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
Category: Meeting Kris
The 2002 Broken Freedom Tour was special. I don’t know why – I wasn’t there but I have read the stories and seen the grins. Kris seemed as relaxed as he was passionate and fans who were there have very fond memories. Reimer Hinrichs was there. He gifted us this, “Can’t resist to post this one for those, who haven’t seen it before. Kris with my guitar, San Francisco, summer 2002” – It was taken … “After soundcheck for Broken Freedom Song concert – Emily was there…we all had a ball…..had we not?” – The answer to that seems clear! Checkout Emily’s memories from the unforgettable San Fransisco Tour – 2002 Kris & Emily – Unforgettable San Fransisco 2002 © image & quotes – Reimer Hinrich
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 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.