Show #252 – Kinky Friedman (10/21/15)

In Texas, everything is larger than life, and that includes Kinky Friedman, the cigar-smoking, self-proclaimed Jewish cowboy, who first got noticed with his debut album, Sold American from 1973. He toured with Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review, and he’s even been on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. He’s a songwriter, satirist, author, politician, entrepreneur, and animal lover. Yet, it’s been an eternity since Friedman released a new album (Reagan was in his first term).

Well now’s as good a time as any for The Loneliest Man I Ever Met, featuring some Friedman originals, plus his take on songs by Dylan, Johnny Cash & Warren Zevon. There’s even a duet with Willie Nelson.  We talk with Friedman about smokin’ with Willie, running for Governor of Texas, and who he thinks would be the perfect ticket for the 2016 Presidential Election. Warning – mature content