IN oRBit: PRINE RIB FOR MUSICAL GOURMETS

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He claims to have sworn off doing interviews forever and a day; he’s never had a hit record, and the guys from TMZ likely ignore him when he goes traipsing through airport terminals. But when John Prine takes the stage of the Count Basie Theatre this Saturday, he’ll be squinting down a full house of fanatical followers for whom the 63 year old Grammy winner (left) is a writer and performer of rare and sublime talent.

In today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit, we call upon Tim Cronin — the man at the front of the Ribeye Brothers and the back of Jack’s Music — for an appreciation of the singer-songwriter who’s proven his bonafides among discerning music fans coast to coast. All this plus the latest mystical gleanings from The Orb listings database, ONLY from the paperless offices of that office-less paper, Red Bank oRBit!