Tommy Prine Tells The Story Of Forging His Own Path As An Artist On “Cash Carter Hill”

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, May 26, 2023

With his brand new single, “Cash Carter Hill,” Tommy Prine uses a steadily growing cascade of couplets to paint a picture of growth and discovery, and eventually, a triumphant—and in this case, very rock and roll—crescendo on the other side of it all. “This song highlights my journey to create my own life and path as an artist as the son of a legendary sing-songwriter,” says Prine, ever conscious of the legacy his father—the late, great John Prine—left behind. “It’s an intense job and I feel this song encapsulates the thoughts and feelings going through my head as I navigate my life.” Like Prine’s journey itself, “Cash Carter Hill” builds to a cathartic, jubilant jam, replete with relief, realization, electric guitars, and pounding drums. The blend of rhythmically strummed acoustic guitars and heavier, full-band elements ebb and flow throughout Prine’s debut album, This Far South—out June 23rd via Thirty Tigers.

An emotionally complex but universally accessible debut, This Far South—co-produced by Ruston Kelly and Gena Johnson—brings together a sonic patchwork of musical influences to help tell the story of each song. “Reach The Sun” takes a cue from Prine’s mother’s home of Ireland, its entire first verse nothing but vocals and a digital droning tone imitating something like Uilleann pipes. Eventually, rock and roll instrumentation takes the song higher, but “Reach The Sun” never leaves the waltzing 6/8 time feel of its seemingly Celtic roots. Inspirations from groups like Outkast or The Strokes or Bon Iver sneak into This Far South as well, but Prine always sounds like Prine; honest in his emotions and impactful with his message.

Fans can listen to “Cash Carter Hill” now at this link, check out Prine’s previously-released singles—“Reach the Sun,” “This Far South,” and “Mirror and a Kitchen Sink”—at their respective links, and pre-order or pre-save This Far South ahead of its June 23rd release right here.

Prine will appear at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on June 2nd supporting his friend and producer, Ruston Kelly, before heading out on his own headlining tour this summer. A complete list of the This Far South Tour dates can be found below or at

This Far South Tour Dates:

June 2 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater *

June 30 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl

July 1 - Chattanooga, TN - Songbirds

July 2 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle

July 6 - Louisville, KY - The Whirling Tiger

July 7 - Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI

July 8 - Evanston, IL - SPACE

July 9 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark

July 11 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Brewery

July 13 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon

July 14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry

July 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall

July 16 - Davenport, IA - Racoon Motel

Aug. 8 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway

Aug. 9 - Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall

Aug. 10 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads

Aug. 11 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown

Aug. 12 - Des Moines, IA - xBK

Aug. 22 - Dublin, IRL - Whelan's Upstairs

Aug. 25 - London, UK - Lafayette +

Aug. 26-27 - Lutterworth, UK - The Long Road Festival

Aug. 29 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana

Aug. 30 - Birkenhead, UK - The Swinging Arm

Aug. 31 - Glasgow, UK - Glad Cafe

Sep. 1 - Newcastle upon Tyne - Cluny 2

Sep. 3 - Cambridge, UK - The Portland Arms

Sep. 8-10 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Sep. 23-24 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival

Oct. 11 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall

Oct. 12 - Bellingham, WA - New Prospect Theatre

Oct. 13 - Seattle, WA - Conor Byrne Pub

Oct. 14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

Oct. 15 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theatre Pub

Oct. 17 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord

Oct. 18 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe’s Alley

Oct. 20 - Mariposa, CA - The Grove House

Oct. 21 - Morro Bay, CA - The Siren

Oct. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Gold Diggers

Oct. 23 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy + Harriet’s

Nov. 8 - Lexington, KY - The Burl

Nov. 9 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival

Nov. 10 - Columbus, OH - Natalie’s Grandview

Nov. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe

Nov. 12 - Washington, D.C. - Pearl Street Warehouse

Nov. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Lounge At World Cafe Live

Nov. 17 - Exeter, NH - The Word Barn

Nov. 18 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim

* supporting Ruston Kelly

+ supporting Margo Price

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