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Kris & Sinead

Kris Kristofferson & Sinead O’Connor Kris Kristofferson loves Ireland. We know this because Kris enjoys his gigs in Ireland. It shows He donates heavily to Irish charities when he tours the Emerald Isle He has told us so. Many times Kris & Sinead  Protest Sinead made headlines & sparked international controversy in 1992 when she tore up a picture of the Pope on live television. She was protesting horrific, institutionalised child abuse & cover up attempts made by the Catholic church in her native Ireland. BobbyFest Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary concert was a highly anticipated & publicised event at Madison Square Gardens. World famous performers turned out to pay tribute to the legendary artist. Sinead O’Connor was one of them. The huge crowd attended to honour Bob Dylan. Sinead’s appearance on Saturday Night Live just a fortnight earlier had evoked strong & divided public opinions. The sellout concert was to be recorded. Kris Defends Sinead Kris Kristofferson told a volatile, vocal audience, “I’m real proud to introduce this next artist. Her name has become synonymous with courage and integrity.” They responded with overwhelming disapproval. Sinead looked frail with her tiny frame & shaved head. Her voice was strong. She ranted through a monologue of anger …. & did it again. She was boo-ed off stage. Her performance was edited out of the cd that was later released. It was painful to watch – One small, young girl against a tide of abuse yelling gangs of people. Kris Kristofferson stood by Sinead, held her & led her to the safety of the wings when she done. Kris had initially been told to get Sinead off the stage. He refused to do that, & instead told her, “Don’t let the bastards get you down.” (Like the title of one of his songs) Kris Talks about Sinead Kris in Sinead’s This is to Mother You Kris Kristofferson featured in a Sinead O’Connor music video for the song, This is to Mother You. I believe this was from 1997, as part of The Gospel Oak EP (Correct me if you know otherwise) Kris Kristofferson & Sinead O’Connor Music video   Closer to The Bone Kris Kristofferson wrote a song about Sinead O’Connor. It featured in his 2009 alum, Closer to the Bone. Sister Sinead – Lyrics (Extract) I’m singing this song for my sister Sinead Concerning the god awful mess that she made When she told them her truth just as hard as she could Her message profoundly was misunderstood There’s humans entrusted with guarding our gold And humans in charge of the saving of souls And humans responded all over the world Condemning that bald headed brave little girl And maybe she’s crazy and maybe she ain’t But so was Picasso and so were the saints And she’s never been partial to shackles or chains She’s too old for breaking and too young to tame It’s askin? for trouble to stick out your neck In terms of a target a big silhouette But some candles flicker and some candles fade & some burn as true my sister Sinead.  

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Kris Kristofferson talks – Life, Career & Friends

Kris Kristofferson talks about his Early life, Career & friends Ireland. 7/8/2010 Kris Kristofferson talks freely about Ireland, growing up, military service, Rhodes, influences, helicopters, oil rigs, Texas, Germany, Janice Joplin, Johnny Cash & his life after losing June, Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart, Steve Bruton & more.  Ireland’s always been good to me, they like poets & drunks “Nearly as good as an Irish audience” – said at a concert at the Royal Albert Hall Grew up on the Mexican Border Dad was in the army, then airforce, then flew for PanAm so Kris was used to the road but liked Texas Got a degree at Rhodes, was reading for his next when he joined the army – Which he liked Flew helicopters, went to jump school, Ranger school then to Germany for 3 years Flew helicopters to the rigs for a week to earn money, then tried to sell songs for week on/off Got 8 kids & a bunch of grandkids Mentions Janice Joplin & Sam Peckinpah Johnny Cash, Columbia, pitching songs.  Johnny Cash made Sunday Morning Comin’ Down the song of the year The Highwaymen “Johnny never got to be just normal life-size to me – He was always bigger than that.” “After June died he was still working & he was still recording but I could tell he wasn’t gonna stick around very long.” John was heartbroken. They were so in love. Worked, played & had a child together Gone within months & that’s probably good. He was more comfortable going off to where she is. Grew to like acting – Got to work with a lot of great people. Lucky as I had no training Whatever worked on stage worked in films They don’t hire old men anymore – (Grin) Crazy Heart – Was Jeff Bridges role based on Kris? “I was never quite that drunk .. nor overweight. (Grins) Jeff worked with Steve Bruton who got sick and died “i haven’t been able to watch it because of that.”

