“Dad showed me three chords and then he was like, ‘There’s a million songs in those three chords, so knock yourself out.’ He wanted me to find my own connection”: Tommy Prine shares how music helped him cope with the loss of his father

Tommy Prine
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Tommy Prine never envisioned a career in music, where the eyes and ears of the world would be upon him. He also never imagined a time when he would be tasked with discussing his innermost feelings with strangers during round after round of interviews. 

His debut album, This Far South, changed all of that. Since its June release, Prine has been center stage in the media, skillfully navigating probing questions about his life, his lyrics, and of course the loss of his beloved father, John Prine. 

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for GuitarWorld.com. Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including GuitarWorld.com, MusicRadar.com, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer, Guitar.com, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.