Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California.
The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby, and continued to write songs, including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” “For the Good Times,” and countless more.
Heralded as an artist’s artist, the three-time Grammy winner has recorded 28 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. Kristofferson has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs.
“There’s an honesty in the sparseness. It feels like direct communication to the listener,” he says. “I still have more fun when I’m with the band, but being alone is freer, somehow. It’s like being an old blues guy, just completely stripped away.” Kristofferson has reached living legend status, but that hasn’t changed or hindered his creativity.
His current CD, Feeling Mortal, contains eleven gems that explore love, gratitude, aging, and his ever-present theme of freedom. “If you took freedom out of the songs, you’d have very few Kristofferson songs,” he laughs.
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