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Kinky Friedman’s Hitting The Road

3 March 2017 The Roundup


Kinky Friedman has been resurrected and he’s hitting the road to prove it.  The Resurrected Tour starts in mid-April and will continue to the middle of May, in advance of a new album, which he will be recording this summer. Several new tunes from the album will be available during the tour on a special EP called Resurrected — A Limited Collector’s Edition. Kinky says he is essentially bootlegging his own product, before the bootleggers get it.

Calling Willie Nelson his “personal shrink,” Kinky credits him with his return to full-time songwriting. Willie, who told Kinky after the latter’s failed 2006 Texas gubernatorial race “fortunately, we are not in control,” called Kinky about a year ago just to say howdy.  When asked what he was doing at that moment, Kinky replied, “watching Matlock.”  Willie told him that was a sure sign of depression and that he should start writing songs again. His exact words: “Start writing, Kinky — start writing.” Kinky did in fact, start writing that night and has now written a dozen more new songs, all of which will be on the new album.

And there is more on the horizon. Mary Lou Sullivan’s comprehensive Kinky biography, Everything’s Bigger in Texas — The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman, will be released in November, due to buzz around the book.  And currently, Kinky 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. Also, his popular earlier book Road Kill is being developed as a pilot for a limited series on network television.

Tour dates can be found here.

Read more at Key Music News: http://www.keymusicnews.com/feature/kinky-friedmans-hitting-the-road/


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