The family of the late John Prine will present a livestream tribute to the songwriting legend later this month, titled Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine. Prine passed away at the age of 73 on April 7th after a battle with COVID-19.
Picture Show will see an all-star cast of musicians pay tribute to Prine, including Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Dan Auerbach, Margo Price, Vince Gill, and Brandi Carlile. Other performers include Kacey Musgraves, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Church, Kurt Vile, The Secret Sisters, Fiona Whelan Prine, Jack Prine, Tommy Prine, as well as John Prine’s own backing band, and more.
Additionally, many well-known celebrities will “attend” the event, including Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Billy Bob Thornton, Rita Wilson, Kyra Sedgwick, and Kevin Bacon, and will also include “Rare and never-before-seen footage of John himself,” according to Consequence of Sound.
Picture Show will raise funds for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Make the Road New York, and Alive, which supports those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. The event will air on Thursday, June 11th, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch Picture Show live, for free, on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch. Head to the official John Prine website for more information on the livestream and to donate. You can also tune in below:
Picture Show: A John Prine Tribute Show – Official Trailer
[H/T Consequence of Sound]