Leg­end Kris set for Hamil­ton in New Year

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Jonathan Ged­des

Amer­i­can act­ing and singing leg­end Kris Kristof­fer­son has an­nounced a Hamil­ton show for the New Year.

He’ll be play­ing the Town House on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 20, com­ing just be­fore he ap­pears at the Celtic Con­nec­tions fes­ti­val in Glas­gow.

A mem­ber of the Coun­try mu­sic Hall of Fame, the 79-year-old has carved out suc­cess­ful ca­reers in both act­ing and mu­sic over the years. He’s cur­rently tour­ing his up­com­ing 29th al­bum, The Cedar Creek Ses­sions, which will fea­ture new songs and old favourites alike.

It will be his first release since 2013’s Feel­ing Mor­tal, which, as the ti­tle sug­gests, re­flected on life and grow­ing older.

Kristof­fer­son is a Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Famer who ranks among the most ver­sa­tile of Amer­i­can tal­ents.

Dur­ing his life he’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a col­lege foot­ball player, an ac­claimed ac­tor, a mil­i­tary of­fi­cer, a he­li­copter pi­lot and a Grammy Award win­ner.

The many clas­sics he has penned in­clude Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through the Night, Sun­day Morn­ing Com­ing Down and For The Good Times, as well as a slew of other em­pa­thetic, in­ci­sive gems.

The singer orig­i­nally had a ca­reer in the Army, but af­ter his tour of duty ended he de­cided to try and be­come a mu­si­cian.

Orig­i­nally he found suc­cess writ­ing songs for other acts, but he steadily worked his way up as a per­former, too, while start­ing an act­ing ca­reer in the early 1970s.

Over the years he has con­tin­ued to jug­gle both pur­suits, win­ning a Golden Globe for Best Ac­tor for his role in A Star Is Born.

He’s also ap­peared in work as di­verse as cult ac­tion film Bring Me The Head Of Al­fredo Gar­cia, an­i­mated hits Dol­phin Tale and its se­quel, and the hor­ror su­per­hero se­ries Blade.

His mu­si­cal ca­reer has con­tin­ued apace as well, in­clud­ing his side­pro­ject the High­way­men, set up with fel­low coun­try leg­ends Wil­lie Nel­son, Johnny Cash and Way­lon Jen­nings.

He was in­ducted into the Nashville Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame in 1977, the Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame in 2004.

Tick­ets are priced at £32.50 and the show starts at 7pm.

They can be pur­chased from the venue in per­son, by call­ing 01698 452299 or by go­ing to www. sll­cbox­of­fice.co.uk

Gig

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