Legendary songwriter John Prine already had two local appearances on the books for next month: June 5, taping “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live, and June 30, playing Bass Concert Hall. Now he’s added a third, significantly more intimate gig: He’ll do a 2 p.m. in-store at Waterloo Records on June 4.
How to get in? Go to Waterloo and purchase Prine’s new album, “The Tree of Forgiveness,” which came out last month and quickly topped the folk charts. They’ll give you a wristband that gives you priority entry to the event. (It doesn’t guarantee admission; those with wristbands will get in first, until the store reaches capacity.)
Oh, and this additional detail from the store’s announcement: :Did you already buy the CD or LP from Waterloo Records? Cool! Just bring it by the store to get your wristband.” (A receipt was not mentioned, but it might be a good idea to bring that too if you have it.)
We’re betting Prine will do a little shopping while he’s there — much like David Crosby did when he stopped in on Monday afternoon this week before his Tuesday show at the Paramount Theatre. There appears to be truth to the rumor that his purchases included four David Crosby albums. (No word on whether any Stills, Nash or Young records were part of his haul.)