MON. NOV 25, 2019 – THE MERRY KINKSTERS TOUR, W/ KINKY FRIEDMAN AND AUSTIN LEGENDS CLEVE & SWEET MARY HATTERSLEY

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  • August 12, 2019
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KINKY FRIEDMAN

Yes, Kinky has been resurrected, with perhaps his greatest work ever, the CDResurrection (Echo Hill Records), and he’s bringing it to the streets for a November, 2019 tour.  

In working with superstar producer, multi-instrumentalist and three-time Grammy winner Larry Campbell, Kinky has finally found the perfect compliment to his jagged edge Texas Hill Country persona.  Together with fellow three-time Grammy winning engineer Justin Guip, they have produced eleven amazing cuts.
Many of the dates will be joined by his long-time co-conspirator (read: Executive Buttboy) and legendary Austin band leader Cleve Hattersley, with new book Life Is A Butt Dial.  Cleve will perform a few songs with his wife, Sweet Mary and read from his book.  Brian Molnar, who has accompanied Kinky on several recent tours will be opening nearly all the dates, premiering his new CD, One Of Them.

CLEVE & MARY HATTERSLEY

(Austin) Austin music legend and long-time cohort of Kinky Friedman (official title:
Executive Buttboy), Cleve Hattersley has the stories, stories of a life that has seen it all.
Each is a two or three page memory of folks he has met, places he has seen, history
that happened before his eyes. In a book that the Texas A&M Press called “too real” for
them in their rejection letter, he reveals untruths about heroes, truths about antiheroes.
All in the land of the tragically hip.
Joseph Heller swore up to his death that Cleve had earlier saved his life, when he
was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Harry Dean Stanton literally followed Cleve
wherever he went whenever Cleve visited LA, and when they toured Australia with Billy
Swan and Kinky (HD loved great pot, you see). Whether it was catching Hendrix
audition for a gig he didn’t get, playing water tag in LA with Jim Morrison, or getting
kicked out of the Mean Fiddler, the toughest Irish bar in London with Townes Van
Zandt, Guy Clark, and Kinky (and they were all on their best behavior!), history has
unfolded in front of Cleve throughout his extraordinary life.
Cleve witnessed the entire cultural (and sometimes violent) revolution of the sixties,
from hanging with Jerry Rubin as he taught others how to make bombs, to attending
(and fleeing from) riots in Berkeley and the Haight. He smuggled large amounts of pot,
spent time in the Huntsville State Penitentiary for his indiscretions, and managed and
booked two of New York City’s most infamous clubs, the Lone Star Cafe and the Blue
Note Jazz Club.
Cleve’s seminal band, Greezy Wheels, members of the Austin Music Hall Of Fame,
played two of the most important shows/events in Austin history, including the breakout
shows for Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen at the Armadillo World Headquarters.
The Willie show has been called the most significant cultural event in Austin history (by
Michael Corcoran and others).
Nearly fifty years after its inception Greezy Wheels is releasing their final studio
album, ‘Ain’t Quite Like That’ simultaneously with ‘Life Is A Butt Dial,’ on their own
MaHatMa Records label. Cleve wrote all the originals on the cd, which is already being
called “a masterpiece.” There will be more stories to tell……
“Who knew he was the Zelig of the counterculture….? His captivating, rollercoaster of a
memoir reveals the secret to his success: he was the guy with the best weed.

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