He has performed with Bob Dylan, traveled with Led Zeppelin on their private plane, and partied with John Belushi, Robin Williams, Don Imus, Lowell George, Levon Helm, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Mike Bloomfield, and Dennis Hopper. When his cocaine habit nearly killed him, he returned to Texas and wrote 30 books, including 18 detective novels, as well as memoirs with Willie Nelson and Billy Bob Thornton. More than 547,000 Texans voted for him when he ran for governor in 2006, and friends Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffet, and Lyle Lovett helped with fundraisers.
Kinky Friedman is a true Renaissance man, and in EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman (Backbeat Books Hardcover, November 15, 2017, $29.99), biographer Mary Lou Sullivan provides an intimate look at Richard “Kinky” Friedman culled from hours of candid, in-depth interviews with the Kinkster, his friends, and his associates.
Kinky and his loyal biographer are on tour this week offering combo performances of Kinky’s music, wit and wisdom and book signings for Mary Lou’s new biography:
Wednesday, November 15 – AUSTIN – The Townsend
Thursday, November 16 – HOUSTON – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Friday, November 17 – DALLAS – Poor David’s Pub
Saturday, November 18 – LOS ANGELES – McCabe’s Guitar Shop
If you can’t make it to any of these shows, you can read all about Kinky in this month’s FOREWORD REVIEWS – that’s him on the cover of the November/December holiday issue! You can also catch him on ABC RADIO/Don Imus , DALLAS MORNING NEWS/Guide Live , THE ADAM CAROLLA PODCAST, THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, AUSTIN CHRONICLE, ARGONAUT MAGAZINE, Fox News RADIO, and ROLLING STONE!