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Kristofferson Rams Head 2019

Ram’s Head Tavern

Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers performed at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland in April of 2019.

Set List

The set list included:

Here Comes That Rainbow Again

Best Of All Possible Worlds

Feeling Mortal

From Here To Forever

Sing Me Back Home (Ben Haggard)

Jody And The Kid

The venue is highly regarded by fans because it is small and intimate so artists are close to the audience for the duration of the show. Although small in number (due to space restraints) fans are big in appreciation.

Heaven's Gate

Heaven’s Gate Discussion

Doug Mckenna

I wish to offer this mini appreciation of Michael Cimino’s “Heaven’s Gate” here on this page because of our hero’s involvement in the film & because I strongly believe in the film. “Heaven’s Gate” was deemed a failure when it came out. A massive failure. A failure that busted a studio, destroyed it’s director’s career & dropped Kris Kristofferson from an “A List” Star to a “B” List Star. It was a disaster. Financially.

The critics, because of it’s troubled reputation & it’s excesses & because of the artistic integrity of it’s director, wanted it to be so. The studio, first in gutting it once, then in pulling it from release, then cutting it again before release, assured that it was a disaster. For them. One, really, of their own making.

It is not, however, an artistic disaster. In fact, far from it. Visually it is, in it’s own rather unique way, stunning. Beautiful & yet anti-beautiful &, in being so, even more beautiful. It’s scope, which is also it’s weight, it’s albatross, is marvelously appealing although, admittedly, hard to digest in one viewing & a viewing of this very long film is not one sitting. A pause button is a must in the taking in of this broad & heavy film. The script is good. At times very good. The cast is marvelous. The performances are very satisfying. Our man Kris, is very good indeed & is, I think, perfectly cast.

I think we see our hero, for Kris is our hero, in a fuller light, a fuller scope, than we had before & maybe since. Isabella Hupert & Christopher Walken are pitch perfect as is Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Sam Waterston & the rest of the cast.

The excesses are excesses. Effective excesses. Memorable, very memorable, for the color, the character they lend to the film & although they are indeed self indulgent of Mr. Cimino they are so in the way that makes this an artist work, an artist canvas, & not an artist assignment.

The music is lovely—richly satisfying—& works on many levels.

This is running too long & so I will bring it to a close with stating that though, admittedly, I can not watch this film without definitely being in the mood & that mood has been, in my past, drunk & depressed I do strongly suggest that everyone watch it again in the near future & not just to see our man Kris but to appreciate a fine & unusual piece of cinematic art—albeit safely on video in your home & at your leisure.

These are my thoughts on “Heaven’s Gate” & if it prompts yours then it’s been worth sharing.

Kirk Smith – On the Set

Checkout other films reviews and discussions on the Kris Kristofferson Film List

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JOHNNY CASH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2017

The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival took place 19-21 October, 2017. The ARTISTS LINEUP included members of the Cash family and the three-time Grammy winner who Rosanne Cash calls “Uncle Kris” – Others know him as Kris Kristofferson,

It was more than a gig or a festival. The “heritage” aspect of the event provided another dimension – Time and care was taken to provide visitors with a glimpse into the area and the massive role it played in shaping Johnny Cash, and the wider Cash family.

Stalls, films and displays ensured an intimate, family friendly festival.

Fan Feedback

Kris’ fans turned out for the event.

“I was there with my girlfriend, it was like being in the presence of God.” – Rick Johnson

“That show was a good experience. Rosanne Cash was good also. I’d never seen that much cotton in one place.” – Kurt Terry

“My friend, Amber, and I were totally amazed at the cotton fields!” – Carol R.

Contributed by R Johnson

The concert was held in the field next to the place where the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, spent his childhhod. I knew from interviews and reports that Dyess, Ark. is cotton country. Fan observations about the sheer scale of cotton made me smile.

Kris Kristofferson and Rosanne Cash

The duo sing together, then Kris goes into a medley (the wind plays backup!)

The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

The movie, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, was released on YouTube Originals in November 2019. It is available free of charge (and advert free to YouTube Premium subscribers.)

This movie was made with the full cooperation of the Cash estate. It’s a documentary exploring the life of the complex and legendary Man in Black. It covers the ups and downs of his career as well as his personal life.

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

Credit: Featured pic is FreeArt

ASCENSION

Fading into obscurity is never an option in the minds of we who have labored over self expression.

