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John Prine’s 2017 Newport Folk Festival Performance to be Released on Vinyl

By Zoe Hodges

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John Prine’s legendary 2017 Newport Folk Festival performance will be released on vinyl for the first time.

The live set includes performances with stars such as Justin Vernon, Jim James, Margo Price and Nathaniel Rateliff. The record, entitled John Prine and Friends Live at Newport Folk 2017 is expected to ship in October 2021. It includes the songs ‘Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)’ with Justin Vernon, 'In Spite of Ourselves' with Margo Price, and 'All the Best' with Jim James. Prine and his guests closed the show with a group performance of 'Paradise'.

Earlier this month, Prine was posthumously awarded the 2021 Grammy award for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song.

The record is available to pre-order now and come with an immediate digital download. Proceeds of this limited edition two LP set, support Newport Festivals Foundation’s ongoing initiatives to support musicians and music programs across the country.