Can't say I ever really paid attention to John Prine... probably too "country" for my tastes up until recently. Queued up his first album on Spotify just now, and the first lines of "Illegal Smile" are immediately relevant to how life feels right now. Wow.
I really don't know much about Prine but still feel the sadness of losing such an incredible man who has helped so many heal through music. If you're like me, and don't know much about him, I stumbled upon the first review ever written about him, which happened to be by Roger Ebert in 1970: John Prine: American Legend | Features | Roger Ebert