John Prine and Mac Wiseman on YouTube

John Prine & Mac WisemanWe posted in late March about a CD from John Prine and Mac Wiseman, Standard Songs for Average People. It was released last week (4/24) on Prine’s Oh Boy Records, and there is an excerpt on YouTube of an interview with John and Mac from the Cowboy Jack Clement radio show on Sirius.

A review of the Prine/Wiseman CD appeared in the April 26 edition of the Nashville Scene, written by Michael McCall.

“On their new album of duets, Standard Songs for Average People, these two veterans don’t harmonize as much as bring out the other’s distinctive vocal strengths. They’re more apt to trade lines than join together, but they sound delighted either way. This isn’t a duo set up as a star-power venture, nor is it meant as an artistic exercise to stretch their talents. It simply sounds like two well-traveled guys‚ÄîPrine is 60, Wiseman, 81‚Äîsharing a love of old songs and feeling inspired by each other’s company.”

Read the full review at

You can hear audio samples from Standard Songs for Average People in the iTunes Music Store.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.