This clip of John Prine is taken from an Australian weekday daytime variety show, ‘Ray Martin At Midday,’ on Nine Network Australia, broadcast live on February 18, 1993. Prine was on a tour there at the time and wouldn’t return to Australia to perform until 2019. He went from playing a small pub in Sydney in 1993 to playing The State Theater (capacity 2034) in 2019.
The TV appearance is from the point in his career between his award-winning album ‘The Missing Years’ in 1991 and ‘A John Prime Christmas’ in December 1993. It was also a significant year for Prine personally, as his eventual third wife and manager Fiona Whelan moved from Ireland to Nashville to live with him that year.