Three dimensionally speaking, the urgency of artists is but a paramour in scarlet, bewitching in execution but doomed to the eroding effects of time. So lets not placate this beautiful extinction and charge like crazed bikers into the deluge of creativity forsaking all handles , genres, formats. styles, and classifications linking us to anything remotely connected to order of any kind, and link our charge to the unknown, those uncharted waters of breathtaking awe and awareness where everything is delightfully new and pristine.

This in my old visionary eyes I feel is we have always belonged, outside of the tepid constraints of unoriginality.

This is the land of promise and authentic wonder.

Chris Gantry

50 years of songwriting and performing, Chris Gantry (like Kris Kristofferson) is still living and singing outlaws they are. Too many artists from the era have been lost to us, but a few are still on the road and singing their (and our) stories.

Nashlantis

Chris Gantry released Nashlantis on July 26, 2019

You haven’t heard it? Check it out here

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Kris & Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow’s new album is out. Writer and collaborators on the album include Lukas Nelson. Vince Gill, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapelton, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Sting, Brandi Carlile, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash …..

There isn’t much more to be said after that – The lists of greats just keeps on growing to make this THE album of albums.

Posted on 3 September 2019 from the official FB page

I was lucky enough to record ‘Border Lord’ with Sheryl Crow for her new record, Threads. Check it out.

Kris Kristofferson FB page – Official

Sheryl Crow – Threads

Buy the album – USA

Or Buy the album – UK

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Kristofferson doesn’t Die in these Films

Kris Kristofferson doesn’t die in all of his films. If you cannot watch the end of A Star is Born but you enjoy watching Kris Kristofferson on film, here are a few ideas.

This is a list of movies provided by fans, and we will add to it. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases through

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Another Pair of Aces

Black Orchid ?

Blood and Orchids

Blue Rodeo

Blume in Love

Cheating Hearts (AKA Paper Hearts)

Christmas in Connecticut

Cisco Pike

Convoy

Dance With Me

Dolphin Tale 1 & 2

Dreamer

Flashpoint

Girls’ Night Out

Heaven’s Gate

Lives of the Saints

(the) Long Kill

Midnight Stallion

Millenium

Night of the Cyclone

No Place to Hide

Outlaw Justice

Pair of Aces

Paper Hearts AKA Cheating Hearts – (Thank you, Tina!)

Rollover

Room 10 – A short film

Semi-Tough

Songwriter

Stagecoach

The Greening of Whitney Brown

The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck

Traded

Trouble in Mind (?? jury is still out)

Welcome Home

Wooly Boys

TradeWelcome HomeWooly Boys

If you want to add more films to our list of movies where Kristofferson doesn’t die, then drop us a comment.

Kris Kristofferson on Freedom

Fans favourite lines

Question : What is your favourite Kris line about Freedom?

Answers :

Comments : Iconic, profound

Comments : Spiritual reference, religious imagery

  • Achin’ with the feelin’ of the freedom of an eagle when she flies (When I Loved Her)
  • There ain’t no chain as strong as the will to be free (Third World Warrior)

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  • Lord, help me to shoulder, the burden of freedom
    And give me the courage, to be what I can
    And when I have wounded; the last one who loved me.
    God help her forgive me, I don’t understand (Burden of Freedom)
  • It’s not so bad out here living alone, comfort’s a stranger away. And there’s a freedom you find on your own, that’s nearly worth what you pay. (Daddy’s Song)

NB: To the Bone is an often unfairly ignored album. It might be that it is connected in some way to the far more recent Closer to the Bone album. Both albums included some deeply personal, intense songs. Kris explores human emotion and spirituality through his own experiences and the viewpoints of others.

Kris Kristofferson Worldwide News

Kris has many fans throughout the world. News and updates about Kris’ work and art don’t feature as much in the wider media as they do in the USA.

I’ve been everywhere and I’ve seen everything there is.”

Out of Mind, Out of Sight – Kris Kristofferson

This site aims to change that, along with kriskristoffersonfan.com , the Facebook Group, the Facebook Page , Instagram and Twitter.

Much of our information is supplied by fans themselves. Kris himself does not use social media so we work for fans interested in Kristofferson’s life and work.

NewsFlashes

Kris and the Strangers The Barton Theatre, Adelaide, September 2019

Ken Burns Country Music documentary on PBS

Kris Kristofferson on the Sheryl Crow album, Threads

Chris Gantry / Kris Kristofferson – Tales & Music