Bloomington Roots Foundation, Inc.
2 hour 0 minutes
Tommy Prine with Special Guest Jason Wilber
Tommy Prine's debut album "This Far South'' coming June 23, 2023 is not only a long awaited introduction but a testimony to Prine's 20's and the loss, love, and growth that has defined them. Co-produced by close friend and kindred musical spirit, Ruston Kelly, and beloved Nashville engineer and producer, Gena Johnson, the album is rich and dynamic from cathartic jams to nostalgic storytelling. The son of late songwriting legend, John Prine, Tommy Prine grew up in Nashville surrounded by music, art and writing. As a child, he thought all parents were musicians, as his father "going to work" meant performing shows for adoring fans and writing songs. Tommy learned to play guitar by watching his father play, copying the ways his fingers moved and inadvertently developing his own singular style. Summers in Ireland lent their own inspiration, as did 10 straight years camping at Bonnaroo. Prine's musical tastes grew to become decidedly eclectic, spanning John Mayer, Outkast, Bon Iver, the Strokes and more. It wasn't until Prine reached his mid-twenties, though, that he considered a career of his own in music and began to share with others the songs he wrote in private. His songs were quickly met with excitement and enthusiasm, which sonically brings together a colorful patchwork of musical influences and lyrically explores existential questions and emotional experiences.
As John Prine's lead guitarist and musical director for 24 years, Jason Wilber gained a unique perspective on music and life. He worked closely with Mr. Prine on stage and in the studio, collaborating on some truly timeless performances and recordings. Jason's own albums and performances feature humorous stories from his Prine years, contrasted with touching and insightful reflections on life's mysteries. On his most recent album Time Traveler, he explores how we will maintain our humanity in the face of our ever expanding technologies. Jason Wilber has been named an “Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone.
Will-call is available at the box office of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater until 4pm on Saturday, April 13th. After that tickets will be available at the venue, The Bishop (123 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47404) when doors open for the event. The Bishop is a 21+ venue.
Online sales end at 4pm on 4/13. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the venue. Cash and Card will be accepted as forms of payment. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the show.