Nashville surrounded by music, art and writing. As a child, he thought all parents were musicians, as his father “going to work” meant performing shows for adoring fans and writinNow, after years of writing songs for himself, he’s letting others in. With encouragement from a few friends – producer Gena Johnson and singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly – Prine now prepares to share stories once tucked away from much of the world around him. His debut album, “This Far South,” hits streaming services and record store shelves June 23.
Summers in Ireland lent their own inspiration for Tommy Prine, as did 10 straight years camping at Bonnaroo. Prine’s musical tastes grew to become decidedly eclectic, spanning John Mayer, Outkast, Bon Iver, the Strokes and more.It wasn’t until Prine reached his mid-twenties, though, that he considered a career of his own in music and began to share with others the songs he wrote in private. His songs were quickly met with excitement and enthusiasm, which sonically brings together a colourful patchwork of musical influences and lyrically explores existential questions and emotional experiences.