New music in a retrospective mood from one of America's musical greats
Kris Kristofferson is a towering figure in American music, a poet who captured the spirit of a generation and the soul of a social and sexual revolution—and boiled them down to the concise and disciplined medium of the country song lyric. Few American songwriters have such a long list of compositions nearly everyone knows, with "Me and Bobby McGee," "For the Good Times," "Sunday Morning Comin' Down," and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" some of the candidates for the top of that list. Kris comes to Michigan with a critically acclaimed new album of original material, "Feeling Mortal," that PopMatters calls "the perfect Kris Kristofferson album: short, dark, and simple." Some of the music looks back on people Kris has known over the years: "Ramblin' Jack" is the tribute to Ramblin' Jack Elliott that nobody else has quite gotten around to writing. This is a solo acoustic show, the perfect medium for this most meditative and honest of American songwriters.
Tonight's concert takes place at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak, MI. For tickets, go to royaloakmusictheatre.com. All reserved seating.