John Prine - John Prine (Live)
"We didn't have another artist to put out. The idea was to have me and my guitar, telling stories and doing songs - and buying me some time until I could get into the studio again." — Prine
John Prine Live was taped mostly during a three-day stint at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California. It was released in 1988 on Oh Boy Records, Prine's own independent label. As he explained above to David Fricke in 1993, Oh Boy needed product.
With years of experience playing club dates, John Prine has evolved into a very entertaining live performer, and this album presents him at his intimate best, telling funny stories and performing his most impressive material in unadorned arrangements.
— All Music