Tour Tales – A collection of stories from the road that are worth saving and sharing Ivan posted this clip in our group. He said, “What follows is 15 minutes of pure magic: Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson singing in a segment of Hee Haw (a program of CBS from the 1970s). First Willie sings, then comes Kris, and in the end, they sing a duet.” It reminded Emily of a time back in the 1980’s. Her response is worth sharing. Kris Kristofferson Socks – A Tour Tale 1980s So good to see this old clip, with Stephen, Billy, Sammy Creason, and “The Ghost” (Tommy McClure)….miss those guys. This brings up another good memory, re Loved Her Right Down to Her Socks. Kris would tell that story when he sang it at concerts (’80s) and after we’d heard it the first time, my “compadres” and I wanted to do something fun related to it. So we went shopping. The next show, when he got to that line “He loved her right down to her socks–and no further,” up into the air went about 10 wiggling female feet, all covered in different neon-colored socks with crazy patterns! We were right up front next to the stage (seats we were usually fortunate to get), and Kris, Stephen, and Billy got a great kick out of that…smiles wider than a country mile…in fact, as I recall, I think they laughed their way into the next line! You’ll find other stories unders Fanmail , Fan Pics and Vids, or browse the site. Image is copyright, N Nabney & is not from the gig being spoken about
Tell Kris and Willie is a song. It’s a good one, written by a 16 year old young man from Texas. We asked Peter to tell us a bit about how it happened. If you could tell Kris Kristofferson anything for real, what would it be? I would thank him for being such a pioneer in music, and paving a way for generations of songwriters and musicians in the future. These are the words of an up & coming talented singer-songwriter from Texas, Peter Sinclair. The 16-year-old sounds more 60-year-old sometimes. His song is called, Tell Kris and Willie We asked him to tell us some things What’s your full name? Peter Archibald Dylan Wallace Sinclair Date of Birth? 17 January 2002 Hometown? Wortham TX (Blues legend “Blind” Lemon Jefferson was from there too.) Your first song is making quite an impact. When was it recorded? Sept 11th 2018 What made you write it? There have been many songs written about Hank Williams Sr. I believe that The Highwaymen do not get the full credit they deserved, and I thought it was time that someone write a song to commemorate The Highwaymen. Who IS your favourite Highwaymen? Johnny Cash Which instruments do you play? Guitar, piano, drums, autoharp, saxophone, bass guitar – Guitar is by far my favorite. The song is quite traditional for a young person. What got you into the Americana sound? I’ve always found inspiration with The Highwaymen, and especially the members in their solo careers. Tell Kris and Willie – Song Facts Peter Sinclair plays all the instruments on the song except for the steel guitar The song is getting quite a lot of air play on local radio stations Peter Sinclair has a great respect for all the legends – Dead or Alive. He … Tries to capture more of an old style sound – feels younger musicians are not doing this today What is the song about? It’s a story about a musician that has just left Oklahoma after doing some gigs. He has a blowout in his bus as he crosses the Oklahoma Texas border. He gets out of the bus to check the damage. A stranger appears out of the darkness – The black-bearded stranger (Waylon Jennings) tells the Young Musician to convey a message to Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. & What is this message? It’s a simple one. Just that, Johnny’s (Johnny Cash) doing OK Each of the Highwaymen is popular with younger people. Boris has a Johnny Cash tatoo. He has been a veteran Kristofferson fan since his schooldays.
Kris Kristofferson and Reimer Hinrichs – Meeting Kris Kristofferson – Ireland, 2005 “We had an accidental meeting with Kris before his concert in 2005 in Killarney, Ireland. We were near the hotel elevator. My wife Karin, just fell in his arms when he (Kris) and Lisa walked out of the life just as Karin wanted to get into it.” Luckily, “A friend was quick with the camera” – Reimer Hinrichs Kris Kristofferson loves Ireland. He often says so. This is from the previous year – It gives some idea of the effort that goes into a live (often solo) gig Setlist- Kris Kristofferson Killarney, June 2004 There is something about the Emerald Isle that resonates with Kris. His shows there are just that little bit more special than they are in other places. His connections with Ireland go back a long way – Checkout Norman Nabney’s post from 1982 Kris & Sinead This connection shows no sign of weakening. Kris is a regular supporter of Irish childrens’ charities. Ireland loves him, too. His tours there often sellout, & additional dates have to be added.