An Evening with Kinky Friedman

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of CBJ's Founding

Kinky Friedman, the colorful Texas Country singer, songwriter, humorist, cowboy and best-selling mystery writer, will perform signature songs from his celebrated 40-year music career, plus selections from his newly released CD, “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met” (October 2015.)

 

Starting from the time he played guitar and sang around the campfire at his parents’ Echo Hill Ranch summer camp in the Texas Hill Country in the 1960s and 70s, to touring with such music legends as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Ringo Starr, and headlining world tours, Kinky has been a one-of-a-kind performer -- often irreverent, always quick witted.

 

The Loneliest Man I Ever Met, Kinky’s first new studio album in 30 years, has received accolades in reviews in publications ranging from Rolling Stone andNewsweek magazines to The Wall St. Journal.  The recording features three newKinky compositions and cover songs written by Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Tom Waits, and Johnny Cash, among others. 

 

Kinky has recorded 11 albums and published 35 books, in addition to being an occasional Texas politician.  He also has an avid passion for animal welfare and is one of the co-founders of the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch. This event is presented by Congregation Beth Jacob Galveston.