Kinky Friedman Comes to Winnsboro
Kinky Friedman hits come to Winnsboro with the Merry Kinkster Tour at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at the Bowery Stage at Winnsboro Center for the Arts, 200 Market Street.
Kinky has been resurrected, with perhaps his greatest work ever, the cd Resurrection (Echo Hill Records), and he’s bringing it to the streets for a November, 2019 tour including a stop at the Bowery Stage in Winnsboro. With twenty-plus dates that take him from the east coast to the midwest and to his home state of Texas, this is just the first leg of a full United States tour that will cement Kinky’s reputation as one of the best performers and songwriters of a generation.
In working with producer, multi-instrumentalist and three-time Grammy winner Larry Campbell, Kinky has finally found the perfect compliment to his jagged edge Texas Hill Country persona. Together with fellow three-time Grammy winning engineer Justin Guip, they have produced eleven amazing cuts that speak to the legends and myths of the great southwest with an inner conviction that belies the raucous days of Kinky’s youth. Every appearance on the Merry Kinkster Tour will be a showcase of these masterpieces from a very deep soul.
Legendary Austin band leader Cleve Hattersley, whose new book Life Is A Butt Dial (YES Publishing Austin, Texas) tells the tales of his and Kinky’s adventures together. Cleve is on the tour and will perform a few songs with his wife, Sweet Mary. Brian Molnar, who has accompanied Kinky on several recent tours, will be opening premiering his new cd, One Of Them (Avenue A records).
The Merry Kinksters is a not-to-miss tour, surely one for the ages. Tickets are $24 and $36 and can be purchased online on Eventbrite or on the WCA website. For more information, call 903-342-0646 or visit www.winnsborocenterforthearts.com.