Update: Unfortunately, Kinky did not make the show. We apologize for this inconvenience; however, there is little we can do when a guest does not keep the commitment. In the meantime, check out other great shows at the Best of BTR.
If you were around and listening to music in the 70s, you may remember Kinky Friedman.
The singer/songwriter, satirist, and now politician has a larger-than-life personality and compares his social commentary through music to American satirists like Mark Twain. He has toured with greats like Bob Dylan, and is also an activist and novelist.
Friedman ran for as an independent for governor of Texas in 2006, and though he did not win, amassed 12.6% of the popular vote. He continues his activism, most recently hosting the “Concert to Save Town Lake,” to honor Lady Bird Johnson and her efforts to protect Town Lake in Austin, Texas.
Kinky Friedman joins TalkBackLive today at 8pm ET. Tune in for an interview that’s sure to be entertaining as well as informative.
This year, a compilation of songs written by Friedman was released entitled Why the Hell Not, featuring crooners like Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.