Kristofferson debuts at MerleFest
Thursday, April 26, 2018
MerleFest kicked off its 31st annual homecoming today with a line-up that marked the debut of Kirs Kristofferson at the festival at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C.
Kristofferson was backed by The Strangers, Merle Haggard's original backing band and son Ben Haggard.
Also on the mainstage, Texas songwriter Robert Earl Keen, funky roots outfit Shinyribs, Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Kruger Brothers and The Mavericks played.
Kristofferson's setlist was:
Shipwrecked in the 80's
That's The Way Love Goes
Me and Bobby McGee
Here Comes That Rainbow
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Okie From Muskogee
Casey's Last Ride
Loving Her Was Easier
Just the Other Side of Nowhere
Sing Me Back Home
Jesus Was A Capricorn
Stay Here And Drink
Sunday Morning Coming Down
For The Good Times
A Moment of Forever
Encore: Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
Robert Earl Keen setlist:
Feelin' Good Again
If I Were King
Man Behind Drums
I Gotta Go
The Road Goes on Forever
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