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Friedman goes for "Resurrection"

Monday, September 23, 2019 – Kinky Friedman is going for "Resurrection" with the release of his new album on Oct. 25 on Echo Hill Records.

Guitarist Larry Campbell, who has played with Bob Dylan, produced the set. The release contains 11 new songs, 4 co-written by Doc Elliot, and a special guest appearance by long-time Friedman pal Willie Nelson on the title track/

Friedman will hit the road in November for his 2019 Merry Kinkster Tour. With 21 dates that take him from the East Coast to the Midwest, to his home state of Texas, this is the first leg of a full U.S. tour, with a westward jaunt to be announced soon. He will be joined by Austin band leader Cleve Hattersley, whose new book "Life Is a Butt Dial" (YES Publishing, Austin, Texas) tells the tales of his and Friedman's adventures together. Hattersley will perform a few songs with his wife, Sweet Mary, and read from his book. Brian Molnar, who has accompanied Kinky on several recent tours will be opening nearly all the dates, premiering his new CD, "One of Them" (Avenue A Records).

Tour dates are:
Nov. 1 NEW HAVEN, CT Cafe Nine (with Cleve)
Nov. 2 BORDENTOWN, NJ The Record Collector (with Cleve)
Nov. 3 COLLINSVILLE, CT Bridge Street Live (with Cleve)
Nov. 5 PIERMONT, NY The Turning Point (with Cleve)
Nov. 6 NEW YORK, NY The Cutting Room: The Lone Star Cafe Reunion
Nov. 7 WASHINGTON, DC Pearl Street Warehouse (with Cleve)
Nov. 8 MARLBORO, NY The Falcon (with Cleve)
Nov. 9 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Caffe Lena (with Cleve)
Nov. 10 PHILADELPHIA, PA The Locks at Sona (with Cleve)
Nov. 11 STATECOLLEGE, PA Webster's Book Store and Café
Nov. 12 CLEVELAND,OH Beachland Tavern
Nov. 13 COLUMBUS, OH Woodlands Tavern
Nov. 15 MILWAUKEE, WI Shank Hall
Nov. 16 EVANSTON, IL(CHICAGO) SPACE
Nov. 17 ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club
Nov. 19 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK The Blue Door (with Cleve)
Nov. 20 TULSA, OK Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame (with Cleve)
Nov. 21 FAYETTEVILLE, AR George's Majestic Lounge (with Cleve)
Nov. 22 DALLAS, TX Poor David's Pub (with Cleve)
Nov. 23 HOUSTON, TX McGonigel's Mucky Duck (with Cleve)
Nov. 24 CROCKETT, TX Camp Street Cafe & Store (with Cleve)
Nov. 25 GALVESTON, TX Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (with Cleve)
Nov. 28 SUNLAND PARK, NM Ardovino's Desert Crossing (with Cleve)
Dec. 6 FISCHER, TX The Devil's Backbone (with Cleve)
Dec. 21 AUSTIN, TX Continental Club (with Cleve)

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