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Kinky Friedman

Sat - Nov 23, 2019

The Merry Kinksters Tour Kinky Friedman Hits The Road 
To Promote His "Resurrection" 
with special guests Greezy Wheels' Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley.
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Kinky Friedman - 7 PM930 PM 2
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Yes, Kinky has been resurrected, with perhaps his greatest work ever, the cd Resurrection (Echo Hill Records), and he’s bringing it to the streets for a November, 2019 tour.  With twenty-one dates that take him from the east coast, to the midwest, to his home state of Texas, this is just the first leg of a full US tour that will cement Kinky’s rep as one of the best performers and songwriters of a generation.


In working with superstar producer, multi-instrumentalist and three-time Grammy winner Larry Campbell, Kinky has finally found the perfect compliment to his jagged edge Texas Hill Country persona.  Together with fellow three-time Grammy winning engineer Justin Guip, they have produced eleven amazing cuts that speak to the legends and myths of the great southwest with an inner conviction that belies the raucous days of Kinky’s youth.  Every appearance on the Merry Kinkster Tour will be a showcase of these masterpieces from a very deep soul.


Many of the dates should actually be called The Merry Kinksters Tour, as he will be joined by his long-time co-conspirator (read: Executive Buttboy) and legendary Austin band leader Cleve Hattersley, whose new book Life Is A Butt Dial (YES Publishing Austin, Texas) tells the tales of his and Kinky’s adventures together, plus myriad stories of a life in rock and roll, politics and pot smuggling.  Cleve will perform a few songs with his wife, Sweet Mary and read from his book.  Brian Molnar, who has accompanied Kinky on several recent tours will be opening nearly all the dates, premiering his new cd, One Of Them (Avenue A records).


For extra added fun, the New York City date will also be a reunion show, with performers and fans gathering in tribute to the late, great bastion of country and Americana, The Lone Star Cafe.  A large cadre of Kinky’s Village Irregulars, including Cleve (who managed the Lone Star),  Larry Ratso Sloman and Corky Laing, will salute the legendary club and all the stars who played the venue, most especially Dr. John, one of the most beloved performers to have performed there.


Life Is A Butt Dial By Cleve Hattersley

Kinky Friedman’s Longtime Co-Conspirator Finally Tells the Whole Truth


Austin music legend and long-time cohort of Kinky Friedman  (official title: Executive Buttboy), Cleve Hattersley has the stories, stories of a life that has seen it all.  Each is a two or three page memory of folks he has met, places he has seen, history that happened before his eyes.  In a book that the Texas A&M Press called “too real” for them in their rejection letter, he reveals untruths about heroes, truths about antiheroes.  All in the land of the tragically hip.


Joseph Heller swore up to his death that Cleve had earlier saved his life, when he was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  Harry Dean Stanton literally followed Cleve wherever he went whenever Cleve visited LA, and when they toured Australia with Billy Swan and Kinky (HD loved great pot, you see).  Whether it was catching Hendrix audition for a gig he didn’t get, playing water tag in LA with Jim Morrison, or getting kicked out of the  Mean Fiddler, the toughest Irish bar in London with Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Kinky (and they were all on their best behavior!), history has unfolded in front of Cleve throughout his extraordinary life.


Cleve witnessed the entire cultural (and sometimes violent) revolution of the sixties, from hanging with Jerry Rubin as he taught others how to make bombs, to attending (and fleeing from) riots in Berkeley and the Haight.  He smuggled large amounts of pot, spent time in the Huntsville State Penitentiary for his indiscretions, and managed and booked two of New York City’s most infamous clubs, the Lone Star Cafe and the Blue Note Jazz Club.   


Cleve’s seminal band, Greezy Wheels, members of the Austin Music Hall Of Fame, played two of the most important shows/events in Austin history, including the breakout shows for Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen at the Armadillo World Headquarters.  The Willie show has been called the most significant cultural event in Austin history (by Michael Corcoran and others).  


Nearly fifty years after its inception Greezy Wheels is releasing their final studio album, ‘Ain’t Quite Like That’ simultaneously with ‘Life Is A Butt Dial,’ on their own MaHatMa Records label.  Cleve wrote all the originals on the cd, which is already being called “a masterpiece.”  There will be more stories to tell......

 

“Who knew he was the Zelig of the counterculture....?   His captivating, rollercoaster of a memoir reveals the secret to his success:  he was the guy with the best weed.”



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