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Kristofferson Free Gig Mid-State Fair July 28

Kris Kristofferson 2018 Tour CA Mid-State Fair 28 July 2018 – Free tickets.  Kris Kristofferson 2018 Tour is well underway. I do not know he manages to keep up the work pace! It’s been an eventful, busy year. If anyone is lucky enough to attending this or any gig, & would like to share their pix, vids or reviews of the event with fans who were not so lucky, please send them in fore our Fan Pics & Vids section? Follow us by subscribing on the right to stay in the loop. We never spam you. Full stop. You can opt out anytime. This a fan site run by fans & for fans. JUST ANNOUNCED: Kris Kristofferson will be performing at the 2018 Fair on Saturday, July 28, with performances at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Kristofferson’s concerts will take place on the Frontier Stage and will be free with paid fair admission #MidStateFair #kriskristofferson pic.twitter.com/frr9fRwJ6B — CA Mid-State Fair (@CaMidStateFair) May 29, 2018 We value any feedback. Please shout if we have got anything wrong. Kris Kristofferson’s official website is here. Any tickets brought through our link below for a UK event helps us raise money for running costs at not extra cost you you. If you like the site, consider making a small donation to help us cover running costs? Nobody gets paid, but we have website costs, & do like to buy material & pay our domain and a decent hosting provider.   Featured pic is CC & lives here (attributed)

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Kris Kristofferson & Ben Haggard with the Strangers

Kris Kristofferson & some of his friends played a sold out gig at the Basement East last night. They are there again tonight & tomorrow night & we …..Well, we aren’t. Kris Kristofferson, Ben Haggard Ben Haggard, the youngest son of country legend Merle Haggard, played in his father’s band The Strangers for many years. He has his own style, writes his own stuff & is keeping his father’s legacy alive. He joins Kris on stage, along with other talented musicians & it looks like they are all having a great time doing what they do best. Have you checked out…… Scott Joss ?  If not, then you are in for a treat. If you grab his cd here (from the UK) the site gets a small comm, but otherwise check him out on your favourite streaming plan. Gig Snaps Mud Island is a long way from Nashville, but all is not lost.  We do have some pics from the night for you. The gracious Dale Houston has shared some of his snaps of the guys having a great time on stage. What a shame we can’t hear them –  YET.  Maybe someday they’ll all bring their charm & magic to us in the UK.    & there is more …. Last night in Tunica Mississippi… Jerry Lee Lewis was watching in the wings… Boy was I nervous! Lol He was so cool and Kris dedicated a song to "The Killer". 🙂 pic.twitter.com/3qNIfTjbPg — Doug Colosio (@doug_colosio) May 13, 2018 Another cool pic from a cool fan of John Prine with Ben Haggard and myself playing along (and Scotty Joss, Jeff Ingraham, and Noel Haggard… Not pictured) pic.twitter.com/ladsxsFpQF — Doug Colosio (@doug_colosio) May 7, 2018 Kris Kristofferson – UK 2018 Kris Kristofferson celebrates his birthday at Kenwood House in London this year. Have you booked your tickets yet? If you prefer a seated gig, he will be in Belfast Waterfront Auditorium on the 26th – There again, the Republic of Ireland isn’t too far away either 🙂 Pix by Dale Houston with kind permission. Site gets a small comm if you buy gig tickets through the Ticketmaster link (no extra cost to you)  

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Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge

Just sharing a link to a gorgeous pic shared on Instagram. This links to someone else’s work & you may need Instagram to view the post View this post on Instagram The Joneses and the Kristoffersons – 1972. Married to sisters, Memphis souls great Booker T. Jones and country songwriter Kris Kristofferson were photographed by Jim in a family setting in the ranch in Malibu that Jones bought when he first moved to California. Kristofferson is pictures within wife, Rita Coolidge, and Booker is with his wife, Priscilla Coolidge, along with both the Coolidge parents and the Joneses. #kriskristofferson #bookertjones #soulmusic #malibu #jimmarshall #blackandwhitephotos #countrymusic A post shared by Jim Marshall Photography LLC (@jimmarshallphoto) on Feb 11, 2018 at 8:45am PST

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Kris’ Quote – Artist’s Eye and a Human Heart – New book –

Kris’ Quote, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride Kris Kristofferson writes. That is what he does. Sure, he sings, acts, raises his voice & money in support of causes that he believes in – But most of all – he writes. Peter Cooper writes, too. The title of his book makes me smile. Johnny’s Cash and Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music     Kris Kristofferson Quote A Kris Kristofferson quote on the back cover of Peter Cooper’s book says, “Peter Cooper looks at the world with an artist’s eye and a human heart and soul.”     Why I am Ordering this Book Kris Kristofferson gave the author the thumbs up. That alone sold me.  Endorsements include Hank Williams Jr Tom T. Hall (member Country Music Hall of Fame) John Prine (member Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame)  American Songwriter magazine & The author was a journalist for The Tennessean, &  is a senior director, producer, and writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Peter Cook chronicles his experiences with legends and others in the country music scene. hence the subtitle –  Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music Most of all, I want to read stories & tales that include Cowboy Jack Clement, Waylon Jennings, Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride & many others – Especially, Kris Kristofferson. A recent article by Tim Gianni (the author’s ex-Boss & close friend) says Peter Cooper is  “A musician who has a few albums out himself, he relished every moment, every opportunity, to spend time with Music City’s finest citizens, listening to their tales.” The book is “a human-flavored read that begins with Cowboy Jack Clement ………..and ends with Waylon Jennings talking to him about Chet Atkins after that great guitarist, RCA exec and Nashville innovator had died.” Quotes the author saying,  “I spent a lot of time off the clock around Cowboy Jack Clement and Tom T. Hall and Kris Kristofferson, because I recognized they were extraordinary people and because I’m selfish, and I wanted to hear the things that they had to say when I wasn’t writing for publication.” & “I wrote it as if I was talking to someone at the Three Crow Bar who had just happened in and sat at the bar stool next to me.”   & Mr. Cooper wrote & wrote – 253 pages in all,  framed in 19 Chapters. Browse the SHOP Subscribe – Look right –  (No spam ever) If you read this book, please contact us if you have a review to share.       Credits & Citations: Article by Tim Gianni , Amazon Reviews, Notes from the book cover.   

