Gord and I went to Massey Hall tonight to see John Prine.
Prine is an American country/folk singer-songwriter who has been around since the early 1970s. I've been a big fan since the 1980s and have seen him a few times in concert.
Jimmy Rankin opened for him and played for a half hour. Rankin is a member of the Rankin Family from Cape Breton.
Prine came out at 9pm and played for two hours. He sang mostly older songs which the audience knew and sang along with.
Prine's birthday was October 10 (he turned 65) and we all sang "Happy Birthday" to him.
His two band mates left him for a while and he sang some songs by himself and told some stories.
The audience loved Prine and showed their appreciation many times with clapping and cheering.
For the finale, Jimmy Rankin came back on stage for a song.