Two-time Grammy award–winner and American treasure John Prine makes his long-overdue debut on the Mondavi Center stage. Since his eponymously titled first album in 1971, Prine has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics like “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Paradise” and “Hello in There” speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener. Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Kelsey Waldon, one of country music’s most promising rising stars, opens the evening.