Scott Joss Interview Feb 2020

Scott Joss chats to Billy Pilgrim on the Billy and Patrick Show ahead of the Scott Joss and Chris Gantry gig at the Cascade Theatre on 16 February 2020.

The Scott Joss interview was aired from Redding on 13 February 2020 on Q-97. Country music lovers worldwide can tune in to the channel on-line (including via Alexa)

Pics from the Gig @ Cascades

The Broadcast

Billy Pilgrim’s interview style is a relaxed and conversational. Scott Joss shares his thoughts and highlights from the last few years and his next gig with Chris Gantry.

The Interview Feb 13th

Scott Joss Interview Topics

How Far to Jordan – the latest Scott Joss album

Scott and Judy

Scott Joss and Chris Gantry tour dates

Appearing on stage with Chris Gantry on Sunday

The recent Kris Kristofferson world tour – Do they know who Kris is in Iceland?

Kris Kristofferson, a Worldwide Phenomenom

Fire Victim Fundraiser, Cascade 2019

Outlaw andCountry Cruise

Carlene Carter and visiting Johnny and June’s house in Jamaica

Chris Gantry, the original outlaw

Merle and Dwight

Scott Joss – National Fiddler HOF

Scott’s music teacher closes a loop by attending the Induction

Scott’s fiddle – The story

Playing for the hometown

Billy Pilgrim, Chris Gantry and Scott Joss – Pic credit L W Robbins

Kristofferson @PlazaLive, Orlando 27 January 2020

Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers performed at the Plaza Live, Orlando on 27 January 2020

Doug Colosio Signing Flyers

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Back to work!!! 🙄🖒

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Nearly Time …

Kris Kristofferson on stage @PlazaLive

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After the Gig

Last night’s show in Orlando was wonderful. The crowd was amazing and Kris was in fine form as well as the band.. We had a great time and I hope we get to return in not too much time! Heading to Miami now for the night before the big cruise hotel stay…  🙂 Watching the roadside for Alligators.

Doug Colosio

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Kris Kristofferson Clearwater 26 January 2020

Doug Colosio celebrated his birthday. Birthday wishes go out to our favourite keys man.

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Party on!! 🙄

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Arriving – Tampa

From the Audience

Clearwater Gig Review 26 January 2020

Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers appeared at the Capitol Theatre with Robert Earl Keen on 26 Jan 2020.

Each song showcased Kristofferson’s gift for letting lyrics tumble out of him, each syllable more unexpected than the last, until they form a perfect stanza: the picturesque scene-setting of Here Comes That Rainbow Again, the devastating desperation of Help Me Make It Through the Night, the precise, playful character construction of The Pilgrim, Chapter 33. If you listened to the words, you’d get swept away in the heart of From Here to Forever, the seductive poetry of Casey’s Last Ride, the earnest gospel of Why Me.

Full Concert Review

An Extract from the Review

The night had the feel of a farewell, especially the way Kristofferson closed the show: with songs that explicitly said goodbye, like For the Good Times (“Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over …”) and Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends (“This could be our last goodnight together …”). But the hope and optimism he injected into Sunday Morning Coming Down, that all-time songwriter’s-songwriter song about shaking off the night before, made you feel he might not be done.

Jay Cridlin

A Fan Comment

It was a great concert. I think that when he decides to stop traveling, he will tell us that it will be his final tour. Until then I look forward to seeing him again.

Laura Papineau
Sour_Grapes

“Sour Grapes”

Nowadays, there are accolades and acclaim when children excel in the arts. Parents beam with pride, teachers and trainers line up to tell us how it happened on national tv. It wasn’t always like that.

Truth be told – there is a long tradition of children and young people writing and performing their music without any fuss at all. Kris Kristofferson wrote his first song, I Hate Your Ugly Face when he was eleven. I don’t know when Tom Ghent wrote his first song, but this one from his teens, Sour Grapes, has everything that I love in a tune. From the mouths of babes, huh?

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Where’d THAT Come From?

Best to let the artist tell it himself.

I wrote this song when I was 15… It falls somewhere between an anti-love song, and a protest song…. I really don’t know why, but by the mid-60s a whole bunch of folk singers had this as part of their “sing-along” repertoire….My late great friend, Hamilton Camp, is singing along with me on this cut, and Mama Cass put it out on 2 of her LPs in the early 70s….. Go figure !!!

Tom Ghent

Lyrics

When no more raindrops can fall from the sky,
All the mighty oceans have gone and are dry,
And the summer sun’s just as cold as the snow,
That’s when I’ll love you, baby,
That’s how you’ll know

Chorus

Oh, but I'm only saying all this to make you feel bad
You could have been the best love that I've ever had
And then one day you turned your back on me
And it's sour grapes a-talkin' 'cause you hurt me, don't ya
see?

