The Songs of John Prine

The Songs of John Prine

  • Acoustic
  • Roots
  • School of Music class


John Prine is an American folk hero! He had a way of chronicling the human condition with his iconic lyrics, stories, humor, and simple song structures. Join us for this ensemble class and together we’ll celebrate the life of John Prine through learning his timeless songs and carrying on the tradition. We’ll play a collection of his material spanning his career from “Paradise” and “Angel from Montgomery,” to “Souvenirs” and “The Tree of Forgiveness.”

This ensemble welcomes all instruments and vocalists. As a group we’ll create arrangements, pass around verses, adding harmony and improvisation. We’ll reflect on John Prine’s beautiful and enduring songs and what they mean to us. John has been a huge inspiration to me and I look forward to keeping his spirit and songs alive with y’all! 

-Avi Salloway

When I die let my ashes float down the Green River

Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam

Be halfway to heaven with Paradise waiting

Just five miles away from wherever I am

From “Paradise” by John Prine

This is an intermediate class. Familiarity with open chords, simple rhythms, basic melodies, and have *some* experience playing songs is recommended. All you really need is a love for playing songs with other people who also love songs!

This class runs from 6:30-7:45pm and will be held on Mondays Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26.

Please note: Limited to 8 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.


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