KRIS KRISTOFFERSON Tickets
Legendary performer Kris Kristofferson is returning to the UK in September following sold out concerts in 2012
Kris Kristofferson has returned to the essentials of his finely honed craft on his New West album 'Closer to the Bone.
Like the master singer-songwriter's 2006 New West bow 'This Old Road', the latest album is produced by Grammy Award winner Don Was. The previous collection - Kristofferson's first recording in almost a dozen years - was hailed by critics as "one of the finest albums of his storied career"(Rolling Stone), "a stripped-down stunner"(Esquire), and "a return to his best work"(Q).
Kristofferson says, "I like the intimacy of the new album. It has a general mood of reflecting on where we all are at this end of life."
Much like its predecessor, Closer to the Bone is a deftly observed, honestly executed work about love, separation, loss, and mortality. The subject matter ranges from the musician's family ("From Here to Forever,""The Wonder") to Kristofferson's late friend Johnny Cash ("Good Morning John")."
Some of the album's songs were penned relatively recently, while others Kristofferson had never managed to successfully record.
Kristofferson's New West albums mark the latest works of a distinguished career that has encompassed the authorship of such classic American songs as "Me and Bobby McGee,""Sunday Morning Coming Down,"and "Help Me Make It Through the Night"; stardom in such feature films as Lonestar, the Blade Trilogy, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid and A Star is Born; honors including three Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and years of outspoken political and social activism.
Kristofferson is currently a member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In the last decade, the now 73-year-old performer has been on a vigorous schedule of international solo appearances and that includes wining up his 2012 in the UK this December!