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Kris Kristofferson – One on One – April 2017

Kris Kristofferson One on One (& it is just one…) Many of us just cannot make it a Kristofferson gig as often as we would like. I am very grateful that One on One shared this one song on their channel. It is just one song, but it is recent & brilliantly filmed. I hope you enjoy it too.   Over to the Silver Tongued Devil himself, singing  Me and Bobby McGee on April 29th, 2017 @ City Winery New York Credits: Youtube One on One Channel For more info visit  http://kriskristofferson.com – Audio & Video by: Ehud Lazin Pic is CC The video is 3rd party content & only shared here. Visit the channel directly for any further information regards copyright.

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Kris Introduces Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid screening

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid – Recent & Before  Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid brought a group of people onto one screen in the 70’s. Many of these now individually rank as highly influential names across all sectors of the entertainment industry – Sam Peckinpah, Harry Dean Stanton, Rita Coolidge, Bob Dylan & Kris Kristofferson are just a sample.   Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid – Recent   Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, May 2017 Harry Dean Stanton, the Kentucky-born actor is honoured annually in the city of his birth. This year, Kris Kristofferson is supporting the Harry Dean Stanton Fest fundraising effort. Kris will introduce Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid at the Kentucky Theatre. The post on the Kentucky Theatre’s Facebook page says “We are thrilled to announce that Kris Kristofferson, frequent collaborator and longtime friend of Harry Dean Stanton, will join us for a Harry Dean Stanton Fest fundraising event on Tuesday, May 23!”   It goes on to say, ” …we’re excited that we still get to celebrate Harry Dean in the springtime with a screening of PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID. Mr Kristofferson will introduce the film and share some stories about his decades-long friendship with Harry Dean. All proceeds will benefit future programming for the festival.” Meet @GhostoftheGulch author of @WesternLore, @DJOtisBadass & Kris Kristofferson @KentuckyTheater See Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid #WildWest pic.twitter.com/y3gtLjcNYT — HillJack Russell (@HillJackRussell) May 10, 2017 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid – Before Flashback to 1973 Kris Kristofferson in Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid' – f&f 09/73#KrisKristofferson #SamPeckinpah pic.twitter.com/D2Dz8WPzeq — films and filming (@FilmsFilming) November 13, 2017   In case ANYone hasn’t seen it … (If you buy through the link the site gets a small comm)  

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Woodie Guthrie – Exhibit Kris Kristofferson 2016

Kris Kristofferson is the recipient of the Woodie Guthrie Prize this year.  A very special exhibit opened in Tulsa today. Rick Wells, News on 6 gave fans the thumbs up with this interesting video that I will share below. Link to the full article follows. Personally, I love that the exhibit features so many facets of the man. An avid fan of his music, I am also very interested in other aspects of his life’s work. NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |   Learn more about the Woodie Guthrie Center & Award Full link available from here – Copyright resides with the owner & this site is only sharing it for the benefit of fans who might otherwise have missed the news. Embed & links are to the original content.

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Kris Pays Tribute to Fred Foster August 2016

Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends – 14 October 2016 on PB What a night! While Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to Fred Foster, Martina McBride posted the following about her tribute to her hero – Linda Ronstadt. Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to Fred Foster tonight … but these two men, legends in their right, go way, way back. More about Kris & Fred here – (Columbine & Monument in the early days)  Martina McBride, Kris Kristofferson, Don Was, Shelby Lynne and JD Souther were performers and presenters for The Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends, an all-star concert to honour The Academy’s Special Merit Awards recipients for 2016, that aired Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. on PB Kris kristofferson Kristofferson and Shelby Lynne treated the audience to a performance of “Me and Bobby McGee,” – Shelby Lynne continued on with a take on “Oh Pretty Woman.” The full article here Martina McBride tweeted about the article on the night. She said – Can’t believe I sang for one of my heroes. See me honor Linda Ronstadt on Grammy Salute To Music Legends on 10/14! https://t.co/HGS5R2xzn8 — Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) August 30, 2016

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