Oh Boy Records, the independent, family-run record label founded by John Prine and longtime manager Al Bunetta, is getting a new documentary. Celebrating the label’s 40th anniversary, the film includes archival footage by John Prine, as well as interviews with Todd Snider, Prine’s wife and Oh Boy President Fiona Whelan Prine, Oh Boy staff, and more. Check out the trailer below.
In addition to the film (which is posted on the label’s YouTube page), Oh Boy is celebrating its four decades with special releases (such as new music by Tré Burt and a special edition of the John Prine 7 “box set), re-editions and pop-up events and more will be announced.
Each year this year, the label will highlight a different album or artist from its catalog in a series that starts on Friday (February 24th). The first band in the series is the Nashville group Bis-Quits. 2021 will also mark the 50th anniversary of Prine’s self-titled debut album, which Oh Boy will reissue later this year.
Check out Pitchfork’s afterword feature, “Remembering John Prine, the Songwriter of the Ultimate Songwriter”.