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John Ballantyne’s PRIME PRINE

John Ballantyne’s Crazy Heart pays tribute to one of Chicago’s greatest songwriters, John Prine, along with a sampling of his peers and friends such as Steve Goodman and Kris Kristofferson. But it’s done in the honky-tonk style with a few allegedly-true tales thrown in. It’s the Bakersfield beat of Buck Owens and the Texas twang of Billy Joe Shaver adding power to the poetry of the pride of Maywood, Illinois.

The repertoire includes:
Angel From Montgomery
Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
Fish And Whistle
Illegal Smile
Mexican Home
Sam Stone
Spanish Pipedream
Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
Sweet Revenge
That’s The Way The World Goes ‘Round
Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody
Baby Ruth
Dear Abby
Donald And Lydia
Hello In There
It’s A Big Old Goofy World
Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian
Linda Goes To Mars
Love Is On A Roll
Paradise (Muhlenberg County)
You Never Even Called Me By My Name
Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore
Late John Garfield Blues
In Spite Of Ourselves
Quit Hollerin’ At Me
Souvenirs
The 20th Century Is Almost Over
Unwed Fathers
Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You
The Pilgrim
Best Of All Possible Worlds
Me And Bobby McGee
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Loving Her Was Easier
Maybe You Heard
Jesus Was A Capricorn