John Prine’s Son Performs Tribute to His Late Dad With “Clocks & Spoons”
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The legendary singer-songwriter John Prine passed away on April 7, 2020 due to complications associated with COVID-19. He was 73 years old.
Over Prine’s five-decade career he released more than 20 albums and inspired generations of music artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, and Brandi Carlile. Prine’s songs chronicled the stories and struggles of everyday working people and changed the face of modern Americana music. He was well respected and loved among many artists across multiple genres of music.
During John’s fight with COVID-19 and since his death, his wife, Fiona Prine, has kept fans updated and ensured her husband’s memory has stayed with her through a series of her favorite memories with him.
A week after Prine’s death, Tennessee had a light snowfall and Fiona shared the love John had for snow and Christmas on her social media.
“So it snowed today- one week since he left us to figure out how to be happy on our own. I’m going to follow his directions. Any day can be Christmas. Any day is a good day to be seen and heard and loved. And I will love you forever my sweet John.”
On April 21, 2020 two weeks since John’s death, Fiona took to Instagram to share a video of their son Jack performing one of his dads’ songs, “Clocks and Spoons.”
Jack opens the video sounding slightly emotional… “Hey guys, I just wanted to play you one of my dad’s songs for you… he always loved it when I played it for him, so I hope you guys love it too.”
“Clocks and Spoons” is off of John’s second album Diamonds in the Rough that was released in 1972.
This is such a beautiful tribute to his dad.
Watch Jack perform his dads’ song “Clocks and Spoons” below.