"The GRAMMY Museum presented an intimate conversation with William Prince followed by a performance at The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR in New York City. The conversation included a discussion moderated by No Depression Managing Editor Hilary Saunders about William's creative process, career, and more.
William Prince is one of the many artists to be featured in the GRAMMY Museum’s New York City program series, which includes bringing a slate of the GRAMMY Museum’s renowned GRAMMY In The Schools Education Programs and Public Programs to the East Coast in partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “A New York Evening With…” is generously supported by the Dawn and Brian Hoesterey Family Foundation.
ABOUT WILLIAM PRINCE:
William Prince’s music has resonated with so many, appearing everywhere from NPR’s Tiny Desk to the hit television series Yellowstone, and a listen to any of his records quickly reveals why. Prince’s debut Earthy Days won a JUNO Award, and he followed that up with a pair of albums in 2020. The first of those, Reliever, “captures what makes William Prince such a beautiful presence” (NPR Music) and earned him his US television debut performance on CBS Saturday Morning. Prince followed that up with Gospel First Nation, which Rolling Stone called “fantastic” and was named as one of NPR Music’s favorite releases of 2020. On the back of these two 2020 releases, Prince amassed 11 awards, including Folk Alliance International Artist Of The Year for 2021 and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album Of The Year for Reliever.
His album Stand in the Joy, produced by Dave Cobb, finds Prince’s storytelling gifts in full bloom, sketching songs that hit hard with plaintive detail and precise emotional expression. During the album, Prince works to embrace life’s small beauties, unburdened by past mistakes and circumstances. It’s an open-hearted work that’s evidence of a songwriter coming into his own, not only as a master of their craft but as an actualized person.