Kinky Friedman!

Kinky Friedman!

Aug 5, 2014 |  2 comments
Date: Aug 5, 2014 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $35 in advance, $40 day of show Type: singer/songwriter/humorist

Everyone’s favorite former Texas gubernatorial candidate, political commentator and self-proclaimed “author, columnist, musician and beautician” Kinky Friedman is returning to AC&T!!  Kinky will be performing solo, dispensing the wisdom of the Jewish troubadour, and signing books.

The Kinkster, whose solo performance has recently been described as “Mark Twain meets Groucho Marx . . . at the corner of Johnny Cash and Lenny Bruce,” will be hitting the road fresh on the heels of the release of his brand new book, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, co-authored by and about the life and times of Billy Bob Thornton. With a foreword from Angelina Jolie, The Billy Bob Tapes promises “colorful tales of [Billy Bob’s] modest Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias, his life, his loves . . . and, of course, his movie career.” And, as Kinky has often said, “the Kinkster will sign anything but bad legislation.”

Kinky Friedman rose to stardom in the ’70s, with his seminal band the Texas Jewboys. An equal-opportunity offender, Kinky, with his outrageous lyrics and crazed stage persona, may have offended some, but drew people like Don Imus, Robin Williams, Bob Dylan and John Belushi into his spiritual fan club. He toured with Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue and appeared on the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live. His infamous appearance on Austin City Limits, the only performance ever filmed by ACL and never broadcast because of content, has finally been released on DVD, to the delight of fans everywhere. While cooling his jets from touring in the ’80s, Kinky wrote a wildly popular series of mystery novels featuring himself as the detective. In the years since, the real Kinky has branched out into children’s books, memoirs, historical reflections and editorials, all to great success, and all powered by his razor sharp wit. It should not be a surprise to anyone that he and Billy Bob Thornton hooked up. Also not surprising is the fact that Kinky and Willie Nelson have become good friends, and that they, too, are writing a book together.

Kinky’s commentaries have appeared in such diverse media as The New York Times, Texas Monthly and Playboy, and, since adding politics to his résumé, he has been a regular on cable networks of every stripe. His books are now read the world over, and his tour schedule reflects this. From Bill Clinton to Nelson Mandela, everybody loves a Kinky Friedman book.

And apparently everybody loves a good Kinky Friedman performance, as well, as reviews of his shows have been off the charts nearly everywhere. Kinky Friedman is the real deal, an amazing performer, and one of America’s brightest literary lights. The Kinkster truly is the Jewish troubadour of our times, with a show for the ages.

visit his website: http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/index.html

 

2 Comments

  1. Joe Hannabach says:

    PULEEZE make it possible to order tickets for an event ahead of time by publishing the date of the event. Kinky’s date was not, and now I find out one day before the event and get the runaround from your website as well as being forced to open another account just to make a purchase thru a ticket agency. It’s outrageous. I live 2 hours away and can’t just pop into the ticket office. Your system is most user unfriendly. I’ve been patronizing your venue for many years and love it, but am angry as hell. Please help! All I want is 2 tickets for Kinky. Call me, please, and I’ll be happy to give you my CC info.
    Thanks.
    Joe Hannabach 804-695-7150

    • ACT says:

      We’re so sorry you are having difficulty here – Kinky’s show has been up for sale for months. On our website, under the purchase tix now, you can click that button for a link to the online sales group. The ticket outlet closes down the internet sales at 5 pm on the day before a show so they can send the will call list to us in a timely manner on the morning of a show. You can always call the shop to purchase tickets over the phone, 804-798-1702- our fees are less than music today and we will sell you tickets even before the ticket link online becomes active – we are closed on Mondays, so no one is there to sell on Mondays, but we’re there 6 days and can sell you a ticket to any event during business hours.
      One thing that might help you as far as navigating this website in the future: At the top of the website home page, click on the Events tab to see announced shows. Also you can hover your curser over a date on the calendar to see shows posted on that date and you can move to the next month by clicking the arrow at the top of the calendar box.
      The absolute best thing to do is to get our new and improved weekly newsletter (you can also read it on our FB page every Monday around 5 pm) In the newsletter, we always announce this week’s events, but we also have a paragraph reminding you what is on the schedule for the next week and at the end, we always announce shows that we have just confirmed.
      Hope this helps – I’m calling the shop right now to ask them to give you a call – I hope this helps! Come by the soundboard tonight and I can sign you up for the newsletter if you like and I’ll be glad to show you how to navigate the website so it won’t be so frustrating in the future.
      all the best,
      Kay

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