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Kris Kristofferson Edinburgh Playhouse 2007

Kris Kristofferson Edinburgh Playhouse 2007
kris2007 Kris Kristofferson is a truly great singer songwriter. Marie and I went to see him in solo acoustic concert at Edinburgh Playhouse around 6 years ago. The guy just stood, a solitary figure, alone on the stage with his acostic guitar and sang those great, simply, country songs. You forget how many classics he has written, and I was surprised how many I recognised. Me and Bobby McGee is of course my favourite. I could listen to him sing it all night. But then there was Help Me Make It Through the Night, and For the Good Times. And you know when he sings Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down, he is singing of his own hard times and his experiences with the demon alcohol. The guy is a legend and sings straight to you, straight from the heart. I can’t help compare him with his contemporaries Dylan and Willie Nelson. Those guys have bands and a big show. Kris is at the other end of the spectrum. Stripped down, just an old guy with his guitar, singing his songs with a level of authenticity and honesty which can captivate an entire concert hall. I once saw Pete Seeger do a similar thing in front of 2000 people with just his songs and a banjo. A different context I know, but there’s something about a man with a bunch of good songs. Untouchable.
Typical setlist: Shipwrecked in the Eighties; Darby’s Castle; Me and Bobby McGee; Here Comes That Rainbow Again; The Best of All Possible Worlds; Help Me Make It Through the Night; Casey’s Last Ride; Nobody Wins;Stranger; Enough for You; Billy Dee; From Here to Forever; Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again); Jesus Was a Capricorn; Come Sundown; The Heart; Just the Other Side of Nowhere; Jody and the Kid;The Pilgrim, Chapter 33; To Beat the Devil; The Promise; Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down; The Silver Tongued Devil and I; For the Good Times. Encore: Thank You for a Life; Moment of Forever; Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends; Why Me