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Folk-rock veteran John Prine retains his wisdom and wit in his first original songs in more than a decade

John Prine’s new record, The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy), is his first album of original material in a decade. He underwent surgery for lung cancer in 2013, and his characteristically cracked voice is a little worse for wear, but he’s as avuncular, funny, and wise as ever—a poet of the everyday. Prine’s influence continues […]