Tommy Prine

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.

“I wrote this song about the first panic attack I had,” says Tommy Prine about his new tune “Reach The Sun.” It happened before he played his very first show. “Even though it was something I had always wanted for myself, the gravity of what I was about to do set in and it was hard to process,” Prine remembers.

Sure, Tommy Prine grew up in Nashville surrounded by music, art, and writing—and it’s certainly no secret that he learned to play guitar by watching his late father, John, picking his own beloved tunes—but summers spent in his mother’s homeland of Ireland lent their own inspiration and ten straight years camping at Bonnaroo introduced Prine to a swath of music not belonging under the greater Americana umbrella.

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