Americana everyman John Prine looks a bit worse for the wear these days, but you know what? Good for him. You don't keep a pretty face when you spend four decades recording masterpieces, blazing your own trail and stickin' it to The Man.

Americana everyman John Prine looks a bit worse for the wear these days, but you know what? Good for him. You don't keep a pretty face when you spend four decades recording masterpieces, blazing your own trail and stickin' it to The Man.

Since exploding with a genius self-titled debut in 1971, Prine and his illegal smile haven't waned a bit. Most recently, he has honed his potent blend of rock, folk and country with an album of standards and live recordings that prove his enduring presence on stage.