Now when every generation of children has grown and when all of man’s ideals have been overthrown and when the seeds of life are no longer being sown I will – that’s when I’ll need you, baby,
and call you my own

Chorus

 Oh, but I'm only saying all this to make you feel bad
You could have been the best love that I've ever had
And then one day you turned your back on me
And it's sour grapes a-talkin' 'cause you hurt me, don't ya
see?

When just one key can open each and every door,
Yes, and when God and Mother don’t mean nothin’ anymore,
When there’s no fightin’ on any foreign shore – Ah well
That’s when you’ll know that I want you back once more

Chorus

 Oh, but I'm only saying all this to make you feel bad
You could have been the best love that I've ever had
And then one day you turned your back on me
And it's sour grapes a-talkin' 'cause you hurt me, don't ya
see?
 it's sour grapes a-talkin' 'cause you hurt me,  don't ya
see?
 

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Outlaw Bible

The Writing of the Outlaw Bible 2020

by Chris Gantry – Shared on New Years Day 2020

Over this year I have posted excerpts of what I call “The Outlaw Bible“.

What is the Outlaw Bible?

It is a book of insights into the world of the creative spirit that is responsible for all the beauty on the earth, principles that might even apply to things that happen after we leave this world.

Nashville Inspired

Being on the Nashville music scene since 1963 has made me privy to see a lot of wild and crazy stuff go down with the vibrant cast of characters I was connected too, and believe me, I was right in the thick of it along with them. I watched everything, heard everything, kept my ears open and sucked up all of those morsels of knowledge that swirled around me for decades.

We are the sum of all people we have ever metyou change the tribe and the tribe changes you.

Dirk Wittenborn – Fierce People

Real People

From each person I met, I took something of their creativity and added into my toolbox, styles, shapes, visions, revelations, and knowledge so that over time my own personal style of writing had the earmarks of all those iconic influences that were available to me without withholding or reservation; talk about being blessed, man!!!

Creative Manifesto

I took all those things that were given to me all these years and put them into a creative manifesto called “The Outlaw Bible” which contains the sum total of a life of playing in the sandbox of the creative spirit.

Roadmap

The writings do not tell anyone how to do anything but rather serves as a road map into the world of the spirit that if one takes that awesome honest leap, somewhere out there they will find the keys to the kingdom just as I have in the same spirit that Indiana Jones discovered the lost arc of the covenant.

It would behove any professional artist or novice to delve into it; it is meant to make the journey a bit more magical.

The Outlaw Bible is in its final edit and will be made available in 2020

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The Bartender

A song by Gary Allan Smith

She walked into the pool hall

Eyed the bartender standing there

She eased down through the tables

Said, “Hey mister, I’ll have a cold one right here, and if you’re talking to some guy tonight with a broken heart – Lonesome at best – Send him over, I’ll let the cold ones do the rest “.

And the bartender grinned

Turned his back & popped the top

Strolled down to her table at the far end of the bar

And a thought came to his mind

And he guessed he’d be right

He may save two lonesome soul’s today – From being lonely tonight.

He walked into the pool hall

Eyed the bartender standing there

He eased onto a barstool

Said, “Hey mister, I’ll have a whiskey right here -And if you’re talking to some gal tonight with a broken heart – Lonesome at best – Point her out son I’ll let the whiskey do the rest “.

And the bartender grinned

Turned his back & poured the shot

Pointed to her table at the far end of the bar

And it never crossed his mind

If he’s wrong or he’s right

He just saved two lonesome soul’s today – From being lonely tonight.

They walked out from the pool hall

Past the bartender smiling there

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Scott Joss – NATIONAL FIDDLER HALL OF FAME

Scott Joss – National Fiddler Hall of Fame – It just sounds so …. right.

Scott Joss has been sharing the stage with Kris Kristofferson for a few years now. Doug Colosio, Jeff Ingraham (and sometimes the Haggard boys) complete the lineup.

Credit: Patrick Trujillo

We were thrilled to hear this news from Scott’s camp.

Scott just informed us that he was recently contacted by Jana Jae (his first fiddle teacher and Buck Owens’ first female Buckaroo!) that he is going to be inducted into the NATIONAL FIDDLER HALL OF FAME on April 18th, 2020, Kris has agreed to perform with him and it will be Scott’s night to shine! We don’t have any other details yet – and will keep everyone updated as we know more. We wanted you all to be one of the first to know.

