Kris Kristofferson began a new concert tour at the Concert Hall in New York City Friday night to a rousing, standing room audience that clearly demonstrated the 72-year-old singer-songwriter-actor still has the chops.
He did all the favorites—"Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night"—invoking along the way the names of Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and others he has worked with throughout his remarkable career.
Referring to booze, weed, women and war throughout his hit-filled set, Kristofferson reminded the audience that he is one of the last outlaw poets left in our increasingly sanitized world. He told the enthusiastic New Yorkers he wished he could take them on the road with him. It was easy to understand why.