Sign up for newsletter
 

Kinky gets Resurrected

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Kinky Friedman is being resurrected - at least on tour.

Friedman said today he would launch a tour starting in April and will continue to the middle of May.

Friedman will perform with his sideman, Joe Cirotti. Friedman's CD producer, Brian Molnar, will open the show as a duet with Joe. Kinkster pal Brian Kanof will auction off bottles (first half of the tour only) of Kinky's personal brand of "Mexican mouthwash," Man in Black Tequila, to benefit Kinky's award-winning animal rescue group Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.

Friedman's last disc was 2015's "The Loneliest Man I Ever Met," featuring his first newly written songs in four decades.

Friedman has penned a dozen more new songs, all of which will be on his next CD, which he will start recording this summer with Cirotti and Molnar. Several of these new tunes will be available during the tour on a special EP Kinky recorded at Echo Hill, "Resurrected - A Limited Collector's Edition." All are solo recordings.

Friedman is finishing editing on his first detective novel in several years, "The Return of Kinky Friedman by Kinky Friedman," which will hit in early 2018.

Friedman also will be the subject of a biography on Backbeat Books, Mary Lou Sullivan's "Everything's Bigger in Texas - The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman. The book is due in 2018.

Tour dates are:
Tue., April 11 PIERMONT, NY The Turning Point
Wed., April 12 FALL RIVER, MA Narrows Center for the Arts
Thu., April 13 NEW HAVEN, CT Cafe Nine
Fri.-Sat., April 14-15 COLLINSVILLE, CT Bridge Street Live
Sun., April 16 NORTHAMPTON, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
Mon., April 17 NEW YORK, NY B.B. Kings
Tue., April 18, WASHINGTON, DC The Hamilton Live
Wed., April 19 BETHLEHEM, PA Godfrey Daniels
Thu., April 20 WOODSTOCK, NY Bearsville Theater
Fri., April 21 BLAIRSTOWN, NJ Roy's Hall
Sat., April 22 BORDENTOWN, NJ The Record Collector
Sun., April 23 PAWLING, NY Daryl's House Club
Tue., April 25 ROCHESTER, NY The Penthouse
Wed., April 26 BUFFALO, NY Sportsman's Tavern
Thu., April 27 CLEVELAND, OH Nighttown
Fri., April 28 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Cafe
Sat., April 29 COLUMBUS, OH Woodlands Tavern
Sun., April 30 NEWPORT, KY Southgate House
Mon., May 1 EVANSTON, IL SPACE
Tue., May 2 MILWAUKEE, WI Shank Hall
Wed., May 3 ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club
Thu., May 4 MADISON, WI Kiki's House of Righteous Music (House Concert)
Fri., May 5 DES MOINES, IA Vaudeville Mews
Sat., May 6 POMEROY, IA Byron's
Sun., May 7 LINCOLN, NE Zoo Bar
Tue., May 9 TULSA, OK The Vanguard
Wed., May 10 KANSAS CITY, MO Knuckleheads
Thu., May 11 ST. LOUIS, MO Joe's Cafe Gallery
Fri., May 12 DENVER, CO Oriental Theater
Sat.-Sun., May 13-14 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK The Blue Door

Kinky Friedman is being resurrected - at least on tour.

Friedman said today he would launch a tour starting in April and will continue to the middle of May.

Friedman will perform with his sideman, Joe Cirotti. Friedman's CD producer, Brian Molnar, will open the show as a duet with Joe. Kinkster pal Brian Kanof will auction off bottles (first half of the tour only) of Kinky's personal brand of "Mexican mouthwash," Man in Black Tequila, to benefit Kinky's award-winning animal rescue group Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.

Friedman's last disc was 2015's "The Loneliest Man I Ever Met," featuring his first newly written songs in four decades.

Friedman has penned a dozen more new songs, all of which will be on his next CD, which he will start recording this summer with Cirotti and Molnar. Several of these new tunes will be available during the tour on a special EP Kinky recorded at Echo Hill, "Resurrected - A Limited Collector's Edition." All are solo recordings.

Friedman is finishing editing on his first detective novel in several years, "The Return of Kinky Friedman by Kinky Friedman," which will hit in early 2018.

Friedman also will be the subject of a biography on Backbeat Books, Mary Lou Sullivan's "Everything's Bigger in Texas - The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman. The book is due in 2018.

