Late folk legend John Prine formed the independent Oh Boy Records 40 years ago with his longtime manager Al Bunetta. To celebrate the occasion, the label is releasing a new documentary. It includes archival footage of John Prine as well as interviews with Todd Snider, Prine’s wife and Oh Boy president Fiona Whelan Prine, members of the Oh Boy staff, and more.
Along with the film (which will be released on the label’s YouTube page), Oh Boy will celebrate its four decades with special releases (such as new music from Tré Burt and a special edition John Prine 7″ box set), reissues, pop-up events. The label will also announce more events.
Each week this year, the label will highlight a different album or artist from their catalog in a series that kicks off Friday (February 24). The first band in the series is the Nashville group the Bis-Quits. 2021 also marks the 50th anniversary of Prine’s self-titled debut album, which Oh Boy will reissue later this year.
Here’s the trailer for the documentary.