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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

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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. »»»
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