With a new album on the way, John Prine is coming to Austin

John Prine has a new album coming out in April and will play Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on June 30. Contributed/John Kurc

Good news, John Prine fans: Not only does the legendary songwriter have a new album coming in April, he’s also hitting the road for a tour that will stop at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on June 30.

Tickets, $35-$65, go on sale next Friday, February 16, at 10 a.m. via the venue’s website.

“The Tree of Forgiveness,” due out April 13 on Prine’s label Oh Boy Records, is his first new studio album of original material since 2005’s “Fair & Square.” Its 10 tracks include songs he co-wrote with longtime cohort Pat McLaughlin, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and legendary producer Phil Spector, among others. The album, produced by Nashville ace Dave Cobb, includes cameo appearances by the husband-wife team of Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires as well as Seattle singer Brandi Carlile. Here’s the album track “Summer’s End”:

Prine will play Dallas the night before but has no dates listed for two weeks after the Bass show. Could a taping of “Austin City Limits” be in the works? Prine has appeared on the show seven times, but the last one was 13 years ago.

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Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com. Twitter: @Blackstock360

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