Scott Joss Appreciation Group – Facebook

If you want to learn more about Scott or add your congratulations, visit the group. They are a really friendly bunch and most of the members are avid Kris fans, too.

Scott has a great talent – and an equally amazing spirit. Keep your eyes open for more details.

Photo Credit – Scott Joss Appreciation Group – Facebook

Kris Kristofferson – Florence, Indiana

Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers performed at the Belterra Casino Resort and Spa, Florence, Indiana on Saturday the 16th of November 2019. Our group collects gig memories to share with fans who weren’t able to attend and to save memories.

Doug Colosio, who plays keys in the band, took this snap from inside the venue

Please Don’t Tell Me

This video clip is from the end of the set. Kris has ended his shows for many years with this song, Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends. In recent years, some have speculated that the song has implied that Kris was about to give up touring.

Video Credit Florence Thomas

2018/2019

At 83, he certainly has many more gigs behind him than in front of him, but for now, he is not showing any signs of slowing down. 2018 and 2019 might be the busiest touring years to date. He has toured Europe (a few times), Australia, New Zealand, and covered most of the USA (a few times).

Gigging

Accompanied by Scott Joss, Doug Colosio and Jeff Ingraham (some of the Strangers who backed Merle Haggard), his recent gigs have a different atmosphere to the previously solo gigs – But then Kris’ live performances have evolved over the years. He performed with backing bands in the 80s, was one of the legendary Highwaymen – The supergroup with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, and he has performed with an endless list of artists in between.

Fan Feedback

  • Great concert, love seeing this master of music, appreciates his audience, sees how much he is loved by all of us
  • Actually, I hate seeing him this way. I love him, admire him, think he’s the greatest songwriter ever, but, it’s time
  • This was tonight’s concert in Florence, Indiana….absolutely awesome show!
  • He makes me sad now
  • Beautiful!

Thoughts

I guess we are all getting older, and this can have unpleasant side effects. For many fans, Kris has been that “man in the mirror” – The man does have a knack of showing us who we are.

The very thought of Kris ever not performing on stage or being with us gives me the chills. I think I might feel, for now, that I’m with him – I don’t want to know when the story ends.

If you have any fans pics, vids or comments to add to this, please send them in.

Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends

This could be our last good night together
We may never pass this way again
Just let me enjoy it ’til it’s over, or forever
Please don’t tell me how the story ends

See the way our shadows come together
Softer than your fingers on my skin
Someday these may be all we remember of each other
Please don’t tell me how the story ends

Never’s just the echo of forever
Lonesome as a love that might have been
Let me go on lovin’ and believin’ ’til it’s over
Please don’t tell me how the story ends

Kris Kristofferson lyrics

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Kris Kristofferson Fargo 2019

Kris Kristofferson Fargo 2019 – What a night!

The gig at the Fargo Theatre went as smooth as a polished train. The evening never stopped there. After a band member from Dempsey’s left a note on the bus, Kris and his wife went downtown and kept the evening alive – Thrilling fans and friends alike.

Ed Gonzales said, “Saw him (Kris) again in Fargo last night. Feeling Nostalgic.
48 years of listening to his songs. The voice isn’t the same, but the words don’t change. He is truly an amazing storyteller. To miss his Willie Nelson award next week so as not to have to cancel a show demonstrates his dedication to the music. He sure doesn’t need to do this for the money. Truly a wonderful man and legacy.

It was a wonderful evening, and Doug Colosio shared this pic that Lisa Kristofferson took from the wings.

Night Out in Fargo

Kris and Lisa Kristofferson went out after the gig. The story goes that they arrived at Dempsey’s around 11.30 pm, and Kris joined the band, 32 Below, for some stage time.

See what Matthew Tinjum had to say ….

Here’s the Real Story

https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2019/nov/11/kristofferson-gives-surprise-concert-at-dempseys/956368/

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Kristofferson Sioux Falls 2019

Kris Kristofferson Sioux Falls 2019 with the Strangers – at the Washington Pavillion on 10 November – The audience was quieter than usual but showed their appreciation with their feet.

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Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 10 November 2019. Kris Kristofferson and the band did 16 songs, took a short break, then delivered another 13.

Tom Schmitz was in the audience. The setlist was comprehensive. Kris and the band did 16 songs, took a short break, then delivered another 13. This never left much time for talk, but the audience was attentive. Why Me” got everyone onto their feet – a standing ovation.

Kris – As he is.

Photo credit Tom Schmitz

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Fan Comments

I was so happy at the concert in Sioux Falls SD. I smiled for two hours , blessed to be in front row listening to Kris and now I have an admiration for Scott Joss so personable – Heart Sky