Kristofferson releases new CD today
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – Kris Kristofferson releases "Feeling Mortal" on his own KK label today. The disc includes 10 songs. Don Was produced the release. Kristofferson and Was spent 3 days recording "Feeling Mortal," cutting 20 songs and picking 10. Guitarist Mark Goldenberg, pedal steel ace Greg Leisz, keyboardist Matt Rollins, violinist and vocalist Sara Watkins, bassist Sean Hurley and drummer Aaron Sterling played.
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Even in his youngest days when he was starting out, Kris Kristofferson always managed to sound older than his age. His gruff vocals and his tattered tales, told from the perspective of world-weary souls travelling desolate roads in search of redemption, made songs such as The Pilgrim, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Help Me Make It Through The Night and, yes, Me and Bobby McGee testament to those all the worse for the wear.
It's not surprising then, at the ripe old age of 76, »»»
Closer To The Bone
There's a certain something in "Closer to the Bone" that just might make your eyes well up or put a knot in your stomach. It is in the subtlety beautiful guitar work of the late Stephen Bruton, the longtime Kristofferson band member to whom the album is dedicated. And it's also, of course, in the sad, reflective words the celebrated songwriter has penned, but it's the 73-year-old's unmistakable voice, which has aged well and become old-country-singer-enhanced through »»»
Live From Austin, TX
In the annals of country music, the company he's kept has often overshadowed Kris Kristofferson's achievements. After all, it's hard to hang out with heavyweights like Willie, Waylon and Johnny Cash without suffering by comparison. However, Kristofferson's friendship with those giants was built on his status as an equal. More than a mere songwriter - even if he has had some 500 songs recorded by other artists - Kristofferson built his own legacy over the past four decades by »»»
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: No wonder life is good for Shovels & Rope
Things are go swimmingly - pun intended - for Shovels & Rope, the South Carolina-based duo comprised of husband-and-wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.
For starters, their new disc, "Swimmin' Time," debuted at 21 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week just a few shot weeks ago. On the local front, the band was playing two... »»»
Concert Review: Americana fest moves beyond borders
It's the final night of the 2014 Americana Festival and Conference, and the final event of a spectacular five-day run. Lucinda Williams is about to begin a last minute invitation-only performance at the newly opened City Winery in Nashville, but first, Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly walks to the microphone.... »»»
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