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Legendary folk singer-songwriter John Prine died this week due to complications of COVID-19. Winner of this year’s lifetime achievement Grammy, Prine inspired many a musician in Austin. In fact, Austin 360 recounted statements from a slew of local musicians made on social media regarding his passing.
This mural by Wiley Ross Art at the Thundercloud Subs on Riverside Drive was actually painted a couple of years ago, though it’s a fitting tribute then, now, and always.
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Speaking of fitting tribute, Brandi Carlile honored Prine by performing “Hello In There” from her home on Wednesday night’s episode “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Excuse me while I wipe away this tear.
You can pay further tribute to Prine by streaming his last performance on “Austin City Limits,” currently free on the PBS app.