We chose a different kind of song to post this year on Father’s Day, because Grandpas are father’s, too. John Prine first wrote “Grandpa Was a Carpenter” for his 1973 album Sweet Revenge, which is probably our favorite of his records. It’s a little less cynical than most of his records, and even (as on this song) downright sentimental.
The series of three albums by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band were all about connecting generations through music –probably inspiring Prine to chose this particular song when he was invited to join them.
Wishing you a happy Father’s Day with your family on this beautiful day here in Minneapolis!