Oh Boy Records, the independent, family-owned record label founded by John Prine and his longtime manager Al Bunetta, is getting a new documentary. The film celebrates the label’s 40th anniversary and includes archival footage of John Prine, as well as interviews with Todd Snider, Prine’s wife and Oh Boy president, Fiona Whelan Prine, Oh Boy staff members, and more. Check out the trailer below.
In addition to the film (to 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, and more to be announced.
Each week this year, the label will feature a different album or artist from its catalog in a series that begins on Friday (February 24). The first band in the series is the Nashville group Bis-Quits. 2021 also marks the 50th anniversary of Prine’s self-titled debut album, which will be reissued by Oh Boy later this year.
Revisit Pitchfork’s epilogue “Remembering John Prine, The Definitive Composer.”