John Prine Performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

John Prine Performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Saturday night, the incredible John Prine took the stage of The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for a live performance which, by far, was one of the best live performances Las Vegas has seen in 2014 (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage / www.DeniseTruscello.net)

John Prine performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
John Prine performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage / www.DeniseTruscello.net.

The GRAMMY-award winning songwriter hadn’t played the city since 1999 and this special performance closed out his 2014 tour and featured Prine playing songs from all decades of his catalog.

John Prine performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
John Prine performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage / www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has stayed at the top of his game, both as a performer and songwriter. In recent years, he was honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, elevating Prine from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bona fide American treasures.

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez and many others.