Tour dates are:
Tue., April 11 PIERMONT, NY The Turning Point
Wed., April 12 FALL RIVER, MA Narrows Center for the Arts
Thu., April 13 NEW HAVEN, CT Cafe Nine
Fri.-Sat., April 14-15 COLLINSVILLE, CT Bridge Street Live
Sun., April 16 NORTHAMPTON, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
Mon., April 17 NEW YORK, NY B.B. Kings
Tue., April 18, WASHINGTON, DC The Hamilton Live
Wed., April 19 BETHLEHEM, PA Godfrey Daniels
Thu., April 20 WOODSTOCK, NY Bearsville Theater
Fri., April 21 BLAIRSTOWN, NJ Roy's Hall
Sat., April 22 BORDENTOWN, NJ The Record Collector
Sun., April 23 PAWLING, NY Daryl's House Club
Tue., April 25 ROCHESTER, NY The Penthouse
Wed., April 26 BUFFALO, NY Sportsman's Tavern
Thu., April 27 CLEVELAND, OH Nighttown
Fri., April 28 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Cafe
Sat., April 29 COLUMBUS, OH Woodlands Tavern
Sun., April 30 NEWPORT, KY Southgate House
Mon., May 1 EVANSTON, IL SPACE
Tue., May 2 MILWAUKEE, WI Shank Hall
Wed., May 3 ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club
Thu., May 4 MADISON, WI Kiki's House of Righteous Music (House Concert)
Fri., May 5 DES MOINES, IA Vaudeville Mews
Sat., May 6 POMEROY, IA Byron's
Sun., May 7 LINCOLN, NE Zoo Bar
Tue., May 9 TULSA, OK The Vanguard
Wed., May 10 KANSAS CITY, MO Knuckleheads
Thu., May 11 ST. LOUIS, MO Joe's Cafe Gallery
Fri., May 12 DENVER, CO Oriental Theater
Sat.-Sun., May 13-14 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK The Blue Door

More news for Kinky Friedman

CD reviews for Kinky Friedman

Circus of Life CD review - Circus of Life
"Circus of Life," the title of Kinky Friedman's album, is a little misleading. It conjures up images of carnival barkers and circus freaks and songs as odd as its cigar-manufacturing, politically-astute novelist author/songwriter. The album is far more sensitive than that title suggests, though. In fact, it's a welcome respite from modern day circus-like life. The album opens with "Autographs in the Rain" where Friedman uses a song to say 'thank you' to a fellow musician. »»»
The Loneliest Man I Ever Met CD review - The Loneliest Man I Ever Met
With "The Loneliest Man I Ever Met" Kinky Friedman returns with his first full-length studio album since 1983. There is no new material as Friedman reworks some of his earlier compositions while mixing in some well-chosen covers. Even the excellent title track is technically a cover as this is Friedman's first recording of his collaboration with Will Hoover (released as "Loneliest Man" on Tompall Glaser's 1973 album "Charlie"). Loneliness is a recurring »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge – Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone. "I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Willis, Robison spin "Beautiful Lie" Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
Chip Kinman celebrates brother, career on "Sounds Like Music" For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Shiflett learns "Hard Lessons" Until recently, Chris Shiflett took a somewhat obsessive/compulsive approach to his music career. For the past two decades, Shiflett has been the primary guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters; early in his tenure, Shiflett was so self-deprecatingly... »»»
White embraces "The Hurting Kind" John Paul White, to paraphrase a Steve Earle song, may just be one of the last of the hardcore troubadours. By 'troubadour,' we mean one of those guys that lives to write great songs - more specifically, great country songs - and then get these songs into the ears of folks that... »»»
Bingham gets personal with "American Love Song"...again A lot of the early reviews for "American Love Song," Ryan Bingham's latest set of raucous and reflective Americana brilliance, have characterized it as the singer/ songwriter's most personal album to date.... »»»
Wilson goes her own way After having huge success at the get go with "Redneck Woman," Wilson eventually went her own way and took a break. During her "hiatus," Wilson started her own label and was a "120 percent mom" to her teenage daughter.... »»»
Carll tells it like it is A visit with Hayes Carll finds him taking a rare day off at home to discuss new album "What It Is" co-produced by Brad Jones and Carll's girlfriend, Allison Moorer. "This album works around three themes; our relationship (he and Moorer), the world and myself.... »»»
Onward CD review - Onward
Veteran Texas artist Stoney Larue has been through a lot in 20 years of touring and recording and puts that experience to good use on his first release since 2015's "Just Us." "Onward" enlists veteran Nashville producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson  »»»
Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock CD review - Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock
Houston-based singer-songwriter and former lawyer Libby Koch celebrates the 10th anniversary of her first album, "Redemption," by releasing a full band, live audience setting for what was originally a solo acoustic album.  »»»
Live From the Ryman CD review - Live From the Ryman
The very best way - the only way, really - to see Old Crow Medicine Show is live. Like its namesake, the medicine shows of old that were part preaching, part snake oil sales pitches, part old time music and pure entertainment, »»»
Fire & Brimstone CD review - Fire & Brimstone
It would be easy (and lazy journalism) to write about how much Brantley Gilbert's music is un-country. You need only isolate the drum parts for most of these latest songs to confirm this is primarily a rock recording  »»»
Sunshine is Free CD review - Sunshine is Free
Monica Rizzio's second album, "Sunshine Is Free," emblematic of its title, ushers in bright country music, with roots touches but generally gliding in melodic, uplifting country territory. Put this in your player when you need a smile or two. »»»
Seems Like Tears Ago CD review - Seems Like Tears Ago
If the first few strains of Jason James' "Seems Like Tears Ago" remind you of George Jones, then that's exactly what Jason James intended as he channels the traditional country greats on these 10 original tunes. They are the kind of three-minute »»»