Kinky Friedman – Circus of Life (Studio)

Labels:Echo Hill Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:45
From the Album:Circus of Life
Formats:Americana,Non-Commercial
Available Date & Time: Jul 12 2018 07:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Jul 11 2018 00:00:00

KINKY FRIEDMAN

"Autographs in the Rain"

First single from Circus of Life

Going for Americana and AAA Ads now  (FCC CLEAN)

Kinky’s interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame this month as part of the Outlaws & Armadillos, Country’s Roaring 70s new exhibit.

"The Texas oddball has landed on a newfound sincerity, offering up a tender paean to his comrade Willie Nelson on “Autographs in the Rain”…” 

RollingStone

 

"A song like this (“Autographs in the Rain”) is closer to John Steinbeck and William Faulkner than Woody Guthrie. It’s what makes songs by Kinky Friedman original in the truest sense.” 

   — No Depression Magazine

 

“Friedman hasn’t released an album of all-new original material in four decades. He brings that streak to an end with this summer’s Circus of Life, a record rooted in Texas-sized tall tales, atmospheric autobiography, Leonard Cohen-worthy musings and the vocal delivery of his fellow Lone Star statesman, Willie Nelson.” 

RollingStone

 

"We are gifted an album of stark beauty and simplicity. There’s no flash, nor the syrup here that is so common of most albums out of Nashville these days. Instead, it’s an album that rides the perfect wave with basic God-given talent. Great songwriting backed by great musicianship, with no indication of a wasted word or note. " 

Americana Highways

 

"Kinky Friedman blends the weathered wisdom of Tom Waits with the quick-wittedness of a modern-day Will Rogers…Expect a more introspective, songwriter-driven and gravely-voiced take on the music that’s long touched country fans–from Nelson Mandela on down–on new album Circus of Life, out July 3 via Echo Hill Records.”  

Wide Open Country

 

“I don’t understand music.  I understand Lightnin’ Hopkins.  I understand Leadbelly, John Lee Hooker, Woody Guthrie, Kinky Friedman.”

Bob Dylan

 

“Kinky is so wonderfully clever.  And even though he has this larger-than-life persona, he’s perceptive and sensitive, and thoughtful.”

Lyle Lovett

 

 

It began with a call from Willie (Nelson, of course), who asked Kinky what he was doing at that moment.  Kinky answered truthfully that he was watching Matlock, the old TV chestnut, to which Willie replied, “That is a sure sign of depression, Kinky.  Turn Matlock off and start writing.”  Kinky did just that and started writing the songs he hadn’t written or even contemplated for decades, tunes like Jesus In PajamasMe And My Guitar, and A Dog Named Freedom.  After writing several songs, Kinky called Willie to let him know how successful his advice had been.  When Kinky asked Willie how he was doing, Willie replied, “A little up, a little down.  By the way Kinky, what channel is Matlock on?”  The Circus Of Life, by way of Matlock.  Via Willie.

 

CONTACT: Leslie Rouffe  ******@**************.***

 

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