, having been a radio disc jockey and producer for over 30 years. You can listen to side-by-side versions of John’s original songs and Team Derringer’s Top 5 picks from “All the Best… from 6 Feet Away: A Charlottesville Tribute to John Prine” on the accompanying playlist: Check Out: John Prine – only available on Spotify.

Check Out: John Prine playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/32JpZkDm2LLu4E2438RD5e?si=4cb70af41b2d4433

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