Musicians and leisure figures are remembering legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, who died Tuesday from problems of coronavirus.
“Over right here on E Road, we’re crushed by the lack of John Prine,” wrote Bruce Springsteen. He recalled the same crucial takes they acquired after they first arrived on the recording scene at about the identical time. “John and I had been ‘New Dylans collectively within the early ’70s and he was by no means something however the loveliest man on the earth. A real nationwide treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We ship our love and prayers to his household.”
Others paying tribute to Prine on social media included singers Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, Rosanne Money, Brandy Clark, Sara Bareilles, Chris Isaak, Toby Keith and Ashley Monroe, novelist Stephen King, and filmmakers Michael Moore and Taika Waititi.
”Made out of a mould now damaged, John Prine was a strolling, grinning argument for human beings as a reasonably good species,” mentioned Kyle Younger, CEO of the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum. “In John’s songs, humor and heartache dance collectively like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. His phrases and melodies draw chuckles and blood, and tears of sorrow and redemption, all resulting in truths extensively identified however by no means earlier than articulated. John’s thoughts was a treasure chest, open to us all. We mourn his passing, at the same time as we maintain the treasure.”
One singer-songwriter was in a position to see a ray of hope within the outpouring: “You recognize what does my coronary heart good on a blue blue day?” wrote Matraca Berg. “Twitter is exploding with @ . Individuals actually do care a few genius in our time.”