Two more thoughts:
My wife and I got all dressed up to go see John Prine in concert when we were in grad school. It was a beautiful Saturday night in Tucson. The show was on Friday. I think he would have thought that was pretty funny.
And, this road trip story is wonderful, one of my very favorite things: https://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/1562-living-in-the-present-john-prine