Saturday, September 26, 2015

CD Review: Kinky Friedman Returns To Discuss "The Loneliest Man I Ever Met"

One of the original outlaws of country music, Kinky Friedman is releasing his first album of new material in almost 40 years. He has had an amazing career, performing alongside Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Eric Clapton to name only a few. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters to come out of the state of Texas and at 70 years old, he shows no signs of slowing down with a 30-date U.S. following the October 2nd release of his new album "The Loneliest Man I Ever Met."

The new 12-song release begins with Willie Nelson lending a hand on the country acoustics of "Bloody Mary Morning." He takes on Tom Waits' "A Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis" with heart, then revives a 20 year old song, that he never recorded, "The Loneliest Man I Ever Met" with grace and regret in his vocals. His voice sounds timeless on the original "Lady Yesterday," before Friedman gives his rendition of Merle Haggard's "Hungry Eyes," Johnny Cash's "Pickin' Time" and Bob Dylan's "Girl From North Country." The album finishes with the American Songbook standards "Wand'rin Star" and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" to which Kinky Friedman makes his own by importing his style into the songs.

For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about Kinky Friendman's new album "The Loneliest Man I Ever Met," please visit his website at kinkyfriedman.com.

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