June 22, 2024

Kris Kristofferson by Fans, for Fans

In appreciation of the Silver Tongued Devil

Kris Kristofferson Basel, 17 June 2018

Basel, Switzerland

Kris Kristofferson Euro Tour 2018

The long awaited Euro tour brought Kristofferson to Basel, Switzerland on 17 June.

Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard’s The Strangers – Musical Theater, Basel, CH, 2018 

– Review and pics by Geronimo Bruno Cico Casartelli – (All rights reserved)

The KK man is days away from his 82nd birthday, but he is sculpted from ageless granite stone – The voice is lower than before: deep and perfect, always ready to tell what I consider to be the closest thing to the truth. The rest is pure shiver…

Kris Kristofferson Basel June 2018

IF this is the farewell round by Kris Kristofferson, well, he served his «freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose» philosophy at its best – ya know, walkin’ contradiction partly truth partly fiction.

I love my KK man from the cradle to the grave…

Kris Kristofferson Basel June 2018

The Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers show was crystal beauty – but if I have to choose The moments, when he went on Chapter 33, For The Good Times, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Loving Her Was Easier, Broken Freedom Song, Help Me Make It Through the Night and Why Me Lord ’twas simply feeling at its most purest and spectacular…..

and not to forget The Strangers, that nailed some Merle Haggard masterpieces here and there – mostly a truly amazing Sing Me Back Home…

Kris Kristofferson Basel June 2018

I saw the majestic Kris Kristofferson many times, never with a full band – so this was quite something – A once in a lifetime chance –  and the backing group was no less than part of The Strangers, the legendary ensemble that, with Merle Haggard, branded on fire decades of the best country music.

With the KK man on stage were the awesome Doug Colosio (keys), Jeff Ingraham (drums) and Scott Joss (voice, fiddle, guitar) – all for almost two hours of what I can spell like P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E…

Kris Kristofferson Basel June 2018

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