Mariposa Folk Foundation announces video documentary honouring John Prine

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Mariposa Folk Festival is releasing a special documentary video to honour the life and career of John Prine, legendary songwriter and winner of the 2020 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Mariposa Virtual Stage will be hosting this 30-minute video, titled “Episode 4” on Mariposa’s Facebook page ( at 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 15th.

For those who miss the launch event, the video will also be available on Mariposa’s website at

Episode 4 will  be hosted by Tre Burt, critically acclaimed folk singer on John Prine’s Oh Boy record label, and also features Mariposa favourites: Birds of Chicago, performing a Prine classic. The video includes tremendous footage of John Prine, and some special appearances from his legion of friends.

These Mariposa Virtual Stage’s “Episodes” are unlike any other online concerts, as they pay homage to folk and Mariposa legends by combining rare and unearthed archival footage with compelling contemporary performances.

The Episodes are a celebration of the Mariposa Folk Festival’s 60th anniversary and another example of Mariposa remaining “true to our roots – for generations to come”.