The new video for “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” gives viewers a look at John Prine’s Nashville. Directed by David McClister, the video features the iconic singer-songwriter and his musical cohorts collaborating in various venues around Music City
The clip opens with Prine and Margo Price busking outside the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway. The video then cuts to Prine in RCA Studio A with Dave Cobb, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires and later shows him jamming with Sturgill Simpson and Dan Auerbach at the Station Inn. But it’s not all business. We also get to see Prine kicking back with his friends, family and musical collaborators. Interspersed with performance shots, there are clips of Prine and friends gathered at one of his favorite Nashville hangouts: Arnold’s Country Kitchen.
Co-written with Pat McLaughlin, “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” is one of 10 original songs from Prine’s new album The Tree of Forgiveness (released in April on Prine’s label, Oh Boy Records). Along with “Summer’s End” and the Phil Spector co-write “God Only Knows,” the song is one of three releases from the album, Prine’s first record of new material in 13 years.
Prine will stay busy for the remainder of 2018. In September, he’ll perform in Nashville as part of the 2018 AmericanaFest and will likely make an appearance at the Americana Music Awards. In October, he’ll play two sold-out nights at the Ryman Auditorium. Wrapping up a whirlwind year, the singer-songwriter will ring in 2019 with a New Year’s Eve show at the Opry House with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Iris DeMent.