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Duration: 120 Minutes

In Spite of Ourselves – An Evening of John Prine

John Prine is widely cited as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation. Essentially creating the “Americana” & “Roots” genres of music with his mixture of Country, contemporary & Folk music.

The 4 time Grammy Award winner & Lifetime achievement recipient was known for humorous lyrics about love, life, and current events, as well as his serious songs with social commentary and songs that recollect sometimes melancholy tales from his life.

According to songwriter Bob Dylan, ”Prine’s stuff is pure Prussian existentialism, midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree… And he writes beautiful songs. . . . “ Join us as we celebrate & elaborate on the beautiful songs of one of the finest songwriters of our generation.

‘In Spite of Ourselves” brings together some fine Canadian songwriters & friends of various genres, to enjoy stories and songs about the fabulous John Prine.Bringing along the audiences and having them join in the fun with stories and song

Join Blair Packham( The Jitters), Bill Craig ( The Irish Rovers) Kirsten Jones & 2 X JUNO nominee Johnny Max, as they perform and present their favourite and quirky John Prine Songs.

Blair Packham HeadshotBlair Packham
Blair is one of Canada’s finest songwriters & writes songs of joy, triumph, heartbreak & loss. Leader of the JUNO nominated Band The Jitters and saw John Prine at 13 at Massey Hall. He has released 3 solo albums along with his previous band’s albums and has had numerous songs appear on TV & films

Johnny Max HeadshotJohnny Max
Johnny Max is one of those entertaining entertainers & has been the leader of The 2 x JUNO nominated Johnny Max Band for over 30 years. He has toured across Canada & Europe for years. Johnny has penned 7 albums and had a radio show for over 15 years, as well.

A long time fan of John Prine, this is Johnny’s project and hopes that everyone will remember how great a songwriter John Prine was

Kirsten Jones HeadshotKirsten Jones
JUNO & CCMA nominated award winning Alt/Country/Roots/ Americana songwriter with 2 albums on her resume, along the many hundreds of shows that she has performed.

Kirsten is an engaging live performer, bringing both introspection & humour to her shows. A newcomer to embracing John Prine’s songs, she will bring the house down

Bill Craig HeadshotBill Craig 
Bill is originally from Ireland and playing in Canada for over 40 years. An accomplished performer and songwriter, he was a member of Edward Bear and the Rovers, as well s his own career as part of The Foggy Duo. A longtime  proponent of John Prine, Bill has released a number of albums and has toured extensively through The Canada, The US & Europe. His baritone will shake the halls as he gives you his versions of John Prine songs