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 is on tour with the Strangers. TheKristofferson Strangers Tour 2018 is underway. Kris uses elevators – But more about that later. What a year it’s been. Despite fires threatening property & lives, the guys have hit the road & other than a short break – they’ve stayed on it. The Girls Respect & great love for the women that keep the bellies full & the wheels turning – Lisa, Judy & whoever else supports the machine of life on the road. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know that you are the heartbeat that keeps life on the road – Well …. Human. It must be hard sharing your men with fans who love what they do on stage while jobs pile up around the house. We get it. We are so very grateful for every note, tune and word. We know what you do & we appreciate all of your selfless love & care. The Guys We finally managed to get a photograph of the all of the guys together. No easy task – Usually at least one is hidden behind their keys, fiddle or drums. (Thanks to the Pilgrim) Kris Kristofferson with the Strangers – Redding, Saturday 27 October The Fans Fans are AWESOME. We are also everywhere. Clyde R Horn was out with his wife at a gig a few weeks ago. He told us, “Kris, my wife and I shared an elevator at Thunder Valley Casino in California a number of weeks ago. A simple nod from both of us on the way down to the lobby was all that was needed. Deep respect for such a creative human.” Respect to you and your wife, Clyde. Without ears to hear, music would be pointless. It’s people like you that inspire artists to write. Keeping up Europe loved Scott Joss & Jeff Ingraham & Doug Colosio. It’s been a fantastic year. The European Tour was a huge hit – Keep up with our fan pix and vids Scott Joss’ new album is out
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.
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.
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)
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